But then people started breeding terriers and bulldogs together to get "Bull and Terrier" breeds. These breeds could hunt rats and foxes and little animals like that, plus they could also do the blood sport thing. About 1850, Mr. Hinks began trying to breed a Bull and Terrier type of dog with a clean appearance, good legs, and a nice head.
|A bull terrier from 1915|
|Standard and Miniature|
The average life of a bull terrier is 10-12 years long. About 20% of the white puppies are born deaf, but only 1.3% of colored bull terriers are deaf. Many bull terriers can get skin allergies, and they sometimes end up sunburned on the light-colored skin around their eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Also some of them have obsessive-compulsive disorder, which makes them suck their tails, or hurt themselves by licking too much.