ALL ABOUT BULL TERRIERS
Bred to meld the strength of the Bulldog with the agility, intelligence and impishness of the terrier, Bull Terriers are comical, people-loving family dogs that love to play games and have fun. All About Bull Terriers and Miniature Bull Terriers covers the breed from "nose to tail" and from origin to the breed's future. Written with warmth and humor, Drewes provides a complete introduction to Bull Terriers and what they are like to live with. An entire section covers the differences and similarities of the Miniature Bull Terrier.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BULL TERRIERS
• There are difference in the breed Standards for white vs. colored Bull Terriers
• Odd breed behaviors include "bully runs" and "trancing."
• On the canine IQ scale, Bull Terriers qualify as superior.
Paperback, 6 x 9", 184 pages, illustrated, selected references $12.95
AUTHOR MARILYN DREWES
Marilyn Drewes has been involved with the breed since 1966. For many years she held various offices on the Board of Directors of the AKC. For twenty-five years, she wrote the BTCA column for the ADC magazine Pure-bred Dogs/American Kennel Gazette. She is a life member in both the Bull Terrier Club of New England and the BTCA.
In the mid-1980s, Ms. Drewes became very interested in Miniature Bull Terriers, and served as breed registrar until the breed was recognized by the AKC and added to the Terrier Group in 1991. She then served on the MBTCA Board of Directors and chaired the breed Health Committee until 2003. Drewes received her AKC judge’s license for Bull Terriers in 1971 and eventually was licensed to judge the entire Terrier Group.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCING THE BULL TERRIER
Appearance • Coat and Color • Bull Terrier Body Types • Other Bull and Terrier Breeds
THE BULL TERRIER STANDARD
Purpose of the Breed Standard
PERSONALITY AND TEMPERAMENT
Typical Bull Terrier Temperament • Endearing Traits • Peculiar Behaviors • Problem Temperament • Bull Terriers with Other Animals • The Successful Family Pet
HISTORY OF THE BULL TERRIER AND RELATED BREEDS
English Origins • Bull Terriers Terriers in America
CHOOSING YOUR BULL TERRIER PUPPY
Buying Directly from a Breeder • A Bull Terrier Readiness Review • Picking Your Puppy
YOUR PUPPY AT HOME
The Crate: Your Puppy's Den • Your Puppy Arrives • Settling In • Puppy Hazards • Concerns with Teething and Ears • Bringing out the Best in Your Pup
BULL TERRIERS AT WORK AND PLAY
Athletic Ability • Obedience Trials • Agility • Showing Your Dog • Types of Dog Shows • The Silverwood Weekend • Therapy Work
KEEPING BULL TERRIERS HEALTHY
Health Basics • Record Keeping • Your Dog's Veterinarian • Permanent Identification • Feeding • Toys and Foreign Objects • Exercise • Grooming • Health Problems in Bull Terriers
MEET THE MINI BULL
Background of the Mini • Early History • The Miniature Bull Terrier Today • The Miniature Bull Terrier Standard
LIVING WITH A MINI BULL
The Appeal of the Mini • Mini Bull Activities • Matters of Health