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Bull Terrier (miniature)

In the 1830's, when bull fighting enthusiasts wanted a dog that would perform better in the fights, breeders began working on the Bull Terrier. The goal was to create dogs that would be more agile in their attacks. They began by crossing the Old English Bulldog and the Old English Terrier with some Spanish Pointer thrown into the mix. Unfortunately, the resulting breed didn't perform as well as the bull fighting enthusiasts had hoped it would. As a result, the Bull Terrier's popularity as a bull fighter decreased, but their popularity as a pet for the elite members of society increased. An all-white Bull Terrier was developed in the 1850's and people immediately took a liking to the breed.
Genetic Diseases that can be tested for:

Primary Lens Luxation

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Please be aware that other genetic diseases or developmental abnormalities may still be present. A genetic test does not replace the need for ongoing clinical assessment by a veterinarian. Disease penetrance and clinical assessment of affected animals can only be performed by a qualified veterinarian.

Disease Statistics provided by breed club health committies and member bodies