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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier is a powerful breed of short-haired dog, with a short, usually white, coat, small eyes, and distinctive egg-shaped head., with pointed ears in a severely chiselled head.

Very powerfully built,  the Bull Terrier grows to about 40 cm/16 in tall.

The Bull Terrier was probably bred soon after 1835, when bull-baiting was banned, from the bulldog and a strain of terriers including the now extinct white English terrier. The purpose was to provide a dog more agile than the bulldog, better equipped for the sport of fighting other dogs in pits.

General George Patton owned a White Bull terrier called William the Conqueror, or Willy who went everywhere with Patton, including combat areas.

The bull terrier is the only registered breed to have triangle shaped eyes.

The Bull Terrier mix Nipper was the model for the painting His Master's Voice.

Spuds MacKenzie was a well-known bull terrier that worked as the mascot of Bud Light in the 1980s. Despite being marketed as a man’s dog, in reality, the  party hound was a female named Honey Tree Evil Eye, or “Evie” for short. Between 1987 and 1988, Bud Light sales increased by 20 percent.

Sources History World, Mentalfloss.com

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