History and Origins of the Bull Terrier
The History and Origins of the Bull Terrier is really interesting. The history of the Bull Terrier begins back in the early 1800s in England, Great Britain. The breeders at the time required a dog that would be fearless and could be used for sporting games including fighting. They produced the breed by crossing the Bulldog with the Old English Terrier. However, this particular breed didn't quite meet their expectations when it came to attack, and so in the 1860s the breed was redefined by an English man known as James Hinks. He produced the Bull Terrier that is predominantly white and it was, at the time, nicknamed 'the White Cavalier.' The dog has since became a popular family pet. It is a protective breed that requires suitable obedience training, however, it is generally not the type of breed that is used as a watch dog or guardian. The American Kennel Club formally recognised the Bull Terrier in the year of 1885.