Royvon Dog Training Schools

Understanding and Training a Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

Bull Terriers are pre-disposed to dominance, preferring to be in charge, therefore require clear and consistent leadership. It is also wise to avoid aggressive, wrestling and tug-of-war type games to prevent unwanted bold & assertive behaviour.

Highly intelligent and quite witty, this breed can be obstinate, including the invention of new rules as it suits them. Training requires much patience, consistency and a gentle ease with very little jerking around.

Strong in mind and in body, the Bull Terrier needs to be kept active. An ignored or bored

Bull Terrier can be creatively mischievous, therefore is better suited to being made a part of the family rather than a side-line dog.

Given this breed's assertive energy, the Bull Terrier can also be very laid-back and friendly with people. A well-balanced Bull Terrier is a sweet-tempered gentleman playing both companion and guardian.

Breed Profile

Breed Name: Bull Terrier

Domestic Dog Group:

Brief Description:

  • General Size: 24 - 33 lbs: 52 -62lbs; 25 - 35 cm: 53 - 56 cm. (Miniature: Standard)
  • General Temperament: Fearless & Determined
  • General Description: Given a well-matched owner, this bold, assertive and witty dog is a sweet-tempered gentleman playing both the companion and guardian.

Breed’s Key Traits

  High Med-High Medium Med-Low Low
Requires Experience   x      
Good Family Dog     x    
Exercise Required     x    
Activity Indoors     x    
Ease of Training       x  
Sociability with Strangers     x    
Grooming Requirements       x  


Brief History

This breed is a cross bulldog and now extinct white (Old English) terrier. Originally bred as a dog fighter, the ferocity has since been selectively replaced by the breed's energetic, assertive, yet playful characteristics. Weight classes included Toy, Miniature and Standard, with the Miniature and Standard remaining popular as companions and guardians today.


Find Royvon Dog Training School on Facebook

Training Testimonials

View the Royvon Gallery

Ask a Question

View the Royvon Video Gallery

Complete a Trainability Profile

Subscribe to Newsletter

Royvon Customer Service Blog

British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers Pet Care Trust

Pet Care Services Association


Site by AXLR8 Sitemap