Race Standard MBTCE
BULL TERRIER (MINIATURE)
Kennel Club, London 1994 F.C.I. Standard No 11b
SIZE - Height: should not exceed 35.5 cms (14 ins).
There should be an impression of substance to size of dog. There is
no weight limit.
Kennel Club, London 1994 F.C.I. Standard No. 11a
CHARACTERISTICS - The Bull Terrier is the gladiator of the canine race,
full of fire and courageous.
TEMPERAMENT - Of even temperament and amenable to discipline.
HEAD AND SKULL - Head long, strong and deep right to end of muzzle,
but not coarse.
MOUTH - Teeth sound, clean, strong, of good size, regular with a perfect regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Lips clean and tight.
EYES - Appearing narrow, obliquely placed and triangular, well sunken,
black or as dark brown as possible
EARS - Small, thin and placed closed together. Dog should be able to
hold them stiffly erect,
NECK - Very muscular, long, arched, tapering from shoulders to head and free from loose skin.
FOREQUARTERS - Shoulders strong and muscular without loading.
BODY - Body well rounded with marked spring of rib and great depth from
withers to brisket, so that latter nearer ground than belly. Back short,
strong with backline behind withers level, arching or roaching slightly
over broad, well muscled loins. Underline from brisket to belly forms
a graceful upward curve.
HINDQUARTERS - Hindlegs in parallel when viewed from behind.
FEET - Round and compact with well arched toes.
TAIL - Short, set on low and carried horizontally. Thick at root, it tapers to a fine point.
GAIT/MOVEMENT - When moving appears well knit, smoothly covering ground
COAT - Short, flat, even and harsh to touch with a fine gloss. Skin
fitting dog tightly.
COLOUR - For White, pure white coat. Skin pigmentation and markings
on head not be penalised.
SIZE - There are neither weight nor height limits, but there should
be the impression of maximum substance
FAULTS - Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.