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Bull Terrier Portraits in Pastel by UK animal portrait artist

Sally Logue - Animal and Pet Portraits since 1991  

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English Bull Terrier portrait by Sally Logue

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Courageous, intelligent and active like all terriers. It is kindly to people and extremely loyal to its owners. An excellent guard which is quite capable of defending its own corner if necessary.

Description & History

The Bull Terrier is an English breed and is a cross between the Bulldog and the now extinct White English Terrier. Although bull-baiting became illegal in 1835, dog fighting and other unsavoury sports, such as badger-baiting and ratting still continued behind the scenes. Bulldogs were found to be too slow for these activities, nevertheless handlers still required an aggressive dog which had to be faster and more active than the solid but slow-moving Bulldog. This led to the creation of the Bull Terrier.

Eventually dog fighting was prohibited and breeders turned their attention to improving the breed's standard. In the 1860's Mr James Hinks of Birmingham, a dog dealer, produced an all white, lighter-framed dog which we recognise today as the Bull Terrier. It is thought that strains from the Dalmatian and the Pointer were added to give quality to the breed, making them more refined in appearance and temperament. Mr Hink's son, James, continued breeding Bull Terriers after his father's death, as did his grandson Mr Carleton Hinks. Mr Hinks senior began his work on improving the breed in the 1850's and this work continued in one family until the death of Mr Carleton Hinks in 1977.

The breed which must be trained from an early age to be obedient, is energetic and therefore requires plenty of exercise.

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