Since Bull Terrier appeared, this dog breed has quickly conquered prissy dog owners by the funny face, big egg-shaped head and lovely personalities. Bull Terrier has currently been popularly raised as pets in the United States and many European countries. Bull Terrier price has currently been about $1200 for a puppy, on the average. The annual cost for raising a puppy is about $700 to $900 per year. In the following article, we will discuss in details on prices and annual costs for a Bull Terrier puppy.
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Bull Terrier price range
Prices of Bull Terriers raised as pets
Prices of Bull Terriers raised as pets only (with limited registration) are currently around $1000 to $1300 for a puppy. You could hardly know gene quality and breed purity level of limited registered Bull Terriers since they have no family records. In addition, these puppies are often sterilized, so they are only suitable for being raised as family companions. If you want a Bull Terrier puppy allowed breeding, please refer to sections below.
You could find Bull Terrier puppies in this price range in following pet websites:
Prices of Bull Terriers allowed breeding
The price of a Bull Terrier allowed breeding depends on genealogy, lineage and level of breed purity.
Prices of the puppies with normal genealogy and coming from small breeding farms could range from $1300 to $2200.
Completely purebred puppies that come from excellent families and are bred by the leading breeding farms will have very high prices, from $2200 to $6000, or even higher.
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You could find information about fully registered Bull Terrier puppies at AKC Market Place, or professional breeders’ websites below:
- Rossi River Minibulls
Costs for raising a Bull Terrier dog
Before buying a Bull Terrier dog, you need to estimate how much annual costs are. Regular costs include expenses on food, vaccine, leash, muzzle, bathing and eating related items etc, which are approximately $500 – $800 per year.
Bull Terrier is a healthy dog breed, with almost no diseases or genetic diseases during raising process,. But some individuals may have symptoms of zinc deficiency; they are also quite sensitive to fleas and other types of parasites; so you should supply your puppy nutritional foods and veterinary medicines. This will also add a small cost.
First year cost
Fist year raising cost of a Bull Terrier will be higher because you have to buy essential items such as cage, food bowl, mattress, etc. These items cost about $600 – $1000 depending on quality.
If you want to save money, you could buy second hand items, which cost only about $400 for all. And you consider using saving money to buy pet insurance, which is about tens of dollars per month. The insurance fee is quite high, but you don’t have to worry about costs when the puppy gets sick or accident (treatment costs are often very high).
Characteristics & personalities of Bull Terrier
Bull Terrier appearance
This dog breed has balanced body and well-portioned muscles. Bull Terrier’s body is plump with robust and muscular shoulders. A standard Bull Terrier is from 21 to 22 inches (53-56 cm) high and weights from 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg).
Miniature Bull Terrier also has the same personalities as his big brother, but Mini Bull Terrier is slimmer and has more modest size. Miniature Bull Terrier is from 10-14 inches (25-33 cm) high and weighs 24 – 33 pounds (11-15 kg). Miniature Bull Terrier price is often higher than the standard one because the former is more suitable for being raised in small apartments in the city.
Bull Terrier fur is short, thick, and slightly stiff but sleek. The fur is often pure white, black, red, brown grey, yellow brown, or tricolored. They usually molt twice a year, you could brush their hair every day with special brush to clean shed fur and keep sleek fur. In general, Bull Terrier fur is easy to look after, so it does not require much time and cost for taking care of a Bull Terrier.
The most outstanding feature of Bull Terrier is the head with the flat forehead from top of head to nose. Their eyes are very small, sometimes almost narrow slit, and their eyes have dark color.
Bull Terrier Personalities
The typical characteristics of this breed are courageous, playful, fussy and ebullient. Besides, they are also very loyal, always obedient and reasonable; thus, this is one of the best dog breeds for guarding house. Bull Terrier dog breed is also very intelligent, gentle and friendly with human. They love and hang on to their owners. They may have self-defense behavior or coul protect their masters in the case of danger.
Usually, they are very attached to their owners. Bull Terrier is developed in the most comprehensive way when they live in love and the care of their owners.
They really like carrying out works entrusted by their owners. Particularly, they love the presence of their owners by their sides; therefore, you should not let them alone more than 8 hours per day since this will badly affect on their psychology.
Bull Terrier could easily find common language with children, but you ought to pay attention to them because sometimes Bull Terriers could become too playful that they could make children to fall down. You need to create conditions for them to get along with other animals when they are young. You also should have a professional and regular teaching process for Bull Terrier. If you don’t have time or training experience, you had better consider buying a trained Bull Terrier puppy whose price is about $300 to $400 higher than that of normal one.