The English Bull Terrier is an easily identifiable breed because of its unique appearance highlighted by its long, egg-shaped head (when viewed by the front) and small, thin ears placed close together. Its black or dark brown, obliquely placed eyes appear narrow and triangular. It has a black nose that is bent downwards at the tips and well-developed nostrils. It has a strong, deep under-jaw and a muscular, strong neck. It has a full, round and well-muscled body. It is a medium dog that weighs 44 to 64 pounds and stands 50 to 61 centimetres.
The Bull Terrier has a short, even and harsh yet shiny coat that is easy to groom. It also has a soft textured undercoat that grows in the winter and disappears in the hotter months. Its no-fuss coat only needs weekly brushing, which becomes more frequent during shedding season. According to KC standards, the accepted colours are (1) pure white, which can only have minimal markings on the head; and (2) coloured, which can be black, red, brindle, fawn, and tricolour.
Grooming is a great way to have a one-on-one bonding time with your dog. The Bull Terrier’s easy-to-maintain coat should not stop you from doing so because there are other aspects that need attention such as its teeth and gums, ears, and nails. Your pet’s grooming regimen should be introduced early so it understands that these routine processes mean no harm. Most dogs feel uncomfortable when their nails are being clipped so you have to be extra careful not to cut it too short. Always have styptic powder or corn starch ready in case they bleed.