BD Terrier

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45-80 lbs
18-24"
United States
American Bulldog
Bull Terrier
Bulldog Terrier

The BD Terrier is a new breed and while there is no specific information on this new hybrid breed, characteristics can be determined by looking at the parent breed from which they originated. Both parent dogs are stocky muscular breeds, but while the American Bulldog (dates back to 1800s) has a large head with strong jaws, the Bull Terrier (dates back to 1835) has a long, egg shaped head. It would be fair to say that the BD Terrier has a refined head shape somewhere between the two. Coming from working dog stock, the BD Terrier is a lively athletic dog who loves action and activity. Loyal to his family, this hybrid dog demonstrates gentleness and affection for the family, but will defend them bravely with no backing down. The coat is short and soft in the hybrid, proving less shedding and easier care than the parents Bull Terrier and American Bulldog.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
American Bulldog and Bull Terrier

BD Terrier Health

Average Size
Height: 22-26 inches Weight: 65-90 lbs
Height: 18-24 inches Weight: 45-80 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Heart Disease
  • Hereditary Nephritis
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Skin Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cherry Eye or Entropion (eye problems)
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye Tests

BD Terrier Breed History

The BD Terrier is one of a new line of hybrid dogs that are becoming popular to owners. Because it is new to the industry, there is not a lot of documented data about its history so we must look to the parent dog to see what characteristics and personality traits may have been passed on. The Bull Terrier dates back to around 1835 and after crossing with the Spanish Pointer to increase their size, they become famous for their prowess in the dog-fighting ring. In 1860, James Hinks created an all-white dog which became fashionable for gentlemen. The first Bull Terrier registered with the American Kennel Club was called Nellie ll in 1885. This dog has been popular over the years because of its distinctive face, muscular build and fun-loving nature. They are particularly loyal, affectionate and always ready to entertain you. The American Bulldog had its roots in the first Bulldog that originated in England, and it was used to catch cattle and guard property. The breed then became involved in the brutal sport known as bull baiting. By the end of World War II, a veteran named John D. Johnson helped to revive the American Bulldog through a careful breeding program. Two different lines of bulldogs occurred during this time but they have since become a cross between the two. Despite their tough appearance, they are a gentle, affectionate dog who is confident and loyal to their family. The BT Terrier can thank its parent breeds for their appearance and personality, producing a loveable dog that adores its master and family, and has a streak of fun and tons of energy.

BD Terrier Breed Appearance

The BD Terrier is a medium sized dog with a muscular athletic build. They are a strong dog, with a large head although less egg shaped than the parent Bull Terrier parent. They have half erect pendant ears and a strong jaw. The BD Terrier can trace their lineage back from the American Bulldog, and the Bull Terrier – both energetic working breeds. The new hybrid is more agile than the American Bulldog, but larger in size than the Bull Terrier. With strong muscular bodies and the limbs and big round feet, the BD Terrier is energetic, active and loveable. Their short flat hair is easy to maintain, their noses are defined in shape and usually black in color, and they have a strong whip like tail that ends in a point. Deep set round eyes full of express complete the description of the BD Terrier.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Brindle
White
Red
Brown
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

BD Terrier Breed Maintenance

The grooming requirements of the BD Terrier are simple due to their short smooth coat. Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush will control the shedding and they only need a bath when necessary. Often a wipe down with a damp cloth is all they need if they have been outside having fun. Be sure to clean any skin folds and dry them to prevent bacteria or skin issues from arising. Other maintenance requirements include dental hygiene and nail care. Train your young pup to get used to having its teeth brushed twice per week, and his nails trimmed once or twice a week. As most dogs don’t really like having their paws handled, if you get your young dog used to it early in life it will be a lot easier to maintain their health as they mature. Another area to check is in the ear, to ensure there is no waxy build up or debris in the ear that may create inflammation. Make the grooming time an experience that the dog enjoys, full of praise and rewards.

Brushes for BD Terrier
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

BD Terrier Temperament

The BD Terrier is said to have the best attributes in nature from each parent breed. They are intensely loyal, affectionate, and protective of their family. The BD Terrier likes to be active, and will happily play games with children or adults. As they have a lot of energy, it is advisable to provide good long walks and fun games to wear off that energy, especially for puppies. They are feisty dogs who are always ready for a good time and happy to see you. It is fair to say that these dogs are courageous and full of life. If your dog is socialised and trained at an early age, they are great with children and other pets. The American Bulldog.s mellow nature overcomes the Bull Terrier.s powerful personality producing a blended personality from both parent breeds. The BD Terrier needs a strong leader and hard to train, needing a lot of patience and rewards. This dog comes from a lineage of strong willed dogs. Be aware that they can be aggressive towards other dogs and animals if they are not part of the family.

BD Terrier Activity Requirements

The BD Terrier will fit right in with an active family. Young dogs especially need plenty of exercise to wear off their abundant energy levels. If they don’t get enough exercise, they can be a handful inside your house. You need to be able to fulfill the outdoor activity requirements for this breed – if not, then it is best for apartment dwellers to avoid this breed. They respond best to houses with well fenced yards, or farms and rural areas. The BD Terrier is good in a warmer climate due to their short coat.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

BD Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

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