Bullhuahua Terrier

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20-30 lbs
10-14"
United States
Bull Terrier
Chihuahua

The Bullhuahua Terrier is a combination of a purebred Chihuahua and a Bull Terrier. They are sensitive companion dogs that are admired for their devotion to humans and convenient size. The breed is known to be courageous, lively, and protective. Bullhuahua Terriers are people-oriented and do not like to be alone for long periods of time. Though they do need regular exercise to remain healthy, they prefer to hang out with their owners indoors. They have an average life span of 13 to 16 years, weight of 20 to 30 pounds, and height of 10 to 14 inches. Their coat is short and smooth and comes in many colors that are common to Chihuahuas and Bull Terriers. Because Bullhuahua Terriers are a relatively new hybrid breed, their standards are not stabilized and they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club roster of purebreds.  

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Bull Terrier, Chihuahua

Bullhuahua Terrier Health

Average Size
Male Bullhuahua Terrier size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 20-30 lbs
Female Bullhuahua Terrier size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 20-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Kidney Problems
  • Hearing
Minor Concerns
  • Eyes
  • Orthopedic
  • Cardiac
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Deafness
  • Kidney Disease
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Heart Disease due to a Valve Defect
Occasional Tests
  • Orthopedic
  • Brain Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • Ocular Exam
  • Electrocardiograph (ECG - measures rate and rhythm)
  • Holter monitoring (24-hour ECG)
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound)
  • Blood Pressure

Bullhuahua Terrier Breed History

The name Bullhuahua Terrier is a combination of the names of the dog’s two parent breeds, the Bull Terrier, which is also known as an English Bull Terrier, Bully, or Gladiator, and the Chihuahua. The Bullhuahua Terrier’s Bull Terrier parent was originally a white-coated cross between Bulldogs and various terriers. It was originally known as the “Bull-and-Terrier”. Eventually, it was mixed with Spanish Pointers to increase its size. These dogs gained popularity during the early 1800s when they were used for various sporting activities and dog fighting in Europe. After dog fighting was banned, the Bull Terrier gained a reputation for being a trendy companion among high society, particularly because of its impressive white coat. In 1885, Bull Terriers were recognized by the American Kennel Club. Later, they were bred with Staffordshire Bull Terriers to develop more color variations. Today, the white Bull Terrier remains the most popular and well-known Bull Terrier. The other Bullhuahua Terrier parent, the Chihuahua, is the smallest and one of the oldest known dog breeds. Its origin is debated, but it is commonly accepted that Chihuahuas were present in Mexico as early as the 9th century AD. The same theory traces the breed back to its suspected predecessor the “Techichi” – a small dog that was first domesticated by the Toltecs – a Mesoamerican civilization. The Toltecs may have crossbred the Techichi with a dog breed that lived in the mountains of Chihuahua, called the Perro Chihuahueno. When the Aztecs took over, they embraced the Techichi, using the dogs in spiritual ceremonies. When explorers arrived in South America from Western Europe, the Techichi was bred with others small dogs to result is the Chihuahua that we know today. The Chihuahua became popular in North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s and was registered by the AKC in 1904. The product of these two purebred dogs is a relatively new and atypical hybrid, so its personality and appearance has not yet stabilized. As such, the Bullhuahua Terrier is not widely recognized and lives in the shadow of more popular Chihuahua hybrid breeds. 

Bullhuahua Terrier Breed Appearance

Bullhuahua Terriers have a stout, muscular body and the head of a Chihuahua, including the breed’s signature erect ears. They are longer than they are tall and tend to be the size of miniature Bull Terriers, weighing in between 20 and 30 pounds and standing 10 to 14 inches tall. The breadth of coat variations within each parent breed accounts for the Bullhuahua Terrier’s wide range of colors. Their short smooth coat can be blue (grey), black, chocolate, cream, fawn with tan and white markings. Depending on the color of the Bull Terrier parent, however, they can also have significant white coverage or even a brindle pattern. Bullhuahua Terriers have a medium length tail and round, compact paws. They exhibit an intuitive and intelligent expression, with round, far-set eyes and a black nose.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Bullhuahua Terrier eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Bullhuahua Terrier nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
blue Bullhuahua Terrier coat
Blue
gray Bullhuahua Terrier coat
Gray
black Bullhuahua Terrier coat
Black
cream Bullhuahua Terrier coat
Cream
fawn Bullhuahua Terrier coat
Fawn
white Bullhuahua Terrier coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Bullhuahua Terrier straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Bullhuahua Terrier Breed Maintenance

Bullhuahua Terriers are not hypoallergenic dogs and thus not suitable for owners with allergies. Due to their short and smooth coats, Bullhuahua Terriers do not require much grooming - they aren’t even inclined to shed heavily. These dogs should only be bathed when needed so that their coats retain their natural oils and shine. Owners should pay special attention to keeping Bullhuahua Terrier's large ears clean. Additionally, owners can choose to brush them occasionally with a firm bristle brush to strip dead hairs. Bullhuahua Terriers should also have their nails clipped 1 to 2 times a month to prevent painful overgrowth or nail splitting. Like all breeds, Bullhuahua Terriers should have their teeth brushed daily.

Brushes for Bullhuahua Terrier
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Bullhuahua Terrier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Bullhuahua Terrier Temperament

Bullhuahua Terriers are known to be courageous, lively, and protective pets. They are bold, yet sensitive animals that bark occasionally and are not afraid to “speak up” if they feel alarmed or threatened. They can also be hostile and snappy to children and other dogs, so it is best to make new introductions slowly. They are fairly active for small dogs and require regular exercise to remain fit and healthy. Bullhuahua Terriers that take after their Bull Terrier parents may also require vigorous playtime with their owners or other dogs. Above all else, this breed is a people-oriented companion pet. If they are left alone for long periods of time, they can be destructive and indignant. Bullhuahua Terriers are happiest when they are in the company of their family and tend to develop a strong attachment to one person in a household. Note that the Bullhuahua Terrier will be more difficult to train and housebreak than many other breeds. As such, early and diligent training is an important part of raising a well-behaved Bullhuahua Terrier.

Bullhuahua Terrier Activity Requirements

The Bullhuahua Terrier is a moderately energetic breed that requires regular, but modest exercise to stay healthy. Bullhuahua Terriers that take after their Bull Terrier parent may be more energetic. Either way, this breed is suited for all climates and home environments if it has a place to walk or play outside, such as a park or yard. This breed can be hostile to other animals and children, so it should not be off-leash until the owner can make an informed decision based on its personality. Though owners must be diligent about exercising their Bullhuahua Terriers to avoid weigh gain and health issues, these are primarily indoor dogs and they prefer to spend down time with their family members.

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

Bullhuahua Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Bullhuahua Terrier Owner Experiences

Heiney
6 Years
4 People
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Pastimes
I trained him young and he learned very quickly. He does well with dogs his size but can be aggressive to larger dogs.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Max
10 Months
1 People
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Frisbee
Hard to potty train, does not like men, barks way too much, sweet , fun, loving, good watch dog, loves my Boston Terrier, small, Great pet
5 months, 1 week ago
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