While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Bull Terrier to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult male Bull Terrier = 60-70 lbs
Average weight of adult female Bull Terrier = 50-60 lbs
Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult Bull Terrier = 21-22 inches
A little about the Bull Terrier:
Dog fighting was considered a great source of entertainment in many areas of Europe. This created a demand for breeding the best type of fighting dog. Breeds were constantly mixed to find the right winning balance of strength, agility, speed and aggression. Around 1835, a cross between a Bulldog and an old English Terrier produced a stand out pit dog known now as the Bull and Terrier. It was then crossed with a Spanish Pointer which added size to the breed. The size of course contributed to its strength. This breeds success in fighting gained much attention and interest in the English Terrier grew in England. Breeding for this dog was for performance and not appearance. Around 1850, the first appearance breeding began in a cross with an English White Terrier. This gave the English Terrier a cleaner appearance and what some thought as preferable legs and a more attractive head. The described cleaner appearance was an all white Bull Terrier. This new look gained much attention and a great demand for the all white Bull Terrier came into effect.
The Bull Terrier Club of America was established in 1897. In the early 1900s, breeders started reintroducing color into the Bull Terriers. They crossed White Cavaliers with colored Staffordshire Bull Terriers. This mix created a colored coat. This color coated variety was not initially well received but in 1936 the AKC recognized them as a separate and equal variety. The white variety still continues as the more popular variety, but both colors have enjoyed great popularity as show dogs and pets.
The American Temperament Test Society reports consistently high pass rates for the Bull Terrier. They are no more or less aggressive towards people than any other breed. They enjoy being around people. Bull Terrier’s can be described as lively, energetic, enthusiastic, comical, playful and very mischievous. They are sweet natured and affectionate but can also be incredibly stubborn. Because of their exuberance they are not recommended for households with small children. Bull Terrier’s can be aggressive with other dogs and small animals.
They need solid mental and physical exercise each day. Consider this when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Bull Terrier exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)
Average life span of the Bull Terrier = 11-14 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. The Bull Terrier needs their daily exercise to see good behavior at home. Frustrated Bull Terriers in your home will most likely result in him using those powerful jaws on your furniture. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.