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Some bull-type terrier breeds (American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Bull Terrier)

Bull-type terriers are a dog sub-type of terriers. It is also a section of the terrier group at the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).[1][2] All bull-type terriers share the same ancestry in the crossbreeding between bulldog breeds and terriers.[3][4]

History

Blood sports, once extremely popular, became illegal in England in 1835,[5] but continued to be secretly practiced. Sports such as rat-baiting and dog fighting had grown in popularity because it was easier to hide such events compared to bull-baiting. For dog fighting, the best dogs in these sports (Old English Bulldogs and terriers) were crossbred to produce the bull and terrier, a type with varied appearance but selected for strong fighting traits. This was the common ancestor of the modern breeds that are part of the bull-type terrier group.[6]

Breeds

Extant

Extinct

See also

References

  1. ^ "Terriers". www.fci.be. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  2. ^ "Terriers: Bull type breeds". www.fci.be. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  3. ^ a b "Breed Standards : American Pit Bull Terrier | United Kennel Club (UKC)". www.ukcdogs.com. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  4. ^ a b "Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information". American Kennel Club. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  5. ^ Choron, Sandra; Choron, Harry (August 2, 2005). Planet Dog: A Doglopedia. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780618517527 – via Internet Archive. ISBN9780618517527.
  6. ^ Harris, David (July 24, 2012). The Bully Breeds. i5 Publishing. ISBN 9781621870326 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Boston Terrier". www.worldcat.org. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  8. ^ "Miniature Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information". American Kennel Club. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  9. ^ "Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information". American Kennel Club. Retrieved 2019-07-17.