The Miniature Bull Terrier is in every way – except size – exactly like the Bull Terrier. Bull Terriers were first meant to be rough, tough fighting dogs but now exhibit a much gentler, playful personality. As a matter of fact, the jovial nature and the distinctive egg-shaped head of the Bull Terrier made it an apt choice for Target ads and Anhauser Busch’s popular "Spuds McKenzie" ad campaign. The breed can be solid white or colored.
The Miniature Bull Terrier is a direct descendant of the Bull Terrier. The breed originated when, after crossing the Bulldog, Old English Terrier and Spanish Pointer breeds, the resulting Bull Terrier was then bred for miniaturization. The Miniature Bull Terrier was approved as a breed by the AKC in May of 1991. The Miniature Bull Terrier has been used for ratting, fighting, herding and guarding.