bull terrier


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bull terrier

n.
A dog of a breed developed in England from a cross between a bulldog and a terrier, having a short coat and a flat head with a tapering muzzle.

bull terrier

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bullterrier

n
(Breeds) a breed of terrier having a muscular body and thick neck, with a short smooth often white coat: developed by crossing the bulldog with various terriers. See also pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier

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n.
one of an English breed of strong medium-sized dogs with an oval head, small high-set eyes, and a short, often white coat, produced by crossing bulldogs and terriers.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bull terrier - a powerful short-haired terrier originated in England by crossing the bulldog with terriersbull terrier - a powerful short-haired terrier originated in England by crossing the bulldog with terriers
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
Staffordshire bull terrier, Staffordshire bullterrier - English breed of strong stocky dog having a broad skull and smooth coat
American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, pit bull terrier, Staffordshire terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coat
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Trevor was the only man I knew, and that only through the accident of his bull terrier freezing on to my ankle one morning as I went down to chapel.
The man required plastic surgery to his scalp and legs, while his Staffordshire bull terrier was taken to a vet for treatment after the incident last Tuesday.
Jessiah Johnson, 22, told his bull terrier Tia to "get" the worker after he refused to serve him.
Luke Shearer, aged 26, of Toll Bar End, Coventry, told how he stabbed the vicious animal with garden blades repeatedly in an attempt to get the attacking Staf-Staffordshire bull terrier to release its grip from their three-year-old husky Sky.
The city imposes a ban on several other breeds, including the American Staffordshire terrier, American pit bull terrier, pit bull terrier and Staffordshire bull terrier.
A DEVASTATED pensioner has told how her Jack Russell was mauled to death by a crazed bull terrier, before the killer dog was wrestled off by an off-duty bobby.
Kerry Alun Evans, 25, of High Street, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, has denied 14 counts, including keeping or training pit bull terrier-type dogs in connection with an animal fight, having possession or custody of pit bull terrier type dog, and having equipment for use in connection with an animal fight.
I refer to the story of the two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier with a broken jaw and dumped down a drain ("Appeal after terrier saved from drain", December 3).
Who, in their right mind, puts a live cat in an upended wheelie bin then throws in a pit bull terrier to kill it?
ACOUPLE have been jailed after their Staffordshire Bull Terrier savaged a four-year-old boy's face.
A PENSIONER suffered bite injuries after trying to protect his pet dog from a vicious bull terrier.
A YOUNG girl has been attacked by a bull terrier in a street near her home.