Country/Date of Origin: England/early 19th Century
Bull Terriers were developed in 19th Century England for a specific purpose - fighting. It was created by crossing the bulldog and various terriers, especially the now extinct White English Terrier. What resulted was an agile, courageous dog that would stand up to anything. When blood sports were finally outlawed, fanciers began to discover its other virtues. The white Bull Terrier was the first variety. Coloreds were produced by mating white Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Colored and white Bull Terriers can be found in the same litter.