The strongly built, small miniature bull terriers each have their own distinct temperament just like humans. Some are extremely energetic, intense and always ready for anything while other miniature bull terriers are easy going, mellow, and happiest when lying on your lap or the sofa. They are very smart, curious, loving dogs that make a great pet for people of all ages. If you live in a house but are moving to an apartment with your miniature bull terrier or live in an apartment and would like to get a miniature bull terrier, these dogs are very adaptable and a great choice for someone with limited space. Miniature bull terriers are just a smaller version of the standard bull terriers and normally weight anywhere from twenty to thirty-three pounds and stand between ten and fourteen inches high. This makes them an ideal size for apartment life.
Miniature bull terriers are a great apartment pet for families with older children. These dogs love companionship but do require supervision. They are not a great apartment dog choice if you plan to leave your pet alone eight hours a day because he may become noisy or destructive out of boredom and loneliness. Unlike having a great Dane or mastiff as an apartment dog, miniature bull terriers, because of their small size, still allow both you and your pet lots of room in which to move around.
All dogs, regardless of size, breed, or location require daily outdoor exercise. When you live in an apartment, two or three daily, brisk walks are not only good for both you and your miniature bull terrier but help you form an even stronger bond. Many dog owners that live in a large house with a fenced in yard often let their dog out and then back inside instead of taking him for a walk. Although this is easier, a miniature bull terrier living in an apartment has the advantage of spending more outdoor time with his owner. Taking your pet to a dog park is a wonderful way for your pet to have fun, be stimulated, and socialize with other canine friends.
It is extremely important that your miniature bull terrier is well trained and socialized when living in an apartment. When taking him outside or inside, you never know what people or other animals you might meet in the hallway, on the elevator, or outside. You do not want a dog that displays unsuitable behavior such as barking, jumping on everyone, aggression, fear or does not obey commands such as sit, come or down. It is never too late to work with your miniature bull terrier on socialization skills and obedience training. There is a huge selection of great books on the subject and dog obedience and socialization classes held locally by professional dog trainers. It is important that your miniature bull terrier, living in an apartment, knows how to behave around other people and animals.