Miniature bull terriers have a strong, sturdy, square proportioned body with a flat, sloping head and closely set small eyes. Their short coat is harsh and flat with colors such as pure white, red fawn, brindle, black, and tricolor. The miniature bull terriers coat is easy to maintain. Although your terriers coat only requires occasional brushing, when you brush him often it helps keep your pets skin healthy and moist by stimulating the oil in its skin. It also helps reduce shedding as it removes the dead hair.
In order to show your miniature bull terrier, it is very important for him to be extremely obedient with an outgoing friendly personality. He needs to be comfortable and well behaved around other dogs, people, crowds, and while they examine and judge him. Crate training your miniature bull terrier is an absolute must for a show dog. He needs to be quiet, relaxed, and comfortable in his crate, as he will spend time there while traveling in the car, staying in hotels or motels while on the road, at dog shows, and anywhere else that requires him to be confined.
Showing your miniature bull terrier can be very exciting and a lot of fun. For someone just starting out, there are several things you should know and do. To find out when and where there are miniature bull terrier shows, contact your breeder, someone you know that shows their terrier, your local miniature bull terrier club, or go online to the American Kennel Club or other clubs to get the information required. Submit an entry form but be sure to give yourself lots of time, as an entry that arrives late is often not accepted.
The night before the dog show is the best time to wash your miniature bull terrier because it give your dogs coat enough time to dry. Bathing your terrier too often removes essential natural oils that keep the dogs coat shiny and healthy so a bath before showing or when you bull terrier gets very dirty is sufficient. Always use a good, mild coat shampoo with conditioners on miniature bull terriers. For white terriers, there are special shampoos what keep them soft, bright, and shiny. Whiteners are available that remove stains on white coats. You need to keep your dog as well groomed as possible in order for him to have a chance at winning. Trim his nails, check and clean your dog’s teeth, and trim his whiskers and tail if needed. Give your terrier a good brushing and last minute check before heading for the show ring.
When traveling to a show, always take along a copy of your miniature bull terriers rabies and other dog vaccination records. Also bring your dogs favorite toy, normal treats and dog food, and be sure he always has fresh water available at all times. If you have any questions about showing your miniature bull terrier, experienced handles are usually very happy to offer their expertise and excellent advice.