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Bull terrier question

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Nicky10, May 12, 2010.


  1. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    Were the bull terrier breeds ever used for ratting etc the typical terrier jobs or are they just in the group because they're out of terrier/bull breed crosses? For example ebts, staffies, pitbulls

    You know it may be too late when you start wondering these things :eek:
     
  2. Acacia86

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    I don't think so. They were used for bull and bear baiting and fighting etc
     
  3. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    Yeah I know just wondering because they're considered terriers
     
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    So just because they're out of terrier/bull breed crosses then thanks. Sorry I'm tired I start wondering strange things when I'm tired
     
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    i have read somewhere Staffs were used for ratting, if i find the link i'll post it, but think my Staff's confused as she chases birds:rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks that's pretty impressive. That's the type staffies came out of it isn't it?
     
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    All modern Bull Terrier breeds originate in crossing old bulldogs with a variety of game terriers of the day which were then called "Bull and Terriers". So the SBT, APBT, EBT, AmStaff etc are basically from the same template and go their seperate ways in name and conformation over time.
     
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