SIZE: height ranging from 27-36 cm, (11 - 14 inches) being in direct proportion to the weight.
FEMALES: about 27 to 33 cm (11 to 13 inches)
WEIGHT: 15-20 kg (lbs 33 to 44)
MALES: about 30-36 (11,5 to 14 inches)
WEIGHT: 18-23 kg (39,5 to 50,5 lbs)
A plus 2 cm (0.8 inch ) and minus 2 cm (0,8 inch) size is tolerated.
Height and weight should be in proportion of the body frame.
HEAD: Large and round, moderately wrinkled, with eyes that are positioned relatively low in the skull, in front of the head, and wide apart (provided their outer corners are within the outline of the cheeks when viewed from the front). The skull should be very large in circumference, measuring a minimum of one and one quarter times the height of the dog at the withers. Viewed from the front, the head should appear high from the corner of the lower jaw to the apex of the skull, and also very broad. Viewed from the side, the head should appear high and moderately short from the point of the nose to occiput. Head that appears too small is a Major fault.
FOREHEAD: Should be flat, neither too prominent nor overhanging the face.
CHEEKS: Should be well defined, protruding sideways and outward beyond the eyes when viewed from the front.
The temples and frontal bones should be very well defined, and brow broad, square and high, causing a hollow or groove between the eyes. This indentation, or stop, should be both broad and moderately deep and extend up the middle of the forehead, dividing
the head vertically, being traceable to the top of the skull. Head that appears narrow is a Major fault.
MUZZLE: Length of muzzle should not be shorter than one half inch and should not exceed one and one half inch in length. Should have a distinct rake of approx 10 to 15 degrees as viewed from the side. The nose should be large and broad, its tip set reasonably far from the eyes. The distance from bottom of stop, between the eyes, to the tip of nose should be short but proportionate to the overall head size.
BITE: The jaws should be very broad, square and "undershot," the lower jaw projecting in front of the upper jaw with slight upward curvature along its entire length. The flews should be moderately pendulous to outline the bottom of the lower jaw. The teeth should be large and strong, with the canine teeth wide apart and not protruding beyond the flews. The bite should be clean in even rows. Wry jaw, even or scissor bite is a Disqualification.
EYES: Should be round in shape, of moderate size, and not bulging. Any color is acceptable, however one dark, one blue light, (heterocromia) sould be considered non preferred. Tendance to Entropian and Ectropian are serious faults. Laking pigment around the eyes is undesirable. Odd eyes, Misshapen or bugged eyes are a serious fault. Crossed or non symetrical eyes are a DQs.
EARS: Should be set high on the head, placed as wide apart, and as high as possible. Small rose ears are prefered, half pricked and button are accepted as long as they are small. Pricked ears or "bat ears", also long full hound looking ears are a disqualifying fault.
NOSE: The nostrils should be wide and large. Stenotic "pinched" nares or elongated soft palate "noisy breathing" are MAJOR FAULTS.
Nose that is lacking some pigment (butterfly) is a MINOR FAULT , missing all pigment (Dudley) is a MAJOR FAULT.
BODY: The neck should be short, thick, and slightly arched. There should be a slight fall in the back behind the shoulders, a slight rise to the loin, then curving again more suddenly at the croup to the tail, forming a moderate roach back. The body length from withers to croup should be equal to the height from the ground to the withers, with full sides and well sprung ribs. The dog should have a broad, low, short-legged appearance.
CHEST: The chest should be broad, deep and full, extending beyond the elbows in depth. The body should be well ribbed with the belly tucked up and not rotund. The ribs should be well sprung (roundes).
BACK: The back should be short and strong, very broad at the shoulders, narrow at the loin, and again thick at the hip. Long neck and slab side are major faults. A very slight rise from the shoulders to the rump is preferred, a level back is accepted. A sway Back is a SERIOUS FAULT.
TAIL: The tail may be screwed, spiked, and in any case should be short or up to 3/4 in lenght. Pump handles are allowed, but a full, long tail is considered as a minor fault.
FOREQUARTER: The shoulders and forelegs should be muscular, moderately heavy boned, and widespread lending to a look of stability and great power. The legs should be straight, short, thick, muscular with good definition, presenting a slightly bowed outline, with the bones of the legs straight not curved or bandy. Feet should be set apart directly below shoulders. The elbows should be held slightly out from the body.
HINDQUARTER: The rear legs should be short, straight and strong, with the stifles well angulated and straight forward facing.
Bowed ellebows, easty/westy feet, and low pasterns will be considered Minor to Major faults depending on the severity. Cowhocks are a MAJOR FAULT.
FEET: The feet should be moderate in size, round, compact, and firmly set with pasterns that are high and strong. Hind legs should be strong and muscular, and in direct proportion to the front legs, not being overly long.
The rear feet, as well, should be moderate in size, compact and firmly set, well knuckled with short stubby nails. The hind feet should be oriented straight forward.
Pigeon toes, crooked, splayed, or flat toes ARE DISQUALIFYING FAULTS.
Downed pasterns, with dewclaws on or nearly touching the ground, is a DISQUALIFYING FAULT.
COAT: The coat should be straight, short, flat, dense, of fine texture, smooth and glossy. (No fringe, feather or curl.) The skin should be soft and tight to the body, but looser at the head and neck. The head and face should have moderate wrinkles; and at the throat, from jaw to chest, there should be two slightly pendulous folds, forming the double dewlap. Dogs missing patches of hair will be DISQUALIFIED.
COLOR: All coat colors are acceptable except merle.
TEMPERAMENT: The Mini Bull should be a very confident, happy, and friendly dog that is at ease with its family and fine with outsiders. They form strong bonds with their family and enjoy the company of children. The more exposure to good training practices, other dogs and people, the more likely the success at being controlled both inside and outside of their normal environment. Mini Bull should willingly accept other dogs. Only minor signs of dominance are allowed. Human or dog aggression, extreme shyness, or viciousness is very uncharacteristic of the Mini Bull and is a disqualifying Fault.
MOVEMENT/GAIT: Movement should exude power, pulling from the front and driving from the rear. The gait should show a confident and outgoing nature. Preferred gait is a narrow double track. Paddle foot, single tracking, pacing, and crabbing are MAJOR FAULTS.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
Faults to be heavily penalized but not disqualifications for showing are:
- • Both eyes not matched in color (heterocromia)
- • Severely undershot 2,5 cm (1") or more
- • Kinked tail
- • Insuffienciency of bone and mass
- • Long coat
- . Cow hocks
- • Displaying or possessing aggressive behavior towards humans
- • Pink or Albino eyes
- • Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid (missing one or both testicles)
- • Unilateral or bilateral deafness (deafness in one or both ears)
- . Fully pricked ears (Bat ears) and cropped ears
- . Pigeon toes, crooked, splayed, or flat toes ARE DISQUALIFYING FAULTS.
- . Downed pasterns, with dewclaws on or nearly touching the ground, is a DISQUALIFYING FAULT.
- . Crossed or non symetrical eyes are a DQs
- . Human or dog aggression, extreme shyness, or viciousness
- . Coat missing patches
Below a historic page from the antique book "The New Book of The Dog" dating from 1907 about the Miniature Bulldog.
Toy Bulldogs weighing only 6,8 to 7,3 kg (15-16 lbs) were also mentioned.
Our standard for the Toy Bulldog is the same as the Miniature bulldog just reduced in size, weighing 10 kg (22 lbs) and under.