Clowning Around

The independent yet fun-loving Miniature Bull Terrier is a natural entertainer.


The repairmen had come to fix a faulty furnace, but that meant nothing to Bree. To the 5-year-old Miniature Bull Terrier, they were potential playmates, and she was determined to transform that potential into reality.

"Bree kept dropping the ball for them, but they ignored her," recalls her owner, Julie Grider of Indianapolis, vice president of the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America. "She did this for about 10 minutes. Then she left. We all thought she had given up." But she hadn't. Bree soon returned with some smelly trash, and tried to tempt the workers with that.

Occasional embarrassment might be one price a Mini Bull owner has to pay for the privilege of living with this breed. Another might be learning to appreciate the breed's clownishness.

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