Bull Terriers have evolved into a refined defender, also known as White Cavalier....
Back in 1835, breeders combined a Bulldog and an Old English Terrier, resulting in the Bull and Terrier. Later on, the Spanish Pointer was added into the mix to make the Bull and Terrier even bigger. Inevitably, their size, strength and terrier tenacity made them incredibly valuable as fighting dogs.
Over time, the sport decreased in popularity (thankfully), and breeding started to focus on their rugged good looks. In 1860, the Bull and Terrier was introduced to the White English Terrier and Dalmatian, which resulted in the breed we know and love today: the Bull Terrier.
These dogs, with their all-white coat, incredible physique, and dashingly handsome appearance, paired off effortlessly with the young gentlemen of the time. The Bull Terrier quickly established a reputation as a refined breed that never picked a fight, but if their loved ones were threatened, was sure as heck going to finish it. In fact, their gentlemanly disposition and sheer determination in the defense of others earned them the esteemed nickname White Cavalier. Now, thats a nickname a mom could be proud of!
Accepted by the AKC in 1936, this breed has found their way onto the silver screen more than once because of their handsome features. Spuds MacKenzie, the Budweiser dog, and the Target dog, Bullseye, are both Bull Terriers.