Why does a Bull Terrier have an egg-shaped head?
That is a good question! The egg-shaped head of a Bull Terrier is a characteristic only a Bull Terrier has. In my honest opinion, the egg-shaped head is what makes this particular dog very attractive and different.
When I researched about the breed I wanted to know where the head came from. I also know that there are some Bull Terriers that do not have that characteristic but are AKC certified. I always wanted a Bull Terrier with an egg-shaped head or Roman Nose as it is sometimes called and when you first see puppies it is very hard to tell if they will have the egg shape until they are about 9 months old.
When I bought my Bull Terrier Seven from a wonderful/reputable breeder here in Houston, Texas I saw a dog that I have never seen before. I instantly fell in love with him because of his roman nose/egg-shaped head and his shy demeanor. He was the dog I was looking for, but he was my breeder's male dog and apparently he was very popular among the Bull Terrier ladies as he has puppies all over the city. I went home and forgot about him, until I saw him for sale and he has become the most spoiled Bull Terrier you could ever meet.
Zorba has an egg-shaped head/roman nose, and I have to admit that as much as I looked for a dog with such a strong characteristic he is the only one I found that looks exactly as I wanted. His nose is not just slightly egg-shaped, it is very much shaped like an egg and when he "smiles" it looks even cuter.
Now, why does a Bull Terrier have an egg-shaped head?
If you know, please tell me! I have researched all the Bull Terrier's ancestors and I haven't seen that characteristic at all in any of them. All I can think of is inbreeding as the more inbred they are the more prominent the characteristic gets.
If you know the answer to the Bull Terrier's egg-shaped head, please shoot me a message and we will post your answer on our website!
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