About Bantam MBT
"The Miniature Bull Terrier must be strongly built, symmetrical and active, with a keen, determined and intelligent expression. He should be full of fire, having a courageous, even temperament and be amenable to discipline." - AKC Miniature Bull Terrier breed standard excerpt
...About Us section coming soon!...
I had always had Bull Terriers at the back of my mind growing up, and decided while I was in college, living by myself, it was finally time for me to get a dog. I had always had Bull Terriers in mind growing up, yet never found the right one nor the right time to put in the required effort to manage and maintain this silly breed as they truly are like none other. In late 2013, after being declined for a rescue dog (adopted the day I submitted my application for her), I decided that life is short, GET THE PUPPY. So I reached out to a breeder in Hawai'i, Liko and Mika of Mano Miniature Bull Terriers, for my very first Mini Bull. I originally just wanted a pet dog, and I knew I wanted a boy. I waited for about 6 months before their next litter was born, 4 boys and 1 girl, and decided that, heck... I want a show dog. I had always loved watching the televised dog shows, especially Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, I sat at the edge of my seat at 13 years old when Rufus (Rockytops Sundance Kid) won Best in Show in 2006! I decided, again, that life is short... I dove straight in to the world of showing and have never looked back. Since then I have been competing in mainly conformation since October 2014, while also dabbling in other sports such as Barn Hunt, FastCAT, Earthdog, Nosework, Dock Diving, Rally, some Agility foundations, among other things. I mainly compete to have fun with my dogs, I truly believe that's what it's all about - if you aren't having fun, don't do it! Enjoy the extra special time you get to spend with your dogs in a unique way that not everyone has or will experience.
A Little More About Us
Bantam's Miniature Bull Terrier puppies have the advantage of being raised by and live in the same home as the incredibly dog-savvy Australian Shepherds of Avid Australian Shepherds. Maddie of Bantam and Dani of Avid share the same passion for breeding, raising, and training sound minds as well as sound bodies, in a positive, fulfilling, enriching environment alongside appropriate adult dogs who can teach the young ones how to speak each others' language, interact fairly and appropriately with each other, and learn to resolve dog-dog conflict as well as form relationships and learn how to incorporate different play styles and improve their own individual communication skills. We feel extremely fortunate to live with these two surprisingly compatible breeds and share our lives with some of the best examples of our own respective breeds. To add some icing on the cake, Dani of Avid Aussies is also a certified trainer! A graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy and carrying the KPA-CTP credentials, she specializes in puppy training and basic manners/behaviors classes, though happily dabbles in training for other sports/events such as rally, agility, nosework, herding/stock dog etc. Maddie is the assistant for Dani's formal training classes and they share the same methodology and are always learning from one another and staying active in the continued learning of the science of canine behavior and training. The Bantam gang is fortunate to have the consistency and support of the Avid crew. To have a whole house full of the same outlook on dog breeding, raising, and training is something that we are extremely proud of and grateful for.
The Avidly Bantam household is more than happy to answer any questions about training, puppy raising, competing, showing, etc. that you may have. Follow links to our Contact page to submit a contact form.
(Rivet, Bren, and Gershwin out for a ride)