Blue Paul Terrier
|Blue Paul Terrier
|Scottish Bull Terrier
Blue Poll Bulldog
|Country of origin
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
Blue Paul Terrier is an
The Blue Paul Terrier resembled our contemporary
They had a smooth coat and were powerfully built. They weighed about 20kg and
measured up to 50cm at the
head was large; the forehead was flat, muscle short and square, large and broad
but not receding like that of the
jaws and teeth were even with no overchanging
flews. They had a
slight dip between the eyes, which were dark hazel and not sunken, prominent,
haw. The ears were small, thin, set on high, and invariably
and the face was not wrinkled. The eyebrows contracted or knit. The facial
expression of the Blue Paul has never been seen in any other breed and can
frequently be recognized in
mixed-breed dogs. The body was round and well ribbed up, its back short,
broad, and muscular but not roached, and its chest deep and wide. The tail was
set low and devoid of fringe, rather drooping and never rising above the back.
The dog stood straight and firmly on its legs. Its forelegs were stout and
muscular, showing no curve. The hind legs were very thick and strong, with
well-developed muscles. The colour was dark
blue as can be seen
Greyhounds; however, they sometimes produced
reds, which were known as red smuts in
No one seems to have full knowledge as to how the Blue Pauls were bred or
from where they originally came. There was a story that
Paul Jones, the pirate, brought them from abroad and landed some when he
visited his native town of
Kin Tilloch district kept Blue Pauls, which they
for their own amusement. They were game to the death and could suffer much
punishment. They were expert and tricky in their fighting tactics, which made
them great favorites with those who indulged in this sport. They maintained that
the breed originally came from the
coast, which lends support to the Paul Jones legend. The first dogs to arrive in
the United States with the
immigrants in the mid-19th century were the Blue Paul Terrier and the
Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
With his excellent fighting skills, the Blue Paul was introduced as part of
Staffordshire Bull Terrier breeding in the early 19th century and the blue
colouring has appeared in Staffords ever since, in particular, the
Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier.It has also appeared in Pitbulls and a
bluetick coloration also appears due to inbreeding.
- Homan, M. (2000). A Complete History of Fighting Dogs, Chapter 19.
Howell Book House Inc.
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