English Bulldog

Other Names
Bulldog
Country of Origin
UK, in the Middle Ages
Size
Medium
Weight
Dogs: 50-55 pounds Female: 48-52 pounds
Height
Dogs: 12-16 inches Female: 10-14 inches
Life Expectancy
8-10 years
Litter Size
4 to 6

The Bulldog is the national symbol of Britain. This dog breed has a medium size, dense and powerful, low-slung body with wide shoulders and a massive short-faced head, smooth coat.

Despite its early breeding to bait bulls, the English Bulldog is gentle and good-natured and makes an excellent companion for the whole family. An ideal pet, as he loves to be in the company of his family. He adores children and makes an excellent companion to them because of his gentle, sometimes stubborn nature. It is a laid-back, loyal good natured and undemanding companion who would make a great companion for the elderly who do not want to feel guilty for not walking him or the “couch potato” family. Contrary to popular belief he does not drool, but he may snore.

Temperament

The Buldog is a friendly and good-natured dog breed. Gentle, affectionate, docile, and mellow, very good with children and strangers. A lot of human attention is required for their happiness.

Colors

English Bulldogs are typically brindle, white, red, fawn or patched (black undesirable)

Coat

Short and smooth coats, easy to groom, require minimal brushing.

Health Issues

The English Bulldog can suffer for a number of ailments. Breathing problems and whelping difficulties (many puppies are born Caesarean section), so always be careful in hot or cold conditions. Patellar luxation and overheating. Itchy skin and eye problems are fairly common but can be treated by your local vet. Hip and knee problems occur fairly often. To help prevent the chance of hip or elbow dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints.

To minimize the risk of your Bulldog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a puppy from a reputable English Bulldog breeder. 

Living Environment

Bulldogs are a less active breed and need little exercise to remain happy. A good apartment dog, if walked regularly, and will do okay without a yard. This dog breed should not be expected to run or walk long distances especially in hot weather. They do best in temperate climate (indoor-outdoor).Bulldogs are a less active breed and need little exercise to remain happy. A good apartment dog, if walked regularly, and will do okay without a yard. This dog breed should not be expected to run or walk long distances especially in hot weather. They do best in temperate climate (indoor-outdoor).

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