English Bulldog Breed Information

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English Bulldog

An aristocratic retriever and gun dog, the Vizsla is a handsome medium-size

English Bulldog breed attributes

Groups

Groups

Mastiff, AKC Non-Sporting

Recognition

Recognition

CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR, ACA

Height

Height

about 12 – 16 inches (31 – 40 cm)

Weight

Weight

Males 53 – 55 pounds (24 – 25 kg),
Females 49 – 51 pounds (22 – 23 kg)

Life expectancy

Life expectancy

An average of 8 years

Size

Size

Medium

About English Bulldog breed

Description

English Bulldog is generally a medium sized, heavy dog with a short and big wrinkly head, wide shoulders and strong legs. The head should consist of many folds, while the coat should be smooth and glossy. The dog should exhibit signs of strength, vigour and dignity, while its disposition should be kind and courageous. He may look formidable but not be aggressive or vicious at all. The eyes should be dark in colour, moderate in size and not sunken or bulging from the head. An English Bulldogs’ ears should be set high on its head and should be “rose” in colour. The nose should be broad, black and large while the tip of the nose set between the eyes. The nostrils should be similar to the nose. English Bulldogs possess massive jaws, which are square in shape. You should notice it’s under bite. This feature is very unique and key to bulldogs. Its teeth should be large and strong while the canine teeth wide from each other. The tails on a bulldog should be either straight or screwed.

The litter size of English Bulldogs is roughly around 4-5 puppies. You must take into consideration if you are interested in breeding that puppies are mostly delivered via caesarean.

Origin

The English Bulldog has its origins traced back to the ancient mastiffs of Asia and were brought to Europe around the 13th century. They were bred with the purpose of bull baiting, hence the name Bulldog. Obviously these barbaric acts were finally banned and thank goodness they were, but these origins are what give the Bulldog its strength, courage and determination that we see in today’s breeds.

Look

There are a wide variety of colours that a Bulldog may possess. The coat should be uniform and radiant. The colours include: red brindle, other forms of brindle, solid red or white, fawn, piebald or a combination of the previous colours.

You can easily recognize an English Bulldog from its lovable face. Its face should be covered in heavy wrinkles while the coat itself short, flat, smooth and glossy. Its skin should be soft and loose in nature.

Health

There are few health problems that may arise with English Bulldogs due to their numerous folds and short, flat face. Before you decide to buy a Bulldog, you should consider the followning risk factors that may arise with your New Doggy and remember that this specific breed may require more health monitoring:

Fold dermatitis
Respiratory distress
Arthritis
Hip dysplasia
With all this in mind, if you are truly adamant about owning an English Bulldog, we fully believe that you will be extremely satisfied with your New Doggy.

Learning

Training your New Doggy Bulldog will be a fun and exciting experience for you and your dog. English Bulldogs are very intelligent animals and tend to do a lot of their own thinking. Training should be started at a young age with lots of compliments and rewards for good behavior. Bulldogs can be trained via obedience classes or on your own and can also be trained to compete in performance contests. Remember to have patience while you are training a puppy. It takes time and work but the experience and bonding that you and your puppy will experience will last a lifetime!

Temperament

English Bulldogs look like a very formidable dog and this comes from their origin story, but they are very sweet dogs. They are very affectionate animals, who love to be a little stubborn. Their stubbornness just makes them better companion animals and is something that they were bred for. They will seek out their owners to play or to be loved on.

Living with

English Bulldogs can live in apartments or a house. They will be quite active at a very young age but as they get older that activeness will decrease. Something that is very important to remember with a Bulldog is its ability to cool off. If you live in a house with a fenced-in yard, you must always remember that Bulldogs overheat easily. They should not be left outside for long periods of time by themselves.

As with any dogs, Bulldogs should be taken on daily walks. These walks help with the anxiety of the animal while allowing it to get the necessary exercise it needs.