Bulldog Dog Breed Information

Bulldog Quick Facts
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Origen: Great Britain
Nickname: English bulldog
Weight: 40-60 lbs
Height: 14 to 15 inches
Color(s): Red brindle; solid white; solid red, fawn or fallow; piebald

Bulldog Appearance

The bulldog general appearance and attitude should suggest great stability, vigor and strength. The disposition should be equable and kind, resolute and courageous, no vicious or aggressive. The perfect bulldog is medium sized, wide, compact dog, with short legs, his nose is broad and black with large nostrils, the jaws are enormous, very broad, and square with hanging upper lips, and pointy teeth. The coat is short, flat and sleek, with colors red brindle, solid white, solid red, fawn, or fallow or mixed colors, often in waves or irregular stripes, and piebald. Other interesting facts are that most bulldog cannot swim and the majority of them wheeze and snore, and some drool.

Bulldog Temperament

Despite their famous "sour mug" expression, bulldogs are generally jovial, docile, comical and amiable (not vicious or aggressive) and mostly known to be of generally good temperament. The Bulldog is known to be excellent with children and will get along with other pets too, but be way of his jealous streak of another animal tries to take his food.

Breeders have worked to breed aggression out of the breed, and as such the dog Bulldogs can be so attached to home and family that they will not venture out of the yard without a human companion. Due to their friendly nature bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs and pets.

Is Bulldog the Right Dog Breed for You?

Known to be one of the most dependable breeds around, the Bulldog makes a wonderful family pet, and is fine for the more inexperienced dog owners as well as those with experience. The Bulldog can have a stubborn streak, but is also a very passive breed with plenty of affection and loyalty to give to his family.

The bulldog is gentle and dignified, part of their charm is that they look so tough, but they arenít at all. Their inner beauty will steal your heart; they love to be in company of family and are generally good with children. The breed will alert their family to the presence of strangers by barking and growling but tend not to attack. Their imposing figure is generally enough to ward off evildoers.

Bulldog Life expectancy

A Bulldog's life expectancy is approximately 8-12 years, but some dogs live years beyond that. You need to ensure he stays in good health by feeding good quality food and providing him with excellent vet care.

Bulldog Health problems

Major Concerns are ventricular septal defect, CHD (Coronary heart Disease), KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca). Stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, shoulder luxation, internalized tail. Some other concerns are entropion, ectropion, elbow dysplasia, cherry eye, demodicosis and patellar luxation. Like all dogs, bulldogs require daily exercise. If not properly exercised it is possible for a bulldog to become overweight, which could lead to heart and lung problems, as well as joint issues.

Bulldog Care and Grooming

Although the Bulldog does not have a long coat to contend with, the breed is not less in need of grooming. Your Bulldog should be thoroughly brushed at least three times a week, Most of them love to be brushed. Use a soft bristle or rubber brush. Also the folds or "rope" on a Bulldogs face should be cleaned daily as well as the skin around the tail to avoid unwanted infections caused by moisture accumulation. The Bulldog is good for apartment life. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard but are needs to be taken on a daily walk to keep their diet and exercise.

Bulldog Shedding

The Bulldog is a medium shedder, so you may need to brush a little more regularly when he is shedding more heavily. Regular grooming and care can reduce the amount of hair that the dogs shed. A nice brushing twice a week during heavy shedding season (spring and fall) can pull out those loose hairs and keep them from winding up on your clothes.