At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 55 lbs.

Height: 12" - 16"

Life Span: 8 - 10 years

English Bulldog

Also know as: British Bulldog, Bulldog

Group: Non-sporting

Origin: English

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The Bulldog was originally bred for bullbaiting and dogfighting, so it was a vicious breed. However, these characteristic were eventually considered undesirable and the dogs were bred to encourage a gentle nature.

Temperament / Behavior
Although Bulldogs are often portrayed as aggressive animals, the breed is really patient, calm and gentle. Bulldogs are fairly sociable and interact well with children, as well as other pets (dogs and cats). Bulldogs are fairly sedentary animals that like to sleep. While the breed does not make good watchdogs, it tends to be extremely protective.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Difficult birthing; hip or elbow dysplasia; hypothyroidism; lymphoma; skin disorders; eye and heart problems; breathing problems related to deformities of the mouth, nose and throat

Special Needs
Exercise: Bulldogs are a pretty inactive breed that will only need a short, daily walk.

Grooming: As with other wrinkled breeds, the Bulldog's facial wrinkles will need cleaned several times per week.


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