Description: This breed is animated, spontaneous, uncomplicated, levelheaded, kind, resolute and courageous (not vicious or aggressive). A good Bulldog’s demeanor should be more pacified and dignified. These attributes should be countenanced by the expression and behavior.
Bulldogs can be fearless if necessary, intelligent in thoughtful way and peaceful in the house. This breed also is known for its loving disposition and ability to get along with other dogs.
Other Names: English Bulldog
Height: 12 - 14 inches
Weight: 50 - 55 lbs.
Colors: Uniform color or with a black mask or muzzle; reds, red brindle, piebald; black undesirable.
Coat: Short, smooth and close, finely textured.
Temperament: Affectionate, docile, reliable.
With Children: Wonderful with children, loves a low-key romp with the kids in the backyard.
With Pets: Yes, but may get aggressive towards other animals when food is present.
Watch-dog: Very low
Guard-dog: Very high
Care and Training: Regular brushing with a rough cloth and minimal exercise. Care should be taken not to over feed as he would prefer not to take any exercise. Special care to powder his fold and wrinkles and under his tail during hot weather. Should not be over exerted in hot weather. He does not make a good dog for the obedience enthusiast.
Learning Rate: Low, intelligent, but uncomplicated.
Activity: Indoors very low, outdoor low.
Living Environment: Indoor - outdoor arrangement in a temperate climate. Does not do well in extreme weather conditions.
Health Issues: Overheating, itchy skin, difficulty breathing. Many puppies are born Caesarean section.
Life Span: 8 - 10 Years
Litter Size: 4
Country of Origin: Great Britain
History: His roots are firmly planted in British soil being mentioned in many written works in history. Shakespeare refers the breed in King Henry, VI. He has been used as a butchers dog to help control oxen, as a guard, as a hunting dog and for the sport of baiting. He would taken on opponents such as bulls, bears, badgers and even other dogs in the ring. Now breeders concentrate on developing his non-ferocious traits. He is now a popular show dog around the world.
First Registered by the AKC: 1934