Non-sporting Group [Utility]
Ht: 14-15 in
Wt: 40-50 lb
Temperament: affectionate, sweet, docile, courageous
The Bulldog originated in the country of Great Britain
around the 1800Æs. This breed received its name from an
ancient and brutal gambling spectacle known as bull
baiting. Many centuries ago, the ancestors of today’s
Bulldog grabbed a hold of the nose pads of a tethered
bull. The heavy dog then hung on while the bull tried
desperately to shake the dog off.
Bulldog is a very stocky, muscular dog that gets most of
its exercise following its master around from room to room
within the home! Exercise: minimal daily exercise is
required. Bulldogs need to sleep indoors since they can't
tolerate temperature extremes and should be protected from
such extremes. They can overheat quite easily. They do not
do well in hot climates.
The Bulldog is a great family companion with a large heart
of gold. They also make great watchdogs. They do have a
tendency to snore while sleeping.
The Bulldog's head is quite large and massive, with a
short, broad nose. The lower jaw is undershot. They have a
short sprig for a tail! They are excellent with children,
quite patient. The hair coat is short and smooth. It does
shed but only requires the bare minimum in grooming care.
A quick once-over with a rubber or soft bristle brush
about 2-3 times each week will keep the coat healthy and
shiny, aiding in the removal of dead hair. They do need to
have their face wrinkles cleaned each week. This can be
done with a soft, moist cloth; making sure to dry
afterwards. It is also a good idea to put soothing
ointment within the deep wrinkles. Training: minimal
obedience, socialization. Color: red brindle, brindle,
solid white, red, fawn or yellow, piebald. The Bulldog is
difficult to breed; most births have to be cesarean, which
makes this a more expensive breed to purchase.
health concerns: eyelid and eyelash problems, respiratory
problems, skin conditions, heart disease, cleft palate.
Life span: 10 years. Be sure to purchase your Bulldog from
a reputable breeder in order to find a healthy, happy
Bulldog. The Bulldog is good with pets within the home,
aggressive toward strange dogs.