Bulldog


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Bulldog
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: England
Group: Companion
Height: 12-16 in.
Weight: 40-55 lbs.
Life span: 10 yrs.
Trainability: medium-high
Good with children: yes, if socialized
Good with other pets: yes, if raised together, may be dog aggressive

The English Bulldog as it is known is descended from the Asiatic Mastiff, and was developed in Great Britain.

What does the Bulldog look like?

The Bulldog's height is about 12-16 inches and weight is about 40-55 lbs. It has a broad head with folds on its skull and forehead. The Bulldog has a short muzzle with the upper lip pendant and the lower jaw undershot. The ears are small, thin and folded back in a shape like a rose. Colors are fawn, brindle, pale yellow or red, white or any combination of these colors. Its coat is smooth, fine and short. It's a good idea to use a damp cloth to wipe its face wrinkles daily.

What is the Bulldog's temperament?

Looks can be deceiving - the Bulldog is gentle, courageous and loves lots of attention. The Bulldog needs a strong leader to control any dominance tendencies. It's good with children.

What are the Bulldog's uses?

The Bulldog is a great guard dog, has been used by the police force and the army. It likes apartment living and is best kept indoors. It doesn't do well in very cold or very hot weather. Weight-watching is important and the Bulldog should be taken for daily walks, even short ones. The Bulldog makes a wonderful companion.

Possible Health Issues

Hip dysplasia, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, patellar and shoulder luxation, eye problems, cesarean deliveries commonly necessary.