Bulldog

Description

The Bulldog is a moderate-size dog with well-muscled and compact features. Its head is large. It has smaller than average ears that are set way above its eyes. The breed’s muzzle is wide and very short. It has dark facial features. This breed has a coat that is short and lays close to its body. The fur on its body is very smooth and soft to the touch. Its neck is broad and short. It extends at an angle to its back. The breed’s chest is wide. The breed stands on strong front and back legs.

Temperament

The Bulldog is a good family pet. It is a good, patient companion for children. It is generally friendly with everyone, but may ward off intruders by its appearance. This breed enjoys spending time with its family. It is responsive to training, but tends to be independent. If other dogs exist in its home, it may not coexist with them peacefully. It is recommended that it is raised with any other pets.

Height and Weight

Male height: 12-15 inchesMale weight: 50 poundsFemale height: 12-15 inchesFemale weight: 40 pounds

Health Problems

The Bulldog is a breed that is associated with several health problems. The most serious health problems that may afflict this breed include hip dysplasia, and shoulder luxation. The breed is also susceptible to elbow dysplasia, entropion, and patellar luxation.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Bulldog is perfect for indoor living conditions. This breed has a low energy level and will do fine in a small apartment. It will do fine in a small yard as long as the weather is not very warm.

Exercise

The Bulldog needs daily exercise because it tends to be inactive. This breed doesn’t need more than a short walk. When the weather is hot, it is probably better to play with the breed indoors for it to get its regular exercise.

Life Expectancy

The Bulldog has an average life expectancy of 8-10 years.

Litter Size

The Bulldog has an average litter size of 4-5 puppies.

Grooming

The coat of the Bulldog is very smooth and short, so it does not need more than regular brushing. What is more important for this breed is bathing it and keeping it wrinkles free of bacteria and dirt.

Origin

The Bulldog was first bred in England. It was initially developed to bait cattle.

Group

Mastiff

Color

The acceptable colors for the Bulldog include white, grayish brown, yellowish brown, red, light brown, and a combination of gray and white.