Bulldogs or English Bulldog may appear tough, but on the inside they are sweet and gentle animals. They have a friendly temperament, proving to be a fond companion to home and family. Sometimes this attachment becomes so strong that they will stay indoors even if you insist on going outside. Even though his mark of evil has waned over the last 150 years, they still have a persistent personality, which they put to good use by trying to get attention, and if you don’t listen to his subtle touches to play or hug him, it won’t happen give up until you get what you want.
Dog Breed Group
12 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder
English Bulldog Life Span
English Bulldog Ideal Human Companions
Singles living in apartments, families, addicted to television.
English Bulldog Appearance
Bulldogs are short, stocky, and stocky. Due to their wrinkled face and sturdiness, they can look intimidating. A typical bulldog has a fairly large head, with cheeks that are drawn behind the eyes. The dense folds of skin on the forehead lead to a short muzzle, a wide black nose, a hanging upper lip, and a lower maxillary prognathism. They have extremely wide-set eyes and small ears that fold flat. They have short and robust limbs that give the animal a type of waddle when walking, they have a short and low tail. Their coats are soft and of a wide variety of colors.
English Bulldog Temperament
Bulldogs are dependable, loyal, and obedient. They also have extraordinary patience and tolerance, getting along wonderfully with other pets and young children. Apartment dwellers or TV addicts might find bulldogs the perfect pet: They don’t need a lot of space, and they won’t find anything better than spending the entire afternoon on a couch.
Bulldogs are not the best choice for a guard dog: They can intimidate a stranger (or someone suspicious) with their appearance, but when push comes to shove they will be friendly or passive.
English Bulldog Temperament Summery
Things To Know
Although laid back and calm, bulldogs like to chew on things. Make sure she has plenty of dog toys so she doesn’t chew on her personal things. Also, they love having a partner around, if you can handle two bulldogs of the opposite sex in the house it will be even better (as long as they are all spayed / neutered).
They are easy to train, bulldogs like to get along and be part of the pack. Some can be a bit overbearing, and need a steady hand to stay in line. If you have a bulldog puppy, training is almost a must. Don’t worry: They soften with age.
Bulldogs, like pugs, appreciate ambient temperatures, not too hot and not too cold, and also like pugs, they tend to snore and snort.
English Bulldog Health
A healthy bulldog can live up to 10 years, but they have a long list of inherited health problems. Some Bulldogs suffer from respiratory problems, hip / knee problems, and vision problems. They are not particularly fond of exercise, but they must take daily walks to stay in shape. Additionally, the folds of the face can collect moisture and debris, requiring regular cleaning.
English Bulldog History
Bulldogs have been bred in England for hundreds of years. They were originally used in the 17th century in a gambling sport in which dogs fought bulls, had small heads and more athletic bodies. When bull baiting was banned in 1835, bulldogs were bred to be friendlier, heavier, and more laid-back, becoming a hit at dog shows and, of course, as pets.