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Bulldog History

The Bulldog is a breed of domestic dog, originally developed in England to catch and bait bulls. The bulldog was selectively bred for strength and tenacity. Bulldogs are brachycephalic, or short-faced, which is characterized by a short muzzle, flat face, and prominent, wrinkles. The Bulldog is one of the most popular breeds in the world, and is depicted in art and literature throughout history. The “English Bulldog” was not officially recognized as a distinct breed in the UK until 1924, though it has long been a well-known and commonly-seen sight in the country.

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Bulldog Physical Characteristics

The Bulldog is a medium-sized, stout breed that stands between 19 and 22 inches and weights between 55 and 75 pounds. They are muscular and sturdily built, with a short, thick, wrinkled, and short coated. They have a square head, wide nose, and hanging ears. The Bulldog has firm, compact, and heavy-boned body and a rectangular muzzle. Their large, round, dark eyes are dark in color and their legs have thick, short, and corded paws. They are strong, courageous, and alert dogs.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 16 inches

Female Height Range: 12 – 13 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 50 – 53 lbs

Female Weight Range: 49 – 51 lbs

Bulldog Health

Description of breed health.


8-10 yrs

Bulldog Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Demodectic Mange, Hip Dysplasia, , Brachycephalic Syndrome, Head Tremors, Entropion, Cherry Eye, Difficulty In Breeding, Obesity, Heat Stroke

Bulldog Temperament and Behaviour

The Bulldog is a calm, good-natured, and patient dog. They are extremely loyal to their family, but can be very territorial of their food. They are patient and gentle with young children, but may be aggressive towards strange dogs and other animals. They require regular exercise, but should not be excessively exercised.

Bulldog Activity Requirements

Bulldogs are big, friendly, and goofy. They make great family pets and tend to be extremely loyal and protective. While they are not as high energy as some other breeds, they do still require regular exercise. Most Bulldogs will do well with a daily walk or jog, but it is important to keep them on a leash for safety. They love to play, so they are also happy with a dog park, where they can socialize and play with other dogs. If you live in an apartment, your Bulldog will be happy to play indoors with you. They do love to play, so providing them with opportunities to do so will help them stay happy.

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Daily Food

2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Bulldog is part of the Non-Sporting group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Bulldog is part of the Utility group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Bulldog is part of the Non-Sporting group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Bulldog is part of the Non-Sporting group.

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