English Bulldog Terrier

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English Bulldog Terrier History

The English bulldog, also known as the English bull terrier or British bulldog, is a breed of dog that can trace its history to the mid-1700s. The ancestors of the English bulldog were small Bulldogs and terriers that were crossed with mastiff-type fighting dogs. The result was a dog that was more capable of withstanding larger and stronger opponents, and yet still small enough to manhandle.

Time of Origin



Bulldog, Bull Terrier

English Bulldog Terrier Physical Characteristics

The English Bulldog Terrier is a small, medium sized, low set, robust, sturdy, very muscular, short coated breed of dog. The head is of moderate size, broad between the ears, and is carried in a slight but distinct angle. The muzzle is wide and deep, with an acute stop. The nose is large and black in color. The lips are thick and loose, hanging down in repose. The teeth are close fitting and meet in a scissors bite. The jaws are powerful and well developed. The eyes are medium in size, dark brown in color and round in shape. The ears are cropped and pendant. The neck is thick, with well laid back shoulders. The back is short, broad and straight. The tail is set on rather high. The forequarters are powerfully muscled. The legs are straight and of fairly long bone, with the feet being slightly turned under. The hindquarters are of strong, compact build. The thighs are long and the legs short. The hocks are well let down, and the stifle joint is moderately bent. The tail is carried horizontally and is very thick at the base. The hair is short and fine, and is harsh in texture. The hair on the forehead, eyebrows, cheeks and throat is longer and thicker. The hair on the body is of even texture and shorter in length. The skin is thick and elastic. The shade of color is fawn or brindle.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Fawn, Black, White, Red, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 16 – 19 inches

Female Height Range: 15 – 18 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 55 – 60 lbs

Female Weight Range: 50 – 55 lbs

English Bulldog Terrier Health

Description of breed health.


8-14 yrs

English Bulldog Terrier Health Concerns

Entropion, Ectropion, Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd), Brachycephalic Syndrome, Head Tremors, Mitral Valve Disease, Kidney Disease

English Bulldog Terrier Temperament and Behaviour

English Bulldog Terriers are known to be brave, courageous, and protective. They love to be with their families and can be very loving and gentle, but they are also known to have a stubborn streak. They are affectionate, but tend to form extremely strong bonds with one person.

English Bulldog Terrier Activity Requirements

English Bulldogs are loving, gentle creatures. They are people-oriented, enjoying nothing more than spending time with their family. While they do not require a lot of physical exercise, they do need to play and be mentally stimulated. Most English Bulldogs will enjoy a daily walk or a game of fetch. This will keep their bodies healthy, as well as their minds. As they are a brachycephalic (flat-nosed) breed, they also should not be exercised in extreme heat or humidity. If you are looking for a calm, quiet companion, an English Bulldog may be the perfect dog for you. They are sweet, calm, and gentle. They are well-suited to families, as they get along well with everyone.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

English Bulldog Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

English Bulldog Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

English Bulldog Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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