Is the English Bull Dog Right for You?

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    The English Bulldog, is a medium-sized breed of dog. It is a muscular, hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose.  Generally, Bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, and other pets.

    English  Bulldogs have characteristically wide heads and shoulders along with a pronounced mandibular prognathism. There are generally thick folds of skin on the brow; round, black, wide-set eyes; a short muzzle with characteristic folds called a rope or nose roll above the nose; hanging skin under the neck; drooping lips and pointed teeth, and an underbite with an upturned jaw. The coat is short, flat, and sleek with colours of red, fawn, white, brindle, and piebald.

     

    English  Bulldogs are one of the few breeds whose tail is naturally short and either straight or screwed and thus is not cut or docked as with some other breeds. 

    AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 4 of 193

    Height: 14-15 inches

    Weight: 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)

    Life Expectancy: 8-10 years

    Group: Non-Sporting Group

    Health:   English  Bulldogs require daily exercise. If not properly exercised it is possible for a Bulldog to become overweight, which could lead to heart and lung problems, as well as stress on the joints.  Bulldogs should be watch during summer warm month.  They have a small nose and have difficulty in keeping their bodies cool. Lots of shade and water should do the trick, if not some air conditioning may be required.

    English Bulldogs must be given plenty of shade and water, and must be kept out of  high heat.  Air conditioning and good ventilation are required to keep them healthy and safe. Bulldogs actually do most of their sweating through the pads on their feet and enjoy cool floors. Like all brachycephalic, or "short faced", breeds, Bulldogs can easily become overheated and even die from hyperthermia.  Bulldog owners can keep these issues under control by being aware and protecting their pet from these unsafe conditions.  They can be heavy breathers and loud snorers.  Bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, and other pets.

     Fun Facts:

    A Bulldog is the official mascot of the United States Marine Corps, and many bases have their own mascot on base.

    Thirty-nine American universities use a Bulldog as their mascot

    President William G. Harding was an owner of the English Bulldog

    Interested in a bulldog? Or are you maybe interested in another breed? 

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