Bulldog (British Only)

Bulldog (British Only)

Character and temperament

One of the more gentle breeds that has a massive need for affection and an enormous need to give it. A family dog that gets on well with children and will protect the family unit well. Firm and consistent training is needed but by no means rough or aggressive with the voice.

Origin

It began its life as a bull baiter in the 13th Century. When baiting was outlawed in 1835 breeders worked on removing the aggressive elements and focused on producing a good natured family pet.

General description

A short, sturdy body. Loose skin at the neck, head and shoulders.

Food

Careful monitoring is needed to make sure this breed does not over eat.

Exercise

A couple of walks a day is adequate. They should never be over exercised in the heat of the day.

Grooming

Their short smooth coat needs a simple brush once a week to keep it tidy.

Other information

Bulldogs need constant help and assistance during whelping, even so, 80-90% of bitches end up having a caesarean.

Stats

Average height (dog)
12 - 14
Average height (bitch)
12 - 14
Average weight (dog)
51 - 55
Average weight (bitch)
51 - 55
Average life expectancy
9 - 15
Average litter size
5
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