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Our English Bulldogs are healthy
and beautiful with correct English Bulldog temperament.
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The Bulldog is small in stature, but wide and compact, with
a thick, massive head. Its head should be broad (the broader
the more prized) with cheeks that extend to the sides of the
eyes. The skin on the skull and forehead should fall in
dense folds. Its muzzle is short and pug, its nose, broad
and black with large nostrils. Its upper lip is pendent and
its lower jaw should be very undershot. Eyes are very round,
far apart and very dark. The ears should be small and thin,
folded back in the form of a rose. The tail is short and
carries low. The coat comes in red, fawn, brindle, pale
yellow or washed-out red, or white, and can combine any of
these colors. Black is not acceptable. The Muzzle is
sometimes dark. With its stocky legs set squarely at each
corner of its compact, muscular body, the Bulldog's
deliberate gain has become a waddle.
Although the English Bulldogs appearance can be somewhat
intimidating, it is among the gentlest of dogs. Just the
same it will see off any intruder, and few would risk a
close encounter with a dog brave enough to bait a bull. It
is described as a very affectionate and dependable animal,
gentle with children, but known for its courage and its
excellent guarding abilities. Bullheaded and stubborn, this
breed can be very persistent. They do not give up easily.
Bulldogs are very much a peoples dog seeking out human
attention and loving every bit it can get!! A lot of human
attention is required for the breed's happiness. Some
English Bulldogs can be a bit dominating and need an owner
who knows how to display strong leadership and understands
alpha canine behavior. A Bulldog who understands it's
*place* in the human pack, is nice to, and reliable with all
people. This breed is good with family pets, but some can be
scrappy with strange dogs. When Bulldogs are young, they are
full of energy, but slow down as they get older. They snore
very loudly, and most have drool and slobber tendencies.
Height: about 12-16 inches (31-40 cm.) (there is no
prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when
Weight: Dogs 53-55 pounds (24-25kg.) Bitches 49-51 pounds
Breathing problems; some have small windpipes as well. Also
poor eyesight, very susceptible to heat stroke in warm
weather or hot rooms and cars. Very cold sensitive. Puppies
often delivered by caesarian section because of their broad
heads. Its digestive system is very active and may be
offensive to people with sensitive noses. Susceptible to
skin infections. Also hip and knee problems.
The English Bulldog is good for apartment life. They are
very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. This
breed is an indoor dog. Bulldogs do best in temperate
climates as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and
have trouble cooling off in very hot weather.
Some adult Bulldogs would just as soon not take any exercise,
while others are full of energy. In any case all Bulldogs
need to be taken on daily walks to fulfill their primal
canine instinct to walk. Fit English Bulldogs are capable of
moving very quickly for short periods of time.
An average of 8 years. Some live longer while others live
4 - 5 puppies - As a result of this breed's large head they
are prone to needing a caesarian section
The smooth, fine, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Comb
and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when
necessary. Wipe the face with a damp cloth every day to
clean inside the wrinkles. This breed is an average shedder.
Today's bulldog has a very different temperament from those
of his ancestors. The breed is descended from the ancient
Asiatic mastiff, but its development took place completely
in Great Britain. The name bulldog, which is medieval in
origin, refers not only to the robust look of a little bull,
which this aggressive dog has, but also to the power with
which this dog attacked bulls in arena combat before that
practice was prohibited by law in the nineteenth century.
Mastiff, AKC Non-Sporting
CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR