Facts about English Bulldog Puppies
Are you unsure how to care for English Bulldog puppies, or just want to learn more about this breed?
Maybe you are thinking about buying a dog and want to know if this is the right breed for you?
No matter what your situation may be, you will find the answers to your questions right here!
English Bulldog Information and History
The breed, commonly known as the English or British Bulldog, dates back more than 2,000 years and was created in the British Isles by breeding of the indigenous mastiffs to the newly arrived ones.
The Bulldog was originally used for farm work and guarding. It was later used in a blood sport of bull baiting (fighting bulls in a ring), until the activity was outlawed in the middle of the 19th century.
In those days, Bulldogs were taller and more athletic than they are today.
After bull baiting was outlawed, the English Bulldog as we know it today was developed by making the original breed more gentle and compact.
Physical Characteristics of English Bulldog Puppies
This is a medium-size dog with a thick and massive body.
It has a large and square head with a short face and a flat forehead. The muzzle is short and faces upward. The eyes are dark, the nose is black, and the ears are small. The jaws are massive, with the lower jaw undershot.
The tail is naturally short and can be straight or screw. The chest is very broad and deep. The legs are stocky and are set at each corner of a Bulldog's body.
English Bulldog's skin is soft and loose, especially around the head area. The coat is short and comes in white, red, brindle, yellow or fawn.
The breed has a tendency for snorting, drooling and flatulence.
|Male||12 - 16 inches||40 to 50 pounds|
|Female||12 - 16 inches||40 to 50 pounds|
The English Bulldog is a very gentle and affectionate dog that gets along well with almost everyone, including other dogs, pets, and children. It loves human attention and being involved in family activities.
It's one of the gentlest dogs around. But don't be fooled -- it's very courageous and has excellent guarding abilities.
Young Bulldogs are full of energy and quite active. They slow down as they grow older.
Bulldogs are easily trainable but occasionally willful.
Best Owner / Living Conditions
This is not a very active dog and will adapt to an apartment lifestyle quite well. If you are a couch potato, this may be a perfect breed for you!
But just because it's not very active, it does not mean your pet will not crave for your attention. These dogs LOVE human attention and are very persistent, so expect to spend some time playing with your pet.
Some English Bulldog breeders will interview prospective owners to make sure this is the right breed for them.
Activity and Exercise
I already mentioned on several occasion that this is not a very active breed. Still, it requires some exercise.
At a minimum, take your pet for one or two walks every day.
These dogs are average shedders and are easy to care for.
Brush once or twice a week with a firm bristle brush. Bathe only when absolutely necessary.
To avoid infections, clean face folds daily.
Like all dog breeds, the English Bulldog is susceptible to complications caused by parasites such as dog ticks, fleas, and puppy worms, including tapeworms, roundworms, and heartworms.
Other health concerns include eye problems, hip dysplasia, reproductive problems, breathing problems, and allergies. Visit dog health problems for more information about dog diseases and health problems.
To reduce the risk of the above and many other health problems, buy only from reputable English Bulldog breeders (visit dog breeders to learn how to identify responsible dog breeders).
No matter how small the risk of health problems is, any puppy may get sick or injured. Many health problems will require an immediate attention from your Vet, but there are many others that will not, and you may handle them on your own.
To save time and money, learn how to diagnose and treat dog health problems that don't require your Vet's attention.
The average life expectancy for a healthy English Bulldog puppy is between 8 and 10 years.
Did you ever consider adopting your next pet?
If this is the breed you are interested in, and adoption appeals to you, consider contacting your local English Bulldog rescue. There are thousands of pets waiting for a loving home and, yes, it's possible to adopt a purebred dog.
Not happy with your pet's behavior? Need help with training your dog for obedience? Then check this English Bulldog Behavior and Obedience Training Guide.
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