English Bulldog breed information

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The Bulldog is the national symbol of Britain. This dog breed has a medium size, dense and powerful, low-slung body with wide shoulders and a massive short-faced head, smooth coat. Despite its early breeding to bait bulls, the Bulldog is gentle and good-natured and makes an excellent companion for the whole family. An ideal pet, as he loves to be in the company of his family. He adores children and makes an excellent companion to them because of his gentle, sometimes stubborn nature. He is a laid-back, loyal good natured and undemanding companion who would make a great companion for the elderly who do not want to feel guilty for not walking him or the "couch potato" family. Contrary to popular belief he does not drool, but he may snore. The Bulldog is a friendly and good-natured dog breed. Gentle, affectionate, docile, and mellow, very good with children and strangers. A lot of human attention is required for their happiness. When Bulldogs are young, they are full of energy, but slow down as they get older. Some Bulldogs may be aggressive with strange dogs, but generally get along well with other pets.

English Bulldog

English Bulldog

Life expectancy: 10 - 12 years
Color: "red brindle, all other brindles, solid white, solid red, fawn or fallow, piebald," according to the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.
Eyes: round and dark brown
Coat type: straight, short, flat, close, fine-textured, smooth and glossy
Size: males about 50 pounds; females about 40 pounds.
Health issues: Breathing problems and whelping difficulties (many puppies are born Caesarean section). Patellar luxation and overheating. Itchy skin, eye problems, hip and knee problems.
Living conditions: English Bulldogs are a less active breed and need little exercise to remain happy. A good apartment dog if walked regularly, will do okay without a yard. This dog breed should not be expected to run or walk long distances especially in hot weather. They do best in temperate climate (indoor-outdoor).

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