Other Names: Bulldogs
Height: 12 – 14 inches Weight: 50 – 55 lbs.
Colors: Uniform color or with a black mask or muzzle; reds, red brindle, piebald; black undesirable. Coat: Short, smooth and close, finely textured.
Temperament: Affectionate, docile, reliable. With Children: Wonderful with children, loves a low-key romp with the kids in the backyard. With Pets: Yes, but may get aggressive towards other animals when food is present.
Watch-dog: Very low Guard-dog: Very high
Care and Training: Regular brushing of the English Bulldogs coat with a rough cloth and minimal exercise is needed. Care should be taken not to over feed the English Bulldog. English Bulldogs would also prefer not to take any exercise. Special care to powder their fold and wrinkles and under their tail during hot weather. English Bulldogs should not be over exerted in hot weather. The English Bulldog do not make a good dog for the obedience enthusiast. Learning Rate: Low, intelligent, but uncomplicated
Activity: Indoors very low, outdoor low. Living Environment: Indoor – outdoor arrangement in a temperate climate. Does not do well in extreme weather conditions.
Health Issues: Overheating, itchy skin, difficulty breathing. Many puppies are born Caesarean section.
Life Span: 8 – 10 years Litter Size: 4
Country of Origin: Great Britain History: The English Bulldogs roots are firmly planted in British soil being mentioned in many written works in history. Shakespeare refers to the breed in King Henry, VI. English Bulldogs have been used as a butcher’s dog to help control oxen, as a guard, as a hunting dog and for the sport of baiting. They would take on opponents such as bulls, bears, badgers and even other dogs in the ring. Now breeders concentrate on developing their non-ferocious traits. The English Bulldog is now a popular show dog around the world.
First Registered by the AKC: 1934 AKC Group: Non-Sporting Class: Non-Sporting Registries: AKC, CKC, FCI (Group 2), KC (GB)