The English Bulldog, or bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed. Even with his grumpy appearance this dog is friendly, sweet and a great family dog.
Here you will find information about the English Bulldog breed including information, its personality and how to take care of him.
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ENGLISH BULLDOG BREED GENERAL APPEARANCE
These are the main characteristics of th English Bulldog Breed
Size: Height: 14-15 inches. Weight: 50-54 pounds (males) 40 pounds (females)
Life span: 8-10 years
Temperament: Friendly and calm
Propensity to bark: low
Propensity to shed: medium
High tendency to drool and snore
Grooming: low maintenance
The English Bulldog’s head is wide and spherical, with a short muzzle giving the face his flattened appearance.
The coat is short, flat, and sleek.
The different color patterns are red, fawn, and white.
Other characteristics features are:
- Round, black wide eyes
- Black nose
- Dropping lips and pointed teeth
- Underbite with an upturned jaw
ENGLISH BULLDOG’S TEMPERAMENT
The bulldog is an amazing family pet with a sweet, friendly, and calm temperament. Generally, This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and pets.
English Bulldog has its origin in England in the 13th century during the reign of King John. During this period, the dog fought in a ghastly sport known as bull-baiting.
When England banned the sports game, bulldogs became family pets.
Like all breeds, English Bulldogs suffer certain diseases, the common health problems in Bulldogs include
- Breathing problems: Due to their narrow nostrils, their airways are obstructed and cause breathing problems, and sometimes the total collapse of the airway
- Eyes disorders such as cherry eye and dry eye
- Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, or shoulder luxation
- Inverted or reverse sneezing
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR ENGLISH BULLDOG
English Bulldogs don’t need a lot of exercises, they are quiet and relaxed dogs, but they enjoy occasional walks. Moderate exercise is important to help the dog from gaining weight.
Provide your dog with high-quality food, whether dog food or homemade food, but always with the supervision and approval of your veterinary. This breed tends to gain weight, so watch your dog’s calorie intake. The recommended daily amount of food is ½ to 2 cups divided into two meals. The amount depends on his size, age, build, and metabolism.
- Brush your dog coat two or three times a week with a soft brush, for 10 minutes.
- Cut your bulldog’s nails twice a month, and brush the teeth two to three times a week.
- Check regularly the wrinkles on the bulldog’s face to prevent irritation or infection.
- Clean carefully the ears and eyes. The ears have to smell good and the eyes with no redness or discharges.
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