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Bulldog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Bulldog so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginEngland
Group Companion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Bulldog have? The dog breed also known as...
English Bulldog, British Bulldog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Bulldog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Is Bulldog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Bulldog breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Bulldog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Bulldog price:
$1200-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Bulldog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Bulldog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bulldog gets to a happy place.

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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Bulldog size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Bulldog weigh? Bulldog weight:
Male: 53-55 pounds (24-25 kg), Female: 49-51 pounds (22-23 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Bulldog? Bulldog average weight:
Male: 54 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Bulldog? Bulldog height:
12-16 inches (31-40 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Bulldog average height:
14 inches (35.5 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Bulldog have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Bulldog's coat?
BrindleWhiteFawnGrayRed
Grooming
How to groom the Bulldog and how often?
Average: The Bulldog requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Bulldog, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Bulldog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the English Bulldog? Bulldog shedding level:
Bulldogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Bulldog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AggressiveFriendlySocialCourageousLovingSweet
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bulldog? Are they intelligent?
Low: The Bulldog if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence. You need to work hard if you want to impress people with this dog tricks and commands. They understand and memorize new commands in 80-100 repetitions, and obey for the first command 25% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Bulldog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Bulldogs aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Bulldogs don't really like playing. You need to find another activity to make them happy.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bulldog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Bulldogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the English Bulldog need? Bulldog social needs:
Bulldogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Bulldog dogs bark a lot? Why does my British Bulldog bark?
Low: The Bulldog barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Bulldog good as a watchdog?
Bulldogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Bulldog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Bulldogs are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Bulldog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the English Bulldog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bulldog? Why do dog bites happen?
Moderate
The Bulldog has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bulldog do?
Bulldogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bulldogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bulldog to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Bulldog roam?
Bulldogs are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bulldog have high prey drive?
Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Bulldog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Bulldogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Bulldog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Bulldogs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Bulldog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bulldog and children:
Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bulldog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Bulldogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Bulldog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bulldog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Bulldogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bulldog can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Bulldogs good office dogs? Do Bulldogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Bulldogs be ofiice dogs?
No
Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bulldog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the English Bulldog temperament with senior people? Are Bulldog dogs good for elderly owners?
Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bulldog dogs get along with other pets? Are Bulldog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bulldogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bulldog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bulldog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Bulldog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bulldog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Bulldog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bulldog be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Bulldog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bulldog be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Bulldog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bulldog be a boat dog?
Not really
Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bulldog be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Bulldog breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Bulldog dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Bulldog rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Bulldog breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Bulldog breed? Health risks of Bulldog:
Brachycephalic SyndromeCherry EyeDemodectic MangeDry EyeEntropionHead ShakesHip DysplasiaPatellar LuxationReverse Sneezing
Life Expectancy
How long do Bulldog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Bulldog be?
8-10 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Bulldog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Bulldogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Bulldog have?
Bulldogs have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Bulldog dogs require per day?
Bulldogs exercise need is very minimal. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Bulldogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Bulldog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bulldog risk for obesity:
High: The Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Bulldog more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bulldog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Bulldog has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Bulldog drool?
The Bulldog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Bulldog. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Bulldog puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Bulldog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Bulldog have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Bulldog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of Bulldog

Pros
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Apartment Friendly: Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Mouthiness: Bulldogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Bulldogs are not the biggest explorers.
  • Adaptability: Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Bulldogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Bulldogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low: The Bulldog if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
  • Trainability: Bulldogs aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Hypoallergenic: Bulldogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Bulldog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
  • Stinkiness: The Bulldog has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Bulldogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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