Toy Bulldog Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Toy Bulldog so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Toy Bulldog have? The dog breed also known as...
|Bull-Pug, Mini-Bulldog, English Toy Bulldog|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Toy Bulldog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Toy Bulldog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
How much does the Toy 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? Toy Bulldog price:
If you choose to purchase the Toy 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 Toy Bulldog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Toy Bulldog gets to a happy place.
The Toy Bulldog is considered to be a now extinct dog breed, that existed in England in the 18th and in in the early 19th century. During the breed's early creation, breeders were following two different breeding processes, in order to develop the Toy Bulldog.
One was concentrating on downsizing the original Bulldog. This strain of process was not very successful, for the reason that there were several complications with breeding subregular-sized dogs of this breed together. The dwarf-sized Bulldog puppies came out usually from regular-sized parents, consequently, they were neither the most fertile, nor the healthiest and most good-looking dogs. The problem was that these parents were producing very few (2-4) puppies in a litter. In one litter, there were mostly regular-sized puppies, and occasionally, if the breeders were lucky, one or maximum of two smaller-sized puppies was born from a litter. Thus, because of the constant failure, this version of the breed development was discontinued relatively early.
The other attempt to develop the Toy Bulldog was through cross-breeding the French Bulldog with Bulldogs and their off-springs, with the intention of decreasing the weight to a desirable 20 pounds or less. This breeding plan was more successful and resulted in multiple attractive puppies. Thus, the breed was presented to the Kennel Club by the French Toy Bulldog Club of England. However, as the Kennel Club’s representatives examined the breed’s early specimen, they came to the conclusion that the Toy Bulldog is not homogenous enough to be qualified for recognition Moreover, they called the dogs, another, not pure, but the mixed type of Bulldog.
Another endeavor for creating a smaller version of the well-known Bulldog happened much later, in the 1980s when designer breeds suddenly became a trend. This time breeders cross-bred the Bulldog and the Pug, or in other cases the Olde Bulldog also with the Pug. This version was called the Miniature Toy Bulldog. This was considered to be a designer hybrid breed, the fact that both of the parent breeds are purebred dogs. This breeding process was relatively successful, nowadays, there are second and third-generation Miniature Toy Bulldogs on the market.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Toy Bulldog size:
How much does the Toy Bulldog weigh? Toy Bulldog weight:
|Male: 11.4–18.18 kg, Female: 11.4–17.3 kg|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Toy Bulldog? Toy Bulldog average weight:
|Male: 11.4–18.18 kg, Female: 11.4–17.3 kg|
How tall is the Toy Bulldog? Toy Bulldog height:
|Male: 27–35 cm, Female: 25–33 cm|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Toy Bulldog average height:
|Male: 27–35 cm, Female: 25–33 cm|
What type of coat does the Toy Bulldog have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Toy Bulldog's coat?
How to groom the Toy Bulldog and how often?
Effortless: The Toy Bulldog requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Toy Bulldog is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Toy Bulldog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bull-Pug? Toy Bulldog shedding level:
Toy 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.
What kind of personality does the Toy Bulldog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Toy Bulldog? Are they intelligent?
Average: Toy Bulldog's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Are Toy Bulldog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Toy 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.
How playful is this breed?
The Toy Bulldog is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Toy Bulldog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Toy 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?
Toy Bulldogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Bull-Pug need? Toy Bulldog social needs:
Toy Bulldogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Toy Bulldog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Mini-Bulldog bark?
Low: The Toy 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 Toy Bulldog good as a watchdog?
Toy Bulldogs are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Do Toy Bulldog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Toy Bulldogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential |
Do Toy Bulldog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bull-Pug? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Toy Bulldog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Toy Bulldog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Toy Bulldog do?
Toy Bulldogs have a higher 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 Toy Bulldogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Toy Bulldog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Toy Bulldog roam?
Toy Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Toy Bulldog have high prey drive?
Toy Bulldogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Toy Bulldog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Toy Bulldogs are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Toy Bulldogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Toy 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 Toy Bulldog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Toy Bulldogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Toy Bulldog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Toy Bulldog and children:
Toy Bulldogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Toy Bulldog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Toy Bulldogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is Toy Bulldog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Toy Bulldog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Toy Bulldogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly |
Are Toy Bulldogs good office dogs? Do Toy Bulldogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Toy Bulldogs be office dogs?
Toy Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Toy Bulldog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bull-Pug temperament with senior people? Are Toy Bulldog dogs good for elderly owners?
Toy Bulldogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Toy Bulldog dogs get along with other pets? Are Toy Bulldog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Toy Bulldogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Toy Bulldog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Toy Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Toy 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). Toy Bulldog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Toy 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. Toy Bulldog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Toy 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. Toy Bulldog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Toy 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 Toy Bulldog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Toy Bulldog be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Toy Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Toy Bulldog be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
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. Toy Bulldog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Toy Bulldog dogs have health problems?
The Toy Bulldog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Toy Bulldog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Toy Bulldog be?
Is the Toy Bulldog breed hypoallergenic?
Toy 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 Toy Bulldog have?
Toy 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 Toy Bulldog dogs require per day?
Toy Bulldogs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Toy 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 Toy Bulldog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1 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? Toy Bulldog risk for obesity:
High: The Toy 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 Toy 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 Toy Bulldog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to warm weather conditions|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Toy Bulldog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Toy Bulldog drool?
The Toy Bulldog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog 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 more than others, just like the Toy Bulldog. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Toy Bulldog pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Toy Bulldog pregnancy time period:
Reproductive cycle of the female Toy 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 Toy 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 Toy Bulldog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Pros & Cons of Toy Bulldog
- Apartment Friendly: Toy Bulldogs are apartment-friendly dogs.
- Grooming: Effortless: The Toy Bulldog requires minimal grooming.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Toy Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
- Child Friendly: Toy Bulldogs are kid-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Toy Bulldogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
- Trainability: Toy Bulldogs aren't famous for their trainability.
- Hypoallergenic: Toy Bulldogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Drooling tendency: The Toy Bulldog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
- Weight Gain Potential: High: The Toy Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
- Watchdog Ability: Toy Bulldogs are not the best watchdogs.
- Mouthiness: Toy Bulldogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Toy 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: Toy Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Good For First Time Owners: Toy Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.