Height: 12-16 inches
Weight: 40-55 lbs.
Life Span: 8-10 yrs.
Breed Group: Guardian Dogs
Bulldogs are calm and gentle dogs that get along with everyone. They are patient
and loving with children, although they won't frolic with them for hours,
and usually get along with other dogs and with cats.
They are observers and sleepers, not property protectors. Early training is
The bulldog's coat is short and soft. It comes in all colors and mixtures
except black; the most common colors are red brindle, brindle, white, and
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Bulldogs need a quick brushing once a week. The facial and nasal folds and
the area around the muzzle need to be cleaned frequently.
Bulldogs are sedentary; a daily walk around the block is often enough exercise
The original bulldogs of early 19th-century England were bred for bullbaiting
and dogfighting and were ferocious and tenacious, but beginning in the 1830s,
by which time these inhumane sports were illegal, bulldogs were bred to be
It is important to obtain a bulldog from a reputable breeder who breeds for
calm temperament and good health.
Breed-related health concerns: difficult births, hip and elbow dysplasia,
eye problems, heart problems, hypothyroidism, lymphoma, skin problems, structural
deformities of the nose, mouth, and throat that can interfere with normal
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club