Bulldog


Bulldog is also known as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog, and he’s a medium-sized dog breed.

The Kennel Club (KC), the United Kennel Club (UKC), and the American Kennel Club (AKC) oversee the breeding records. According to the (AKC), the bulldog is the fifth most popular purebred in the United States of America in 2017.

An excellent and wrinkled bulldog is a great companion for children. These faithful dogs can adapt to most atmospheres’ — cities or countries — and enjoy spending time with their families. The Bulldog is one of those dog breeds where almost everyone loves them.

Bulldogs require daily exercise like all dogs. If they can’t exercise properly, a Bulldog can become overweight, which can lead to heart and lung problems. Generally, Bulldogs are known to get along well with kids, and other dogs or pets.

History and Origin

Bulldog is a small-statured, and medium-sized dog. Specifically, the Bulldog was trained and bred to fight bulls for sport, starting in England in the 13th century and throughout Europe until the mid-19th century.  During World War II, bulldogs were often likened to Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister) and his defiance of Deutsches Reich (Nazi Germany).

Although it is clear that the Bulldog was originally developed in Britain more than 500 years ago, but over the centuries, this breed of dog has undergone several changes. It became one of the most popular breeds in the dog fancy. This breed has become today’s docile and loving pet.

Physical Characteristics

Bulldogs are one of the few dog breeds whose tail is naturally short, straight, or thin, so they aren’t cut or docked like some other breeds. The coat of bulldog is flat, glossy, thick, smooth, and fine-textured with standard colors including red, white, fawn, piebald, and brindle.

According to The American Kennel Club (AKC), bulldogs are a non-sporting group and The United Kennel Club (UKC), bulldogs are a companion dog group. In the United States, the male bulldog weighs is 55 pounds (55 lbs) and the female bulldog weighs is 50 pounds (50 lbs) but in the United Kingdom, the male bulldog weighs is 55 pounds (50 lbs) and the female bulldog weighs is 40 pounds (40 lbs).

Breed Characteristics:
Personality Calm, courageous, and friendly; dignified but amusing
Life Span 8-10 years
Height 14-15 inches
Weight 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)
Length Short
Colors Brindle, piebald, white, fawn, and solid red
Energy Level Laid back
Grooming Weekly
Good with Kids Yes
Good with other Dogs Yes
Shedding Seasonal
Trainability Well responds
Barking Level Quiet
Social/Attention Needs High
Breed Group Non-Sporting (AKC Classification), Companion Dog (UKC Classification)

 

Do you know that?
  • Bulldogs are not big barkers
  • Bulldogs tend to spend their time eating and sleeping
  • Warren G. Harding (Former U.S. President) owned a Bulldog and its name is “Old Boy”
  • In 1886, Bulldogs were recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). That’s 130 years ago!
  • Calvin Coolidge (Former U.S. President) owned a Bulldog and its name is “Boston Beans”
  • In 1942, Bulldog was the first appeared in animated film series “Tom and Jerry” and it’s named is “Spike”

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