There is nothing quite as adorable as the English Bulldog. Their stout body and adorable wrinkles are stand out features of this breed. They also have become a favorite as a family pet. The English Bulldog traces back to the 13th century and was originally used to drive cattle to the market and for the bloody sport of bull baiting. In 1835, using them for bull baiting was outlawed, and the show breed we know today began.
The English Bulldog At a Glance
- Average Weight: 40 – 55 pounds
- Average Height: 12 – 16 inches
- HairType: Short and Straight
- Hair Colors: White, Fawn, Piebald, Solid Red, Brindle
- Grooming Needs: Minimal
- Longevity: 8 – 10 years
- Temperament: Calm, Friendly, Confident
- AKC Classification: Non-Sporting
- UKC Classification: Companion Dog
One of the reasons that the English bulldog is so popular is because of its calm disposition. They are quiet dogs and good with children. English bulldogs are people oriented and actively seek out human affection. They also make excellent watchdogs.
Care for English Bulldogs
English bulldogs are good dogs for apartments, because they do not require a yard to run in. They are low endurance dogs and require minimal exercise to stay healthy. They can overheat easily, so be aware of this on warmer days. While they do not need to run around a lot, they are smart dogs and appreciate learning new tricks and having new toys to play with.
When you are training your new English bulldog puppy, keep in mind that they respond better to positive reinforcement than to punishment. Have some treats on hand and reward them when they behave as you are directing. You will quickly have a well-trained fluffy friend that will love you for life.
Grooming English Bulldogs
This breed is fairly easy to groom, since they are short haired, though we always recommend professional grooming. They do shed, and so they require occasional brushing. It is important that you clean their wrinkles, because dirt, drool, and other debris can get stuck there and cause issues.
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