English Bulldog

About The English Bulldog

English Bulldog Dog Breed

Bulldogs have a small, strong physique with rather loose skin, particularly around the head, neck, and shoulders. The big cranium is another distinguishing characteristic. Bulldogs can be brindle, hues of red, fawn, or white, or any combination of these colours. Bulldogs reach a height of 31-36cm and weigh about 23-25kg as adults.

This is a family dog who adores children and will even learn to coexist with other dogs if socialised at a young age. The Bulldog is little too sociable to be an effective guard dog, but will defend a family member in need. He might be serene, contemplative, silly, or obstinate, and possesses an innate sense of humour.

The breed was developed in England and has a violent history. It was bred from fighting mastiffs imported to the British Isles by the Romans and used in the brutal sport of bullbaiting. However, today's Bulldog has just a passing resemblance to his forefathers. And all of the ferocity he shown in the bullbaiting pens? He's gone for good. Despite his still-ferocious exterior, you'd be hard pushed to find a dog with a kinder, more affectionate temperament.

Bulldogs are broad and robust while being low to the ground. Their big heads should have cheeks that reach to the sides of their eyes, and their forehead skin should be wrinkled. A Bulldog has a sagging upper lip and an undershot lower jaw, which means his bottom teeth protrude more than his top teeth. The Bulldog's jaws are enormous and powerful, designed for grabbing on to and hanging on to his opponent.

Bulldogs are never confused with other dog breeds. They are a medium-sized dog with a deep chest and a low-slung body. Their head is huge and square, with a short snout. They have large shoulders and chests, as well as big, robust limbs.

Unfortunately, the Bulldog's distinctive body and head configuration predisposes him to health issues, particularly respiratory and joint issues. If they don't get enough exercise, they might soon become overweight. Excess weight strains their body and may exacerbate pre-existing health issues.

Bulldogs are quite hefty for their size, and picking him up to take him to the vet can be difficult. Bulldogs are usually idle inside the house, preferring to sleep until it's time to eat again. They adore children, but don't expect them to spend hours chasing a ball or running about in the garden with them.


Bulldogs are descended from the ancient breed of Bullenbeissers, a mastiff-like dog employed in Assyria, Greece, Egypt, and Rome for protecting and fighting wild animals. The Bullenbeisser was available in a variety of sizes. In England, the initially enormous Bullenbeisser was bred to be a smaller dog and began its career as a bull baiter during the reign of King John (13th century). Over the years, a perfect bull baiting dog has been developed. Fortunately, in 1835, England banned baiting and dog fighting, and Bulldog owners began selective breeding to minimise the breed's more violent characteristics and produce a good-natured family companion.


This is a family dog who adores children and will even learn to coexist with other dogs if socialised at a young age. The Bulldog is little too sociable to be an effective guard dog, but will defend a family member in need. He might be serene, contemplative, silly, or obstinate, and possesses an innate sense of humour.

Bulldogs, like other dogs, require early socialization—exposure to a variety of people, sights, noises, and experiences—when they are young. Socialization ensures that your Bulldog puppy develops into a well-rounded dog. Enrolling him in puppy kindergarten is a terrific place to start. Inviting guests over on a regular basis, as well as taking him to busy parks, stores that accept dogs, and on leisurely strolls to meet neighbours, can help him improve his social abilities.

The Bulldog is a lover, not a warrior. He is sociable and kind, yet he has a reputation for bravery that makes him an outstanding watchdog. He's dignified rather than energetic, and he has a kind, if occasionally obstinate, demeanour. The Bulldog is outgoing and sociable, and he gets along with everyone. He might be a slow learner, but once he understands something, he knows it for life. Bulldogs aren't known for their barking. In most cases, their very presence is enough to deter invaders.

A variety of variables influence temperament, including inheritance, training, and socialisation. Puppies with good temperaments are interested and lively, eager to approach and be held by people. Choose the puppy in the midst of the pack, not the one that is tearing up his littermates or cowering in the corner.

Always meet at least one of the parents—usually the mother is the one who is available—to confirm that they have pleasant personalities with which you are comfortable. Meeting the parents siblings or other relatives is also beneficial in determining what a puppy will be like as he grows up.


Bulldogs don't do well in excessive heat (or cold) because of their pushed-in face. When they're heated, they breathe deeply and don't disperse heat properly. They are particularly vulnerable to heatstroke. They can be killed in as little as half an hour outside in 85-degree weather. Make sure he has lots of fresh water and an air-conditioned environment. Bulldogs are not swimmers either. Their colossal heads yank them down. If you have a pool, jacuzzi, or pond, keep your Bulldog out of it.

The Bulldog is unlikely to be a star in obedience trials, but once he learns something, he never forgets it. He learns best from enjoyable training sessions that include repetition and positive reinforcement in the form of food incentives and praise.

Bulldogs are sedentary indoors and do not require a lot of exercise (although they must be walked every day to keep them from gaining weight). They are indoor dogs who love a laid-back existence. They're ready for a sleep after roughly 20 minutes of play. The Bulldog's low to moderate energy level makes it suitable for any type of household, from an apartment to a house with a yard. You can take the Bulldog for a mile or two during the cool part of the day, but he'll be content with a little stroll up and down your block.


Constantly educate youngsters how to approach and touch dogs, and always monitor any interactions between dogs and small children to avoid biting or ear or tail tugging on either party's side. Teach your youngster never to approach a sleeping or eating dog or to try to grab the dog's food. No dog should ever be left alone with a youngster.

The Bulldog's friendly demeanour and weight make him a wonderful companion for youngsters of all ages. A Bulldog will put up with a lot from a youngster, even if he shouldn't have to, and he'll go if he's weary of being tortured.

Bulldogs get along nicely with other pets, including dogs and cats, due to their peaceful temperament. However, they may be less social with strange dogs.