AKC PuppyFinder: Bulldog Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Calm, courageous, and friendly; dignified but amusing
- Energy Level: Not Very Active; Bulldogs won't beg to be exercised, but they require regular walks and the occasional romp
- Good with Children: Better with Supervision
- Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Weekly
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 14-15 inches
- Weight: 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)
- Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
- Barking Level: Quiet
- Breed Description
With his short face and wrinkly body, your Bulldog puppy is a far cry from his fierce ancestors. The modern Bulldog is beloved for his even-tempered gentleness, and your pup will grow up to be a mellow companion and your kids' best friend. Instantly recognizable by his wrinkled brow, hanging jowls and rolling gait, the Bulldog has the physique of a muscled, thick-set tough guy combined with a lovable and mellow personality.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1886
Breed History & Job Description: Bulldogs were created in medieval England for the “sport” of bullbaiting, in which a staked bull fought a pack of dogs while spectators bet on the outcome. The dogs used in this grisly pastime, the ancestors of today’s Bulldog, were unbelievably brave and seemingly impervious to pain. The turning point in Bulldog history came in 1835, when England banned blood sports. With no work to do, the Bulldog might’ve gone extinct. Instead, breeders began eliminating the Bulldog’s ferociousness while accentuating its finer qualities.
Like all breeds there may be some health issues. Because of their brachycephalic (short-nosed) build, Bulldogs frequently have breathing difficulties relating to their elongated soft-palate blocking their airways. If this develops into a chronic problem, a simple surgery can correct the blockage. Other health issues reported in Bulldogs are, 'cherry eye' & skin infections which can be treated by cleaning the skin-folds regularly. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of well-bred Bulldogs are healthy dogs.
Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.
Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:
- No recommended health tests
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