Breed: English Bulldog
Country of Origin: England
Color: Fawn & White, White, Brindle & White, Red, Fawn, Red & White, Red Brindle, Piebald
Life Expectancy: 7-10 years
Height: Female: 31-40 cm, Male: 31-40 cm
Weight: Female: 18-23 kg, Male: 23-25 kg
Litter Size: 3-6 puppies
The English Bulldog is good for apartment life. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. This breed is an indoor dog.
Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather. The Bulldog is small in stature, but wide and compact, with a thick, massive head.
Its head should be broad (the broader the more prized) with cheeks that extend to the sides of the eyes. The skin on the skull and forehead should fall in dense folds. Its muzzle is short and pug, its nose, broad and black with large nostrils.
Its upper lip is pendent and its lower jaw should be very undershot. Eyes are very round, far apart and very dark. The ears should be small and thin, folded back in the form of a rose. The tail is short and carries low.
The coat comes in red, fawn, brindle, pale yellow or washed-out red, or white, and can combine any of these colors. Black is not acceptable.
The Muzzle is sometimes dark. With its stocky legs set squarely at each corner of its compact, muscular body, the Bulldogs deliberate gain has become a waddle.
Temperament: Docile, Friendly, Willful, Gregarious
Health Problems: Prone to breathing problems; some have small windpipes as well. Also poor eyesight, cherry eye, very susceptible to heatstroke in warm weather or hot rooms and cars. Very cold sensitive. Prone to mast cell tumors. Birth defects are common in some lines. Susceptible to skin infections, hip and knee problems. Prone to flatulence, especially when fed any other type of food other than their regular dog food. Puppies are often delivered by caesarian section.
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