Bulldog

INR 20,000 - 100,000
Breed Group : Non-Sporting Group
Origin : United Kingdom
The Bulldog also referred to as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of dog. The Bulldog is a muscular, heavy dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose. Bulldogs used to drive cattle to market and to compete in a bloody sport called bull baiting. Today they have turned to become one of the most popular dog breed due to their quite behavior. They develop strong bonds with humans and are very good with children. They are also more likely to sleep on someone's lap than running around on a ground chasing something.

The bull dogs were originally used for activities like controlling live stocks. Their presence can be tracked back to 5th century in England. Due to their impressive power, aggression and muscular built, they were used in a barbaric sport called – bull baiting. To be the winner the dogs had to grab the bull by its nose and pin it down to the ground. They were only 2 accepted results, either the dog pins the bull or the bull kills the dog. Over the time these dogs developed stocky bodies with massive heads and jaws. The sport of bull baiting was considered illegal and was banned in the year 1835.

Over the years the bull dogs have been cross bred, with different breeds, which lead to the origin of new breeds like, Boxers, French Bulldogs, Pitbull and few more. These dogs have developed a very calm and friendly disposition. Despite their fighting history, these dogs are known across the world for their friendly & affectionate behavior.

English Bulldog is one of the most amiable of all dog breeds. Bulldog puppies are playfull and full of energy, but as they grow up, they turn out to become quite dogs. They prefer spending much of the day snoring on the sofa. Normally, bulldogs don’t loose their temper quickly, but when aroused, it can become a force to reckon with. Bulldogs are stubborn and high on tenacity. Once it decides something, it can become very difficult to change its mind.Most have a friendly and patient nature.
The bulldogs make very good friends with children, but like all dog breeds should not be left unsupervised with the. Children must also be educated about how to behave with dogs & need to treat them with respect.
  • Inteligence

    Bulldogs are slow in learning and love spending most of the time on sofa.

  • Guard Dog

    Bulldogs are decent guard dogs. They are patient but once they decide to defend something, they can be hard to stop.

  • Good with kids

    Bulldogs are recognized as excellent family pets because of their tendency to form strong bonds with children.

  • Good With other pets

    They generally get along well with dogs and cats, if properly socialized.

  • Energy level

    Bulldogs are low on energy and mostly prefer to rest for the majority of the time. This makes it very suitable for apartment living.

  • Ease of training

    English Bulldog have a stubborn behaviour. He learns new commands slower than all other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him. Food treats can help in training bulldogs. Bulldogs don’t forget, what is taught to it.

Bulldogs are generally healthy dogs but can be affected by some health issues. All Bulldogs do not get affected by these diseases, but it is good to know about them, especially if you are wishing to have one as your companion dog. Bull dogs are slow dogs who don’t really enjoy a lot of outdoor activities and spend most of the time on the couch. This attitude also leads to the dogs suffering from issues like overweight, which could further lead to heart and lung diseases or even joint problems. Bulldogs also have been found to be affected by diseases like hip dysplasia, inter-digital cysts, cherry eye, respiratory issues and allergies.
  • Exercise need

    Like all dogs, Bulldogs require daily exercise. Lack of exercise can lead to the dog getting overweight, which could lead to heart and lung problems, as well as stress on the joints.

  • Agility

    Bulldogs are not very agile & prefer spending most of the time on the couch.

  • Tolerant to heat

    Bulldogs are very sensitive to heat. Their small nasal cavity makes it difficult for them to control their body temperature. The must be provided with plenty of water & shade in warmer climate.

  • Tolerant to cold

    These are household dogs & are sensitive to cold climate. They should be kept indoors in winters.

  • Age

    Bulldogs are considered to have an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years.

The Bulldog is a medium sized breed with a muscular body & characteristically wide head and shoulders. Bulldogs have large heads with a distinctly sour expression that is created by their seriously undershot jaw.The body is very broad and low with a deep, capacious chest and rounded rib-cage and have thick folds of skin. The muzzle is short with a distinctive pushed-in nose. The almond shaped eyes are set wide apart. Bulldogs are one of the few breeds whose tail is naturally short and either straight or screwed.
  • Shedding

    Bulldogs do shed. But they don’t shed as much as other breeds and when they do shed their hair is less noticeable.

  • Colour

    Recognized colours of Bulldogs include red, fawn, white, brindle, and piebald.

  • Size

    The Bulldogs stand at an average height of 12-16 inches (30-40 cm) at the withers.

  • Coat type

    The coat is short, flat, and sleek, with thick folds of skin.

  • Under coat

    bulldogs have a short undercoat.

  • Stature

    The Bulldog is a medium sized breed with a muscular body and can weigh around 18 to 22 KG (40-50 pounds).

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