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.
Bulldogs are slow in learning and love spending most of the time on sofa.
Bulldogs are decent guard dogs. They are patient but once they decide to defend something, they can be hard to stop.
Bulldogs are recognized as excellent family pets because of their tendency to form strong bonds with children.
They generally get along well with dogs and cats, if properly socialized.
Bulldogs are low on energy and mostly prefer to rest for the majority of the time. This makes it very suitable for apartment living.
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.
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.
Bulldogs are not very agile & prefer spending most of the time on the couch.
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.
These are household dogs & are sensitive to cold climate. They should be kept indoors in winters.
Bulldogs are considered to have an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years.
Bulldogs do shed. But they don’t shed as much as other breeds and when they do shed their hair is less noticeable.
Recognized colours of Bulldogs include red, fawn, white, brindle, and piebald.
The Bulldogs stand at an average height of 12-16 inches (30-40 cm) at the withers.
The coat is short, flat, and sleek, with thick folds of skin.
bulldogs have a short undercoat.
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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