What Makes the English Bulldog a Great Pet

What an English Bulldog Looks Like

The English Bulldog has a compact, medium body with short legs. An English Bulldog puppy grows to about 16 inches in height and can weigh from 49 to 55 pounds. Its distinctive head has skin that falls into folds on its skull and forehead. Its muzzle is wide and short and has a pug appearance. The Mini french bulldog for sale  English Bulldog has deep-set, dark eyes and its ears are small and high on its head. Its massive jaws are broad and squared off and its teeth feature the unique under bite. Both the head and body of this puppy are sturdy and wide and its tail is straight, twisted or carried low on its body. The breed comes in a number of colors including a reddish brindle, red, pale yellow, piebald, white, fawn and fallow. It can also be a combination of these colors.

How an English Bulldog Behaves

In contrast to its appearance, this is one of the gentlest dogs around. This is an affectionate breed that loves human attention and enjoys being a member of the family. It is good with children and gets along with other pets, but can be a bit wary of other dogs that are not members of their “pack”. But when it has to be, an they can be a dependable guard dog. It has a persistence to get the job done. With a great deal attention from its owners, this breed can be extremely happy. But without this leadership, they can develop bad habits such as guarding items and locations in the house or becoming aggressive with family members and strangers. English Bulldog puppies have a lot of energy but tend to mellow out as they get older. They have a tendency to snore and slobber and do not have the best table manners.

What English Bulldogs Do Best

Descended from the Asiatic mastiff, this breed originated in the British Isles. It earned its name because it was used to bait bulls and because of its bull-like appearance. They were known for their aggressiveness and tenacity, as well as their strength and power. They were used in combat games pitting them against bulls until the sport was outlawed in the 19th century. That aggressive streak has been bred out of the modern English Bulldog, but it still possesses the determination that makes it a favorite of many dog owners.

The Best Environment for an English Bulldog

While its ancestors were aggressive animals, today’s breed is fine in an apartment. It is relatively sedate indoors and doesn’t need a big yard to supply its activity. While they are not the most active dogs, they do need to be taken for a walk on a daily basis. And while they may not run a lot, they are able to move quickly in short bursts. They have a tendency to get chilled or overheat easily so owners should be mindful of the temperature. English Bulldog puppies have fine, short hair that is easy to maintain. A simple wipe with a cloth may suffice and owners should wipe their face every day to clean inside their wrinkles.

The English Bulldog contradicts its gruff exterior with an agreeable, even friendly personality. It gets along well with humans and loves children. Despite a history as a fierce fighting dog, the breed is relatively calm and tame these days. It can still serve as a dependable watchdog.

Brenda P. Norwich

Breeder Network

Puppy Specialist

Pet Activist


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