7: Non Sporting
Level: low - moderate
Should convey an impression of determination.
They can be peaceful, pensive, goofy and have a well developed
sense of humour.
for: Dedicated handlers, families.
up to 10yrs, although some will live longer.
25 kg (55 lbs.)
Bitch 22.7 kg (50 lbs.)
The colour should be whole or smut (that is, a whole colour
with a black mask or muzzle). The only colours (which should be
brilliant and pure of their sort) are whole colours - viz., brindles,
reds, with their varieties, fawns, fallows etc., white and also
pied (i.e. a combination of white with any other of the foregoing
colours). Dudley, black and black with tan are extremely undesirable
Should be fine in texture, short, close and smooth (hard only from
the shortness and closeness, not wiry).
Appearance: Smooth-coated, thickset
dog, rather low in stature, but broad, powerful and compact. The
head strikingly massive and large in proportion to the dog's size.
The face extremely short. The muzzle very broad, blunt and inclined
upwards. The body short and well knit; the limbs stout and muscular.
The hindquarters high and strong but rather lightly made in comparison
with its heavily made foreparts. The dog should convey an impression
of determination, strength
and activity, similar to that suggested by the appearance of a thick-set
The British Bulldog is believed
to evolve from the mastiff family, and in centuries ago they were
longer legged and used for bull baiting. They were expected to attack
and hang onto the ears or the nose of the bull, at times the bull
would through them off which often led to injury or death. After
the 1830s bull baiting was banned and then breeders concentrated
on breeding the gentle and reliable Bulldog that we know today.
their short coat is very easy to look after, with a brush and a
bath only when needed. Wipe their faces with a damp cloth, everyday
to clean inside the wrinkles.
Bulldogs should never be exercised in the heat of the day. Two relatively
short walks at a steady but not terribly brisk pace should be adequate.
This breed can suffer from breathing problems because of their short
muzzle. Whelping can also be a problem, due to the pups having big
heads. Caesareans are usually needed. For Diet and other general
dog health information Health/Nutrition