British Bulldogs have a short, medium sized sturdy body with a wide chest. The most distinguishing feature of the Bulldog is their large heads and flat faces. They have plenty of loose skin, especially around the head, neck and shoulders (The wrinkles must be cleaned on a daily basis to save the bulldog getting any infections). Other Names: Bulldog, English Bulldog
Dog Group Kennel Club: Non Sporting (AKC) Utility KC (GB)
Bulldogs have a short, fine and straight coat. Coat colours include: brindle, white, red, red brindle, and fawn. Sometimes with a black muzzle.
Males 50-65 lbs, 22-30 kg
Females 40-45 lbs 18-21 kg
Average Life Span: 8 – 10 years
A British Bulldog is the common name for a breed of dog also referred to as the English Bulldog. Other Bulldog breeds include the French Bulldog and the American Bulldog. The British Bulldog is a muscular heavy dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose. Find British Bulldog for sale on the American Kennel Club, The Kennel Club (UK) and the United Kennel Club, They will provide you with all the information you will need when buying a British Bulldog.
The American Kennel Club (AKC), The Kennel Club (UK) and the United Kennel Club (UKC) oversee breeding standards. General Appearance Smooth-coated, fairly thick set, rather low in stature, broad, powerful and compact. Head, fairly large in proportion to size. There are generally thick folds of skin on a Bulldog's brow, followed by round, black, wide-set eyes, a short muzzle with characteristic folds called "rope" above the nose, with hanging skin under the neck, drooping lips, and pointed teeth. The neck is moderate in length, thick, deep and strong.
Food: In the first few days of your puppies arrival in his new home, it is very important to feed him same food that was given to you by the breeder you got your bulldog from. You can gradually switch over to a different diet if you prefer at a later date, but initially, stick with what your puppy is used to in order to avoid tummy upsets. Puppies grow 20 times faster than adult dogs and so require a special diet to aid their physical development. Puppies have high energy requirements, but small stomachs - therefore owners should feed small meals frequently throughout the day. Follow the feeding instructions on the packaging.
Investing in a crate is always worthwhile, as it not only gives you peace of mind, but it also provides a safe den for your puppy. It is important to buy a crate that will be large enough for an adult British bulldog. The recommend size is 30 ins x 20 ins x 24 ins (76 x 51 x 61cm).
British Bulldogs learn quite quickly but they are stubborn. Training should be carried out from early puppy-hood, and should be gentle and consistent. Bulldogs should also be socialised well from early puppy-hood.
Teaching your British bulldog to be clean in the house is much easier than you might think. It is all about routine – creating the right routine and sticking to it! Give lots of praise when your bulldog goes outside and performs and ignore accidents in the house, and your bulldog will soon understand what is required.
The short coat of a bulldog is a delight to groom, as the process is relatively simple. You should groom your bulldog with a good natural bristle hairbrush, which is best because it allows even distribution of the coat's oils. Weekly brushing will keep the coat healthy. The face wrinkles require daily attention to prevent infection, especially the nose wrinkle which can be quite deep. The underneath of the tail also requires daily cleaning. Nails should be clipped regularly. When using a nail clipper, take care not to cut too far down and hit the vein, or the nail will bleed. Use only blunt-tipped scissors when trimming any hair.
Every bulldog has an elongated soft palate to a certain degree, this is because of the shape of their heads (ie: brachycephalic – short nosed). In most cases this causes nothing more than snoring, but in severe cases may cause your bulldog difficulty in breathing. Heat and exercise will cause loud, gurgly breathing, (commonly known as “roaring”) and your bulldog may appear to be “lazy”. The severity can range from loud breathing when excited, during/after exercise to total exercise intolerance, regurgitation of food to permanent breathing difficulties.
The condition can be corrected with surgery and you need to be sure that the vet you chose to carry out this surgery totally understand brachycephalic breeds best to see the bulldog breed council website for a list of bulldog specialists, they have been chosen because they have been listed as Bulldog Friendly or because a breeder has told them they are happy with their service. Strenuous exercise and jumping should be avoided for the bulldog, although his girth and build may hide quite an active body, such exercise is not to be recommended in excess. On no account should your bulldog be walked for long periods in hot weather, As bulldogs do not have the nose for rapid breathing, and he is not suited to high temperatures, possibly one reason why the bulldog never thrives better than in his own country.
Pure bred Brish Bulldog bitch for sale. 3 year old Spayed, Excellent temperament, fit and healthy. Price £500 Moving abroad. Mrs Williams, Lancashire, 0161 336 0146
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2 year old male for sale through no fault of his own. Proven, siring quality puppies. Fit and healthy. Moving abroad. Price £1500
Caused when natural tear production slows or stops. Symptoms include green gunge around the eyes, especially in the morning and a dry appearance or blue haze to the eye itself. it Can be confirmed by your vet who will perform a dry eye test with blotting type paper to see how much moisture can be soaked from the eyes surface. Artificial tear drops will need to be applied to the eye for the life of the bulldog, your vet can prescribe this. Looking after a bulldog involves daily care of the face and the deep folds. Wash their faces on a daily basis with either a soft cloth and water. Be sure to dry the face properly, extra care is needed to the nose roll which in some bulldogs can be very deep. Once you have washed and dryed your bulldog you can put a small amount of vaseline around the area to help it from becoming sore.
The name "bull" was applied because of the dog's use in the sport of bull baiting. The name “Bulldog” is also translated as “bull dog” and is connected with the main purpose – to attack the bull.
Bulldogs come from the ancient breed of mastiff-like dogs used for guarding and attacking wild animals in Ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome. In England, the originally huge Bullenbeisser was bred to be a smaller dog and during the reign of King John (13th century) began its career as a bull baiter. Over the years, an ideal dog for bull baiting was created. Baiting and dog fighting were outlawed in England in 1835. Bulldog owners began selective breeding to eliminate the aggressive elements of the breed and establish a good natured bulldog, being bred for their companionship and loyalty. Traditionally recognised as ‘the British breed’ and renowned for the bulldog spirit and strength. The Bulldog is often referred to as “Churchill"