Bulldog

Bulldog

Dog Facts

Type:
Utility
Energy:
Low
Exercise Requirement:
Low
Affection Level:
High
Protection:
Low
Size:
Small
Grooming Maintenance:
Low
Temperature Preference:
Temperate
Typical Lifespan:
8-10 years

About the Bulldog Breed

The Bulldog is famous for its thick, squat, muscular build. Its wide shoulders and low body give it a very low centre of gravity, a very important trait when fighting a large animal, which was its initial purpose. Nowadays, the Bulldog is a slow and amiable pet, which requires a short-to-medium daily walk, but should not be expected to run, jump or swim.

With a pronounced under bite, the muzzle of the Bulldog looks a bit squashed, a very beneficial trait which allowed it to breathe while holding onto prey back in its bull baiting days. Around its face, the skin is quite wrinkled. It is usually coloured tan, black, brindle, fawn or white. It has a wide chest and wide-set legs.

This dog was initially bred for bull baiting, which involved latching onto the larger animal and terrorising it for sport. This sport was outlawed though, and so the ferocity that was built up in the breed through selective breeding, was bred out of them. This led to a tough looking but amiable pet that is very affectionate and good with children. It can be aggressive towards strange dogs, but is usually docile.

Its short coat does not require a lot of grooming, but it may need to have its faced wiped daily around the mouth. It can drool, and may snore and wheeze, because of the shape of their muzzles.

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