English bulldogs are harsh dogs that have long been involved in baiting the bulls, and all the physical data of the bulldogs are aimed at getting out of battle by the winners. These dogs always keep with dignity, they are bold and incredibly stubborn.
The English Bulldogs are strong, powerful medium sized dogs. Height at withers reaches 40 cm, maximum weight – 25 kg.
The body of the bulldogs is short, of crude raw build, the shoulders are wide and massive, the pelvis is narrow, the neck is thick and powerful, the head is massive, with a pronounced transition from the forehead to the muzzle, the muzzle is wide and short. The limbs are muscular, very strong, and the forelegs are wide apart. The tail is short by nature, rounded. Jaws wide, square, lower jaw protruding forward, lips hanging. The coat is short, smooth and thick. The color can be different: solid – from fawn to red-brown; white in combination with brindle, piebald, red, etc.
Despite their frightening appearance, the English Bulldogs are very calm, balanced and peace-loving dogs, typical couch potatoes who feel great in terms of housing maintenance and active walking will always prefer a sofa. They are affectionate, anxiously treat the owner and other family members, love to play with children and always treat them very carefully.
The English Bulldogs do not like other dogs, so it’s not worth starting a Bulldog if you already have another dog.
English bulldogs tend to favorite hobby: they love to gnaw everything. Therefore, if you do not want to lose all the pairs of your shoes and other valuable things, provide your pet with special chewing toys.
Because of the specific structure of the body, the English bulldogs have a weak heart and shortness of breath, so active, long walks are contraindicated for them. It’s enough to walk with the bulldogs twice a day for just 20 minutes, and better – with a quiet step, he doesn’t need any running.
In addition, bulldogs have a tendency to obesity and problems with the musculoskeletal system. To protect your dog from excess weight, you need to make the right diet and always follow it.
Often, representatives of this breed are allergic, and to any irritants: flowers, herbs, trees, etc. In the event of allergic reactions, you should consult with a veterinarian so that he prescribed antihistamines.
English bulldogs tolerate heat, these dogs will not fit the hot climate.
The life span of English Bulldogs is 10 years.
The breed was named “Bulldogs” as early as the 13th century, when, thanks to its strength and power, these dogs were actively used to bait bulls. “Bull” in translation from English. – bull.
However, in the 19th century bull baiting was banned, the demand for the breed dropped sharply – and the bulldogs almost disappeared. The situation was saved by a group of people, true connoisseurs of the breed, who decided to “change the bulldogs”, focusing not on fighting skills, but on sociable qualities.
Thus, from true fighters, these dogs turned into true friends and reliable protectors. The bulldogs exhibiting aggression were ruthlessly sent to the plantations of the New World. In the homes of the aristocrats there remained only decent, “respectable” dogs, capable of complementing the image of a classic gentleman.
We know these English bulldogs even now: they are strong dogs, always ready to intercede for the owner, and at the same time they are very calm and reasonable.
English Bulldog is the national dog of England.
English bulldog, thanks to his courage and strength, was called the dog Churchill. However, Churchill lived not a bulldog, but a poodle.
In bull baiting, the English bulldogs were much more successful than the mastiffs. Because of their large size, mastiffs often caught the bull on the horns, whereas a much more compact bulldog could easily grab the bull by the nose – the most sensitive spot.
The skin of a bulldog gathering in folds is not a funny trait of appearance, but a combat strategy. If during the battle the enemy grabbed the bulldog by the skin, the dog would still maintain maneuverability.
Bulldogs snore hard! This trait is a consequence of the structure of the muzzle. Therefore, if you are bothered by snoring, it is better to equip a sleeping place for a dog not in your room.