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Bulldog Information, Meet an Amiable Personality Behind a Mean Mug

Why is this dog breed so easy-going?

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Is the Bulldog Right For You?

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    Bulldogs are relatively low maintenance and do not require excessive exercise so they may be perfect for city living.

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    They tend to get along with other animals so they do not pose a risk to households with several pets.

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    Also called the English Bulldog, these dogs are easy to train so they make a good starter pet.

HISTORY

The Bulldog dates back to 13th century England, where they were originally used for "bull-baiting" until 1835, when the practice was banned by the English Parliament. Once thought of as an aggressive breed, the Bulldog has since been recognized for their peaceful nature and has become a common household pet. Called the English Bulldog in some circles and simply the Bulldog in others, this breed is related to the American Bulldog and the French Bulldog.

quick facts

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    Size

    Medium

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    Lifespan

    8-12 years

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    Hair Length

    Short

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    Male Height

    12-15 inches

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    Male Weight

    50-55 pounds

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    Female Height

    12-15 inches

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    Female Weight

    45-50 pounds

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    Litter Size

    4-5 pups

APPEARANCE

The Bulldog is a medium sized dog with a wide and thick body and stout limbs. The breed has a large head in proportion to the rest of their body and is very athletic. Bulldogs have a short coat giving their muscular stature great definition.

PERSONALITY

Bulldogs are loving to their owners and those they are well acquainted with but can also be friendly to strangers. If introduced at a young age, Bulldogs can coexist with other pets. This breed is very playful and active and can easily be excited.

color

Bulldogs come in red brindle, solid red, white, yellow, fawn, and piebald. Bulldogs may have a small patch of color on their chest.

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health concerns

Bulldogs are prone to several health issues such as:

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