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Bulldog

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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #4
Name Bulldog
Other names English Bulldog, British Bulldog
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Non Sporting (AKC:1886)Companion (UKC)
Size Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 8-10 years
Temperament AggressiveCourageousFriendlyLovingSocialSweet
Height 12-16 inches (31-40 cm)There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown
Weight Male: 53-55 pounds (24-25 kg) Female: 49-51 pounds (22-23 kg)
Colors Brindle & WhiteFawnFawn & WhiteFawn Brindle & WhiteGray BrindleRedRed & WhiteRed BrindleRed Brindle & WhiteWhite
Litter Size 4-5 puppies
Puppy Price Average $1200 - $2000 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 5 stars
Barking Tendencies 1 starsRare
Cat Friendly 5 stars
Child Friendly 5 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also very friendly toward other pets and very friendly toward strangers.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Exercise Needs 1 stars
Grooming 2 starsLow Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep. No trimming or stripping needed.
Health Issues 5 starsHypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 3 starsRanking: #77
Playfulness 1 stars
Shedding Level 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.
Stranger Friendly 5 stars
Trainability 3 starsDifficult Training: Training will be difficult, which might not be suitable for a first time dog owner. Patience and perseverance are required to adequately train it. Professional obedience schools can also be helpful.
Watchdog Ability 3 stars
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Max Bella
02 Riley Daisy
03 Charlie Maggie
04 Murphy Molly
05 Buddy Bailey
06 Oscar Sadie
07 Cooper Gracie
08 Rusty Sophie
09 Jack Katie
10 Shadow Roxy
Overview

The English Bulldog is a wide, medium-sized, compact dog with short legs. The body and head are massive with extra skin on both the skull and forehead falling in folds. The cheeks extend to the sides of the eyes. The muzzle is wide, short and pug with a broad, deep stop. The black nose is broad with large nostrils. The dark eyes are deep set. The rose ears are small, thin and set high on the head. The jaws are massive, very broad, and square with hanging upper lips. The teeth should have an under bite. The tail is either straight or screwed and carried low. The short, flat coat is straight, smooth and glossy. Coat colors include red brindle and other shades of brindle, solid white, solid red, fawn, fallow, piebald, pale yellow or washed-out red or white or a combination of these colors.

Despite its "sourmug," the bulldog is jovial, comical and amiable, among the most docile and mellow of dogs. It is willing to please, although it retains a stubborn streak. It is very good with children. Most are moderately friendly toward strangers. Although some can be aggressive with strange dogs, the breed is quite good with other pets.

History
The English Bulldog (or simply ‘Bulldog’) was bred in England in the 1500’s for bull baiting, a popular gambling ‘sport’ in which one or more dogs were matched up against a chained bull (or bear). These dogs were bred for sheer fighting capacity, and they were famed for latching onto their prey with an iron jaw which they refused to release—they could even suffocate opponents this way. English Bulldogs fell in popularity when bull baiting was outlawed in the 1830’s, but a committed group of devotees kept the breed alive and selected away any trace of ferocity. Easily recognizable by their distinctive and adorable ‘sourmug’, English Bulldogs serve as the mascots of dozens of sports teams, most famously Georgetown University. Other famous English Bulldogs include Handsome Dan, the Yale mascot, and Tyson, the skateboarding Bulldog of internet fame. English Bulldogs are simultaneously a symbol of British tenacity and an immensely popular American pet.
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