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Breed Information


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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








12-16 inches (31-40 cm)

There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown


Male: 53-55 pounds (24-25 kg)

Female: 49-51 pounds (22-23 kg)


Brindle & White


Fawn & White

Fawn Brindle & White

Gray Brindle


Red & White

Red Brindle

Red Brindle & White


Litter Size 4-5 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $2000 - $4000 USD

English Bulldog's average price is around $2,500 in the US. If you are after their premium varieties, expect to pay $4,500 to $9,000. That's more or less twice the price of a Labrador Retriever, the most popular dog breed in the country. In addition, a purebred AKC Bulldog (registered with the American Kennel Club), with show dog parents, can cost more than $10,000. A puppy from champion parents can cost up to $30,000!

Breed Characteristics


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Apartment Friendly

5 stars

The English Bulldog is good for apartment life. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. This breed is an indoor dog. Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather.

Barking Tendencies

1 stars


Cat Friendly

5 stars

Child Friendly

5 stars

Good 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


3 stars

Moderate Maintenance: Regular cleaning of the face and ears will keep the Bulldog healthy and looking good. Having handy pet wipes at the ready will make this daily process a breeze. Their nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Skin fold should be cleaned regularly to avoid infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

Health Issues

5 stars

Hypoallergenic: No


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Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate 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


3 stars

Difficult 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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Bulldog Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
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
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


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.


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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