ALL ABOUT™ BULLDOGS
Bulldog Puppy & Breed Information
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The Bulldog evolved in the British Isles and although used for bull-baiting, that part of his history is long past and dormant. Bulldogs can be as stoic and determined as their ancestors but are above all, a gentle, loving companion. The Bulldog’s voice is strong but he’s not a barker. He’s surprisingly playful and comedic, and Bulldog puppies are incredibly huggable!
Bulldog Coat, Color, Care: The coat is smooth and glossy. His skin is loose at neck and shoulders, and that famous face is heavily wrinkled. Attention to the wrinkles will keep the bulldog’s skin healthy and sweet-smelling.
Bulldog Personality: The breed can be surprisingly silly with owners but is otherwise dignified, good with children, small animals, and other dogs. Breeders have molded the bulldog’s once-ferocious courage into a kind, placid/humorous acceptance of life, with patience to spare.
Exercise Requirements: Bulldogs should be muscular, not fat! Don’t let that shuffle and roll fool you into thinking he won’t thrive on regular outdoor exercise. Bulldogs love a good-weather romp with the kids and need a long morning or evening walk every day.
Health Concerns: The bulldog’s brachycephalic head (pushed-back nose and unnaturally short muzzle) can lead to shortness of breath and gagging. He does not tolerate high heat and humidity well and heavy panting can cause a sticky froth that makes breathing even more difficult. Bulldogs can have an elongated soft palate and when combined with a small trachea, it causes breathing problems. The wrinkled skin is prone to dermatitis if not cared for. Bulldogs can have eye lid anomalies, heart problems and/or hip dysplasia; the latter two can be from being overweight instead of genetics. Some owners report chewing of feet or body but a natural, chemical-free diet and freedom from unneeded medication will usually prevent food allergies and dermatitis.
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