Homeland and time of occurrence: Great Britain, XIX century; height 30.5—36 cm, weight 23-25 kg
Description: Bulldogs are medium sized dogs with a smooth coat. Bulldogs have a massive, low set body. A head with a short muzzle, broad shoulders and very strong limbs make up the characteristic features of this breed. The appearance of the bulldogs suggests the presence of such qualities as vigorous temper, stability and strength. Bulldogs are courageous and do not differ in behavior failures.Breed history: Dogs of this breed were originally bred in England as fighters with bulls. Today, bulldogs are no longer used for bullfighting, but the breeders have tried to preserve the basic fighting qualities of the bulldogs and have been very successful in this.
Games, entertainment, recreation: Bulldogs prefer slow walks in cold weather; on too warm days, they tend not to leave the premises, enjoying the effect of air conditioning. Bulldogs are indispensable members of advertisements, you will surely find them on most TV channels.
English Bulldog Attractive features: Bulldogs do not need serious physical exertion. Care for the coat is minimal. Bulldogs have a friendly temper, they don’t like to bark; these dogs, however, come out excellent watchmen. Bulldogs treat other domestic live animals favorably, although they are sometimes somewhat aggressive towards unfamiliar dogs. Bulldogs are sensitive and obedient dogs, so there is no need to shout at them or beat them during the training process. They are excellent in communicating with children and are ideal for the novice owner.
Health problems: dysplasia of the elbow joints and lesion of the blink membrane are the most common diseases of bulldogs. Often there are allergic skin lesions, scabies. The extremely short tail of the bulldogs predisposes to the occurrence of spinal lesions (in the caudal region). There are isolated cases of urinary and fecal incontinence.
Those who are engaged in breeding bulldogs are well aware that, due to the large round head, puppies are born by caesarean section.
Overheating is a serious danger for bulldogs. Therefore, on hot days it is better to leave your pets at home and do not forget to turn on the air conditioning.
Features of the content: Bulldogs often molt and live a short time (7-9 years). Due to its popularity, today it is one of the most expensive breeds.
Due to the flattened muzzle, the Bulldogs may experience difficulty breathing; they snore loudly.
Cultivation of bulldogs is very problematic and, as a rule, requires artificial insemination.
The process of training is sometimes difficult.