Bulldog
Bulldog

Bulldogs are among dogs’ oldest, most potent, and noble breeds. They are also known as British Bulldogs or English Bulldogs. The Bulldog was initially bred to guard sheep and other livestock.
The Bulldog’s thick, protective coat, large size, and robust build helped protect its owner from any Danger. They have a high energy level and are independent, allowing them to do as they please with minimal supervision.
They are known for their protective nature. They make excellent guard dogs and are very protective of their space, and will give their family members everything they need to live a comfortable life. They can be highly aggressive when cornered or if they feel their territory is being threatened.
They are intelligent and determined even when they are puppies. Bulldog puppies love to play and are usually very energetic and high-spirited.
Depending on the environment and circumstance, they may tend to be dominant or aloof but are also highly devoted and loyal. They are social animals and like to be around people, but they are also sensitive and should be treated gently and not left alone for a long time.

  • white and black short coated bulldog
  • short fur brown dog
  • selective focus photo of adult black and white french bulldog
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  • white and black short coated dog

CHARACTERISTICS

• Personality Traits

Bulldogs in general are a breed of dog known for being independent and intelligent making them good protectors and companions. They are clever, energetic, and eager to please, making them a great choice for children or active families. Bulldog puppies are quick learners and easy to train.

• Size and Weight

The height of a Bulldog is somewhere between 31-40 cm. The weight of a female Bulldog ranges from 18 kg to 23 kg, and the weight of a male Bulldog is around 20-25 kg.

• Coat and Grooming

The coat of a bulldog is a short and dense, bristly coat which keeps them warm in cool weather and cool in hot seasons. Bulldog breed dogs come in a variety of coat colors and patterns. The most common colors are fawn, black, silver, and Carolina. Some bulldogs have unique colors such as piebald, solid black, and other patterns such as merle.

SPECIAL TRAITS

• Bulldogs originating in England, United Kingdom, is also British Bulldogs or English Bulldogs. However, there are various other types of Bulldogs originating in different countries like American Bulldog, Australian Bulldog, French Bulldog, etc.
• English Bulldogs can be easily differentiated from other Bulldog breeds. They have floppy ears and a vast body compared to other Bulldogs breeds. They also have stubby tails.
• Bulldog puppies tend to bite a lot. They need to be appropriately trained and as early as possible to learn to interact with people at an early age.

Bulldog

HISTORY

The Bulldog has changed a great deal from his ancestors. He descends from ancient mastiff-type dogs but was developed entirely in England. The Bulldog was first mentioned in 1500 when a man was described as having “two Bolddogges at his tayle.” At that time, the dogs were used for bull baiting, an activity involving the dog grabbing onto the bull’s nose and shaking it roughly.
For many years, people thought that the act of bull baiting would tenderize the meat of the bull. It was also believed that it would “thin” the animal’s blood and make the flesh more tender after being butchered. In many areas in England, the belief was so widespread that they had laws requiring bulls to be baited before being slaughtered.
In addition to being a popular spectator sport, bullfighting was also entertainment in a time when there were no sports, video games, movies, and TV shows. The dog would try to latch on to the bull’s snout, pinning it to the ground with its painful bite. Bullbaiting was advertised, and crowds would place bets on which dog would win.
Bulldogs were originally bred to fight bulls and were larger and heavier than today’s dogs. The Bulldog crept up on the enraged bull from behind and clamped on to its snout with his wide mouth and powerful jaws, which were impossible for the bull to shake off once he had a firm hold. The dogs’ wide mouths and strong jaws made it impossible for the bull to shake them off once they had a good grip.
A Bulldog’s flat and short nose allows him to breathe while hanging onto a bull’s snout. To excel at this brutal sport, he must be tenacious and develop high pain tolerance. The Bulldog developed his pain tolerance to excel at this dangerous sport.
Even his wrinkles were designed to prevent him from being blinded by the blood flowing into his eyes during this painful contest.
After bull baiting was outlawed in England in 1835, the Bulldog almost disappeared. But the Bulldog’s tenacity and devotion to his master saved him from extinction. He became a favorite companion dog, now considered a symbol of English pride and bravery.
In 1859, Bulldog enthusiasts began to show their dogs in conformation shows in England. In 1860, they were allowed to be displayed in a dog show for the first time in Birmingham, England. The first Bulldog to win a show was King Dick in Birmingham, England, in 1860.
The Bulldog Club of England was founded in 1864 by R.S. Rockstro and had 30 members. In 1867, the Bulldog’s first breed standard was written by Sam Wickens under the pseudonym Philo-Kuon. After only three years, the club disbanded.
Another Bulldog club was formed in1875 and developed the breed standard that’s still in use today. The club still exists today.
The Bulldog, which originated in England, was introduced to the United States. In 1880, Donald, a brindle and white Bulldog was exhibited in New York. In 1886, The American Kennel Club registered a Bulldog named Bob. H.D. Kendall of Lowell, Massachusetts, formed The Bulldog Club of America in 1890. Later the organization joined forces with the AKC.
In 1890, the Bulldog was recognized by The American Kennel Club. Bulldogs were among the most popular breeds during the 1940s and 1950s, ranking as high as number 9. Today, they rank 12th among all breeds and varieties registered by the AKC.

 

adult Bulldog
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BULLDOG HEALTH CONDITIONS

• Brachycephalic Syndrome

A brachycephalic syndrome condition in Bulldog, when the dog’s nostrils broaden too much. This causes the dog to breathe inefficiently, which can lead to problems that include an inability to regulate its temperature inside and out properly, difficulty breathing, and long tongues. Sometimes this condition can cause seizures in dogs. 

• Cherry Eye

The condition causes a red blind spot in the dog’s eye, making it appear bloodshot and rubbery. The spot is most often found in the corner of the eye. It can also occur in other parts of the eye, such as the upper eyelid or the cornea. The redness also causes the dog to squint.

• Demodicosis

Bulldogs have a condition called demodicosis (also known as Demodectic mange). It occurred when a type of mite called a Demodex mite feeds on the dog’s fur. Demodex mites are usually found in the follicles of the sebaceous glands. They live on the skin and in hair follicles, where they can lay eggs. If left untreated, they can multiply, causing a buildup of mites and eventually making them visible on the skin. Demodex mites are also associated with alopecia areata or hair loss.

• Dry Eye

Dry eye disease is a condition that can happen when the eye’s tears are not produced properly. This can be caused by several factors, including allergies, too much exposure to the sun, a blocked tear duct, or some other disorder. If the disease is missed and not treated early enough, it can cause blurred vision, irritation, and other problems.

• Entropion

The condition of entropion in bulldogs occurs when the eyelid folds in towards the eye, causing the eye to become teary and uncomfortable. The situation is painful and embarrassing, but it is treatable with surgery.

• Head Shakes

Head shakes resemble seizures or fit. Often headshakes are a symptom of a disorder, such as a brain tumor or an adverse reaction to a medication. Headshakes can be a precursor of certain neurological disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis.

• Hip Dysplasia

The most common hip dysplasia condition seen in bulldogs is where the hip joint becomes abnormally developed, causing the dog to walk with a stiff gait and limp. The disease is caused by genetic mutations in the hip socket area and can be passed down from parent to offspring. Signs of hip dysplasia include:

  • Stiffness and a limp in the rear legs.
  • Difficulty walking.
  • Pain in the hip when the dog tries to lift the leg.

• Patellar Luxation

Patellar Luxation is a common condition in bulldogs. It is a condition where the patella (the kneecap) becomes dislocated from its normal position. This is most commonly seen in young bulldogs, with only a small number of cases reported in adult bulldogs. The condition is usually painless but can occasionally lead to lameness.

• Reverse Sneezing

A blockage causes the reverse sneezing in bulldogs in the nasal cavity when mucous or other fluids build up in the sinuses. This frequently happens because a dog has a cold or allergy and their nose becomes swollen. The mucus buildup will often get so bad that it can clog the nose to the point where the dog can’t breathe and will need to go to the hospital for relief.

white and black short coated bulldog
white and black bulldog

CARE

Some people may think that bulldogs are lazy, stubborn dogs. They may associate the breed with being couch potatoes. However, the truth is that bulldogs have a lot of energy, and when they are allowed to exercise, they will use it to the fullest.
Bulldogs have a lot of energy, so they often exercise to keep themselves from getting too sedentary. This can include playing sports and going for walks, but it can also include activities like gardening or yard work. This keeps them from spending too much time inside and helps them keep their energy levels up.
A bulldog’s exercise requirements are almost twice as many others. Bulldogs require a minimum of two daily walks, one of which should be a quick walk.
Bulldogs’ diets are very varied, and their care should be tailored accordingly. They eat an optimal, balanced diet and maintain good nutrition by including various foods. Their diet must consist of three food groups: meat, vegetables, and fruits.
Bulldog puppies require a lot of protein and fat for growth. Food high in fat and protein also helps keep your dog energized.
Bulldogs are prone to eye diseases like cherry eye, dry eye, and entropion, so your dog should have regular eye checkups.

BULLDOG PRICE IN INDIA & USA

Bulldog price in India is about INR 20,000 to INR 45,000. Cost may depend on the size, weight, health of the dog, and the breeder you will purchase. It is always suggested to buy a Bulldog puppy from a professional and certified breeder.
But here is something to notice: there can be a difference in the prices of American Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Australian Bulldogs.
The price of a Bulldog in the USA ranges from $700 to $4000.

NAMES FOR BULLDOG

Pet owners give unique names to their pets. If you are looking for unique dog names, you have come to the right place. Here is a list of some unique names for your female dog and a male dog.

Unique names for a female dog

• Bailey

• Bella

• Christy

• Gracie

• Katie

• Layla

• Misty

• Nala

• Roxy

• Violet

Unique names for the male dog

• Copper

• Harley

• Hulk

• Jackson

• King

• Oscar

• Rocky

• Ryder

• Thor

• Tyson

Is a bulldog a good family dog?

white and black short coated bulldog

Bulldogs are known for their protective nature, and they make excellent guard dogs. Bulldogs are very protective of their space and will give their family members everything they need to live a comfortable life.

Price of Bulldog?

Price in INDIA – INR20,000 – INR45,000
Price in USA – $700 – $4000