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Read About AKC English Bulldogs

AKC English Bulldogs Breed- Facts

  1. AKC Group:

    They are in the non-sporting group. Image
  2. Size & Weight:

    They are 12 to 16 inches and 49 to 55 pounds.
  3. Coat:

    Their coat is shinny, short, straight, and smooth in texture.
  4. Head & Muzzle:

    The cheeks should extend to the sides of their eyes on their broad heads. Their short muzzle is pugged.
  5. Body:

    The wide and compact body should be small in stature.
  6. Colors:

    They can be red, fawn, brindle, pail yellow, washed out red, or white.
  7. Life Expectancy:

    They usually live about 8 years.
  8. Popularity:

    The bulldog is gaining in popularity.
  9. Habitat:

    They are good apartment dogs and they need to be kept inside.

AKC English Bulldogs - Origins

  1. Country of Origin:

    They originated in Great Britain.
  2. Lineage:

    The Asiatic Mastiff is said to be their ancestors.
  3. Date Admitted to AKC:

    They were admitted into the AKC in 1886.
  4. Historical Information:

    They were originally used as bull bait until the 19th century when it became illegal.

AKC English Bulldogs - Defining Characteristics

  1. Training Ease:

    They are fairly easy to train especially after they know who the leader is.
  2. Temperament:

    It is one of the gentlest dogs you can find.
  3. Child Friendly:

    They are gentle with children.
  4. Behavior:

    They are known to be a bit dominating and will need their owner to show them who is boss.
  5. Habits:

    They tend to snore loudly and drool quite a bit.

AKC English Bulldogs - Concerns

  1. Health Issues:

    They are prone to breathing problems, poor eyesight, very susceptible of heat stroke, hip and knee problems, arthritis, and skin problems.
  2. Feeding:

    These dogs tend to over eat so make sure you do not over feed.
  3. ImageExercise Needs:

    Exercising your bulldog will be good for him/her. It may not be their favorite thing to do, but it will help keep them fit.
  4. Grooming Needs:

    Bathe and brush as needed. You will need to clean the wrinkles with a damp cloth every day.
  5. Special Household Needs:

    Make sure you keep your house at moderate temperatures. They tend to overheat or chill easily.
  6. Travel Needs:

    When traveling with your bulldog it is advisable to have a dog crate or a dog car seat.
  7. Getting Along With Other Pets:

    They do well with family pets, but get a little feisty with pets they do not know.

AKC English Bulldog - How to Choose

  1. What to Look for in a Healthy Puppy:

    Look for a puppy that is alert and has a shinny coat. You may want to see the parents to see how their temperament and health is.
  2. What you will Need for a New Puppy:

    You will need to get grooming supplies, pet dishes, food, dog chews and treats, dog leash and collar, dog bed, and possibly a crate.
  3. Puppy-Proofing your House:

    Make sure to keep all poisonous items out of reach.
  4. How to Make your New Puppy Feel at Home:

    It is important to interact and engage with your Bulldog daily.