English Bulldog

Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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Overview
One of the gentlest breeds, the English Bulldog has grown in popularity. Originally bred for baiting bull, this breed can be intimidating but is very affectionate and surprisingly gentle. English Bulldogs do fairly well with children. This breed is sturdy and can withstand child play.

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Character
This short nosed and stocky breed loves attention. A very reliable, loving, and gentle breed, this dog makes an excellent companion for children and adults. More of a human companion, the English Bulldog also does well with other dogs and cats. This breed is always looking for guidance from his owner.

Does your English Bulldog bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The English Bulldog can display dominating behavior and requires a firm handler to show him his place. Great for a loving family, the English Bulldog gives a lot of love and attention, and expects it in return. This breed has been used as a guard dog, and does exceptionally well given the correct training.
Care
A rubber brush will be sure to remove any loose or dead hair. Combing will also eliminate much of the hair. The English Bulldog is an average shedder and should be bathed only when necessary. Mouth should be cleaned regularly and underneath the folds of skin with a damp washcloth.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The coat of the English Bulldog is very short. It should always consist of smooth, straight, and flat hair that lies close to the body of the dog, and be of fine texture.
Training
This breed requires a firm hand and consistent training. Relatively lazy, this breed doesn't need much activity to make a great companion. Does very well as a guard or watchdog. A dominant owner is a must if this breed is to be well mannered. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new English Bulldog puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The English Bulldog doesn't require much exercise but would do well with a short walk occasionally. This breed tires out easily and considering the flat muzzle, should always have available water. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
50 - 55 lbs
Height
12 - 14 inches
Color(s)
Uniform color or with a black mask or muzzle; reds, red brindle, piebald; black undesirable.

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English Bulldog Questions

Are English Bulldogs good with kids?

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Hi, When a bulldog is fully vet checked, should it therefore have a separate one from the injection certificate and should it state if it is HUU clear?? or at what age is it tested to see if it is HUU clear if both parents were also.

Answer:
A simple blood DNA test is what is needed to test for HUU. A bulldog puppy can be tested for this before or after he/she leaves the breeder and goes to the new owner. Some breeders do genetic testing on their puppies before they go off to their new homes to show the new owners that their puppies are healthy and free of genetic defaults. However, some do not. The term "fully vetted" normally refers to a puppy having their complete shots and check up before going off to their new home. It does not include genetic testing unless the breeder specifies it. The HUU test will be on a separate certificate then the shots and vet check.

Is it okay to buy two English Bulldog's at the same time?

Answer:
When bringing a new dog into the home, it is best to bring one at a time. That way you are able to focus your attention on the new dog, go through obedience training with the dog and work with house training and house rules. Bringing in multiple dogs, either puppy or adult dogs into a new home can be a great challenge as they will bond heavily to each other instead of the new owners. Behavioral problems can arise if that happens.

I don't know if the female English Bulldog I acquired has been spade. Where exactly would the scar be?

Answer:
The scar of a female's spay should be right below their belly-button on their stomach. If you are unsure, it is best to bring your dog to the vet. If your vet can not find the scar, he/she can take an ultrasound of your girls stomach and that will determine if the dog has been spayed or not. Sometimes if the spay was done early on in the dogs life, the scar can barely be seen or go away completely.

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