Bulldog Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Bulldog so you can get to know the breed more.
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Other Names |
What other names does the Bulldog have?
|British BulldogEnglish Bulldog|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
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How much does the Bulldog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Bulldog?
If you choose to purchase the Bulldog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Bulldog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bulldog gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Bulldog? How many Bulldog are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Bulldog is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.
Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.
Is a Bulldog small, medium or large dog?
How big do Bulldog get?
How much does the Bulldog weigh? How much should the Bulldog breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Bulldog?
|Male: 53-55 pounds (24-25 kg), Female: 49-51 pounds (22-23 kg)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of a Bulldog?
|Male: 54 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22.5 kg)|
How tall is the Bulldog? Bulldog height:
|12-16 inches (31-40 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown|
Average Height |
What is the average height of a Bulldog?
|14 inches (35.5 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Bulldog have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Bulldog's coat?
How to groom the Bulldog and how often?
Average: The Bulldog requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.
Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.
Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.
Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.
If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Bulldog, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.
Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level |
How much do Bulldog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the British Bulldog?
Bulldogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Bulldog need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Bulldog every day?
| 3-4 weeks |
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.
Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.
What kind of personality does the Bulldog have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Bulldog? Is the Bulldog breed dumb or smart?
Low: The Bulldog is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence. You need to work hard if you want to impress people with these dog tricks and commands. They understand and memorize new commands in 80-100 repetitions, and obey the first command 25% of the time or better.
Are Bulldog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
A slightly harder to train than average. Bulldogs aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
How playful is this breed?
Bulldogs don't really like playing. You need to find another activity to make them happy.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Bulldog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Bulldogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.
They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Is a Bulldog a good family dog?
High: Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the British Bulldog need? Bulldog social needs:
Bulldogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Bulldog dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my British Bulldog bark?
Low: The Bulldog barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed.
Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Bulldog good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Bulldogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Bulldog dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Bulldogs are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential |
Do Bulldog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the British Bulldog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bulldog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Bulldog has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force |
Does the Bulldog has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Bulldog? How much bite force does a Bulldog have?
Between 200 and 400 PSI ⏺
Bulldog bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
The Bulldog, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.
However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bulldog do?
Bulldogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bulldogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Bulldog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bulldog roam?
Bulldogs are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance of escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bulldog have high prey drive?
Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Bulldog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Bulldog breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
How long can a Bulldog be left alone?
Bulldogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Bulldog temperament with other people:
Bulldogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bulldog dogs get along with other pets? Are Bulldog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bulldogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly |
Are Bulldog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bulldog temperament with children:
Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Bulldog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Bulldog breed live with a cat?
Bulldogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Bulldog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bulldog dogs get along with other dogs?
Bulldogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bulldog can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Bulldog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Bulldog breed suitable for first-time owners?
Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Bulldogs good office dogs? Do Bulldogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Bulldogs be office dogs?
Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bulldog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the British Bulldog temperament with senior people? Are Bulldog dogs good for elderly owners?
Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Bulldog dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Bulldog rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Bulldog breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Bulldog breed? Most common health risks of Bulldog:
|Brachycephalic SyndromeCherry EyeDemodectic MangeDry EyeEntropionHead ShakesHip DysplasiaPatellar LuxationReverse Sneezing|
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Bulldog breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Bulldog see the vet?
The Bulldog should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Bulldog dogs live? How old can a Bulldog be? What is the age limit of the Bulldog? How many years can the oldest Bulldog live?
What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Bulldog?
The average lifespan of Bulldog: 9 years
Is the Bulldog breed hypoallergenic?
| No |
Bulldogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Bulldog have? What is the activity level of the Bulldog?
Bulldogs have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much exercise does a Bulldog need? How much exercise do Bulldog dogs require per day?
Bulldogs exercise need is very minimal. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does the Bulldog breed need?
Bulldogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Average daily food consumption |
How much food does a Bulldog need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Bulldog breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Bulldog? How much food should I feed my Bulldog?
|1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bulldog risk for obesity:
High: The Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to be overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Bulldog more often.
If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bulldog's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
| Prefers warm weather |
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Bulldog has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency |
Does the Bulldog drool?
The Bulldog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Bulldog.
If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bulldog be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Bulldog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bulldog be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Bulldog be an emotional support animal?
This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.
Bulldog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bulldog be a sniffer dog?
They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Bulldog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bulldog be a search and rescue dog?
This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.
The Bulldog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bulldog be a boat dog?
Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.
Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bulldog be a drafting dog?
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.
Bulldog breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Bulldog dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Gestation Length |
How long is a Bulldog pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Bulldog breed is pregnant?
Reproductive cycle of the female Bulldog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.
During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.
The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.
The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.
The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.
The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Bulldog have in a litter? How many puppies can the Bulldog breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Bulldog have? How many puppies can a Bulldog give birth to?
AKC Group |
Is Bulldog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Non-Sporting breed.|
FCI Group |
Is Bulldog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Bulldog breed?
|American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel Club|
Bulldog Pros and Cons
- Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
- Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Bulldog breed.
- Mouthiness: Bulldogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Bulldogs are not the biggest explorers.
- Adaptability: Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Child Friendly: Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
- Cat Friendly: Bulldogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: Bulldogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
- Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
- Intelligent Rank: Low: The Bulldog is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
- Trainability: A slightly harder to train than average.
- Hypoallergenic: Bulldogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Drooling Tendency: The Bulldog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
- Stinkiness: The Bulldog has a high chance of bad smell.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Bulldogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
- Office Friendly: Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Good For First Time Owners: Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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