Dignified, Stubborn, Friendly
The English Bulldog is a man-made breed, bred for its large head, short stature, and wrinkled face. These dogs are easygoing and affable, known to be affectionate and great with children. They love to spend time snoring on the couch after a short walk. Sweet, sociable, and courageous, an English Bulldog is a lover, not a fighter.
Bulldogs are not frequent barkers, but snore, snuffle and snort often. They are sensitive to temperatures, overheating easily, and chilling quickly in the cold. Due to their short muzzle, this breed is gassy and tends to drool. Known for being stubborn, English Bulldogs respond to consistent training and are very food motivated.
For more on the breed check out the American Kennel Club.
The life expectancy of the English Bulldog is 8-10 years.
Size & Activity Level
The Bulldog will grow to 40-60 lbs. The English Bulldog is a low activity level breed. They would prefer to chill out on the couch until his next meal, but daily exercise is important to keep him fit.
Care & Grooming
Bulldogs are temperature sensitive. They do not like extreme heat and do best in a moderate climate. Their heavy head makes them sink rather than swim, so use extreme care near pools and ponds.