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The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of dog often referred to as the British Bulldog. They have a lifespan of between 8 and 10yrs, and they trace their ancestry to the United Kingdom. They are known to be friendly, yet willful and docile at the same time. The males weigh 24kgs while the females weigh about 21kgs

Adult Size

  • Large
  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Little

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Non-Sporting Group

Coat Length

  • Very Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Smooth Coat


  • Fallow
  • Fawn
  • Fawn & Brindle
  • Fawn & White
  • Fawn Brindle & White
  • Red
  • Red & White
  • Red Brindle
  • Red Brindle & White
  • White


  • Drools Constantly

Energy Level

  • Get Up? Me?
  • Would Rather Not Go Jogging With You

Exercise Needs

  • Rarely Needs Exercise
  • Total Couch Potato

Full Grown Height

  • 10-13″
  • 14-16″

Full Grown Weight

  • 41-45lbs
  • 46-50lbs

General Health

  • Breed with Many Health Issues
  • Not a Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Great First Dog!
  • Very Good for Your First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Cold Weather
  • Wrong Dog for Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Does Well in Hot Weather
  • Wrong Dog for Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Great With Kids


  • Doesn’t Require Grooming
  • Requires Occasional Brushing


  • Not So Intelligent, but Has Other Wonderful Traits


  • Very Affectionate


  • Playful
  • Very Playful

Recommended OFA Tests

  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Optional)
  • Congenital Cardiac Database ARCH – ACVIM Registry of Cardiac Health – or – OFA evaluation
  • Congenital Deafness (Optional)
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)
  • Eye Examination by ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Hip Dysplasia (Optional)
  • Hyperuricosuria (Optional) – DNA Test UC-Davis Vet Genetics Lab
  • Patellar Luxation – OFA Evaluation
  • Tracheal Hypoplasia – OFA radiographic evaluation

Social Behavior with Dogs

  • Socializes Sometimes with Other Dogs
  • Socializes Well with Other Dogs

Top Life Expectancy

  • 10 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years

Training Tendencies

  • Relatively Easy to Train

Vocalization Tendencies

  • Barks or Howls Appropriately