Information and Pictures George the English Bulldog on his one year old birthday Other Names English Bulldog British Bulldog Pronunciation BUHL-dawg Your browser does not support the audio tag.Description The English Bulldog is a wide, medium-sized, compact dog with short legs. The body and head are massive with extra skin on both the skull and forehead falling in folds. The cheeks extend to the sides of the eyes.
The muzzle is wide, short and pug with a broad, deep stop. The black nose is broad with large nostrils. The dark eyes are deep set. The rose ears are small, thin and set high on the head. The jaws are massive, very broad, and square with hanging upper lips. The teeth should have an under bite. The tail is either straight or screwed and carried low. The short, flat coat is straight, smooth and glossy.
Coat colors include red brindle and other shades of brindle, solid white, solid red, fawn, fallow, piebald, pale yellow or washed-out red or white or a combination of these colors. Temperament Although the English Bulldog's appearance can be somewhat intimidating, it is among the gentlest of dogs. Just the same it will see off any intruder, and few would risk a close encounter with a dog brave enough to bait a bull.
It is described as a very affectionate and dependable animal, gentle with children, but known for its courage and its excellent guarding abilities. Bullheaded and determined, this breed can be very persistent. They do not give up easily. Bulldogs are very much a people's dog, seeking out human attention and loving every bit it can get!! A lot of human attention is required for the breed's happiness.
Some English Bulldogs can be a bit dominating and need an owner who knows how to display strong leadership and understands alpha canine behavior. A Bulldog who understands its place in the human pack is nice to, and reliable with all people. This breed is good with family pets, but some can be combative with strange dogs if they do not see themselves as followers in their pack. When Bulldogs are young, they are full of energy, but slow down as they get older.
They snore very loudly, most have drool and slobber tendencies and are messy eaters. Bulldogs that display guarding behaviors, such as guarding furniture, food, toys, or other spots in the house, or that are dog aggressive do not have humans who are being the dog's pack leader. This behavior only happens when dogs are allowed to take over. These behaviors can be corrected when the owners start displaying the proper leadership.
Dogs that feel they need to run the home are not as happy as dogs that know they are human followers, as it is very stressful for a dog to need to keep "his" humans in line. Height, Weight Height: about 12 - 16 inches (31 - 40 cm) (there is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown) Weight: Males 53 - 55 pounds (24 - 25 kg) Females 49 - 51 pounds (22 - 23 kg) Health Problems Prone to breathing problems; some have small windpipes as well.
Also poor eyesight, cherry eye, very susceptible to heatstroke in warm weather or hot rooms and cars. Very cold sensitive. Prone to mast cell tumors. Birth defects are common in some lines. Susceptible to skin infections, hip and knee problems. Prone to flatulence, especially when fed any other type of food other than their regular dog food. Puppies are often delivered by caesarian section. Some say it is because of the dogs' large head size, however others claim you can hardly tell the difference between the head size of a Bulldog with the head size of other breeds when the pups are first born; claiming not enough dams are given the opportunity to try and deliver naturally because of the large head myth.
A lot of Bulldogs do run the risk of having weak labors and this could increase the risk of a caesarian. Living Conditions The English Bulldog is good for apartment life. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. This breed is an indoor dog. Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather. Exercise The English Bulldog needs to be taken on a daily walk to fulfill its primal canine instinct to migrate.
Those individuals that do not get this need met are more likely to have behavior issues. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. Teach them to enter and exit all door and gateways after the human. English Bulldogs that are in good shape are capable of moving very quickly for short periods of time.
Life Expectancy An average of 8 years. Some live longer while others live shorter lives. Litter Size 4 - 5 puppies; as a result of this breed's large head they are prone to needing a caesarian section Grooming The smooth, fine, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. Wipe the face with a damp cloth every day to clean inside the wrinkles.
This breed is an average shedder. Origin The English Bulldog originated in the British Isles, descended from the ancient Asiatic mastiff. The dog was given the name "bull" because of its use in bull baiting and for its robust look of a little bull. They were aggressive, ferocious and courageous with the power to attack full grown bulls, which they did in arena combat before the practice was banned by law in the 19th century.
Bulldogs would attack from the bottom up going underneath the bull and aiming for the neck, making it hard for the bull to fight back. Today's Bulldog has a very different temperament from those of his ancestors, but still retains a strong determination. Group Mastiff, AKC Non-Sporting Recognition CKC = Continental Kennel Club FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale AKC = American Kennel Club UKC = United Kennel Club KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain CKC = Canadian Kennel Club ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club NKC = National Kennel Club NZKC = New Zealand Kennel Club APRI = American Pet Registry, Inc.
ACR = American Canine Registry DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc. NAPR = North American Purebred Registry, Inc. ACA = American Canine Association Inc. An English Bulldog puppy Sofi the English Bulldog at 9 years old Angelicas dog Porky the English Bulldog at 3 years old Champ's Boss, a 2-year-old male white English Bulldog, photo courtesy of Champ Bulldogs Champ's Boss, a 2-year-old male white English Bulldog, photo courtesy of Champ Bulldogs Mowgli the English Bulldog at 4 years old—"We adopted this loveable guy at age 4.
He's so sweet and gentle. He gets so much love from us and our four kids and gives us the same attention and love right back. A very mellow and gentle dog. He also loves peanut butter and a daily short walk. Yes, he snores so much it's sometimes comical. No health issues so far!" Mowgli the English Bulldog at 4 years old Buster the English Bulldog at 11 months old—"Buster is a very funny and loving dog.
He loves his fuss and loves to play and go for walks." Hank the English Bulldog at 6 years old—"After I had to put my 14-year-old Boxer down, we decided it was best to find another bully. My husband wanted an English Bulldog which we soon ended up with Hank. I've worked in veterinary medicine for 12 years and wasn't really excited about the breed because of all the health issues but my Hank has been a healthy bully! He gets along with everything! Kids, dogs, cats, goats, chickens, ducks and even my pot belly pig :) I think this breed's personality would amaze you! He's reaching 7 soon and all I can hope is I have many more years of Hank in our life.
He's a joy!" Diesel the brown brindle English Bulldog at 5 years old Adult female English Bulldog "This is Bruno Flores. He is a 9-month-old English Bulldog. He likes chasing his ball in the yard and hanging out with the fellas." "Our Major Payne playing with his bud." "This is Duke, our English Bulldog at 2 years old. We decided to put the kids' step stool on the armchair to keep Duke from getting up and sleeping on it.
Well, as determined and stubborn as Duke is, he decided nothing was going to stop him from sleeping on "his" chair :) Duke is a great dog. We have 3 small boys and Duke is great with them. We live on a farm and Duke has no problem being a farm dog, per se. He loves outdoors and chasing the barn cats and helping with the horses. We have had no health or skin problems with him with proper diet and lots of outdoor activities.
Duke seems to be quite an active member of the farm." Thabo the English Bulldog at 8 months old—"He is such a wonderful son. He loves to have his daily walks and is great with kids. He does have a problem with farts! LOL He loves to sleep and play with his toys, especially with his bones. Despite his angry or mad face he is such a ball full of pure love" "Sir Bucksnort has been on TV a few times and is a highlight of many parades, etc.
in Oklahoma. He loves McDonalds cheeseburgers and fries followed by a trip to DQ for a puppy cup from his fans who work there.""Bucksnort has his own new black Dodge Caravan which he rides in to visit the folks at the Grand Lake Villa nursing home each day. When my son was there (due to Huntington's Disease) Snort would get on a chair next to Derek's bed and make faces at him and lick his face. I would choke up at that but my son would laugh.
" "Mr. Snort has saved me from the intense grief I experience each day from losing my son... without this beautiful dog I would not be here. Even our Persian cat Cher-sumo loves Bucksnort and sits by his side most of the time." "Dooley the English Bulldog Pup at 8 weeks old going for his afternoon walk. He loves posing for the camera!" Si-D-Di's Something Special, better known as Sadie, photo courtesy of Anne Dampier The Si-D-Di Collection McKenzie at 9 weeks is one of Si-D-Di's Something Special's puppies, photo courtesy of Anne Dampier The Si-D-Di Collection If you have ever had an English Bulldog, you know this look! This dog’s name is Spike.
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Are you ready for the thrill ride of the summer? Fasten your seatbelts for The Fast and the Furious 8.5: The Frenchie Connection, starring FBRN’s very own Maceo! Our bat-eared Dom Toretto is ready to race into a forever home, and we know the perfect adopter is out there waiting for him.Maceo came to FBRN because his former family wasn't able to manage his intervertebral disc disease. IVDD is an all-too-common condition in Frenchies, where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae bulge into the spinal cord space and press on the spinal nerves.
In Maceo’s case, the pressure on the nerves has caused partial paralysis and the loss of his bladder and bowel control, and he requires diaper changes, of course. But in typical Frenchie fashion, Maceo just rolls with it—in both the literal and figurative sense! When he’s indoors, he wiggles and scoots and pulls himself around, and when it’s time for a walk, he slaps on his sweet wheels and tears around the park like he’s behind the wheel of a 1970 Charger RT.
A little old thing like paralysis isn’t going to stop this exuberant, joyful boy. The vet says he must continue his therapy and has suggested acupuncture for further improvement.Around the house, Maceo is a pretty chill guy, with the occasional burst of playful energy. He especially loves balls, Nylabones and playing tug-of-war with his stuffed animals. Stuffed animal tug-o-war, in fact, can make Maceo a little crazy—he gets so excited that he sometimes forgets his manners, and has to be calmly reminded that mouthy games and nipping at fingers are not appropriate playtime behaviors.
Continued, consistent training (of the positive reinforcement type) will help Maceo remember that hands are for petting, not nipping!Maceo gets along well with other dogs, but he is very attached to his people (He especially likes men) and as such would be just as happy not to share their attention with others. An adopter who is at home for most of the day would be ideal, as Maceo is a loyal, loving dog who doesn’t like to be away from his people for longer than absolutely necessary.
He would also be thrilled to accompany his person to work, so long as there aren’t any stairs to climb! The most important thing is that Maceo have (1) routine access to belly rubs and ear scratches; and (2) someone to regularly change his diapers. Maceo promises to reward his new owner’s dedication with all the love and loyalty a little dog can muster.Maceo thinks that kids are a-ok, but due to his mouthiness and fragile back, he can only be placed with dog-savvy children over the age of 10.
He’s never met a cat before, so for the sake of everyone’s safety we have to say no to kitties. Finally, potential adopters should be aware that despite his love of wheels and speed (and this entire car-themed bio), Maceo is actually not very fond of car rides. In fact, he thinks they’re downright scary! His foster mom reports that he is getting better with this particular fear, but he’s still got a ways to go before he is comfortable in the passenger seat.
“Well duh,” says Maceo, “that’s because I want to be in the driver’s seat!”) For that reason, we are especially seeking adopters who live in Southern California, near his foster home so he doesn't have to travel in the car very far, because less time in the car means a happier Maceo!Maceo’s devoted foster mama tells us, “Maceo is such a sweetheart who will teach you nothing is impossible.
He is disabled but this doesn’t stop him. He gets around great and is a happy guy. He likes to roll around on his back after you change his diaper. My son says it’s Maceo’s way of saying ‘thank you’ for putting a clean one on him. He is a loyal dog and wants to be by your side no matter what it takes.”Are you ready for a four-legged, two-wheeled companion who would follow you to the ends of the earth? If so, fill out an application for handsome Maceo.
Just be prepared to travel—Maceo is breaking land speed records in Los Angeles County and will not be shipped.FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.