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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bulldogs - Breed Information


  Bulldogs - Breed Information


The Bulldog is a relatively small but stocky breed, with a compact body and
short, sturdy limbs. Their shape results in a waddle-like gait. 

Bulldogs are known for their short muzzles and the saggy skin on their faces, creating
the apparent "frown" that has become a trademark of the breed. 

Bulldogs come in a variety of colours and ideally have a smooth, short coat. The size for mature dogs is about 50 pounds (23 kg); for mature bitches about 40
pounds (18 kg). Though stout, the adult Bulldog measures only about
12-14 inches (30-36 cm) tall at the shoulder.


Contrary to classic cartoon parodies and nicknames of the breed, such
as 'Sour-Puss', that depicted the bulldog as ferocious and wearing a
spiked dog collar, the bulldog is not a vicious dog breed and gets along
well with humans, including children, and usually other dog breeds. 

The reputation of being ferocious was true during the days of bullbaiting,
but the aggressive tendencies were bred out of them by the time of the
Second World War. Bulldogs are very friendly and playful, whilst also
being stubborn and protective.


Bulldogs tend to have breathing problems as their flat face restricts air;
because of this they should be closely monitored in hot weather as they
can suffer heat stroke easier than breeds with long noses. 

In addition, many bulldogs also suffer breathing difficulties as a result of their palate which can all too easily collapse into their airway. The collapsed palate
can be fixed easily with surgery, but if left untreated, it can yield trademark
breathing and snoring difficulties characteristic of the breed. 

They also have problems swimming and can drown if left unattended near a pool. 

Other common health problems include cherry eye, allergies, and (among older
bulldogs) hip problems and cataracts. 

Because of the large heads in proportion to body size, baby bulldogs are usually delivered by Caesarean section as most pups get stuck in the birth canal during natural birth. Bulldogs cannot swim, due to their body structure.


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  1. Very informative and interesting post.It is really a big help. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  2. i liked the info thanks, we love our bully bbubbba!