Personality: Calm, courageous, and friendly; dignified but amusing
Energy Level: Not Very Active; Bulldogs won't beg to be exercised, but they require regular walks and the occasional romp
Good with Children: Better with Supervision
Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
Trainability: Responds Well
Height: 14-15 inches
Weight: 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
Barking Level: Quiet
With his short face and wrinkly body, your Bulldog puppy is a far cry from his fierce ancestors. The modern Bulldog is beloved for his even-tempered
gentleness, and your pup will grow up to be a mellow companion and your child's best friend. Instantly recognizable by his wrinkled brow, hanging jowls
and rolling gait, the Bulldog has the physique of a muscled, thick-set tough guy combined with a lovable and mellow personality.
History & Job—
Year Recognized: 1886
Breed History & Job Description:
Bulldogs were created in medieval England for the “sport” of bullbaiting, in which a staked bull fought a pack of dogs while spectators bet on the outcome.
The dogs used in this grisly pastime, the ancestors of today’s Bulldog, were unbelievably brave and seemingly impervious to pain. The turning point in Bulldog
history came in 1835, when England banned blood sports. With no work to do, the Bulldog might’ve gone extinct. Instead, breeders began eliminating the
Bulldog’s ferociousness while accentuating its finer qualities.