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Today's bulldog is quite different
than the early version of the breed. It was originally developed to hold bulls
for butchers and was later used for the blood sport of bull baiting. When this
sport was outlawed in 1835, the need for the breed ceased. However, fanciers
worked to keep the breed alive as a companion, placing value on its gentle
temperament and distinctive looks rather than its fighting skills.
The bulldog is a medium-size but
massive dog with a heavy, thick-set body. The head is very large, broad and
square. The forehead is flat and the face is very short with a short, upturned
muzzle. The massive jaws are square and the lower jaw is undershot with thick
pendant chops. There are dark eyes, a black nose and small rose ears. The chest
is broad and deep with a short back. The naturally short tail is straight or
screwed. The skin is soft and loose, especially at the head, neck and shoulders.
The coat is short and it may be brindle, white, red, fawn, yellow or piebald.
12 to 16 inches
40 to 50 pounds
The bulldog is gentle, stable and
affectionate. Although it is courageous and capable of great power, it gets
along with almost everyone. On the down side, it has a proclivity for snorting
and drooling, as well as chronic flatulence. It is occasionally scrappy with
The bulldog is adaptable and can do
well in an apartment.
Protection from heat, socialization,
training, wrinkle cleaning on face.
You can find the
price of a English bulldog here
source: dog bible