Group: Non-Sporting Group
Lifetime: 8 - 10 years
...... I do however know of bullies 12years and enjoying life giving lots of pleasure to their owners
Colours: Uniform colour or with a black mask or muzzle; reds, red brindle, piebald; black is undesirable.
Coat: Short, smooth and close, finely textured.
Exercise: Should not be over exerted in hot weather.
Temperament: An ideal pet that loves the companionship of it's entire family including children. In no way a noisy breed but will warn off strangers. While they are more than capable of taking care of themselves, they are not troublemakers or aggressive, but as a last resort will retaliate. They do not make a good dog for the obedience enthusiast.
Love Kids: Wonderful with children, loves a low-key romp with the kids in the backyard. Gets along with other pets when introduced at early age
Grooming: Regular brushing, minimal exercise. Care should be taken not to over feed as they would prefer not to take any exercise. Special care to powder their folds and wrinkles and under their tails during hot weather.
Living: House pet., does not do well in extreme weather conditions.
Health: Overheating, itchy skin, difficulty breathing. Most litters are born by caesarean section.
My 2 Cents: The Bulldog breathes loudly, snores and is uncomfortable in the heat.
Decription: They are a low swung to the ground mastiff type dog, with power. Known as the national symbol of Great Britain. An ideal pet as they love to be in the company of their family. They are laid-back, loyal, good natured and undemanding. Bulldogs make a great companion for the elderly who do not want to feel guilty about not walking them long distances. Contrary to popular belief they do not drool, but they may snore. Their roots are firmly planted on British soil, and being mentioned in many written works in history. Shakespeare refers the breed in King Henry, VI. They have been used as a butcher’s dog to help control oxen, as a guard, a hunting dog and for the sport of baiting. They would take on opponents such as bulls, bears,
badgers and even other dogs in the ring.