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English Bulldog – Dog Breeds Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium
Weight: 49 to 55 pounds
Height: 12 to 16 inches
Longevity: 8
Bark Tendency: Medium
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: Medium

Adopt an English Bulldog, Dog Breed Guide


The English Bulldog has bloody and violent past as a bull bating combatants that are ferocious and aggressive, but has successfully evolved as one of the world’s friendliest and most docile dog breeds today. Now that’s what you call an image change!

Official Name

English Bulldog


Great Britain
Family / Group – Companion, Non-sporting, Mastiff

Recognized By

Continental Kennel Club
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Canadian Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry, Inc.
American Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America, Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.


The English Bulldog breed originates in Great Britain and is considered to be a very old dog breed. They were originally developed as dogs for blood sports entertainment, excelling in bull baiting. The English Bulldog got its name from their very famous physical traits, robust and looking very much like a miniature bull that is always ready to attack!

Some dog historians believes that before gaining popularity as dogs that excel in bull baiting, the English Bulldog was originally developed to hold bulls for butchers to slaughter them.


The English 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 other dogs.

Bred For

English Bulldogs was originally used for the blood sports and excelled in bull baiting. The Bulldogs of today are not as ferocious and aggressive as their ancestors and are known to be great companion pets.


English Bulldogs can adapt to any living environment may it be city, suburban, rural or apartment living conditions. These are dogs that will do well as apartment pets.


The English bulldog’s grooming needs is quite easy. They are notorious droolers and may be tiresome to clean over and over again. These are dogs that shed hair in average amounts.


English Bulldogs should be trained early as the older this breed gets, the more stubborn they are.


English Bulldogs are known to be prone to a variety diseases including such as allergies, brachycephalic syndrome, eye problems, elongated soft palate, hip dysplasia, reproductive problems, and small trachea. They also need special care when it comes to hot climate conditions.


The English bulldog needs to be taken out on walks every day.