All About Bulldogs

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Learn the basics of the bulldog dog breed and find out if it’s the right pet for your family.

    Female Speaker: The Bulldog is also commonly known as the English Bulldog and the British Bulldog, a member of the of the AKC non-sporting group. They are one of the most easily recognized breeds. Commonly associated with a lazy easy-going lifestyle, the roots of the Bulldog are surprising. This laid back breed was originally used by butchers in the middle ages to help catch bulls for slaughter.

    Today however, Bulldogs are hardly considered vicious or even energetic, preferring a long nap over a long walk, their temperament makes them perfect for families with children, as they can handle being climbed on, poked, prodded and pulled without becoming agitated. This lazy nature also means obesity can be a problem. It is very important to get a Bulldog on a regular exercise routine to maintain a healthy weight level.

    Bulldogs are compact and incredibly muscular. They stand 12 to 16 inches tall, but weigh around 50 pounds. They have large heads with a trademark sour expression that is created by an undershot jaw, drooping jowls and a flat wrinkled face; the two most common colors their short code comes in are brindle and fawn.

    Bulldogs shed throughout the year, so regular brushing is important, but baths are only required as needed. Bulldogs are dignified, loyal and loving and their easy-going nature makes them great companion for families of all shapes and sizes.