Breed At A Glance: Bulldog



    • Lifespan: Typically 8-10 years
    • Size: Medium (18-22 kilograms)
    • Maintenance Level: High
    • Shed Level: Low
    • Temperament: Friendly, Stubborn, Loyal
    • Friendliness: High
    • Barking Tendency: Low
    • Coat Colours: Wide range including red, white, fawn, fallow, piebald, brindle

    Best For

    • Families looking for a loyal, friendly pet
    • Owners who can provide regular skin care and manage a brachycephalic breed


    • Muscular, low profile
    • Short, wrinkled face with an underbite
    • Wide shoulders and short tail
    • Drooping lips with loose skin wrinkles


    • Typically displays a friendly yet stubborn character
    • Suitable as a family dog
    • Not well-adapted to hot climates due to short snouts

    Care Guide

    • Grooming: Frequent skin maintenance required
    • Training: Responds to consistent, positive reinforcement
    • Diet & Nutrition: Careful meal planning to prevent obesity
    • Exercise: Moderate exercise needs, sensitive to temperature extremes
    • Ideal Environment: Preferably cooler climates, indoor living


    • Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS): Breathing difficulties due to facial structure
    • Skin Fold Pyoderma and Allergies: Skin issues due to excessive wrinkles
    • Hip Dysplasia: Common in the breed, may require treatment or surgery
    • Entropion: Eyelid issue that may need surgical correction
    • Obesity: Prone to weight gain, requires careful diet management

    Additional Information

    • Feeding Recommendations: Special diets for gastrointestinal and joint health
    • Training Challenges: Can be stubborn but responds well to reward-based training
    • Grooming Needs: Regular cleaning and drying of skin folds
    • Good Family Dog: Yes, friendly and loyal
    • Intelligence: Smart but may appear stubborn
    • Health Concerns: Prone to several health issues, requires careful management
    • Cost: Can be expensive due to health care and potential purchase price

    Grooming Guide

    • Skin Care: Daily evaluation and cleaning of skin folds
    • Coat Care: Brushing twice a week; bathing every week or two
    • Eye Care: Routine cleaning, especially if prone to discharge
    • Ear Care: Cleaning after baths or water play

    Curious to know more? Check out our Bulldog care guide!

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