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Bulldog

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Dog Breed Group
Non Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England to fight bulls 
Life Expectancy
8 - 10 years 
Color
Uniform color or with a black mask or muzzle; reds, red brindle, piebald; black undesirable. 
Coat
Short, smooth and close, finely textured. 
Exercise Needs
Should not be over exerted in hot weather. 
Temperament
He is a low to the ground mastiff type dog with power. An ideal pet that loves the companionship of it's entire family including 
Good with Children
Wonderful with children, loves a low-key romp with the kids in the backyard. Gets along with other pets, but may get aggressive  
Grooming Needs
Regular brushing with a rough cloth and minimal exercise. Care should be taken not to over feed as he would prefer not to take a 
Average Size - Male (in)
12 - 14 
Average Size - Female (in)
12 - 14 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
50 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
40 
Health Issues
Overheating, itchy skin, difficulty breathing. Many puppies are born Caesarean section.v
Living Conditions
Does not do well in extreme weather conditions. 

Breed Description

Known as the national symbol of Great Britain. An ideal pet as he loves to be in the company of his family. He is a laid-back, loyal good natured and undemanding companion who would make a great companion for the elderly who do not want to feel guilty for not walking him or the "couch potato" family. Contrary to popular belief he does not drool, but he may snore. His roots are firmly planted in British soil being mentioned in many written works in history. Shakespeare refers the breed in King Henry, VI. He has been used as a butcher’s dog to help control oxen, as a guard, as a hunting dog and for the sport of baiting. He would taken on opponents such as bulls, bears, badgers and even other dogs in the ring.

Breed Infobits

The Bulldog breathes loudly, snores and is uncomfortable in the heat.

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