English Bulldog

  Known for their loose-jointed, shuffling gait and massive, short-faced head, the Bulldog is known to be equable, resolute and dignified. A medium-sized dog, they are not your typical lap dog, but would like to be! They are one of the most popular breeds due to their lovable and gentle dispositions and adorable wrinkles.

  The Bulldog may be brindle, white, red, fawn, fallow or piebald. Predominately black is considered very undesirable for breeding and showing.    Bulldogs are recognized as excellent family pets because of their tendency to form strong bonds with children. They tend to be gentle and protective. The breed requires minimal grooming and exercise. Their short nose makes them prone to overheating in warm weather, so make sure to provide a shady place to rest.   

  The size for mature dogs is about 55 pounds and stands about 15 inches at the shoulder. The proper ears are called rose ears; folded back exposing the inside of the burr. They are never trimmed or surgically altered. The tail may either be straight or screwed. The tail is never docked.    The lifespan of a bulldog can be estimated at 8 to 10 years.