English Bulldog dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: England
- Group: Non-Sporting
- Weight: Males: 24-25kg Females: 22-23 kg
- Height: 30-40 cm
- Colors: brown-white, gray, brindle, red, brown, white and red
- Training: Must be simple, calm, gently
- Grooming: easy to groom
- Temperament: Docile, friendly, gregarious
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 3 - 5 puppies
- Lifespan: 8 - 10 years
- Other names: English Bulldog, British Bulldog
It is a breed well known and loved in England. Too distant origins are not known. One of the assumptions made bulldog supposedly descended from Molossus of Epirus, OF THE common ancestor of dogs.
Bulldog is the first record in 1209 describing a fight between a bull dogs and butchers. Bloody battles between Bulldog and other animals (bulls, bears, orangutans) were allowed in England until 1835.
Even if these dogs were then less search, however, this breed fans have perpetuated a panstrandu her strength and courage, but eliminating them aggressive unwanted habits and focusing on gentle temperament and distinctive look.
Food English Bulldog
English Bulldog is a gluttonous. Its physical conformation easily unmask him as a glutton. Is generally sedentary and willing to consume little energy, dogs of this breed should be kept carefully under control.
A feature where English Bulldog: This dog prefers the variation in the menu. Often, owners report cases of clinically healthy dogs who refuse food for reasons incomprehensible, although in the past we eat with pleasure.
This feature represents an obstacle in feeding the dog breed Bulldog English, because it is not desirable diet to fluctuate in limits too broad because in this case can intervene upset bowel, indigestion, and emphasizing the phenomenon of flatulence (often reported to it race).
It is best to enter the commercial food offered in constant formula (adapted to specific needs waist and race) with portioned ingredients prepared in house as varied but complementary nutrient intake.
Diversify the menu will satisfy these pofiticiosi pretentious. It is good about supplements over day limit yourself to pieces of dry lean (beef) with a protein useful contribution but also useful for maintaining healthy gums.
Description English Bulldog
It is a medium sized dog, massive body with a heavy, stocky, supported by short legs, powerful. It has a massive head, wide, the square, a short skull, flat forehead and wrinkled, prominent eyebrows. The muzzle is short, broad and compressed with protruding lower jaw than the upper face of a snub nose and thick lips, large and pendants.
The eyes are sunken in their sockets apart, round and medium in size. The ears are wide apart, small pendants and a portion of the inside of the pavilion visible.
The neck is short, thick, and the chest is broad and deep. The hair is short and fine, smooth and shiny, well attached to the body and beige, brown-red, striped (with or without black face), white and spotted.
The coat does not require much care. Brushing to remove dead hair during shedding enough. We recommend regular cleaning of folds on the face.
Unfortunately, this breed are common congenital disorders in the spine and heart. They have a penchant for snoring and excessive salivation and for chronic flatulence. It is not recommended to sit in the sunshine as it is prone to heatstroke.
Behavior English Bulldog
Bulldog dog today is a lively, spontaneous, courageous, balanced, intelligent, gentle and sensitive. Faithful and obedient to the ruler, it is tolerant and caring with children. Usually gets along well with other animals can sometimes be quarrelsome with other dogs, but usually get along with them.
Pudgy, but always overwhelmed trying to keep up with other brave engaged in playing chicken, breakfast will be comedian perfect English Bulldog. At maturity, as well as adult dog, his appetite will decrease for constant movement, an adult dog is quickly turning into a partner for quiet walks and made to step recovery punctuated by breaks in cool preference.
English Bulldog is by definition an animal inside, quiet habits, constantly prepared for a "nap" quiet corner preferred. He loves to be near family members, but will rarely engage in dynamic activities thereof.
An observer is calm and reserved, ideal companion for people less active, but a firm and effective guard house. Bulldog is not a noisy dog, rarely barking, but will always be able to impose themselves against intruders thanks to solid appearance and strength naturally expressed.
Training English Bulldog
English Bulldog dog breed dog is pretty smart, but always dramuieste their resources and ignore commands that do not have relevance to him or asking you exercise too large to be carried out.
Training interior is well mastered and also dog will faithfully copy and master's habits. It is recommended that training sessions to avoid exercise too complex or those that include too many elements of agility.
Master of English Bulldog must show calm, perseverance and gentleness in training and also have a good knowledge of the limits of this breed does not claim too much. English Bulldog is a good guard dog and a pet quiet and comforting.
Characteristics English Bulldog
Short hair and body does not require adherence to care too intense. Given the low level of activity, bathing the dog can be performed at longer time intervals.
It is recommended to periodically inspect the pads of the feet, shortness periodic cleaning of nails and skin folds carefully, especially in the facial region. This dog is quickly hyperventilation, so should not be exposed to high temperature conditions.
Also, due to the conformation of the skull brachycephalia, these dogs need a regular brushing. Regarding diseases, the breed is especially exposed to risks in terms elbow and hip dysplasia, heart complications, patellar sprains, some allergies and eye diseases.
Bear in mind that these dogs often are born by Caesarean section birth vaginally skull is more difficult due to very high specific conformation and breed chickens female pelvic bones.
Health English Bulldog
In general, English Bulldog breed dogs have health problems to a significantly greater extent than most other breeds. Of course, we refer to those specimens with a controlled descent, from selection and breeding lines tested. But on the other hand, we can not sustain that races are among the healthiest and most vigorous. Health issues where English Bulldog breed widened when to intervene to improve the breed.
Since the mid-nineteenth century, when fighting between dogs and worn dogs and other animals were banned in England, English Bulldog breed precursors have lost, as they say, "covered work". The raison d'être of dogs trained to bullfighting dangerous with bears, with orangutans or other dogs specially trained has been destroyed by legislation and lovers of the breed have decided that just removing those traits tough fighter fierce, so appreciated previously, will allow rescue and perpetuate the breed.
Anatomical changes occurring after crossing race Mops (Pug) improved the character and temperament of these dogs, but they have low stamina and contributed to the occurrence of complications dictated syndrome brachiocephalic (flat head) and to a certain sensitivity disease.
English Bulldog breed of modern kept his head high, square and impressive ancestors as well muscled body, but turned snout, becoming flattened as the Pug breed. Moreover, he remained in physical landmarks of a medium sized dog breeds, but with higher body mass and shorter legs. Here have been many problems, primarily respiratory, and temperature control internal and some heart risks.