The Bulldog is affectionate, loyal and stubborn. They truly are affectionate and docile companions and enjoy following their owner or family around the house they get on well with children and household pets. Remember they love attention and their happiness depends upon it.

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Their coat requires minimal care, but it is important that facial wrinkles are kept dry and healthy.

Physical Characteristics

General Appearance: Stocky, heavy, rather low, compact, with a bold, massive head in broad proportion to the dog's size.

Color: Brindle, red, fawn with or without black masks and/or white patches. Also solid white and pied.

Coat: Short, smooth, close and fine in texture.

Tail: Straight or screw-shape, short, set low and carried downwards.

Ears: Far apart, set high, small, thin and rose shaped.

Body: Low, pear-shaped, short and strong back, broad shoulders and narrow towards the loin. The belly is tucked up, with a broad chest and widely set forelegs


Regular but moderate exercise is required to keep them healthy. The shape of their head and it's breathing apparatus means that it can easily become short of breath and so walking should not be done at a fast pace, expecially in hot weather.

Additional Comment

Due to the characteristics of the dogs nose and throat, the airflow tends to be restricted. This causes them to breath noisily and to have problems with breathing in hot weather. Due to the broad heads and narrow pelvis, the puppies are commonly delivered by caesarian section

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