Bulldog puppies are descended from the Asiatic mastiff and were created in Great Britain. They were primarily bred to participate in bull baiting, a blood sport. In addition, they were used against lions, bears and other vicious animals. Purebred Bulldogs were quite rare in the 19th century because of the enforcement of anti-baiting laws. These days, though, Bulldogs are show dogs and family companions.


Daily exercise is vital for Bulldogs to remain fit. A walk while leashed securely is fine. They also love short family play sessions. Bulldogs do well in apartment, city or condominium living. They’re quite inactive while indoors and don’t require a yard.


An occasional brushing is needed for Bulldog puppies. This should be done with a firm bristle brush. Only bathe or dry shampoo when needed. Since these dogs tend to slobber and drool, they must have their faces cleaned daily. There are some health concerns with Bulldogs. These include breathing issues, poor eyesight, low tolerance to anesthesia, hip and knee issues and skin infections. Because of their large heads, most Bulldogs are born by Caesarean section. They don’t do well in extreme weather and are highly prone to heat stroke. They’re also known for active gastrointestinal systems.


Bulldogs are moderate, heavy and built low to the ground. They’re also kind, strong, courageous and amiable. This isn’t an aggressive or vicious breed and is actually dignified. They have a passive attitude and odd sense of humor.


Bulldogs have a coat that’s straight, close, glossy, smooth and short. It has a fine texture with no fringe, curl or feathering. The coat’s color is solid white or red, fawn, red brindle, piebald, fallow, and various brindle shades. Bulldogs are considered average shedders.


An extremely loyal and affectionate breed, Bulldogs are very devoted to their families. This is a gentle and dependable breed that fits right in with a home that has children. They get on well with other pets that they’ve been raised with but they might try to bully dogs unfamiliar to them. They must have human attention and depend on it to be happy. Bulldogs excel as guard dogs but only bark if totally necessary. They’re quite possessive of their food and should never be fed in front of children or other pets.


Bulldogs must have obedience and early socialization as they tend to be stubborn and hardheaded. They need to know that their owners are the dominant ones. Don’t use heavy-handed or harsh techniques to train. This must be conducted with patience, firmness, consistency, fairness, rewards and praise.