Bulldog

Temperament

Bulldogs are friendly and courageous, with a happy disposition.

Characteristics

Bulldogs may look gruff, but these kind and courageous dogs make loyal companions.

Although the Bulldog isn’t toy-breed sized, their 50 pounds of wrinkles won’t stop them from curling up in your lap for a good cuddle. Though their mellowness can be mistaken for laziness, Bulldogs enjoy brisk walks and other activities.

Bulldogs are sweet, devoted and aim to please, making them fun to train. Many Bulldogs love to chew, so having plenty of tough toys is a must. They also enjoy games of tug-of-war.

Lifespan

8 to 10 years

Colors

Bulldogs’ color combinations range from red to white to fawn to fallow, or any combination of those. Their patterns and markings may include brindle, piebald, ticking, black masks, black tipping and a minimal amount of black in piebalds.

Shedding

Bulldogs require minimal grooming but do go through periods of heavy shedding. Perform an all-over brushing 2 to 3 times a week to keep them looking their best and keep his wrinkles clean and dry to avoid infection or irritation.