Tuesday, March 15, 2011

English Bulldogs

So, we've made it to the point where I've run out of dogs that I personally know. However, there is a dog that I just find completely adorable. Every time I see one, I just have to exclaim, "Awww!." They just have a goofy look about them that makes them all the more endearing. This is the dog that I would really like to get, but the question is, will it be the perfect dog for me?

General Information:
  • Protective, Affectionate, Gentle, Determined
  • Related to French Bulldog
  • Have an underbite
  • Short coat
  • Energetic when puppies
  • Height: 12-15 inches
  • Weight: 52-55 pounds
  • Prone to breathing problems 
  • Sensitive to heat and cold
  • Skin infections
  • Hip and knee problems 
  • Easily overheat
  • Drools
  • Brush with brittle brush or rough cloth
  • Wipe with cloth between wrinkles
  • Average shedder
  • Good for apartments
  • Better indoors because of sensitivity to weather
Type of Owner:
  • Great with kids
  • Need pack leader or can become too defensive and stubborn 
Maybe now you can see why I love Bulldogs so much.  I''m not an outdoors person, so this dog actually fits in with my lifestyle.  And I really would like an indoor dog, so keeping it inside with me is not a problem.  They're just so cute, even if they are stubborn.  Maybe they're like having another child!  So perhaps this dog would be a great fit for couples wanting to practice being parents.  Bulldogs may be considered lazy by some standards, but they definitely have the looks and affection to make up for any of their faults.

(Thanks to Dog Breed Info, AKC, and other sites for their help!)


  1. I love bulldogs! The only thing about them is all the weezing they do scares me. I always think that is something is wrong with them, but thats just the way they are.

  2. My step-brother has had a few of these dogs. He loves them, and I've always have wonderful loving experiences with his. You'd definitely pick a winner with this breed. Also, I am absolutely in love with this background, color scheme, and the fonts. I'm jealous. :) Everything looks so great!

  3. What a cute dog! I think you should get this one when you graduate!

  4. This is the kind of dog that Brandon wants.