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English Bulldog

Everything you need to know about English Bulldogs

Size
Medium
Life Expectancy
typically 10+ years
Shedding
Short length with moderate shedding

English Bulldogs are typically less active dogs with a smooth coat, a short nose and a sturdy build. Standard English Bulldog colours include white, fawn, red and brindle. 

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including English Bulldogs, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving. 

Thinking about giving an English Bulldog a forever home? Here are some Bulldog facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for an English Bulldog 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of an English Bulldog. 

Health issues 

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.   

English Bulldogs are a brachycephalic breed. This term re...

How much food does an English Bulldog need? 

The amount of food an English Bulldog needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.     

You can u...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does an English Bulldog need? 

English Bulldogs need regular exercise and stimulation, but they might not manage long or strenuous walks or mountain hikes. They'll need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn energy, ...

How much grooming does an English Bulldog need? 

English Bulldogs have short fur that generally only needs an occasional brush. They often have skinfolds which require regular cleaning. Speak to your vet for advice on how to do this for your dog. 

To help...

What size crate do you need for an English Bulldog?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

English Bulldog behaviour and training  

Even if you think you know about English Bulldogs, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.  

What’s the temperament of an English Bulldog? 

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every English Bulldog temperament is different. As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They de...

Are English Bulldogs easy to train? 

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

Are English Bulldogs good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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