Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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  • Fact 1 - Description and Definition of Bulldogs: This medium size breed of dog has a massive head, powerful jaws and short legs
    • Temperament: Originally encouraged to be ferocious, this trait had been generally bred out of boxers and many can now be friendly and loyal
    • They are often considered unsuitable as a normal family pet as they require firm handling
    • Pitbulls have been cross bred from Bulldogs and a variety of different  types of terriers
    • For additional information refer to French Bulldogs  
  • Fact 2 - Origin of the breed: Bulldogs originated in England and was originally bred for bull baiting
  • Fact 3 - Size: The weight of Bulldogs range from 40 - 50 pounds
  • Fact 4 - Size: The height ranges from 12 - 15 inches, up to the shoulder
  • Fact 5 - Alternative Names of Bulldogs and Nicknames: Old English Bulldog, British Bulldog and American Bulldog
  • Fact 6 - Coat and colors of Bulldogs: The coat is normally of a  fine texture and smooth and comes in a uniform color often with a black muzzle
  • Fact 7 - Life of Bulldogs: the life expectancy of this breed of dog is between 8 - 10 years
  • Fact 8 - The names of dog breeds are separated into different dog types which are referred to as Dog Groups. The name of the dog group for Bulldogs is the Non-Sporting dog breed
  • Fact 9 - After the first year of life, dogs are considered to be adults - they equivalent to 16 human years!
    • After 2 years, they are equivalent to a 24 year old
    • After 3 years, they are equivalent to a 30 year old
    • Every year after  add five human years to determine the equivalent age of the dog
  • Fact 10 - Choosing Bulldogs as pets! The following considerations should be taken into account when choosing this particular breed of dog as a pet:
    • How much it will cost to feed and train the dog?
    • How much time will it take to groom the dog?
    • How much time will it take to exercise the dog on a daily basis?
    • Are Bulldogs suitable for children?
    • How much will it cost for vet bills, pet or dog health insurance, medication and vaccinations?
  • Fact 11 - Every breed of dog is susceptible to certain health problems and illnesses. Bulldogs are prone to health problems and illnesses such as:
    • - Hip Dysplasia (abnormal development of hip joints)
    • - Overheating
    • - Internalised Tail
    • - Puppies are usually delivered by Caesarean section due to large size of their heads
  • Fact 12 - Bulldogs were originally bred to help with various jobs and tasks such as:
    • - Bull baiting (hence their name)
    • - Guarding
  • Fact 13 - Breeding Bulldogs for appearance was only introduced in the 19th Century
  • Fact 14 - It is estimated that 85% of dogs visit a vet in a year
  • Fact 15 - The average cost of owning a medium sized dog, over a 10 year period, is estimated as over $13,000! This provides a good idea of how much it costs to raise Bulldogs

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elasmimi
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 2:04 PM

I love bulldogs! My friend's son has a solid white deaf bulldog who knows some sign language! He is absolutely adorable.

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Apr. 27, 2013 at 2:47 PM


Quoting elasmimi:

I love bulldogs! My friend's son has a solid white deaf bulldog who knows some sign language! He is absolutely adorable.

That is crazy!! How wonderful for him to learn that!

bwsmommy
by Platinum Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

I must say .. they are sooo ugly to me , but yet cute ..lol !! thanks for sharing !

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Apr. 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Cute day!
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MamaMandee
by Mandee on Apr. 27, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Makes me think of the Butler Bulldogs, I have a crush on the coach lol
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Rushn311
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Soooo cute!

Ladyisis
by Jenn on Apr. 27, 2013 at 8:22 PM

My husband's grandma has a bulldog! I think they are cute. Interesting facts! Thanks for sharing.

lil_mama06
by Brian's Lil Vixen on Apr. 27, 2013 at 8:39 PM

My sister had one..She paid 1600.00 for her..Then when she was in the mid of a divorce her hubby tried to keep it from her..So she had to prove she paid for her and got her.. 

taniamorse85
by Gold Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 12:55 AM

I love bulldogs!  They're so ugly, they're cute, lol!  I certainly can't imagine a bulldog being ferocious.  Every one I've been around has been a total goofball.

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