How to raise an English Bulldog?


Originating in the British Isles in the 13th century, the English Bulldog is a loyal, dependable, courageous, energetic and bold medium-sized dog in character. So in the past, it was often used to play the game of "dog bites cow". But then the sport was made illegal in the UK, so English bulldogs became less and less valuable.

It is said that the ancestor of the English Bulldog is a combination of the Tibetan Mastiff and the Bulldog. After learning that English Bulldogs are becoming less valuable and may even become extinct, some dog lovers have not hesitated to take on the responsibility of saving the breed. They retained some of the good qualities of this dog, eliminated its bad traits, and strengthened some of its good qualities, and the breeding brought satisfactory results, and after several generations of selective breeding, the English Bulldog has become the most outstanding breed. One, with physical abilities and keeping its raw wildness to a minimum. The English Bulldog is ferocious on the outside, but has a very kind personality and a gentle and affectionate heart. It is a rare guard dog.

Appearance of the English Bulldog

In general, male English Bulldogs weigh around 50 pounds and females around 40 lb. The eyes are relatively far from the ears, relatively round, medium in size, neither sunken nor prominent, dark in color, the lids completely cover the whites of the eyes when looking forward, and the "nictitating membrane" is completely invisible. The ears are set fairly high on the head, small and thin, like a rose.

The English Bulldog has a large head with a head circumference at least as high as shoulder height. From the side, its head is very high. Its cheeks are rounded and protrude to the sides beyond the eyes. The nose is large, broad and black, with the tip set back between the eyes. The nostrils are broad and black with a clear midline in the middle. The upper lip is thick, broad, pendulous and very deep, completely overhanging the sides of the lower jaw. When the mouth is closed, the teeth are largely invisible.

The English Bulldog has large, strong teeth, fairly widely spaced, a short, thick neck, a broad, full body, a short, strong back, and well muscled front legs that are slightly longer than the front legs. The tail is straight or "spiral" very short and low.

The coat is straight, short, flat, tight, fine in texture, smooth and shiny, and the skin is soft and loose, especially on the head. Colors are red tabby, pure white, pure red, fawn or light brown and piebald.

The character of the English Bulldog

The English Bulldog looks fierce on the outside, but it is a very kind-hearted dog who has always been friendly to people.

The English Bulldog may seem like a silly and honest character, and it is true, the English Bulldog is a very loyal dog breed. Known as the national dog in the UK, it remains popular even after bullfighting was banned, and with its good-natured personality it is still the first choice for some dog lovers.

The English Bulldog is quirky and cute in appearance, gentlemanly when walking, calm in character, does not like to bark, and is very friendly to people.

Breeding knowledge of English bulldogs

For the English Bulldog, it is suitable to be raised in a relatively spacious home.

English Bulldogs are less resistant to hot weather, which can sometimes cause breathing difficulties. So in summer, be sure not to let it exercise too much. It is best to take it for some moderate exercise in the shade.

Some exercises are best done at an early age, such as going to the toilet and training standing postures to stay in shape. When feeding, teach it not to bite things. Once it is found, it must be stopped in time, and a slight punishment will be imposed to keep it in mind. You can increase its activity by playing, such as picking up a thrown ball, and keeping it in good shape so that it doesn't get too fat.

English Bulldogs drool more seriously, so they should pay more attention to cleaning, so that the dog is comfortable and looks more refreshing.

English Bulldogs are also prone to obesity if they eat improperly, so they cannot be given too much diet and nutrition during the feeding process. But don't reduce the food too deliberately during the puppy period, so as not to cause malnutrition in the future, there should be more time and less time.

The puppy who has just entered the new home should not be fed too much, give it some soft milk cake or dog food. Of course, taking a bath is absolutely not allowed, just wipe it with a warm damp towel. Let it get used to it gradually, and then slowly increase its food intake. You can prepare some commonly used toys, balls, molar sticks, etc. The English Bulldog is still very interested in the ball, which helps it move and maintain its size.

Common diseases in English Bulldogs include allergic skin diseases, dry eye, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, ear diseases and syndromes. So pay more attention to your diet and try to let these diseases appear in your dog.