||British Bulldog, English Bulldog
More About Bulldog Breed
||The Bulldog is a relaxed and intelligent breed, requiring less exercise than one might expect. He's a loyal and enjoyable companion for any family.
||male: 50, female: 40
||Brindle, solid white, red, or fawn, or any of these on a white background.
||Stright, short, flat, close,fine, smooth and glossy.
||Bulldogs are affectionate, gentle, and very intelligent. They have a reputation for being sensitive, yet fearless.
||This breed enjoys being with other dogs and household pets. They are good with children, too. Some may be cautious with strangers, but are usually friendly to everyone.
||The Bulldog should be brush to remove dead hairs during times of shedding. A special lotion may be applied to the facial folds to keep these clean.
||This breed requires consistency in training, but sensitivity to its handler's voice makes the learning process quite easy.
||The Bulldog can adjust to your family's activity level, but does enjoy exercise on a regular basis. Because of special needs at early ages, sufficient rest is needed so bones, muscles, and joints can develop properly.
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||This breed often has breathing problems, skin infections, hip and knee problems. They have poor eyesight and are susceptible to heat stroke in warm weather or hot rooms.
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