How many registrations per year that are made for this breed. Generally breeds are popular for a reason and high popularity breeds are often a great place to start your search.
How willing and able this breed is to protect you, your family and your home , how territorial they are and how dominant they can be. This is not necessarily a sign of how aggressive the breed is.
Not to be confused with protection/guarding this is how alert , how vocal and how trusting your dog is. Even tiny dogs can make great watchdogs.
Being able to physically manage your dog is a vital consideration, dogs are much stronger than humans pound for pound.
Breed Stats At A Glance: 1-5 Scale 5 is most or best 1 is least or worst
Nearly all dogs are trainable, some breeds however are inherently more stubborn, wilful, lazy or less intelligent than others. Stubborn and stupid is a bad combo, Clever and eager is a good combo!
A variable combination of trainability, inherent temperament, dominance or natural aggression make some breeds less suitable for the novice owner than others.
Older children are much more able to understand how to treat their dog appropriately. Parents must guage the maturity of their own children before choosing a dog.
Very young children are liable to annoy or provoke a dog and can injure smaller ones through rough play. They can themselves be knocked down or accidentally hurt by a larger or over enthusiastic dog.
A combination of how naturally active this breed is and how much daily exercise they will need. Under stimulated dogs can develop unwanted problem behaviours such as excessive barking, chewing and digging.
Some breeds happily live in apartments as long as they get enough daily exercise. Some however need big yards and lots of space. Some breeds bark a lot so think of your neighbours!
Some breeds love nothing more than snuggling up on the couch with you whilst others are much more aloof.
Playfulness represents how eager, willing and exuberant your furry pal will be when it comes to getting down and joining in the fun.
Representing yearly averages as some breeds only shed seasonally, some shed throughout the year, and some hardly shed or dont shed at all.
How much upkeep you will need to do to keep your dog looking their best and being healthy, grooming, brushing, cleaning and bathing etc.
All dogs can suffer health problems. Some breeds however, either through over breeding or inbreeding are more prone to serious congenital disorders than others.
How well does this breed naturally get on with other dogs? Proper socialization will mitigate most intolerance. Intact males generally are more problematic with other intact males
Some breeds have naturally higher prey drives than others, however nearly all dogs can live with small animals providing they are introduced young enough and are well socialized.
Protection level: The English Bulldogs’s temperament makes this dog a natural protector of the home and family. While not a problem barker, they will let you know when strangers approach and their appearance is often enough to warn off intruders, but make no mistake the Bulldog will use its strength to defend its territory/pack if required.
Shedding: Moderate shed, not seasonal.
Grooming: simple brushing is fine but it is important to keep the skin folds on the face, neck and tail carefully cleaned with a damp cloth to remove any debris and dead hair that may become trapped. This debris can cause irritations, leading to lesions and other infections in the folds of the skin
Exercise: low gentle exercise requirements. Heat intolerant; in hot weather best to exercise in the cooler morning or evenings
Health Issues: For a dog that has been relentlessly bred to type, the Bulldog has remarkably few genetic disorders, but the ones it does have can be serious.
A wide range of breathing conditions due to restricted nasal and tracheal passages and severe hip displasia. Also subject to skin infections from the folds of the skin if not groomed properly and various eye problems such as 'cherry eye' and Entropian,.
Females have to give birth by caesarean section owning to the large head size and puppy mortality rates are high
Ideal Bulldog Owners Are affectionate and tolerant with a good sense of humour who enjoys a characterful and slow companion, is aware of and able to cope with the breeds sometimes high medical costs.
Not for clean freaks! These are not tidy beasts, If you are overly house-proud then this isn't the dog for you, a propensity for flatulence and large amounts of slobber may cause embarrassment when your boss comes round for dinner, also not recommended if you want an active outdoorsy companion.
As always if you like this breed, please do the research and ensure that you are choosing the right dog for your own lifestyle.For more information, why not visit this breeds national club
Over time, not only was the ferocity bred out of the breed but it managed to retain its distinctive look and countenance.
So successful was this “re branding” that the Bulldog has become the affable and charming character that we see to day, and its tough, steadfast persona has led it to be identified as the national symbol of England.
English Bulldog Temperament
This is one of those breeds that people are mistaken about more than almost any other. From their history of being bred and used for bull baiting they've acquired a reputation for being mean and aggressive; but one look at some of these bulldog images shows in fact that nothing could be further from the truth.
This is a wonderfully gentle dog that makes a great family pet. Which goes some way to explain why they are in America’s top 10 most popular dog breeds.
English Bulldogs have a unique temperament. People can mistake their often slow response to commands as laziness, but those that know the breed know that these dogs like to consider a command before simply jumping up and doing it, they absolutely cannot be forced to do anything they don’t want to do.
A problem solver by nature, the 'Bully' likes a mental challenge and will approach new activities and events in a thoughtful and consistent manner,training should be varied to avoid repetition and motivated with food and plenty of praise.
The English Bulldog loves to please, and will quickly learn what the owners are requiring of it. Highly intelligent, they do best with varied training, they are an excellent companion dog for both other dogs as well as non-canine pets. Proper socialization is important with this breed, as they can be somewhat dog-aggressive, especially the intact males.
Bulldog Information and Breed Notes
The English Bulldog Temperament is kind,Courageous, Affectionate and stubborn
Affectionate, & Stubborn
The Bulldog or “Bully”is an ancient English breed whose origins lie in the practice of bull baiting which was a popular pastime amongst the masses of 13th Century England, whereby the dog would clamp its jaws down onto the bull’s tender areas such as the nose, ears or testicles and thereby maddening it into a frenzy. Not only did the crowds find this brutal display entertaining, but it was believed that a bull’s meat tasted better if it had been baited before being butchered.
Thank fully this ghastly sport was banned in 1835 and the “Bully” became a breed without a purpose; extinction should have followed, but such was the popularity of this doughty and courageous dog that many sought to save it.
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“Sleeping is this breed’s favorite activity. Eating is next, but they do love a good belly rub. They’ll be comforting when your down and can be clowns. Nobody can wiggle their bum like a happy bully..”