Bulldogs originated from 13th century England, during the reign of King John. They typically weigh between 40 to 50 pounds. They are friendly and easygoing, and have an easy temperament that gets along well with others. Because of their flat face and heavy build, Bulldogs are highly sensitive to heat and must always live indoors. Their gentle nature make them ideal for homes with young children, and this breed only requires a moderate amount of exercise.
Common Health Conditions
- Bulldogs are prone to chronic allergies that cause itchy skin and scratching that can lead to skin infections (hot spots). The folds and wrinkles in their skin trap dirt and moisture, leading to bacterial and yeast infections.
- Bulldogs can be stubborn and lazy. Your mature Bulldog may not be very enthusiastic about going to a walk, but it's important that he is exercised every day to keep him from becoming overweight.
- Bulldogs' short noses make them prone to a number of respiratory ailments.