Original Name : English Bulldog
Type : Molossoid
Male weight : 55 lbs
Female weight : 50 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Bulldogs are the doyens of dog fancy. They were the subject of the first-ever breed club, which published the first-ever breed standard. Bulldogs give an impression of determination, strength and activity. They are lively, bold, loyal, dependable, and courageous. Scratch that fierce surface and you’ll find a very affectionate dog underneath.
Viewed from the side, it appears to be very high and short from the occiput to the tip of the nose.
The back is short, strong and broad at the shoulders. The loins are relatively straighter and the chest is broad, round at the sides, prominent and very deep.
Solid or ‘smut’. Dudley, black, and black and tan are highly undesirable.
As wide apart, as high and as far from the eyes as possible.
Very short and set low, jutting out, first rather straight, then turning downwards.
Fine texture, short, close and smooth.
Bulldogs are smooth-coated, thick set, rather close to the ground, broad, powerful and compact. The head is fairly big compared with the body, but no point must be out of proportion so as to ruin the general balance, make the dog look deformed or obstruct movement. The face is short, the muzzle broad, blunt and facing upward. Breathing difficulty is highly undesirable. The body is short and well knit without any tendency to obesity. The legs are strong, very muscular and athletic. The hindquarters are high and strong, a little lighter than the heavy forepaws. Females are less impressive and well developed.
In addition to some distinctive characteristics, Bulldogs really distinguish themselves with their especially heavy and constrained gait. They seem to take short, quick steps on the tips of their feet, without their back feet even seeming to rise off the ground.