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English Bulldogs

Also referred to as Bulldogs

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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English Bulldogs

All About English Bulldogs

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Average Height & Weight

The English Bulldog is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 12 to 15 inches inches.

Weight: 50 pounds.

Females – Height: 12 to 15 inches.

Weight: 40 pounds.

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English Bulldogs


Typical Coloring

English Bulldogs are commonly brindle, white, red, fawn, fallow or piebald.





Early breeds of bulldogs were fierce because their main function was to serve as bull baiters that attacked the much larger animal for the entertainment of humans. But after bull baiting was outlawed, English Bulldogs evolved into a happy-go-lucky domestic breed that is generally good-tempered. They often act as comic relief, but beware: They can also be quite stubborn.




Activity Level

English Bulldogs have low energy and among the lowest exercise needs of any breed. This is not the type of dog you want to take on your morning run. Their short legs, heavy bodies and short noses often add up to exhaustion after a short trip around the block. They are not good swimmers.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

8 to 10 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for English Bulldogs include canine hip dysplasia, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, shoulder luxation and internalized tail. Entropion, ectropion and distichiasis are less common but still occur within the breed, while urethral prolapse is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

English Bulldogs have a very low tolerance for hot and cold climates, and they prefer to stay indoors with their families. When they are outside in warm climates, they will need to rest frequently and drink additional water to avoid dehydration.



English Bulldogs


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Because they are extremely affectionate, English Bulldogs are great with children. They are also very good with other pets, though they can be shy around other dogs.




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