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The English Bulldog

Posted On June - 9 - 2011

The English bulldog is one of the oldest canine breed, his history being as old as England’s history. Thanks to his courage and intelligence he is also called “Churchill dog” and the British consider it the national breed dogs.

The first stories about this breed of dogs are from XVII century when it is said these dogs were used in bull and other big animal fights. After almost one century fights were prohibited and the breed was in danger of extermination, more and more owners trying to escape of these dogs as they were very aggressive, so that they couldn’t be used as pets. Though, thanks to some admirers of these dogs the English bulldog hasn’t disappeared and after a while breeders selected the less aggressive ones.

An English bulldog weights between 22-25 kg and heights 30-40 cm, is a medium sized dog with a heavy and stocky body, supported by short and strong legs. The fur is short, thin, colored white, beige, yellow, brown, striped or spotted.

Dogs from English bulldog breed can’t stand the heat and are prone to obesity. Beside these they may suffer of early arthritis, torsion of the stomach, kidney and heart diseases. Because of their excessive and folded skin they can suffer from different allergies and injuries if you don’t clean their folds daily. Also their big head cause problems when they give birth and most times caesarean is needed. They can’t swim because of their conformation and snore rather through their month because of their short nose. Other shortcomings would be that they have a chronic farting and they slaver.

These dogs are suitable also for less active persons because they are quite lazy and although they need daily motion they won’t bother you to much. Given the size and laziness they are suitable for apartment especially as they bark rarely. Although they are independent and self-wiled dogs, they can be trained as they are docile.

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