Bulldog Facts

Bulldog Facts
Bulldog is medium-sized dog that belongs to the group of Companion dogs. It originates from England. Bulldog was created during the 16th century by mixing Mastiff and Pug. It was originally created for the fights with bulls (hence the name). As soon as this bloody sport became illegal, Bulldog became popular as companion dog. Thanks to its unusual appearance and even-tempered personality, bulldog can be seen in many TV series, movies and commercials. It is also one of the most popular pets in the world today (5th most popular type of dog in the USA).
Interesting Bulldog Facts:
Bulldog can reach 12 to 16 inches in height and 40 to 50 pounds of weight.
Bulldog has short, flat and smooth coat that can be pure white, red, light or dark brown or multicolored (brindle or covered with markings of various colors).
Bulldog has wide jaws, short muzzle, wide, muscular shoulders, short body, short, but powerful legs and short tail. Skin on the face, neck and shoulders is loose and wrinkled. Teeth from the lower jaw are always visible because lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw.
Bulldog is very stubborn dog, but when it is properly trained, it can achieve good results in the competitions in obedience, agility and flyball.
Bulldog is very intelligent, peaceful and friendly dog that is suitable for families with kids.
Bulldog can be kept both in the houses and in the apartments. Even though it doesn't require plenty of exercise, regular daily walks are highly recommended.
Despite its heavy body, Bulldog can reach the speed of 15 miles per hour and jump 7 feet vertically (high in the air). It should be kept away from the water because it is not a good swimmer and it can easily drown.
Bulldog can be very good watchdog, but it needs to learn to separate guests from the potential intruders.
Bulldog is not suitable for areas with extremely cold and hot climate. It can experience various health issues even at temperature of 23 degrees of Celsius. Its house (in the backyard) needs to be properly insulated during the winter.
Bulldog is a mascot of more than 40 universities in the USA.
Bulldog can be used as a therapy dog.
Bulldog requires regular bathing to eliminate dirt that collects in the folds of the skin on the head. It belongs to a group of moderate shedders.
Bulldog gives birth to 4 to 5 puppies. Babies are usually born via Cesarean sections because of their large heads.
Bulldog can suffer from hip dysplasia, cardiac disorders and cancer. It easily gains weight and it should not fly via airplane due to high risk of death as a result of respiratory difficulties.
Bulldog has an average lifespan of 6 to 10 years.

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