English Bulldog

English Bulldog

Sweet, Curious, Laidback

The English Bulldog is a short muscular mastiff type breed. They have very distinctive features such as the pushed up nose and the short ears. They have a large head with short legs.

English Bulldog

Health

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Breed Profile

Height

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  • 15 – 17 inches

Weight

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  • 50 – 54 lbs

Lifetime

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  • 8 – 10 years

Health Risk

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Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

What is it?:

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome is can result in problems related to the obstruction of the airflow due to their short noses and nasal cavities.

% of dogs affected

20%

Clinical signs

The clinical symptoms of this condition may include –

  • Do not get good sleep
  • Choking in their sleep
  • Discomfort in exercising
  • Vomiting
  • Snoring
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Wheezing

Treatment

Treatment can be done through surgically making corrections.

Average Vet Bill

$1200

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $1080

80% = $960

70% = $840

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Arthritis

What is it?:

Arthritis is a condition which can be caused due to swelling in the joints which causes discomfort and pain. Arthritis can be caused by damage in the ligament or fractures or abnormal cartilage development.

% of dogs affected

15%

Clinical signs

The symptoms of the condition are as follows:

  • Lameness in the leg
  • Discomfort in moving around and exercising
  • Licking of joints
  • Discomfort during cold weather
  • Slow movement of the dog
  • Irritation in the dog

Treatment

Their various treatments for arthritis such as :

  • Cartilage protectors may be used to reduce degeneration
  • Joint supplements may be prescribed for better health of the bones
  • Nutraceuticals for the health of the bones and joints

Average Vet Bill

$1000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = 900

80% = 800

70% = $700

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Personality

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Playful

English Bulldogs are fun and love to play with their families. They are good with kids as well.

Sweet

The English Bulldogs are kind natured and non aggressive. They are lovely creatures to be around.

Dependable

English Bulldogs are very loyal in nature and they rarely bark. They are best for busy families as they are laid back and do not require much attention.

Lifetime Care

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Coat

The English Bulldog’s coat is short and shiny.

Colours

The English Bulldog are available in different colours like black, chocolate, blue, white, brown, brindle, seal

Hypoallergenic

No

Grooming

The English Bulldog has a short smooth coat. It’s best to brush their coat daily to prevent matting. The English bulldog often loves grooming and enjoys their time with their owners. They don’t shed a lot of hair regularly.

Training

The English Bulldog may be difficult to train because they are stubborn and may have a temper. The best way to train them is with treats and a strong voice.

The English Bulldog breed dates back to the 13th century. They are a mastiff type breed which was originally bred for helping in the farms. They are also known for being involved in bull gaiting sports. They have their origins in the British Isles. They are extremely friendly in nature and can befriend strangers as well as kids. They are known to be great company.

English Bulldog: Introduction to the Breed

The English Bulldog are a mastiff breed. They are easy going and do not ask for a lot of time.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Short
  • Muscular
  • Smooth and Short fur
  • Crinkled face

Best suited for pet-owners:

  • Who have children
  • Who live in apartments
  • Who have busy lives
  • Who are not active

Things to watch-out before deciding to own a American Bully

  • They are slightly on the expensive side and may cost between 900$ to 1000$
  • They make great family dogs but are difficult to train because of them being stubborn.
  • The English Bulldogs can be possessive about their food and its better to feed them away from other pets.
  • Because of the crinkled face of the English Bulldog they may make snorting and sniffing sounds and also drool and wheeze.
  • AS it is a short breed it may gulp air which may lead to a gassy stomach.

What should an English Bulldog eat?

The English Bulldog must be given a diet which is balanced. Their diet must contain proteins like salmon, duck beef chicken, lamb or Turkey. Natural and pure ingredients help reduce health concerns in dogs. An English bull dog may have certain allergies so it’s best to create a diet accordingly. They should also be given vitamins and fats in appropriate proportions.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a pet who is as lazy as you and does not push you out of bed for their daily runs, the English Bulldog is the breed for you. They are also great with children as they are calm, unbothered and very loyal to their own. They may not be the most active breed on the list but they are great watchdogs and will protect their family because of how loyal they are. They may look muscular but they are warm hearted and not aggressive.

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