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English Bulldog

Posted by Kevin Patterson On October - 14 - 2011 Pets

With the country of registration being England the male English bulldog weights around 24 to 30 kg with a height of 30 to 40 cm while the female weights between 22 30 kg and has a height of 30 40 cm. The hair color varies from a sold color like white, red, yellow, but mostly it has white spots or stripes.

Features:
Being a massive dog, with a hard, short and stocky body is defined as being muscular and strong; the English bulldog is supported by short but powerful legs. His massive head is in striking contrast with the body: the skull has a short, flat forehead full of wrinkles, with prominent eyebrows, and a large, flattened, short nose, that is broad and compressed; the massive jaws are shaped as a square that hold a set of strong front teeth; the lower jaw is protruding from the top; the ears are spread apart between them; the small fine eyes are inserted deep in the cheeks, but still far apart, they are round, medium sized and pronounced; being wide, deep between the eyes extends the short, thick, deep neck; with much higher contour the arched front legs are short, thick and muscular, the back legs are strong, muscular and longer than the front ones; the back is short, muscular with broad shoulders, narrowing toward the flanks and slightly arched. The tail is like an “S” as a hook or right, short, with a low insert, thick at the base, tapering towards the top. The hair is short, smooth and firm, smooth and shiny, tight-fitting well.

Origin:
Race well known and loved in England. Its history is confused with that of old England, hence the great success of the Bulldog in the country. Remote race origins are not well-known. Over them there were issued several assumptions. One is that it descended from Molos Bulldog of Epirus, common ancestor of the Doges. After the old descriptions, it would have been related to the Mastiff dog and dogs that Pugnaces, Phoenician sailors brought the island or the Roman legions. These Pugnaces, as its name indicates, they were fighting dogs used in circuses or arenas. The first mention dates from 1209 Bulldog, in the description of a fight between a bull dog and butchers. Such performances were spread all over England, and organizers were scrambling to offer more bloody battles using Bulldog and various other animals: bulls, bears, orangutans, etc…

Meanwhile, Bulldog growth is directed especially to obtain quality to offer leadership in arena fighting. We obtained offspring’s of remarkable courage and tenacity, their appearance was effective for a head that is short, with strong front teeth, and protruding lower jaw (undershot), allowing him to better grasp prey. In 1835, a decree of the English Parliament has ended this cruel struggle. Bulldog fell into disuse. In Birmingham, the race begins to revive, but obtaining offspring’s that no longer kept in their past than the strength and courage and eliminating unwanted aggressive habits proved difficult. As a result of dog shows set in England, interest in Bulldog grow again, and today is one of the favorite and most expensive British dogs.

Temperament:
His appearance is releasing a powerful impression of strength and alertness. It is brave and faithful, gentle, obedient, intelligent and alert.

Use:
Excellent guard dog, protection and escort.

English Bulldog specific diseases:

Stomach torsion
hip dysplasia
elbow disease
premature arthritis, renal disease and cardiomyopathy

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