The Bulldog also referred to as the English Bulldog, is the national symbol for Great Britain. Originally this breed was used to manage oxen, to guard property, to hunt, and to bait large game. Today this breed is mostly a fun-loving family dog noted for their clown-like personality and goofy antics. They can be dominant, however, and should receive early training.
The Bulldog is a small dog that only stands about 12 to 14 inches tall. However, even though they are short they are a relatively heavy set dog weighing in around 55 pounds when fully grown. They have a short smooth coat that comes in both solid colors and variegated color patterns. The most common colors found in this breed include black, red, brown, brindles, and piebald. Although they have a short coat they do shed as much as any other dog.
Because of the build of this breed they have a tendency to over heat, have problems breathing, and have a difficult time whelping. Be careful to keep this dog at a healthy weight and keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Be sure to ask your veterinarian what level of exercise would be appropriate for your bulldog.