Bulldog : 10 Most Common Questions
Originally bred in the British Isles to bait bulls, the Bulldog was fortunately changed over the years. With this cruel activity was finally outlawed in England, people who favored this breed were able to “re-breed” the dog, removing the negative characteristics. The result today is a large, strong dog with a soft and loving personality.
To help you understand the breed even more, we have provided some helpful and interesting information.
1. How much would I spend for a quality Bulldog puppy?
Although prices will vary from one breeder to the next, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500. Yes, you could purchase the puppy from a pet store or backyard breeder cheaper but then you would likely pay in the end with a sick or genetically challenged dog. Therefore, it is always best to consider this an investment, working only with a reputable breeder.
2. How much grooming does the Bulldog need?
The nice thing about this particular breed is that while it does have continual shedding, it is minimal. Therefore, overall grooming is not much. The most important aspect of grooming the Bulldog is keeping the wrinkled areas clean. Brush the dog daily, use unscented baby wipes to clean the wrinkled areas, and then provide a monthly bath.
3. How long does this breed live?
Unfortunately, the Bulldog only has a lifespan of eight to ten years. However, during that time, you will enjoy a loving, comical, and faithful pet.
4. Someone told me that the Bulldog is mean, is this true?
Not at all – while the Bulldog was ferocious when original bred, the negative traits have been eliminated through better breeding. However, looking at the Bulldog might make you think its demeanor is gruff but in truth, this breed has a sweet and affectionate nature.
5. When choosing the color of a Bulldog puppy, is there anything in particular I should notice?
The thing is that a Bulldog’s color should be uniform and brilliant. In addition, for show or breeding purposes, the colors of this breed are rated from most to least preferred. The first choice would be red brindle, followed by other brindles, solid white, solid red, fallow, or fawn, piebald, or a dog with inferior qualities of any color.
6. Where did the Bulldog originate from and how did it get its name?
The Bulldog originally was bred in the British Isles. Since this dog was bred to be mean and for baiting bulls, it was given the name “Bulldog”.
7. How large is the Bulldog?
Interestingly, the overall size is in the medium group but as far as weight, these dogs can reach upwards of 50 pounds. Because of this, the dog looks stocky and strong.
8. What type of diet is best for the Bulldog?
The best choice of food is high quality dry food or homemade food specifically formulated for the breed. The bulldog should never be fed raw eggs, onions, garlic, chocolate, or salt, which can cause serious health risks.
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