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Bulldogs – Dog Breed Info, Facts, and Care Tips

Bulldog
  • Adult Size: 14-15 inches
  • Adult Weight: 40-50 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
  • Temperament: Friendly and courageous

Bulldogs are flat-face dogs with a friendly and calm personality. Here is a list of pros and cons for single dog owners who are interested in getting a bulldog.

Pros of Owning Bulldogs

They are a part of the non-sporting dog breed. They like short walks. They may not be able to stay outdoors for an extended period of time due to the breathing difficulty they have in hot and humid conditions. This could be ideal for single owners with relatively long working hours.

They can get along with other animals. This could prove useful for dog owners who want to take their bulldogs to places such as dog parks where there are plenty of other animals to socialize with.

Bulldogs don't require a lot of space. This bodes well for single dog owners who live in small-sized apartments. It's not an uncommon sight to see bulldogs take a snooze throughout the day.

Cons of Owning Bulldogs

Their average life expectancy is shorter than other dog breeds. On average, a bulldog could live for around eight to ten years. They are also known for having a lot of health problems.

Some bulldogs can be very stubborn. This could make them a bit more difficult to house-train. Be sure to reward them with plenty of praises and treats when they learn a command.

Bulldogs are curious animals and love to chew. You need to teach them the release command so they immediately let go of any object that's in their mouth.

Top Question About Bulldogs

Is a Bulldog Dangerous?

No, they might not have the friendliest faces compared to other dog breeds but bulldogs are known for having a friendly and calm temperament. Like any other dog, they would only be dangerous if they are grown in a toxic or neglected environment, or they are trained to be dangerous against other humans or pets.

Do Bulldogs Make Good Family Dogs

We think so. In general, bulldogs have a dependable and predictable personality so this makes them a good fit for families with children. They may, however, be unpredictable against other dogs so that's something to watch out for.

Do Bulldogs Stink?

Bulldogs, unfortunately, are known for their stench. Bulldogs are susceptible to skin problems like skin fold dermatitis, which causes yeast and bacteria to grow in-between the skin. The stink can be avoided with regular, careful cleaning.