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Bulldog.jpg (8581 bytes) Bulldogs are absolutely reliable, and although its appearance can be somewhat intimidating, it is among the gentlest of dogs. It is described as a very affectionate and dependable animal, gentle with children, but known for its courage and its excellent guarding abilities.  
Breed: Bulldog
Country of Origin: England in the Middle Ages
AKC Group: Non-Sporting
Function: Baiter, fighter of bulls
Life Span: 8-10 years
Appearance: Powerful, chunky
Color: Brindle, white, fawn, red, or patched
Coat Type: Smooth, shedding
Grooming: Clean out wrinkles daily and power with cornstarch to prevent infection
Height: 13-15 inches
Weight: 40-60 pounds
Activity Level: Low
Watch Dog: Ver low
Protection: No
Intelligence: Low-medium
Trainability: Stubborn
Good With Children: Very good
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Sociable, lazy
Home Environment: Apartment O.K. if exercised regularly
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Stubbornness, body slamming, overly exuberant
Physical: Respiratory and eye problems, arthritis
Recommendations: No jogging, do not over feed, use harness instead of collar