Animal Care Centers Presents the Bulldog
The Bulldog is a member of the “non-sporting” dog group. They were once bred for “bullbaiting,” which is now illegal. Thus, the name, Bulldog. Today, they do well in homes with room to roam and apartment life as long as they get ample playtime.
The American Kennel Club describes the Bulldogs to be:
“Kind but courageous, friendly but dignified, the Bulldog is a thick-set, low-slung, well-muscled bruiser whose “sour mug” face is the universal symbol of courage and tenacity. These docile, loyal companions adapt well to town or country.”
With loose skin on the head, a furrowed brow, a pushed-in nose, little ears, an undershot jaw, and chops that hang on both sides, these dogs are unmistakable. The coat is smooth, and the colors range from red, white, fawn, fallow, or any combination. They may appear grumpy, but they are pretty lovable little powerhouses.
Average Height: 14-15 inches
Weight: 40 to 50pounds
Life Span: 8-10 years
Not sure if your rescue fits this description? Give us a call to find out at Animal Care Center.
Bulldogs are very trainable and sweet. They are easy-going dogs with a desire to please. And as with most dogs, socialize your Bulldog for a good disposition.
Bulldogs are prone to becoming overweight. So, they should be fed high-quality dog food that is appropriate for their age and activity level. And remember that treats are great for training, but there can be a point where too many treats are not suitable for dogs. And clean, fresh water should always be available.
All over brushings a few times a week will help with shedding and keep the coat looking beautiful. The biggest issue with Bulldogs is the face wrinkles that tend to save water and even food in them. If that happens, they can become infected. So inspecting and drying the folds daily is a big part of Bulldog care. Nails should be trimmed every couple of weeks.
Although they look to be very mellow, they love to jump up and get their walk on. Moderate exercise will help the weight stay off. Otherwise, they should be kept inside the AC as they can have breathing issues if they get overheated.
Heat is the biggest issue for Bulldogs. In addition, the National Breed Club recommends the following Breed Testing:
- Cardiac Exam
- Patella Evaluation
- Tracheal Hypoplasia Radiographic Evaluation
Furthermore, the best care you can give your Bulldog is to have an excellent veterinarian to rely on. That is what Animal Care Centers is all about, providing the best care for pets and their owners.
Animal Care Center Loves All Their Furry Family Members
From the moment you enter Animal Care Center, you’ll be among the friendly staff, owners, and pets who prefer Dr. Williams. The total preventative care of your pet is our pleasure. So, you need not worry one bit. What’s more, the team will welcome your pet with open arms putting your loved ones at ease.
The best care for your furry family member is at Animal Care Center. We provide complete care for all your pet’s health needs, including dental care, internal medicine, and emergency care.
Caring for the total pet is our specialty. From eyes and ears to testing and surgery, the people of Smyrna, Georgia, and the Greater Atlanta Area can count on the fantastic staff at Animal Care Center and our own Dr. Williams.