The British bulldog or commonly known as the English bulldog is seen to be the original bulldog. This breed is known to originate from many places like France and America but the truth of the matter is, when you mention the breed “bulldog” you are automatically referring to a dog that has its origins in Britain. This dog is known to have a stocky build. It has a muscular body weighing up to 55 pounds. It is in many standards, a small/medium dog that is ideal for people who are do not really enjoy an expansive space in their homes. These dogs stand at around 15 inches from the floor to its shoulder. It is easy to underestimate these dogs but many owners of these dogs would attest that these are great, loyal and patient companions that would make for an exemplary pet. These dogs are ideal for the family. This can guard the house vigilantly and because of its build can easily intimidate intruders. But because of its long domesticated history (with proper training by breeders) it is also very gentle for kids to play with. This is rather an important attribute of a family dog. You must have the confidence that your dog does not easily tire in having fun with your kids.

The British bulldog is often identified in a pale red color. But beige and yellowish stain can also be identified as the common color for this breed. It has a wrinkled face, a big head and a signature waddle when they walk because of how their feet are positioned in their bodies. This compliments very well with how they look and makes them easy to identify in dog shows. These dogs although seen now to be just mere pets actually have a very long history. Even its name has come a long way back in the dark ages. In the 1500’s this breed was called as it is because it is used in bull baiting and occasionally in bear baiting. Because of the physical features of the dog, it is ideal in tackling bulls (strong and muscular jaws, stocky build). But this was deemed too cruel for the dogs that the British Parliament moved to rescue the dogs from its hard trade. It was in the 1800’s that these dogs had a new role in British homes. It took many years for these dogs to be eliminated from their oppressive past. In time, people were watching them in a new arena – dog shows.

These dogs are easy to have around the house because they do not really move too much. They might need some real promptings from you if you want to play with them and have their daily dose of exercise. Owners need to realize though that these dogs really need to move around because their quality of life can really get in the way if they don’t. They are prone to arthritis and other health problems because of their build and lack of motivation to exercise. They are also prone to skin disease so it is important that you groom them regularly. Since they have a short and compacted nose and mouth area, they often snore when they sleep and chew clumsily making them very messy when they eat. You must be guided of this idiosyncratic attribute. You might need to have patience to clean up after your bulldog.

Many have said that these dogs are sickly but this is only half true. Like any other breeds, when you do not pay attention to them they often develop health conditions that could have been prevented in the first place. You need to observe your dog carefully and be sure what their “normal” life is. When you have this foreknowledge then you have a higher chance to detect problems early.

There are many British bulldog puppies for sale even over the internet but you need to be careful in purchasing these dogs. They love affection and attention so breeders must have a good start with this. It is often advisable that the breeders you plan to buy puppies from are in it for the passion of this specific breed and not just for business and commercial purposes. This can have a dramatic effect of the quality of the puppies.