Are you eager to add a new member to your family? With its stocky stature, massive head and dense folds of skin on its forehead, an English Bulldog is among the cutest of pets. This friendly breed also makes a good guard dog.
English Bulldog Puppies: How to Choose One
Popular since the late seventieth century (for bull-baiting in Britain), this Bulldog is the official mascot of the US Marine Corps. There a several factors that you must consider before buying an English Bulldog puppy.
What you must know about the breed
An adult English Bulldog can grow to 16 inches and weigh between 50 and 60 pounds. It has a square and muscular build, with a wide head and shoulders. Its dark round eyes and droopy lips make dog lovers swoon over it.
Although a bulldog has an unfriendly and aggressive expression, it is in fact very docile and tolerant. Its appearance makes a good guard dog. It is easily aggravated by the presence of other breeds. However, its patient temperament makes it a good companion for children, as the bulldog never gets irritated even if they are accidentally hurt by your kids.
A bulldog rarely barks, even as a warning of imminent danger. If there’s an intruder in your house, the dog may attack immediately without even barking.
English Bulldogs are susceptible to respiratory diseases, allergies and heat strokes. They usually have weak eyesight and snore noisily.
Choosing the English Bulldog puppy
Color: You have a wide choice of colors, including brown, white, black, fawn, rich red or patches of these shades.
Meet the parents: Get acquainted with the dam (mother) and sire (father) of the puppy. If they are calm and friendly, there is a high probability of the puppy having the same temperament.
Vaccination: You should ensure that the puppy is up to date with all its shots and is registered.