Gentle, friendly, and adoring, with a mischievous dose of stubbornness, the English Bulldog is incessantly loyal to its family. It usually gets along well with other animals, is particularly fond of children, and does best indoors. Highly spirited as a puppy, the English Bulldog grows up to be a calm adult. The breed prefers not to exercise, can easily overheat, and is prone to snoring.
Height: 12 – 16 inches
Weight: 50 – 60 lbs.
Colors: Uniform color, red, fawn,white, brindle; sometimes with a black muzzle.
Coat: Short and smooth
Temperament: Affectionate, but sometimes stubborn; great with kids
Care and Exercise: Regular brushing with a rough cloth and minimal exercise. Care should be taken not to over feed as he would prefer not to take any exercise. Special care to clean his folds and wrinkles and under his tail during hot weather. Should not be over exerted in hot weather. He does not make a good dog for the obedience enthusiast.
Health Issues: Never leave this dog in a hot car or hot, non-ventilated area, they easily overheat. The English Bulldog does snore.
The cost to a breeder for a litter can run between $4500-$5500 dollars (not counting their time). Litter size average is 4. The cost for a C-section, vet visits, hand whelping etc. all contributes to the care and cost of the puppies. This is a special breed which requires the help of humans to bring a litter to 8 weeks of age. There worth every penny and once you have owned a bulldog you could never again be without one. Most breeders sell quality pet bulldogs for between $3500-$5000 and you can expect the breeder to be there for you with help when needed.