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English Bulldog.

Description.
The English Bulldog is a wide, medium sized, compact dog,with short legs. The body and head are massive with extra skin on both the skull and forehead falling in folds. The cheeks extend to the sides of the eyes. The muzzle is wide, short and pug with a broad , deep stop. The black nose is broad with a large nostrils.  The dark eyes are deep set . The rose ears are small , thin and set high on the head. The jaws are massive , very broad and square with hanging upper lips. The teeth should have an under bite. The tail is either straight or screwed and carried low. The short , flat coat is straight , smooth and glossy. Coat colors include red brindle, and other shade of brindle , solid white , solid red , fawn fallow , piebald , pale yellow or washed-out red or white or combination of these colors .


Temperament.

Although the English bulldogs appearance can be somewhat intimidating, it is among the gentlest of dogs. Just the same it will see off any intruder , and few would risk a close encounter with a dog brave enough to bait a bull. It is described as a very affectionate and dependable animal , gentle with children , but known for his courage and its excellent guarding abilities. Bullheaded  and determined , this breed can be very persistent. They do not give up easily. Bulldogs are very much a people dog seeking out human attention and loving every bit it can get! A lot of human attention is required for the breed 's happiness. Some  English Bulldogs can be a bit dominating and need an owner who knows how to display  strong leadership and understands alpha canine behavior. A Bulldog who understand it's place in the human place is nice too  , and reliable with all people. This breed is good with family pets , but some can be combative with strange dogs if they do not see themselves as followers in their pack . When bulldogs are young they are full of energy , but slow down as they get older. They snore very loudly , most have drool and slobber tendencies and are messy eaters. Bulldogs who display guarding behavior  , such as guarding furniture , food, toys or other spots in the house or who are dog aggressive , do not have humans who are being the dogs pack leader. This behaviors can be corrected when the owners start displaying the proper leadership. Dogs who feel they need to run the home are not as happy as dogs who know they are human followers , as it is very stressful for a dog to need to keep "his"human in line .


HEIGHT , WEIGHT
Height : about 12-16 inches
Weight: Males 43-55 lbs
            Females : 49-51 lbs

HEALTH PROBLEMS

Prone  to breathing problems : some have small windpipes as well.
Also poor eyesight , very susceptible to heat stroke  in warm weather or hot rooms and cars. Very cold sensitive. Puppies often delivered by caesarian section , because of their large heads. Birth defects are common in some lines . Susceptible to skin infections , hips and knees problems.

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