American Bulldog Complete Profile

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Size: Large Height: 48 - 71 cm (19 - 28 inches) Weight: 30 - 58 kg (65 - 130 lb) Life Span: 12 years Grooming: Minimal Exercise: Demanding Feeding: Medium Temperament: Fearless & confident Country of Origin: United States AKC Group: Not registered Other Names: Old Country Bulldog

Temperament: The American Bulldog is confident, gentle, fearless, determined and protective. American Bulldogs should not be overly aggressive with other dogs depsite their self-confidence and bravery. These dogs genuinely love children and have strong protective instincts towards their handler and family. To prevent American Bulldogs from becoming overly protective or dominant they need to be socialized with a variety of animals, people and situations during puppyhood. They tend to be reserved towards strangers and make excellent watchdogs and guard dogs. American Bulldogs make truly devoted and loving pets when they receive proper training and socialization from an early age.

Grooming: American Bulldogs don't need much grooming except whenrepparttar coat is shedding. During these timesrepparttar 147974 coat should be brushed regularly with a firm bristle brush to removerepparttar 147975 dead hairs.

Exercise: American Bulldogs are extremely energetic and need plenty of exercise. They enjoy long walks, jogging, playing catch or participating in agility trials. If American Bulldogs receive adequate daily exercise they should be calm when indoors.

History: Inrepparttar 147976 1800s a number of European immigrants broughtrepparttar 147977 original type of Bulldog from England torepparttar 147978 United States. These Bulldogs had been used for bull baiting in England until this brutal sport became illegal. As a result these dogs disappeared from Britain and made their way to America with working class immigrants. These dogs were used to work with livestock, but almost became extinct byrepparttar 147979 end of World War II. It was John Johnson, Alan Scott and some other dedicated breeders who managed to revive this breed and developrepparttar 147980 American Bulldog from them.

English Bulldog Complete Profile

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Size: Small - medium Height: About 38 cm (15 inches) Weight: 22.5 - 25 kg (50 - 55 lb) Life Span: 10 years Grooming: Simple Exercise: Medium Feeding: Medium Temperament: Determined & affectionate Country of Origin: Britain AKC Group: Non-Sporting Other Names: English Bulldog, British Bulldog

Temperament: The Bulldog is affectionate, loyal and stubborn. Bulldogs get on well with children and household pets but maybe dominant towards other dogs. Bulldogs are affectionate and docile companions and enjoy following their owner or family aroundrepparttar house. Bulldogs love attention and their happiness depends upon it.

Grooming: The coat of a Bulldog only requires minimal care, but it is important that facial wrinkles are kept dry and healthy.

Exercise: To keep Bulldogs healthy they need regular but moderate exercise. The shape of a Bulldogs head and it's breathing apparatus means that it can easily become short of breath and so walking should not be done at a fast pace, expecially in hot weather. But in saying that, Bulldogs can occasionally put in a surprising burst of speed.

History: It is believed that Bulldogs evolved fromrepparttar 147973 mastiff family. Centuries ago they were longer legged and were used for bull baiting. Bulldogs were known throughout England as keen fighters and they were expected to attack and hang ontorepparttar 147974 ears or sensitive noses ofrepparttar 147975 bulls who at times, would toss them 10 metres intorepparttar 147976 air - often causing a serious injury or death. Bull baiting was banned after 1835, which is when breeders concentrated on breedingrepparttar 147977 gentle amicable Bulldogs that we know today.

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