British bulldog

The Bulldog was originally used to drive cattle to market and to compete in a bloody sport called bullbaiting. Today, they’re gentle companions who love kids.

Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.


A brief walk and a nap on the sofa is just this dog breed‘s speed. Bulldogs can adapt well to apartment life and even make great companions for novice pet parents. They’re affectionate with all members of the family and are fairly low-maintenance pups. Just make sure to keep them out of extreme weather, and also give them enough exercise, as weight gain is a risk with these dogs who are happy to spend most of the day on the couch.

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs


12 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder


40 to 50 pounds

Life Span

8 to 12 years

Stuff For British bulldog Fans

Breed Characteristics



All-Around Friendliness


Health And Grooming Needs




Physical Activity