Bulldog

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This big dog on short legs has a defiant, stubborn, and willful temperament, that some people find endearing. In spite of their somewhat dower appearance they are generally good-natured and make a friendly, though occasionally obstinate family pet.PURPOSE OF BREED:Bulldogs were once used in the cruel sport of bull baiting and fell out of favor as pit fighting became the sport of choice in times gone by. Bulldogs were trained to attack a bull and seize it by the nose and hold fast until the bull quit fighting.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:4 puppies

Country of origin: 
England
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 14in (36cm) - FEMALE : 12in (32cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 50lbs (23kg) - FEMALE : 40lbs(18kg)
Grooming: 

The Bulldog's coat is short, fine and close fitting with a glossy texture. Bulldogs can be all white, white and brindle, solid red-fawn, or piebald in color. The folds of skin around the head must be kept clean to prevent fungus infections or other skin diseases from occurring.

Common ailments: 

Common trouble spots include: hip, knee, eye problems, and thyroid.

Trivia: 
In 1835, when dogfighting as a sport became illegal in England, the English Bulldog had seemingly outlived its usefulness; however, fanciers set themselves to preserving it and eventually set themselves on eliminating the undesirable savagery. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.akc.org/">AKC.org</a>)
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