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Bulldogs - Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1886.
  • Lifespan: 8 - 10 years.
  • Size: Medium
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Dog Crate Size for Bulldogs: 36" dog crate*

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The Bulldog, also known as the English or British Bulldog, is a medium-sized breed that has a distinctive wrinkled face and pushed in nose. As of 2014 it is the fourth most popular breed in the United States.

The Bulldog is known as courageous, friendly and calm. It got its name from being used in the 'sport' of bull baiting. This blood sport involved tethering a bull to an iron stake with approximately a 30 foot lead radius. It was the job of the Bulldog to immobilize the bull by the nose and eventually pinning it. T

hankfully, such barbaric practices are no longer required of today's Bulldog. Although owners and breeders still defend against the unfair perception that bulldogs are aggressive and vicious animals. Generally, Bulldogs get along well with children, other pets and dogs. It goes well with their patient nature.


 The American Kennel Club formally recognized the Bulldog breed in 1886. Bulldogs are medium-sized and medium energy companions. The Bulldog is known as expressive, yet dignified.


The Bulldog has a smooth coat with a low-centered body, wide shoulders and a sturdy frame. Generally it will have thick folds of skin, wide set eyes, a flat nose, drooping lips and are known to come in up to 10 colors with 4 distinct markings (Black mask, brindle markings, piebald, and white markings).


It is recommended to provide feed formulated to medium-sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a health, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available.


Bulldogs benefit from regular cleaning of their face and ears. This can be conveniently done with pet wipes at the ready. In order to avoid overgrowth, splitting or cracking, regular trimming or grinding is recommended.


Bulldogs enjoy walks and require regular moderate exercise to stay healthy. This paired with a careful diet ensures that bulldogs have the best chance of living a full and happy life. Due to their short snout and difficulty breathing extreme humidity and heat should be spent in front of an air-conditioner rather than vigorously exercising.

Pet Crate Size

Pet Crates Direct recommends 36" dog crates for most adult Bulldogs.

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