You can’t mistake a Bulldog for any other breed. With their wrinkly skin, stumpy legs, large heads, and undershot jaw, Bulldogs have become a staple breed in America. In fact, the Bulldog ranks the 5th most popular breed in the AKC (2021).
Types of Bulldogs: Quick Facts
Popular Bulldog Types
Olde English Bulldogge
Todays Olde English Bulldogge matches the looks of the bull baiting dog of the early 1800s. They are, first and foremost, excellent companions, while also possessing the drive, temperament and agility to perform in numerous working venues as well as being service dogs. The revival of a healthy dog with the longevity to live well into its teens is a primary goal.
The Olde English Bulldogge was recognized by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 2014. OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGE.PDF
The ideal English Bulldog is a medium size, short coated dog with a thick body that is wide and heavy in the shoulders and lighter in the hindquarters. Summer afternoons are best spent in an air-conditioned room as a Bulldog’s short snout can cause labored breathing in hot and humid weather.
|Temperament||Friendly, Courageous, Calm|
|Weight||50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)|
|Life Expectancy||8-10 years|
|AKC Breed Popularity||Ranks 5 of 197|
The French Bulldog resembles a Bulldog in miniature, except for the large, erect “bat ears” that are the breed’s trademark feature. The head is large and square, with heavy wrinkles rolled above the extremely short nose. The body beneath the smooth, brilliant coat is compact and muscular.
|Temperament||Adaptable, Playful, Smart|
|AKC Breed Popularity||Ranks 4 of 197|
|Weight||under 28 pounds|
|Life Expectancy||10-14 years|