17 Types of Bulldogs: Guide

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

olde english bulldogge

English Bulldog

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.

Breed English Bulldog
Temperament Friendly, Courageous, Calm
Height 14-15 inches
Weight 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy  8-10 years
AKC Breed Popularity Ranks 5 of 197

English Bulldog

French Bulldog

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.

Breed French Bulldog
Temperament Adaptable, Playful, Smart
AKC Breed Popularity Ranks 4 of 197
Height 11-13 inches
Weight under 28 pounds
Life Expectancy  10-14 years

French Bulldog

American Bulldog



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