The Bulldog as seen by a dog trainer

Mario Hernandez on 04/08/2016

Bulldog

Origin:

This dog was bred to fight against bulls. Their first objective was to improve the quality of the bull meat. The bulldog made the bulls run, before taking them to slaughter because people realized that this made their meat more tender.

The first English Bulldogs had little resemblance to the current bulldog. They were dogs that resembled the boxer as they were very agile, muscular, straight and long limbs, short snout with a straight and thin tail.

Physical Attributes:

Although it is a good companion dog, in most cases, it is not an athletic pet. Bulldogs need to be walked but they are clearly not a dog for continued sport such as jogging several kilometers.

Temperament:

Despite their serious aspect, there is a hidden clown within them. Bulldogs are always attentive to everything that happens around them. Although they were bred to fight, they are very sensitive dogs, and instead of brutality they clearly prefer the warmth. A little stubborn, but with children they are patient and very accommodating.

Grooming:

Simple brushing, bathing and regular hygiene care.

Maintenance:

The cost of maintenance is reasonable, the amount of food for this breed ranges from 400g to 450g per day. Of course, this also depends on their physical activity and their metabolism which, like in people, defines their tendency for obesity.

Training:

To develop their excellent character, training needs to start as early as possible. Training requires a lot of patience and continued stimulation is crucial in order to properly develop their intelligence.

Walks:

To keep their muscles they need exercise, but with caution. The owners should make sure to not overdo it and above all, avoid walks during hot hours.

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