Miniature English Bulldog

Miniature English Bulldog

Named after the craft they were bred for, bull dogs were first used in the baiting, controlling and guarding of bulls. During the Middle Ages, this was considered a sport beloved by noblemen and royalty. The thought was, if the bulls were baited before being slaughtered, the meat would be more nutritious and tender.

With strong and muscular hindquarters, the Miniature English Bulldog has a broad muzzle and short faced characterized by loose folds of skin with low-set eyes. They feature a broad and deep chest with rounded ribs and powerful forelegs with a compact carriage.

Personality

With a natural protectiveness to their owners, Miniature English Bulldogs make excellent companions and will do anything to make people laugh. They're very brave and extremely sensitive to others' moods and will adjust their own mood accordingly to comfort when needed or be playful when needed. These dogs are persistent yet playful beyond their years. They're also great with children and act as their fierce protectors. Some dogs would rather sit around and snooze while others are much more energetic and require a walk every day.

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:10 - 12 years
Nicknames:Mini English Bulldog, Mini Bull

Miniature English Bulldog Build Information

With strong and muscular hindquarters, the Miniature English Bulldog has a broad muzzle and short faced characterized by loose folds of skin with low-set eyes. They feature a broad and deep chest with rounded ribs and powerful forelegs with a compact carriage.

Size:Toy

Behaviour and Personality

With a natural protectiveness to their owners, Miniature English Bulldogs make excellent companions and will do anything to make people laugh. They're very brave and extremely sensitive to others' moods and will adjust their own mood accordingly to comfort when needed or be playful when needed. These dogs are persistent yet playful beyond their years. They're also great with children and act as their fierce protectors. Some dogs would rather sit around and snooze while others are much more energetic and require a walk every day.

Activity Level:Not very active
Affection Level:Very affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very friendly

Appearance

Because Mini English Bulldogs have short, fine hair, it's easy to brush and comb using a bristle brush. They only need baths when necessary; usually, all that's necessary on a daily basis is a damp cloth to the face to get dirt out of the wrinkles. With average shedding tendencies, this type of dog doesn't make for too much of a mess.

Shedding:Little
Grooming:Low maintenance

Miniature English Bulldog Common Health Conditions

Some common health problems afflict the Miniature English Bulldog, such as poor eyesight, breathing difficulties, susceptibility to heat stroke, cold sensitivity, inadequate digestive system, hip and knee joint problems, and susceptibility to skin infections. Regular visits to the vet are required to stay on top of these and other conditions.

Miniature English Bulldog Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

The Miniature English Bulldog is a downsized purebred English Bulldog and is never mixed with other breeds. Mini English Bulldogs do well in apartment settings because indoors, they are particularly inactive. While they don't need a big yard to play in, many dogs do like to get some kind of exercise daily. They can't always cool off effectively in extremely hot weather so keeping them in air conditioning is wise during the peak of summer. The life expectancy is between 10 and 12 years, with females tending to live longer than males. Some reports say mini bulldogs have lived up to 17 years but this is rare. A common nickname of this type of dog is simply Mini English Bulldog or Mini Bull. It belongs to the group Mastiff.

Training:Moderately easy