The English Bulldog is a non-sporting breed. They usually weigh 50 to 55 pounds and are 12 to 14 inches tall. They are usually red brindle, red and piebalds. Some will have a black mask. The have a short and smooth coat that requires very little brushing,
The Bulldog was bred to be used in the sport of bull baiting. Despite this beginning they are good natured and gentle and will make great family pets. They love attention and children. They do not require a lot of exercise so they are great pets for elderly people and apartment living. They really do not like to exercise and prefer to stay on the couch and take a nap. They are affectionate, gentle and loyal. They must have a lot of human attention to be happy. The are sometimes aggressive toward other dogs.
The English Bulldog has been bred to be smaller and this has caused some health problems. They will over heat very easily. They can have allergies and skin problems.
The English Bulldog will need to be trained and socialized when they are young as they can be very stubborn.