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Miniature English Bulldog

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Pronunciation

Bulldog

Description


The head should be large, but not exaggerated out of proportion to the body. Broad muzzled and short faced, but with a definite protrusion of muzzle. The face is measured from front of cheekbone to tip of nose, long enough for unhindered breathing. Muzzle is broad and turning up. Loose folds of skin across nose, but in no way excessively wrinkled. Undershot (but not to excess) to level jaw. Flews are broad and hanging over lower jaw at each side. Eyes are set low and wide, never bulging or sunken - preferably without visible haw. Eyes of any color acceptable. Eyes of any color are acceptable; however, blue eyes are undesirable. Ears are small to moderate size. Set wide apart. Rose or button preferred - never erect. Mouth is broad jaw. Undershot (not to excess) to level. Full dentition desirable with incisors a large as possible. Canines set wide apart. The neck is moderate in length; thick, deep and strong with loose skin forming small dewlap on either side. Chest is broad and deep. Shoulders broad, rounded ribs. Forelegs powerful and straight, not bandy or curved, well boned, set wide apart presenting a straight front. Forelegs powerful and straight, not bandy or curved, well boned, set wide apart, but under the trunk, presenting a straight front. The back is short and straight giving compact carriage, but not so short as to interfere with activity. Ribs well sprung and deep. Hindquarters are strong and muscular. Hocks are slightly bent. The feed are round and compact. Excessively splayed feet undesirable. The tail is thickset at the root. Straight (long or short), crank, pump-handle tails all acceptable. Set high on rump, slightly rounding down. Screw tails acceptable, but tight screws undesirable. Docked tails definitely undesirable. Gait and movement are balanced and vigorous. As true (straight) as possible with drive from rear. The coat is smooth, short, and tight to the body. Acceptable colors are all brindles, solid white or pied, solid red, fawn or any combination. Fallow Black not acceptable.

Temperament

The Miniature Bulldog is an English Bulldog bred down is size. It is not a mixed breed. Loyal, extremely affectionate in nature. Extrovert and gregarious, this breed's happiness requires human attention. This breed is good with family pets, but can be scrappy with strange dogs and needs an owner who understands how to correct this behavior. Gets along well with children. May dribble a little after drinking but is not considered a big drooler. Tends to snore while sleeping. Bullheaded and determined, this breed can be very persistent. They do not give up easily. Bulldogs are very much a peoples dog seekingout human attention and loving every bit it can get!!  A lot of humanattention is required for the breed's happiness.  Some Miniature English Bulldogs canbe a bit dominating and need an owner who knows how to display strong leadership and understands alpha canine behavior.  ABulldog who understands it's *place* in the human pack, is nice to, and reliablewith all people. When Bulldogs are young, they are full ofenergy, but slow down as they get older.

Height, Weight

Males: Height 11 - 14 inches (27 - 35 cm.) Females: 10 - 13 inches (25 - 33 cm.) Males: Weight 25 - 40 pounds (11-18 kg.) Females: 25 - 38 pounds (11-17 kg.)

Health Problems

Breathing problems; some have small windpipes aswell. Also poor eyesight, very susceptible to heat stroke in warm weatheror hot rooms and cars. Very cold sensitive. Puppies often delivered by caesariansection because of their broad heads. Its digestive system is very active andmay be offensive to people with sensitive noses. Susceptible to skin infections.Also hip and knee problems.

Living Conditions

The Miniature English Bulldog is good for apartment life.They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. This breed is anindoor dog. Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as the breed can chill easilyin cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather.

Exercise

Some adult Miniature English Bulldogs would just as soon not takeany exercise, while others are full of energy. In any case all Bulldogs need to be taken on daily walks to fulfill their primal canine instinct to walk. Fit English Bulldogs are capable of movingvery quickly for short periods of time.

Life Expectancy

10-12 years, females usually live longer. Some say their Mini Bulldogs have lived between 14-16 years. One Mini Bulldog lived 17 years.

Litter Size

4 - 5 puppies - As a result of this breed's large head they are difficult to whelp. Most Miniature Bulldog dams need to have cesarean sections when whelping their puppies. Artificial insemination is often necessary.

Grooming

The smooth, fine, short-haired coat is easy togroom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary.Wipe the face with a damp cloth every day to clean inside the wrinkles. Thisbreed is an average shedder.

Origin

The Miniature English Bulldog is not mixed with any other breed, it is a purebred English Bulldog downsized.

Group

Mastiff

Recognition

EBMA, MBA, BMWCOA, MBCOA, MBWC, DRA

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Pictures of Miniature English Bulldog
Pictures of Miniature English Bulldog
Pictures of Miniature English Bulldog
Pictures of Miniature English Bulldog
Pictures of Miniature English Bulldog
Pictures of Miniature English Bulldog
Pictures of Miniature English Bulldog
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