Answer: No! Bulldogs are not hypoallergenic canines as they are known to be moderate shedders and they also produce a fair amount of dander.
Answer: Yes! Bulldogs are very kind, gentle and careful with small kids. They always remain highly cautious whenever they are around young children and thus are considered to be an awesome pet and a companion for a small child. They also enjoy playing a lot of games with the kids and they know how to entertain a child with all their quirks.
Answer: Yes, but only if they are properly trained. A well-socialized and well-trained Bulldog is more likely to remain a lot friendlier and cordial with other canines than the one who is not guided properly and hasn’t been socialized a lot. Sometimes, an untrained Bulldog can feel challenged by other canines especially of the same gender, hence it is very important for these pooches to receive proper guidance and training from their owners at a young age only.
Answer: Yes! Bulldogs are generally fairly affable and warm with other small animals such as cats. They have no problem in getting along with cats and are known to be quite friendly and affectionate with them.
Answer: Yes! Bulldogs are very protective of their loved ones and family members and they can act as pretty decent guard dogs whenever they sense that their close ones are in any kind of danger. They are awesome watchdogs as well and thus they are able to keep their homes safe and secure from thieves, intruders, and housebreakers.
Answer: Yes! Bulldogs are fantastic pets for apartments and small houses. These canines are known to adjust pretty well to the apartment lifestyle and are considered to be an indoor dog. They don’t have very high exercise requirements and are generally very happy to stay inside the house with their loved ones.
Answer: Bulldogs are moderate shedders. They shed their fur on a frequent basis but only in a limited manner. The frequency and amount of shedding can be increased during the shedding season and it is highly recommended to brush their coats regularly during the periods of heavy shedding.
Answer: Yes! A dog that can be easily handled, that has manageable exercise and grooming needs and that is not very hard to train is considered to be a perfect pet for the first-time owners and a Bulldog certainly ticks all the boxes of being a great first pet for the new owners.
Answer: No! Bulldogs are no noisy canines. They don’t like to bark a lot and they only use their voice when they want something from their owners and when they are guarding their homes against any kind of external threats.
Answer: Bulldogs are not very active and athletic canines and they are contented to rest and relax in their beds for most of the time in a day, but they do require some amount of exercise and movement so that they can remain healthy and in shape. Daily short walks either in a park or in the yard (if you have one) is very advantageous for these canines. Small play sessions are also quite necessary for these pooches as it helps in keeping them both physically and mentally sharp. But it is important not to overexert these canines as they might suffer from breathing issues because of their shorter snouts.
Answer: Most dogs don’t like to stay alone or away from their loved ones for long periods of time. They can become very sad, frustrated and eventually, this can lead to a destructive behavior like chewing the furniture and excessive barking. And, that’s the same case with Bulldogs. They love the company of their family members and when they are left alone for a long time, they can become immensely disheartened and demotivated. Thus, it is not advised or recommended to leave a Bulldog all alone for a long time in a day.
Answer: Bulldogs are not that hard to train as they are fairly responsive and alert during the training sessions and they like to please their owners/trainers by learning the things which are being taught to them fairly quickly. They are very agreeable and easy-going pooches that respond positively to any kind of training exercise. But it is important to begin their training sessions from an early age as training a young Bulldog is immensely easy compared to a grown-up Bulldog.
Answer: A decent amount of grooming is required to keep the Bulldog neat and fresh. Their coat should be brushed at least twice or thrice every week so as to avoid any matting issues. Their face wrinkles must also be cleaned regularly to prevent any infections and skin diseases. Their ears should be checked on a frequent basis for any signs of dirt or wax formation. Their nails must be trimmed whenever it is necessary and their teeth can be brushed on an occasional basis. Their bathing needs are pretty average and they can be bathed once every month.
Answer: Poor! Bulldogs cannot tolerate excess heat and high temperatures and thus they are not recommended to those people who reside in very hot and humid places. But, if someone still wants to own this pooch, then, a lot of care and attention is required for these canines especially in the summer season as if they are left outside the house for a long time, they can easily get a heatstroke. Also, their exercise or play sessions outside the house should be avoided on very hot days as it can have a pretty harmful effect on the health of these canines.
Answer: Pretty Bad! Bulldogs are not very tolerant of either extreme cold or extreme heat. They live comfortably when the temperature and weather outside are pleasant (around 20-30°C) and balmy. In extreme cold, they can easily become frost-bitten and thus should not be kept outside the house if the temperature is very low.
Answer: Bulldogs are fairly intelligent canines. Their learning abilities, thinking skills, and problem-solving potential are quite decent and not a lot of effort is required to teach something new to the Bulldogs (if their trainer is being patient and gentle with them).
Answer: Yes! Bulldogs are extremely sociable canines that always get excited whenever they meet new people. These pooches love to interact with other people and they are known to always warmly greet the visitors that come to their homes.
Answer: Yes! Bulldogs are known to drool a lot. These canines mostly slobber after eating or drinking something and it is very important to clean their mouth with a cotton ball or a soft cloth after they are done with their meals so that it remains dry and free from any infections.
Answer: Bulldogs are not very cheap canines to bring home. Their maintenance cost is also fairly high as they do require a good quality feeding material to grow and develop, decent amount of grooming to look neat and tidy and it is also very important to keep them warm and safe whenever they the weather outside the house becomes harsh and unpleasant. So, yes, a Bulldog can be a high maintenance canine for some people, but it is also an exceptionally wonderful friend and companion to its owners and loved ones.
Answer: Although, they are quite popular all around the world and that includes India as well, but they are not extremely easily available in the country. They can be found at most reputable breeders’ places which are located in major and popular areas of the country, but their availability is still pretty low in smaller regions of India.
Answer: The average price of a Bulldog puppy in India is around ₹25,000 to ₹45,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect their price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing a Bulldog puppy home can go fairly high.
Answer: Because of their small legs and shorter snouts, it is highly recommended not to take a Bulldog to swim in a pool or any kind of water body. These canines are not built for swimming in deep water as they cannot remain afloat due to their heavy body and thus can sink in the water if it's too deep. Hence, it is not a very good idea for a Bulldog to swim as it can easily become a matter of life and death.
Answer: Bulldogs are available in a lot of different colors, most of which are listed below:
Answer: They have a pretty average lifespan of about 08-10 years. They can live past 10 years of age if all the important aspects of life (good food, great care & protection and the right amount of exercise) are provided to them.
Answer: Most common health issues for Bulldogs are eczema, cherry eye, hip dysplasia, arthritis, degenerative spine disease, idiopathic head tremors, and respiratory problems. Their health is also affected by harsh weather conditions.