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Fast Facts About the Different Breeds of Bulldogs With Pictures

Different Breeds of Bulldogs with Pictures
Bulldogs in the past were used by butchers to control livestock, and were trained to play the bull-baiting sport, which gives the breed its name. Bulldogs fall in the 'working dogs' category and make really good companions. Take a look at the pictures of different Bulldog breeds and a brief outline of each.
Vibhav Gaonkar
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2017
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The name Bulldog, in more general terms, refers to a wide variety of breeds, whereas in a narrower sense, it refers to the English Bulldog. The Bulldog breed is a very old one and can be traced back to around the 5th century. As said earlier, this breed was used by butchers to control their livestock. It was also used to catch horses, cattle, and boars, which would be used for farming.
The ancient blood sport of bull-baiting also involved these hefty, strong doggies. In the sport, the dog used to creep as close as possible to the tethered bull trying to bite the bull's nose or head area. Once the dog got hold of the bull's nose, the bull would attempt to get hold of the dog using its horns and toss it in the air. The fight would continue until either the dog had pulled the bull to the ground or the bull had killed the dog.
This sport was further banned under the Cruelty to Animals act. The Bulldog of today is seen to be a really fierce dog and very protective of its human companions. Let's learn about the different versions of Bulldogs in the section that follows.
Purebred Bulldogs
American Bulldog
American Bulldog
Origin : United States of America

Height : 20-28 inches

Weight : 70-130 lb.

Lifespan : 10-15 years

Colors : White, white with red or brown patches, brindle, or fawn

Temperament : Social, active, child-friendly, and a great family pet

Health Concerns : Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, hip and elbow dysplasia, cherry eye, and bone cancer
English Bulldog
English Bulldog
Origin : England

Height : 18-20 inches

Weight : 52-66 lb.

Lifespan : 7-8 years

Colors : White, red, fawn, brindle, and piebald

Temperament : Sociable and friendly, excellent watchdog, dignified, child-friendly, apartment dog

Health Concerns : Cherry eye, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, demodicosis, entropion, and head shakes
Origin : Germany

Height : 30-33 inches

Weight : 60-80 lb.

Lifespan : 10-12 years

Colors : White, brindle, or fawn; all with white undersides

Temperament : Playful, energetic, exercise-hungry, child-friendly, intelligent, modest, honest, loyal, and a great family dog

Health Concerns : Brain tumor, lymphoma, cell tumors, hip dysplasia, allergies, gastric bloating, corneal dystrophy, hypothyroidism, Boxer cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, and demodectic mange
Olde English Bulldogge
Olde English Bulldogge
Origin : England

Height : 16-20 inches

Weight : 55-80 lb.

Lifespan : 9-14 years

Colors : Brindle, fawn, black, and white with ticks and patches of black, red, fawn, piebald; or completely solid

Temperament : Confident, friendly, alert, courageous, loving, and loyal

Health Concerns : Prone to severe bloating and hip dysplasia
French Bulldog
French Bulldog
Origin : France

Height : 10-12 inches

Weight : 16-28 lb.

Lifespan : 11-14 years

Colors : Fawn, cream, brindle, or combinations of two colors

Temperament : Smart, loving, attention-seeking, sociable, and a perfect family and apartment dog

Health Concerns : Hip dysplasia, allergies, patellar luxation, cleft palate, brachycephalic syndrome, hemivertebrae, and intervertebral disc disease
Alano EspaƱol/Spanish Bulldog
Alano Espanol or Spanish Bulldog
Origin : Spain

Height : 22-25 inches

Weight : 75-89 lb.

Lifespan : 11-14 years

Colors : Brindle, sable, fawn, black, and brindle

Temperament : Sociable, very obedient, affectionate, child-friendly, powerful, and protective

Health Concerns : Very healthy dogs with no or negligible Health Concerns
Mixed Breeds
Catahoula Bulldog
Catahoula Bulldog
Origin : United States of America

Height : 20-26 inches

Weight : 50-90 lb.

Lifespan : 10-14 years

Colors : White, black and white, brown, brown and white, black and brown, with black, gray, or tan patches

Temperament : Loving, protective, loyal, very active, and excellent watchdogs

Health Concerns : Prone to hip dysplasia and deafness
Bullmastiff/Ca de Bou
Bullmastiff/Ca de Bou
Origin : Spain

Height : 20-22 inches

Weight : 66-83 lb.

Lifespan : 8-10 years

Colors : Fawn, brindle, and black with tan or white markings

Temperament : Reliable, devoted, protective, loyal, loving, good watchdog and guard dog, courageous, and powerful

Health Concerns : Prone to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, lymphoma, arthritis, and bloating
Olde Boston Bulldogge
Olde Boston Bulldogge
Origin : United States of America

Height : 14-17 inches

Weight : 12-24 lb.

Lifespan : 11-15 years

Colors : Brindle, black, or seal, with white markings

Temperament : Loving, friendly, intelligent, active, and child-friendly

Health Concerns : Prone to patellar luxation, cell tumors, cataracts, deafness, and allergies
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Origin : United States of America

Height : 19-26 inches

Weight : 55-99 lb.

Lifespan : 12-15 years

Colors : Blue merle, brown merle, red merle

Temperament : Loving, protective, responsible, child-friendly, and an excellent guard dog

Health Concerns : Prone to hip dysplasia and entropion
Apart from these, there are also a few extinct breeds that belong to the Bulldog category which include Bullenbeisser, Old English Bulldog, and the Toy/Miniature Bulldog.