Bulldog Characteristics

Bulldog
Bulldog

Before you can start training a Bulldog, you should know the breeds characteristics and temperament. In 2013 Bulldogs were the 5th most popular breed. This sweet lap dog makes a great family pet. The Bulldog group includes “Old English, French Bulldog and American Bulldog.”  The Bulldog is popularly used to represent England or the United Kingdom. It is the official mascot of the United States Marine Corps.Thirty-nine American universities use a Bulldog as their mascot.

The Bulldog is a breed with characteristically wide head and shoulders. There are generally thick folds of skin on a Bulldog’s brow; round, black, wide-set eyes; a short muzzle with characteristic folds called a knot above the nose; hanging skin under the neck; drooping lips and pointed teeth, and occasionally an underbite. The coat is short, flat, and sleek, with colors of red, fawn,  white or with a spotted pattern.

Bulldog Facts

Country of origin England, United Kingdom

Bulldog Temperament

1.  Bulldogs are great with kids
2.  They are excellent guard dogs.
3.  They are an excellent family pet. Great with other pets including cats!

WHAT ‘s NOT SO GREAT?
1. Bulldogs shed
2. Bulldogs can be lazy.
3.  It is  a big hearted family pet. Great with other pets, even cats!
4. They will not venture out of the yard without a human companion.
5. They are more likely to sleep on someone’s lap than chase a ball around the yard.

Bulldog Training

The Bulldog is a popular breed and is also makes a great family pet. This may be hard to believe but the Bulldog is a sweet lap dog in spite of its appearance. The breed is very good with children, other pets and even cats! You may need to motivate your bulldog in order to train them. They are a bit lazy by nature.

Positive Reinforcement Training

Your Bulldog puppy needs special training. These pups are very mellow and needs motivation. Keep training sessions short and distraction free. Using very yummy treats will also help with motivation. Bulldogs love company so verbal praise along with touch, will work as additional rewards for obedience. Repetition is the key to cementing a command (don’t deviate or change the command words).

Crate Training Your Dog

If your Bulldog pup seems lazy, it is the personality of the breed! Remember Bulldogs love company, so they get lonely for you. Crate training is always good for dogs in general, since puppies and dogs need a safe “den” for sleeping.

Video: Leash Training a Bulldog

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