15 English Bulldog Facts So Interesting You’ll Say, “OMG!”

The English bulldog is an ancient dog breed from Great Britain and is considered the epitome of courage, endurance, and composure in its home country.

The crooked legs do not contribute to the well-being of the dog either. A direct result is joint malformations such as elbow (ED) and hip dysplasia (HD), which further limit their movement. In addition, because of their body mass and their tendency to be lazy, they can quickly and sometimes unnoticed become overweight. While responsible breeding can prevent many of these health issues, the English bulldog is not generally considered to be particularly hardy or healthy. On average, they only live 6 to 10 years.

#1 The English Bulldog is a British breed of dog that was first bred in the 17th century.

However, the origin of stocky dogs can be found much earlier.

#2 According to one theory, the British crossed their mastiff-like dogs with Phoenician Molossians as early as the 6th century BC.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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