If you’re looking for a new dog, bulldogs have much to offer for the right home. What you may not know is that there are several different varieties, each with their own special traits. Today we’ll cover three marvelous breeds of bulldogs.
English Bulldogs combine a strong frame with a somewhat grumpy face, but their looks can be deceiving. Underneath this tough and gruff exterior, English bulldogs are typically calm and loving, and their favorite activity is anything that involves hanging out with their human family. This personality combo makes them very popular, but English Bulldogs do have a number of health problems caused by overbreeding. Some concerns include eye problems, respiratory issues, and brachycephalic syndrome (because of their shortened skull). These issues can make them prone to overheating, so they may not be suited for a hot climate. Before adding an English Bulldog to your home, make sure you’re working with a reputable source and check the health records for both parents.
You might be surprised to know these massive dogs are in the bulldog family. This bulldog was created by crossing the Mastiff with the Old English Bulldog. While they are huge dogs, they are wonderfully sweet and make excellent companions. These dogs were originally used to protect animals from poachers, so they’re incredibly loyal and brave. The Bullmastiff’s guarding instinct, combined with their large size, means they need proper training and an experienced owner. Bullmastiffs also have a shortened muzzle which makes them brachycephalic.
French Bulldogs, also known as Frenchies, are a playful and charming breed known for their affectionate, friendly personalities. This compact, muscular breed has a short, stocky, well-proportioned build. They are typically good with children and have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years, making them one of the most popular small dog breeds and an ideal choice for families. Frenchies are little clowns who love to keep their families entertained. Originally they were a much larger breed, but they were crossed with pugs and other small terriers to decrease their size, which is where they got their distinctive bat ears.
Frenchies come in several standard colors such as cream, fawn, and black, but there are also rare colors such as blue. Blue Frenchies are blue-grey or silver, and they can range from light grey to almost blue-black. Frenchies may be solid or have a second color pattern, giving them a unique look.
As with other bulldogs, Frenchies are prone to some health issues caused by their shortened muzzles, so always choose a good breeder. If a Blue Frenchie is right for you, check out our Blue French Bulldog for sale listings. We are committed to the healthy, responsible breeding of French Bulldogs and make the dog’s health our top priority.