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ENGLISH BULLDOG STANDARDS

HEAD: LARGE, BROAD & SQUARE, WELL DEFINED STOP. CHEEKS ARE WELL ROUNDED AND HEAVILY WRINKLED.

LEGS: STRAIGHT & MUSCULAR; HIND LEGS ARE LONGER THAN FORELEGS.

BODY: HEAVILY BUILT, BUT NARROWER AT THE LOINS. SHOULDERS ARE BROAD; BACK IS SHORT & SLIGHTLY ARCHED. CHEST IS DEEP.

COAT: FINE, SHORT & SMOTTH; COLORS INCLUDE WHITE, BRINDLE, RED & FAWN.

TAIL: SHORT, SET LOW & CARRIED DOWNWARDS. MAY BE STRAIGH OR SCREWED.

FACIAL CHARACTERISTICS: NOSE & NOSTRILS ARE BROAD & BLACK. EARS ARE SMALL, THIN & SET HIGH & WIDE APART. UPPER LIPS HANG OVER LOWER JAWS AT THE SIDES BUT JOIN LOWER LIP AT THE FRONT AND COVER TEETH. EYES ARE VERY DARK & ROUND. THEY ARE SET WIDE APART & LOW DQWN IN THE SKULL.

SIZE: MALE DOGS ARE AROUND 16 IN. HIGH; FEMALE DOGS ARE AROUND 14 IN. HIGH. MALE DOGS WEIGH AROUND 50 LBS; FEMALE DOGS WEIGH AROUND 40 LBS.

FEET: COMPACT & ROUND, WITH FOREFEET TURNING SLIGHTLY OUTWARDS. TOES ARE WELL SPACED.

TEMPERAMENT: THE ENGLISH BULLDOG IS AN AFFECTIONATE & DEPENDABLE ANIMAL. THEY ARE GENTLE WITH CHILDREN & ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR COURAGE & EXCELLENT GUARDING ABILITIES.


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