Bulldogs are loving and calm couch potatoes. Here’s all you need to know about one of the best family dog breeds around town.

Bulldogs, also known as English Bulldogs, had a rough past. Bred from fighting mastiffs for bullbaiting, these pups had to be ferocious and tough as nails. Luckily, the Bulldog breed escaped their horrid fate when dog fighting became illegal in Europe. Fear of losing the breed entirely motivated Bulldog lovers to preserve and establish the breed we love today.

Despite their dark history, Bulldogs are known today for being one of the most calm and loving dog breeds. These pups want nothing more than to laze the day away with you! Bulldogs are devoted to their families and have a very sweet disposition. If you decide one of these powerful pooches is the right fit for your family, there are tons of Bulldog rescues waiting to come home with you.

Why We Love the Bulldog Breed

  • Bulldogs are known for their patience with children. They form strong bonds with little ones, which makes them the perfect family dog. 
  • Their short coats require minimal grooming and upkeep! 
  • If you’re not one for exercise, Bulldogs are perfect for you. They love to nap! Keep in mind they still require a daily walk or two to keep them healthy. 
  • Bulldogs are quiet and calm. These traits make them great apartment dogs, where walls are thin and the neighbors are close.

Things to Consider

  • Bulldogs can be slow learners and stubborn. However, once they learn something, it’s ingrained in their memory for good! 
  • A hallmark of the Bulldog breed is its couch-potato nature. These pups aren’t very athletic, and don’t enjoy lots of strenuous exercise. 
  • While Bulldogs have short coats that require minimal upkeep, they still tend to shed!
  • Bulldogs don’t do well in the heat. If your Bulldog puppy is outdoors on a hot day, keep the timeframe short and make sure there’s plenty of shade.

Why Rescue?

Like any popular breed in the United States, Bulldogs are victims of overbreeding. Sadly, the Bulldog breed seems to suffer more than others due to a recent increase in popularity. Overbreeding Bulldogs has caused us to see a host of health issues become more prevalent in the breed, including hip dysplasia, heart issues, breathing problems, and dermatitis. Help save the Bulldog breed from this unfortunate fate. If you’re thinking about buying a Bulldog, consider opening your home to a Bulldog rescue!

Bulldog Rescues

Whether you’re looking for a Bulldog puppy or a full grown Bulldog companion, there are tons of rescues waiting to meet you. Here are just a few:

Confident, patient & friendly
Avg. Weight
40 - 55 lbs
Avg. Life Span
8 - 10 years
Bulldogs near 20149
Animal Rescues near 20149
Organization City, State Contact
Persian Rescue of Virginia
Ashburn, VA emziemer@aim.com
The Cats at Longstreet
Sterling, VA longstreetcats@gmail.com
Save The Tails Rescue Group, Inc.
Leesburg, VA 1 888 379 5558 x1
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Leesburg, VA (703) 777-2912
Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Reston, VA littlebuddies@erols.com
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