meet theBulldog

Known for their loose-jointed, shuffling gait and massive, short-faced head, the Bulldog is known to be equable, resolute and dignified. A medium-sized dog, they are not your typical lap dog, but would like to be! They are one of the most popular breeds according to AKC® Registration Statistics due to their lovable and gentle dispositions and adorable wrinkles. The Bulldog may be brindle, white, red, fawn, fallow or piebald.


Training &Temperament

House training and bonding with puppies should begin immediately. The use of a crate can facilitate this process. Taking the puppy outside immediately after meals and upon awaking from a nap or a night's sleep is a must. Daily leash and collar training of puppies should also begin right away. Practice for short periods, and always with patience and gentleness. The Bulldog is very intelligent and tends to do his own thinking. Despite their well-earned reputation for stubbornness, Bulldogs can be successfully trained in obedience classes, and many can be trained to compete successfully in performance contests. Training is most successful when begun at an early age with elaborate praise and rewards given for good behavior. It also helps if the owner/trainer has a sense of humor and appreciation of the Bulldog's ability to "do it my way" in very innovative ways!

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Did You Know?

Calvin Coolidge owned a Bulldog named "Boston Beans."

Warren Harding owned a Bulldog named "Oh Boy."

Despite their small size, Bulldogs can weigh up to 50 lbs.

The Bulldog is featured in the Disney film "Lady and the Tramp."

The name "bull" appears in "Bulldog" due to the breed's connection with bullbaiting.

The Bulldog originated in the British Isles.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Brindle & White 059
Fawn 082
Fawn & White 086
Fawn Brindle & White 089
Gray Brindle 107
Red 140
Red & White 146
Red Brindle 148
Red Brindle & White 149
White 199
Black 007
Black & Fawn 011
Black & White 019
Black Fawn & White 023
Black Red & White 027
Brindle 057
Bronze 060
Fawn & Brindle 084
Gray 100
Gray & White 105


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Mask 004
Brindle Markings 007
Piebald 025
White Markings 014
Black Markings 002
Black Mask, White Markings 005
Fawn Markings 008
Red Markings 023
Spotted 021
White Mask 015