British Bulldog

British Bulldog

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All about the British Bulldog

Despite its intimidating appearance, the British Bulldog is one of the most gentle breeds of dog. However, if pushed it can be a ferocious fighter and will fight off any intruders or would be harmers.

It is described as a very affectionate and dependable animal, gentle with children, but known for its courage and its excellent guarding abilities.

Bulldogs are very much a people’s dog and love any attention it can get, often craving it so a lot of human attention is required to keep this breed happy and fulfilled.

Grooming a British Bulldog

Hair type: British Bulldogs have a short, flat coat that is straight, smooth and glossy. Coat colours include red brindle and other shades of brindle, solid white, solid red, fawn, fallow, piebald, pale yellow or washed out red or white or a combination of these colours

Daily coat care: The smooth, fine, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush and bathe only when necessary. Wipe the face with a damp cloth everyday to clean inside the wrinkles. This breed is an average shedder.

Recommended groom frequency: British Bulldogs require very little professional grooming unless they are being prepared for show or have developed a skin or coat condition. Regular nail clips and eye and ear cleans are however recommended.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your British Bulldog. If you get puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.


Depending on the size and age of your British Bulldog, you will need to feed between 275g and 362g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

The English bulldog needs to be walked daily and are more likely to develop behavioural problems if they do not get enough exercise. English Bulldogs that are in good shape are capable of moving very quickly for short periods of time. The English bulldog is good for apartment life. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. This breed is an indoor dog.

Where to get a British Bulldog

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.