English Bulldog Gran Bretaña FCI 149


The Bulldog Currently he is a dog known for having a good humor.

The race Bulldog or English Bulldog, It was initially used for betting in dog fights, during the 17TH century (in 1835 This practice was banned in England). In the news, This dog is one of the symbols of England.

Its origin is in the «ancient Greek dog», Kelb Thal Bulldog, or bulls Maltese dog: an imported breed to England, with ancient mastiffs crossed gave rise to the Old English Bulldog.

The Bulldog of yesteryear was lighter and more similar to the Boxer that the chubby Bulldog of today; was a purely sporting animal. It was used in the creation of other races as: Bullmastiff, Boxer, Bull Terrier, and some hounds as the Beagle's old type. As a fighting dog was an animal that only accepted the challenge of greater such as bears animals, bulls and even Lions.

The origin of the name is due to the fact of being a dog butchers, namely, its function was to run the bulls, to believe so their meat was smoother. Although it is likely to be a deformation of the name Dog Band or 'Dog Aguerrido'.
It must be borne in mind that the old Bulldog have nothing to do with the current, they were only modified with crosses with other breeds such as the Pug and Carlino; race of which the Bulldog inherited its flattened snout as well as his plump muscles.

Former Bulldogs were dogs of varied appearance, sometimes dogs elongated snout and all colors. It has to be taken into account that the former Bulldog was a working animal by which attached great importance to the character.

Physical characteristics

A more accurate definition of the name of the race “Bulldog”, Deconstructing the English word into Spanish “Bull = Bull” and “Dog = dog” We would be faced with the definition of “The Bull Dog” in past years was what was used… fights with Bulls.

The Bulldog is a breed that is characterized by thick shoulders and a head large in proportion to their body. Generally thick folds of skin on his forehead, followed by a few black, large, round eyes. It has a short snout with folds above the nose, with a pendant Chin under neck, along with drooping lips and sharp teeth. Its pelage is short, smooth and elegant red color, Beige, white, striped (color mixing, sometimes in irregular stripes) and various colors of these.

The standard of weight and height varies according to country, but in general terms and averages, These dogs are usually measured in 30 to 40 cm. and weigh in 18 to 25 Kg. Some dog breeds need them they cut off the tail or her call after birth, the bulldogs are the few races that have naturally short and curly tail. A long, upright tail it is flaw in a Bulldog.

Bulldog - Standard FCI

BEHAVIOR / TEMPERAMENT : You must give the impression of determination, strength and activity. Alert, brave, fair, dependent, courageous, fierce in appearance, but holder of an emotional nature.

HEAD: Side view, the head is very high and moderately cuts from the back up to the tip of the nose. Flat front with skin on and around the head, slightly loose and subtly wrinkled without excess never prominent or protruding from the face. The face, from cheek to nose bones, relatively short, with skin It may be slightly wrinkled. The distance from the interior of the eye angle (or the center of the depression slightly between the eyes) at the end of the tip of the nose, not should be less than the distance the tip of the nose at the edge of the lower lip.


Skull : Skull relatively large in circumference. Seen from the front is high from the angle of the lower jaw to the top of the skull, also wide and square. From the stop, a Groove extends to the middle of the skull, may continued his stroke to the vertex.

Depression links (Stop) : Defined.

FACIAL REGION : Seen from the front, several properties of the face, They must be equally balanced to both sides of an imaginary centerline.

Nose : Nose and large nostrils, wide, black, under no circumstances liver colour, Red or brown. Large nostrils wide and open, with a well defined line, vertical and straight in between I.

Snout : Short snout, width, downturned, deep from the corner of the eye to corner of mouth.

The wrinkle on the nose, If it is present, full or broken, You should never adversely affect or hide your eyes or nose.

Narrow nostrils and heavy on the nose wrinkle are unacceptable and should be severely penalized.

Lips : Thick belfos, large, and deep, covering the sides of the lower jaw, but joining the lower front lip. Teeth non-visible.

JAWS and teeth : Wide JAWS, strong, square, the lower projecting jaw slightly towards front top with a moderate slope upward. Wide and square JAWS with six small front teeth between the canines, in an even row. The canines well separated each other, large, strong teeth that should not be seen when the mouth is closed. When seen from the front lower jaw looks exactly under the top and parallel to this.

Cheeks : Well rounded cheeks and extends laterally beyond the eyes.

Eyes : Seen from the front, located low in the skull, well separated from the ears. The eyes and depression links are in the same straight line, at right angles to the front furrow. Separate, However the external angles within the outer line of the cheeks. Round, moderate size, or sunk or prominent, very dark, almost black, not showing the white when they look directly in front. Free of obvious problems of eyes.

Ears : High insertion, that is the front edge of each ear (seen from the front) touch the edge of the skull in its top margin, in a way that they are further apart each other, separated from the eyes as possible and high. Small and thin "ears in the form of rosa" is correct, It is said that internal wrinkles fall back, the top edge, front internal, curving outward and backward, showing part of the inside of the ear canal.

NECK : Moderate long, very thick, deep and strong. Well arched at the top, with something loose skin, thick and wrinkled around the throat forming one mild dewlap on each side.


Top line : It falls slightly to the back behind the tip of the blades (This is the lowest part) where thorn goes to the back (higher than the cross point) curving again more suddenly towards the tail, forming a mild a distinctive feature of the breed bow.

Back : Short back, strong, wide at the height of the scapulae. Breast : Chest width, prominent and deep. Body with well-defined ribs backwards. Chest deep and rounded. Well descended between the Forelegs. Ribs not being flat at the sides, well rounded

Bottom line and belly : Retracted abdomen and not hanging.

TAIL : Low insertion, rather right out and then turning down. Rounded, smooth and devoid of fringe or wire-haired. Moderate long, short rather than long, thick at the base, fine tuning quickly towards a tip. You must take it down (without a clear upward curve at the tip) and never carried above the top line level. Absence of tail, reversed or too tight queue are undesirable.



General appearance: Short front legs in proportion to the rear, but not so short as to make the back look like long or as to hinder the activity of the dog.

Shoulder : Wide shoulders with steep and deep scapulae, very powerful and muscular giving the appearance of being glued to the body.

Elbows : Elbows low and well away from the ribs.

Arm: Very Beefy front legs and strong, well developed, inserted separate good, thick, muscular and straight, the bones of the legs are large and straight, not bent or curved.

Metacarpus : Short metacarpals, straight and strong.

Previous feet: Straight and returned very slightly outward, moderately rounded and medium sized.

Compact and thick fingers, well separated up, making knuckles prominent and high.


General appearance: Great legs and Forelegs, in proportion slightly longer than the front ones. Long legs and Forelegs from the spine to the Hock.

Knees : Knee wraps very slightly away from the body.

Metatarsus : Slightly sloping and well descended metatarsals.

Back feet: Round and compact. Compact and thick fingers, well separated up, making knuckles prominent and high.

MOVEMENT : Walking with short, quick steps on the tip of your fingers, the rear feet not lifted high, resembling the floor rozan, running with one or another shoulder relatively moving. The strength of the movement is of the utmost importance.


Hair : Texture fine, short, pasted and smooth (hard only small and paste, rather than wire)

COLOR : Solid or sooty, (is a single color with black mask or muzzle). Unicolores (It must be bright and pure of his type) how striped, Red in its various shades, trode, Griffon etc., White and parties (is the combination of white with any of the above colors) Flesh-colored, black and black and Tan are highly undesirable.


Males: 25 kgs.

Females: 23 kgs

FAULTS : Any deviation from the above mentioned points should be considered as missing and the seriousness with which this is to be taken must be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect on the health and welfare of the dog.


  • Aggressive or fearful dog.
  • Any dog showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

NB : The males must have two apparently normal testicles, fully descended into the scrotum.

TRANSLATION : Brigida Nestler / Original version : (IN)
Technical supervision : Miguel Angel Martinez

Character and skills

The current English Bulldog is an animal exhibition of beauty competition-oriented. It´s Intelligent, clean and very gentle; is an excellent pet.

Despite his famous expression of bitter, the Bulldog are very docile, they can move very fast over short distances. They are kind although sometimes capricious, the phrase “stubborn as a Bulldog” in part describes his personality.

Breeders have worked to soften the more aggressive nature of the race; Currently he is a dog known for having a good humor. These can be very attached to the family and do not venture without company her due to her friendly nature to get along with their members and with other dogs or pets.

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