English Bulldog Terrier

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50-55 lbs
United States, United Kingdom
English Bulldog
Bull Terrier
English Bulldog Terriers are a combination of purebred English Bulldogs and Bull Terriers. It is an extremely friendly and playful breed that can be aggressive at times. Nonetheless, English Bulldog Terriers get along with dogs and people alike. In fact, it is known for its fierce loyalty to its owners and other family members. These dogs are relatively large with an average life span of 8 to 14 years, weight of 50 to 60 pounds, and height of 15 to 19 inches. They are stout animals with short coats that come in many colors combinations. English Bulldog Terriers are great companion pets that thrive in family environments where they receive consistent exercise and frequent affirmation.
Date of Origin
English Bulldog, Bull Terrier

English Bulldog Terrier Health

Average Size
Male English Bulldog Terrier size stats
Height: 16-19 inches Weight: 55-60 lbs
Female English Bulldog Terrier size stats
Height: 15-18 inches Weight: 50-55 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Head Tremors
Minor Concerns
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Kidney Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cherry Eye
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Lethal Acrodermatitis
  • Deafness (White Coats)
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Ophthalmic Exam
  • Orthopedic
  • Brain Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Biopsies

English Bulldog Terrier Breed History

The name English Bulldog Terrier is a combination of its parent breeds, the English Bulldog and Bull Terrier, also known as the English Bull Terrier, Bully, or Gladiator. The Bull Terrier was originally a white-coated cross between Bulldogs and various terriers, first known as “Bull-and-Terriers”. Eventually, it was mixed with Spanish Pointers to increase its size. These dogs gained popularity during the early 1800s when they were used for sporting and dog fighting in Europe. After dog fighting was banned, the Bull Terrier became a trendy companion for members of high society because of its impressive white coat. In 1885, Bull Terriers were recognized by the American Kennel Club. Later, they were bred with Stafford Bull Terriers to develop more color variations. Today, the white Bull Terrier remains the most popular and well-known Bull Terrier. The origin of the other parent breed, the Bulldog, is widely debated. The American Kennel Club, however, contends that the Bulldog originated in the British Isles and were initially bred for “bull-baiting” – a “sport” in which Bulldogs attacked bulls, or in some cases bears, by the nose. This cruel “game” was eventually outlawed, and the Bulldog was taken in by admirers as a companion dog in the mid to late-1800s. It was recognized by the AKC in 1886. The English Bulldog Terrier is likely to have been bred for decades, given its parent breeds’ long history in the same geographical regions; however, they are not a popular hybrid today and haven’t stabilized in form or personality. 

English Bulldog Terrier Breed Appearance

English Bulldog Terriers have the build of a Bull Terrier with several Bulldog features. Most notably, English Bulldog Terriers have a relatively flat forehead, deep jaw, and short and broad muzzle with a prominent under bite, just like a Bulldog’s. They also have high-set pendant ears and half-moon eyes. These dogs are large and muscular with a thick neck and wide chest. The average weight is between 50 and 60 pounds and the average height is between 15 and 19 inches tall. It’s short coat is straight, fine, and coarse to the touch. It can come in multicolor combinations of fallow, fawn, tan, black, white, red with brindle, piebald, or ticked pattern and black and white markings. The English Bulldog Terrier’s feet are moderately sized and compact and their tail is typically short and well-coated.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown English Bulldog Terrier eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black English Bulldog Terrier nose
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn English Bulldog Terrier coat
black English Bulldog Terrier coat
white English Bulldog Terrier coat
red English Bulldog Terrier coat
brindle English Bulldog Terrier coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
English Bulldog Terrier straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

English Bulldog Terrier Breed Maintenance

The English Bulldog Terrier is a relatively low maintenance breed. Its short coat, which is not hypoallergenic, does not typically require cutting or styling. Occasional brushing can help reduce the breed’s moderate shedding and keep its coat in great shape – though this is not always necessary. Owners should aim to bathe their English Bulldog Terrier once a month or as needed. As with all breeds, English Bulldog Terriers should have their teeth brushed daily and nails clipped once or twice a month. Note that this dog may be prone to drooling and having wrinkles around the facial area. If this is the case, owners should take extra care to clean their pet’s face to avoid bacteria accumulation and subsequent infection.

Brushes for English Bulldog Terrier
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
English Bulldog Terrier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

English Bulldog Terrier Temperament

English Bulldog Terriers are known to be friendly, aggressive, and loyal, especially to their owners. Because this dog is large and muscular, it can be intimidating to some; however, English Bulldog Terriers are extremely sweet – though sometimes overly exuberant when they are meeting new friends – furry or otherwise. English Bulldog Terriers are relatively active, having inherited a nice mix of their Bulldog parent’s calm demeanor and their Bull Terrier parent’s liveliness. As such, this breed enjoys a healthy mix of exercise and downtime. In fact, it can adapt to any type of living environment as long as it receives enough attention and exercise. It’s eagerness to please makes the English Bulldog Terrier skilled at learning commands and overall obedience training – early and consistent training will solidify this desirable trait. Beyond this, English Bulldog Terriers have a moderate to high hunting impulse, so it’s best to monitor your English Bulldog Terrier when it is off leash or around small animals and younger children.

English Bulldog Terrier Activity Requirements

English Bulldog Terriers have a moderate amount of energy, love to play, and are at high risk of gaining weight. As a result, this breed must get consistent daily exercise to stay happy and healthy. They will enjoy walking about the neighborhood daily, play sessions indoors, or a romp in the dog park. Note, however, that this breed is highly sensitive to heat and is prone to respiratory conditions. As such, it should be monitored closely whenever engaged in vigorous exercise. Additionally, English Bulldog Terriers relish in snuggling with their owners and need affection from their family as much as they need exercise.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

English Bulldog Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

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