The Bulldog is a muscular dog with a wrinkled face that will put most old people to shame. They also have a pushed in nose which makes them very prone to snorting, sneezing, huffing, puffing, and panting. Bulldogs have wide heads and stocky yet muscular looking bodies. Most Bulldog owners will say that their dogs are big boned and big babies. Their hanging skin makes them very squeezable and lovable.
The Bulldog personality is known for being docile and tractable. That being said, once excited, these muscular dogs can move very quickly over short distances. It is thus, important to have your bulldog properly trained to understand and respond to commands so that you can keep them and others around them danger free. While Bulldogs are usually friendly and gracious, they have the potential of being stubborn and willful.
Statistics from the Orthopedic Foundation of Animals indicate that between the years 1979 and 2009, there were 467 Bulldogs tests and 74% of them suffered from hip dysplasia. This is the highest amongst all breeds of dogs. Other diseases that bulldogs commonly suffer from include patellar luxation and interdigital cysts between their toes. The interdigital cyst will cause the dog a lot of discomfort but can be treated by the owner and by a vet.