British Bulldog Info & British Bulldog Breeders

Temperamentally, the British Bulldog is delightful. People who go into bulldogs with their eyes wide open never want to own anything else, but know that Bulldogs come with their own set of pretty serious issues.


The British Bulldog, in fact any Bulldog, is so physically exaggerated that their short lives can be a bit of a struggle. Medical costs are high and ongoing for this breed that suffers serious respiratory issues. Having the budget to be able to afford veterinary care is an absolute necessity for anyone thinking about a Bulldog.


Bulldog puppies are irresistibly cute and have attracted many people who fall in love with a cute puppy but have no ability to provide for and cope with such a high maintenance breed. If you're thinking about a Bulldog and you're not a really experienced dog person you're best advised to look for an easier to care for breed.


Moves to attempt to breed healthier bulldogs are commendable, if not a century too late, but British Bulldogs are only for breed specialists who can cope with the demands of the breed.


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British Bulldog History

We can blame the Romans and their love of blood sports for the Bulldog. Mastiffs brought to Britain by the Romans were obviously selectively bred for blood sports, particularly bear and bull baiting. The legs got shorter, the chests broader, the heads got bigger, and the jaws became broader and undershot to allow the dog engaged with its foe to breathe through nostrils placed closer to the top.


Bull baiting was enormously popular until public outcry saw it banned in 1835. Unemployed Bulldogs of the time were then used for dog fighting but crossing with terriers produced the bull terriers that exceeded the bulldog's appeal and ability in the dog pit.


Since that time the Bulldog has had its ups and a few downs. One of the great anomalies of dog temperament is that the breeds developed for blood sports have a naturally high affection for people. Bulldogs survived unemployment because their lovely natures ensured plenty of them were kept as pets.


The rise of the dog show was just what the Bulldog needed and they found a new vocation strutting their stuff in the show ring. That exposure created international interest in the breed and it spent a considerable part of the 20th century as one of the world's more favoured family pets.


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British Bulldog Health

Being a short nosed (Brachycephalic) Breed, British Bulldogs are susceptible to breathing problems or Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome due to their short and wide skulls and short snouts.  With these respiratory problems, airways can become obstructed and breathing becomes laboured or near impossible.  They are more at risk of heat stroke as they are not able to regulate their body temperature which can be life threatening.  Care and attention to ensure overheating doesn't occur is critical - particularly in hot weather.  The severity of the condition can be relieved somewhat with surgery that widens the nostrils and shortens the palate.  British Bulldogs can also suffer from skin problems, inverted eyelashes, kidney stone disease and kneecap dislocation.


Cherry Eye:  This eye condition is quite common in British Bulldogs, presenting with a third inverted eyelid.  It can be corrected with care, commonly with the third eyelid surgically removed.

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca:  Often referred to as ‘dry eye’, this is usually caused by an autoimmune reaction that affects the tear glands, reducing tears and causing dryness and irritation.


Testing of breeding dogs is recommended for:

X-rays for Hip Dysplasia
X-rays for Elbow Dysplasia
X-rays for Spinal Abnormalities
X-rays for Tracheal Hypoplasia


The British Bulldog Club of Victoria lists DNA tests for the breed which include:


Hyperuricosuria (HUU)
Hyperuricosuria (HUU) means elevated levels of uric acid in the urine. This trait predisposes dogs to form stones in their bladders or sometimes kidneys. These stones often must be removed surgically and can be difficult to treat. HUU is inherited as a simple autosomal recessive defect.


Cystinuria in dogs is indicated by the presence of cystine stones in the kidney, bladder or ureter. Failure by the kidneys to reabsorb amino acids results in the formation of cystine crystals and sometimes stones in the urine which can lead to blockage of the urethra.



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Registered British Bulldog Breeders

Allegreto  - British Bulldog & French Bulldogs
We have been involved with exhibiting and breeding the wonderful British Bulldog as well as the French Bulldog since 1998
We have bred multiple ... read more
Baramewe Border Collies - Brisbane, QLD
Here at Baramew Border Collies And British Bulldogs we pride ourselves on breeding beautiful natured fully health tested pets for people to love and ... read more
We are a small kennel located in the northern suburbs. At Belchlo we take pride in bringing up beautiful and healthy British Bulldogs. Our breeding ... read more
Bratrice - British Bulldog & French Bulldog Breeder - Sydney, NSW
Breeders and exhibitors of Quality French Bulldogs and British Bulldogs. Genuine enquiries welcome. Please feel free to contact us any time. ... read more
Bumbullb British Bulldogs - Picton, NSW
Bumbullb British Bulldogs

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We are a British Bulldog crazy family!
We have been breeding, and showing our babies for almost ... read more
We are a small and loving british bulldog family in Adelaide, South Australia, who has fallen in love with this incredible breed, and are very ... read more
CelticPryde British Bulldogs
We are a small, closed kennel situated in the beautiful Swan Valley in Western Australia.

We have been involved with bulldog breeds for over 20 ... read more
CHARMCCOY Bulldogs -  British Bulldog Breeder - Midura, VIC
ANKC Registered British Bulldog & Whippet Breeders located in Mildura, Victoria read more
Corcols Bulldog Breeder - Wairarapa, NZ
All Corcols Bulldogs are health tested, registered, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and are on the NZCAR register. read more
Dabell British Bulldogs - British Bulldog Breeder - Mooroopna, VIC
Dabell British Bulldogs have taken Great Care with our Breeding Program, having Australian & UK Bloodlines. Breeding for Correct Type, ... read more
HULLABULLULA British Bulldogs
Located in Newcastle NSW, small family kennels and occasional breeder of quality British Bulldogs from champion blood lines.
My dogs are actively ... read more
Indavalebull British Bulldogs - Melbourne, Victoria
I have a small kennel which is my home. All my babies live in our home and are a major part of our family. To say “I’m obsessed with ... read more
Karazma Kennels - British Bulldog Breeder - Melbourne, VIC
Est 1992, Members of Dogs Victoria, British Bulldog Club Of Vic, Bulldog Club Of America. We are a small kennel that shows occasionally, after ... read more
KARMABULLZ British Bulldogs & Dogue De Bordeaux
Breeder of British bulldogs, have owned & shown bulldogs for over 20 years.

Raised in our families home, surrounded by young kids, farm animals ... read more
Myanwen British Bulldogs
Purebred British Bulldogs. Small home breeder 8 years - our bully kids are pets first - we do not keep our dogs in kennels.

All pups sold with ... read more
Pipersglen British Bulldogs
Pipersglen British Bulldogs est 1995. Home of Gold Health tested / generations of invasively health tested and Champion British Bulldogs. DNA, xrayed ... read more
Preciousbull Kennels - British Bulldog Breeder - Lewiston, SA
We at Preciousbull Kennels would like to give a big thank you to Trevor and Jeanette Jones from the UK for letting me have semen from UK CHAMPION ... read more
Registered Breeder of Australian Bulldogs & British Bulldogs & French Bulldogs.
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Tantra's Pugs and Bulldogs - Pug and British Bulldog Breeder - QLD
We are a small selective kennel breeding for sound, true to standard Pugs with outstanding personalities. Our main goal is to breed top quality ... read more
Twilight Kennels - French Bulldog & British Bulldog Breeder - Huntly, NZ
I am a small kennels based in the Waikato. I have been involved in breeding and showing french bulldogs for over 20 years. I have recently started ... read more
WINSTONCO British Bulldogs
We are a small breeder boutique based in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. We are not here to sell you a puppy and send you on your way, we are ... read more