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Victorian Bulldog

Information and Pictures

Axle the Victorian Bulldog at 3 years old— "Axle was purchased in Texas as a birthday gift from my wife Evelyn. Axle is about 70 lbs. He was raised indoors since he was a puppy. Axle came from Petland in Georgetown, Texas. Axle is a full-breed Victorian Bulldog with papers. The cost of Axle was $3,800.00. Axle has a little sister, a Chihuahua / Pomarainian mix."

Description

The Victorian Bulldog is large-headed and thick-boned, but only to the point that it does not impede vigor. It is broad-muzzled and short-faced, but not so excessive as to interfere with breathing. The hindquarters are somewhat higher and not as heavy as its foreparts, but not so as to destroy the symmetry of a muscular athlete. The head should be large but not exaggerated out of proportion to the body. The cheeks are rounded and extend sideways beyond the eyes. The face is measured from the front of the cheekbone to the tip of the nose, long enough for unhindered breathing. The muzzle is broad and turning up, undershot but not to excess. The nostrils are large and wide. The flews are broad and hang over the lower jaw at the sides. The canine teeth are large and wide apart. The eyes from the front are set low and wide apart. The ears are either rose or button. The neck is thick, strong and arched, with loose skin forming dewlaps on each side. The shoulders are broad and deep. The chest is wide, narrowing toward the loins. The forelegs are muscular, straight and wide apart. The hind legs are strong and muscular. The hocks are slightly bent. The feet are round and compact and either straight, turning down or screwed. The coat is smooth and short. Colors include all brindles, solid white or pied, solid red, fawn or fallow.

Temperament

The Victorian Bulldog is loyal and reliable with a typical bulldog personality. Although its appearance can be somewhat intimidating, it is among the gentlest of dogs. Just the same it will see off any intruder. It is described as a very affectionate and dependable animal, gentle with children, but known for its courage and its excellent guarding abilities. The Victorian Bulldog is very much a people’s dog, seeking out human attention and loving every bit it can get!! Human attention is required for the breed's happiness. They are nice to all people. This breed is good with family pets, but they can be scrappy with strange dogs without enough leadership from the owner. Some snore very loudly, and some have drool and slobber tendencies. Be sure to always be your dog’s pack leader.

Height, Weight

Height: Males 17 - 19 inches (43 - 48 cm) Females 16 - 19 inches (41 - 48 cm)
Weight: Males 70 - 75 pounds (32 - 34 kg) Females 55 - 65 pounds (25 - 30 kg)

Health Problems

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Living Conditions

The Victorian Bulldog is good for apartment life. It is inactive indoors and should at least have a small yard. This breed is an indoor dog. Victorian Bulldogs do best in temperate climates, as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather.

Exercise

The Victorian Bulldog needs to be taken on a daily walk.

Life Expectancy

About 10 to 12 years

Grooming

The smooth, fine, shorthaired 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 every day to clean inside the wrinkles. This breed is an average shedder.

Group

Mastiff

Recognition

ACA = American Canine Association Inc.

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.