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Continental Bulldog

Information and Pictures

Aragon the Continental Bulldog puppy is sitting on a black rubber surface and looking up at the camera holder

Aragon the brindle Continental Bulldog puppy at 13 weeks old

Other Names
  • Conti
  • Swiss Bulldog

Trying to recreate the original English Bulldog, the Continental Bulldog has a longer nose, longer legs and a straight tail.



Height, Weight

Weight: Male 55-66 pounds (25-30 kg)

Weight: Female 48-60 pounds (21-27 kg)

Height: Male 17-22 inches (43-55 cm)

Height: Female 15-18 inches (38-45 cm)

Health Problems

Fairly healthy, unlike many of the other Bulldog types, the Continental Bulldog is being bred to have the ability to produce a natural litter without needing a C-section.

Living Conditions

The Continental Bulldog is good for apartment life. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. This breed is an indoor dog. Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather.


The Continental Bulldog can walk for miles, and should be taken on a daily pack walk. In fact, it demands good exercise and would love a good run.

Life Expectancy

About 12 to 14 years

Litter Size

About 6 to 9 puppies


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.


The Continental Bulldog was developed by crossing the Olde English Bulldogge. The project was approved by the Swiss Kennel Club. Not completely happy with what had become of the Old English Bulldogge, breeders set a goal to bring back the original, standard English Bulldog: A lighter, healthier dog, easier breathing, more athletic, free whelper that does not require a C-section, with a unique, affectionate nature.



  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
Aragon the Continental Bulldog puppy is laying on the floor on a brown blanket with his head on an odd shaped red pillow that looks like it has a hand coming out of the end, with a plush white moose toy that has a red and green scarf around its neck

"Aragon the Continental Bulldog puppy was 13 weeks old when this pic was taken and he had just arrived at our place 5 days before!! To our happy surprise, he is a very calm, submissive and quiet puppy. He sleeps all the way through the night, and even if he does awake before me, he just stays in his bed and waits for me to wake up!?!? From day one, he has been very good in the car (he always falls asleep after a minute), and he can do a very good "pack walk" already! The other day, we took him to a forest and made sure there were no other people or animals and let him walk off the leash. He did not run at all, he just walked with us and sometimes wandered around. When we called him, he ran happily towards us. I tried one test, when he was wondering around about 5 meters in front of us, we stopped walking and just watched him. When he realized we had stopped he looked at us, and he just simply came back to us without us calling him. Whenever he comes back to us, he makes sure to walk between my husband and me. We are really impressed with this young puppy! We are still working on potty training and feeding (seems like he has less interest in food so I have to make sure he eats the amount he needs.)"