Known for their loose-jointed, shuffling gait and massive, short-faced head, the Bulldog is known to be equable, resolute and dignified. A medium-sized dog, they are not your typical lap dog, but would like to be! They are one of the most popular breeds according to AKC® Registration Statistics due to their lovable and gentle dispositions and adorable wrinkles. The Bulldog may be brindle, white, red, fawn, fallow or piebald.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The American Kennel Club is releasing its 2014 breed popularity rankings. They show Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year. They broke poodles' decades-old record in 2013.
But bulldogs have hit a new high: No. 4. Their smaller, bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top 10 for the first time in nearly a century. They're now No. 9. German shepherds, golden retrievers and beagles are holding their own in the top five. Yorkshire terriers, poodles, boxers and Rottweilers fill out the top 10.
The Bulldog is very intelligent and tends to do his own thinking. Despite their well-earned reputation for stubbornness, Bulldogs can be successfully trained in obedience classes, and many can be trained to compete successfully in performance contests.
Training is most successful when begun at an early age with elaborate praise and rewards given for good behavior. It also helps if the owner/trainer has a sense of humor and appreciation of the Bulldog's ability to "do it my way" in very innovative ways!
AKC Recognized Colors
FAWN & BRINDLE
FAWN & WHITE
FAWN BRINDLE & WHITE
RED & WHITE
RED BRINDLE & WHITE