20 Types of Bulldog Breeds: American, English, French & More

Two different types of Bulldogs lying in a field

When talking of the different bulldog breeds, the American, French, and English Bulldogs might be the first ones to come to mind. However, do you know that there are more types of bulldogs that exist?

With their distinct yet irresistible physical traits and their surprisingly sweet and affectionate personalities, bulldogs are becoming even more popular. This gave way to even more new types of bulldogs over the years.

This article will discuss the different bulldog types, from the most popular down to the rarer kinds. Their looks, temperament, and other interesting facts will also be tackled to help you decide which fits you the most!

The 20 Types of Bulldogs

Bulldog breeds are known for their larger head-to-body ratio, wide and round eyes, big forehead, short snout, protruding lower jaw, thick skin, and short tails. This makes them very identifiable compared with other breeds.

Aside from these, bulldogs are also known for their friendly, protective, affectionate, and extremely loyal character. However, the individual behaviors of each bulldog will still rely mostly on training and upbringing.

Without further ado, here is a list of 20 different types of bulldogs, from purebred to crossbred, small to large, and common to rare:

1. American Bulldog

American Bulldog on white background
Height:20 – 25 inches
Weight:60 – 100 pounds
Lifespan10 – 12 years
Temperament:Friendly, courageous, gentle, affectionate

The American Bulldog is one of the most common and popular bulldog types. This English Bulldog descendant was introduced to the United States in the 1800s and was initially known as the White English Southern Bulldog.

They were mostly utilized as farm guardians, stock dogs, and catch dogs and were well known for their ability to bring down feral pigs. Currently, they are also making their mark as affectionate pets in many households.

Its muscular and sturdy body, along with its large head, short snout, and facial wrinkles, makes it identifiable as a bulldog. What sets the American Bulldog from other bulldogs, though, is its taller, thinner, and longer frame.

There is only one standard color for American Bulldogs recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), which is white. However, they also have five standard markings: tan, brown, black, brindle, and red.

Temperament-wise, these dogs are loyal, loving, and delicate with children. They are also courageous and protective of their families. This makes them effective guard dogs and dependable family members.

Further, American Bulldogs are generally healthy but are predisposed to conditions such as hip dysplasia, cherry eye, ACL tears, and thyroid problems.

2. English Bulldog

English Bulldog with leather collar
Height:14 – 15 inches
Weight:40 – 50 pounds
Lifespan:8 – 10 years
Temperament:Loyal, loving, affectionate, laid-back

The English Bulldog is mostly the image that first comes to mind when the word “bulldog” is mentioned. This look includes a huge folded face, short snout, undershot jaws, stocky low-swung body, and signature rolling gait.

This bulldog breed also sports a thick neck, broad black nose, small high-set ears, deep chest, rounded hips, stubby tail, short, stout legs, and huge paws. 

The skin of the English Bulldog is also thick yet loose, heavily wrinkled, and with a dewlap hanging from the throat. Its owners may also enjoy Its wide variety of coat colors and markings.

English Bulldogs originated in the British Isles around the 13th century and were highly involved in the sport of bull-baiting. Despite their violent past, they are now well known for their gentle and loving nature.

The dependable and predictable character of these dogs, along with their gentle nature with children, make them great family pets. 

With the right socialization training, they also blend well with other dogs. However, watch out for their tendency to display territorial aggression with unfamiliar dogs.

Further, given the alertness and courage they have acquired from their bull-baiting past, English Bulldogs can be great guard dogs.

3. French Bulldog

French Bulldog in a studio
Height:11 – 13 inches
Weight:20 – 28 pounds
Lifespan:10 – 12 years
Temperament:Playful, alert, adaptable, friendly, affectionate

Another popular bulldog type breed is the French Bulldog, which is a bit on the smaller side compared to other bulldog breeds, weighing only 20 to 28 pounds and standing at just about 11 to 13 inches.

The French Bulldog looks like a tinier version of the English Bulldog, except for its distinctly large bat ears. It also sports a compact and muscular build and a large and square head with heavy folds above its short muzzle. 

Despite the existence of a fluffy version of this breed, the AKC breed standard only recognizes the short and smooth coat version of the French Bulldog.

Its coat colors include brindle, cream, fawn, white, and combinations of these colors with white. It also carries standard markings, such as white, black, brindle, piebald, and black mask. 

When it comes to behavior, French Bulldogs are very sweet, playful, friendly, curious, and eager to please their owners, making them a popular choice for pets.

On the other hand, their clamor for attention gives them the tendency to be jealous of other dogs, too.

Further, they are also prone to certain health conditions, like brachycephalic airway syndrome, von Willebrand’s disease, hip dysplasia, and cleft palate.

4. American Bully

American Bully up close
Height:13 – 23 inches
Weight:20 – 60 pounds
Lifespan:8 – 13 years
Temperament:Confident, powerful, friendly, gentle, can be aggressive if mishandled

Being a different breed from the American Bulldog, the American Bully definitely gets its influence from it along with its American Pit Bull Terrier, English Bulldog, and Olde English Bulldogge heritage.

It has a strong and athletic build. Its large head, prominent cheek muscles, broad and deep chest, and muscular legs all contribute to its powerful and intimidating appearance.

The American Bully’s standard sizes are very diverse. Pocket Bullies measure only 13 to 14 inches at the withers, while XL Bullies can grow to as much as 22 to 23 inches tall.

Furthermore, there are non-standard size variations that can be considerably smaller, known as “micro,” as well as those that can be significantly larger, referred to as “XXL.”

Their temperament is a controversial topic because they are thought to be very dangerous and tenacious. However, most Bully owners describe them as friendly, sweet, sociable, loving, and affectionate.

However, just like any other dog, they must be well-managed. Without the right level of exercise, training, attention, and leadership, this may lead to fear, anxiety, and stress, causing unnecessary aggression.

Unfortunately, American Bullies are not yet recognized by the AKC, but they may be registered with the United Kennel Club (UKC).

5. Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff in the shore
Height:24 – 27 inches
Weight:100 – 130 pounds
Lifespan:7 – 9 years
Temperament:Intelligent, alert, confident, protective

Nicknamed “The Gamekeeper’s Night Dog,” Bullmastiffs were the outcome of breeding English Bulldogs with Mastiffs. These dogs helped gamekeepers in England during the 19th century to stop poachers from stealing.

The Bullmastiff is one of the largest types of bulldogs, standing at a height of 24 to 27 inches and weighing as much as 100 to 130 pounds

Its enormous presence is made even more apparent by its large and broad head, dark eyes, V-shaped ears that droop downward, deep muzzle, wide and deep chest, well-sprung ribs, strong legs, and powerful gait.

The Bullmastiff’s short and smooth fur sheds moderately, so grooming is relatively easy. Its coat colors include fawn, red, brindle, and any of its combinations, and it may also carry a standard black mask marking.

This active dog is not fully aware of how humongous it is. Hence, it is best to start obedience training and socialization at an early age while it is not yet capable of breaking things with every move.

Additionally, the downside to their size is their short lifespan, which is only around 7 to 9 years. They are also very susceptible to bloat, so ensure to monitor their feeding closely.

6. Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux tongue out
Height:23 – 27 inches
Weight:99 pounds and above
Lifespan: 5 – 8 years
Temperament:Loyal, courageous, affectionate, self-assured

As one of the most ancient French dog breeds, the Dogue de Bordeaux has a history of being war dogs or fighting dogs. This massive Mastiff-like guard dog also goes by the name of Bordeaux Mastiff or the Bordeaux Bulldog.

These dogs can stand as tall as 27 inches and weigh 99 pounds and higher. 

Their bulldog-like features include humongous heads, powerful and undershot jaws, short snouts, stocky and muscular bodies that are set low to the ground, slightly dipped top lines, and noticeable dewlaps.

The shades of its short and fine coat include fawn, mahogany, red, and isabella, and it will always have a black or brown mask. Its mask color should also match the Dogue de Bordeaux’s nose color. 

Despite their intimidating appearance, these dogs are gentle giants. They are excellent family dogs who are laid back, sweet, loving, and protective. However, they also have strong personalities and can be quite stubborn.

This said, training and socializing them at a young age is crucial to prevent untoward aggression, especially with other dogs and strangers.

Unfortunately, like other giant breeds, these dogs can only live around 5 to 8 years on average.

7. Olde English Bulldogge

Olde English Bulldogge standing among fallen leaves
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Height:16 – 20 inches
Weight:50 – 80 pounds
Lifespan: 9 – 14 years
Temperament:Friendly, protective, docile, athletic

The Olde English Bulldogge is an entirely different breed than the more familiar English Bulldog. It is a combination of the English Mastiff, English Bulldog, American Bulldog, and American Pit Bull Terrier.

This breed was developed in the early 1970s by David Leavitt in an effort to recreate the original look, health, and athleticism of the old bulldogs of the 18th century that were originally bred for bull baiting.

Olde English Bulldogges have large skulls, wide and square muzzles, large black noses, high-set small ears, muscular bodies, prominent shoulders, deep chests, and hind legs that appear longer than the front legs. 

They are classified under the guardian dog group by the United Kennel Club. Accepted coat colors for the breed include white, fawn, red, black, and brindle. White markings are also allowed.

While the Olde English Bulldogge is loyal and friendly, it is also very protective of its owner. Along with its natural athleticism, strength, and stamina, it fits as an ideal guard dog.

Further, these bulldogs tend to have an alpha mentality, so they need a strong leader to obey. They also need moderate exercise, given their higher energy level compared to most bulldogs.

8. Australian Bulldog

Australian Bulldog in the forest
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Height:17 – 20 inches
Weight:50 – 78 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
Temperament:Loving, loyal, sociable, adaptable, laid back

Developed in the 1990s, the Australian Bulldog is a relatively new breed created out of the English Bulldog, Boxer, Bullmastiff, and Staffordshire Terrier. 

The aim was to create a bulldog type that can withstand the hot Australian climate, resulting in the highly adaptable and extremely affectionate Australian Bulldog. 

It resembles the Victorian Bulldog and the English Bulldog but with fewer wrinkles and longer limbs. 

It also sports a strong square head, deep, wide muzzle, slightly undershot jaw, compact and muscular body, and deep chest. Its colors include fawn, apricot, orange, red, mahogany, white, piebald, and different brindle shades.

These dogs have excellent character. They are fiercely loyal, sweet, fun-loving, and very intelligent. They also love spending time with their owners, so this can be used as an opportunity to train them for obedience.

Being active dogs, Australian Bulldogs love outdoor activities, like swimming, running, and playing fetch or frisbee. Compared to other brachycephalic breeds, they have more endurance for physical activities.

Further, their adaptability makes them thrive in any environment, be it a small apartment, a spacious home, or a rural farm. So long as they feel part of the family, they will be happy.

9. Victorian Bulldog

Victorian Bulldog on white background
Height:16 – 19 inches
Weight:55 – 75 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Temperament:Loving, loyal, friendly, sweet, playful

With the purpose of producing a healthier bulldog, the Victorian Bulldog was developed in 1985 out of the combination of English Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, Bullmastiffs, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

The result of this cross was a bulldog type that bears a striking resemblance to the English Bulldog. However, they are a bit taller, have fewer wrinkles, and carry slightly larger and longer snouts, making them breathe easier.

It is also much larger, athletic, and muscular compared to its English Bulldog cousin. 

The Victorian Bulldog has a short, easy-to-maintain coat that can come in a variety of colors, such as white, red, fawn, pied, and brindle.

Though they have grumpy faces, Victorian Bulldogs are very gentle, loyal, sweet, loving, and emotionally intelligent. They are also very friendly with both children and other pets in the family.

Given that these dogs tend to have strong attachments to their families, they are at risk of suffering from separation anxiety when left alone for long periods. Hence, crate training is necessary to help manage this behavior. 

Compared to other bulldog types, they have a relatively long lifespan of 12 to 14 years. However, they still carry the usual skin-related conditions common to bulldogs.

10. Catahoula Bulldog

Catahoula Bulldog with heterochromia
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Height:24 – 26 inches
Weight:75 – 100 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 14 years
Temperament:Energetic, loyal, devoted, agile, protective 

The Catahoula Bulldog is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Catahoula Leopard Dog. This designer breed is also sometimes called the American Mastahoula. 

Being a mixed breed, the Catahoula Bulldog does not have a standard look since it may take after the genes of its more dominant parent. 

However, they are often described as medium to large dogs, standing between 24 and 26 inches and weighing around 75 to 100 pounds. Their coats are also usually short, dense, and glossy.

The Catahoula Bulldog has a wide range of possible coat colors, from solid white to all dark colors. It may even form two-toned combinations, such as gray and brown, or acquire the distinct merle pattern of the Catahoula.

Energetic is a term that best describes Catahoula Bulldogs. They require pet owners who are committed to giving them at least two long walks daily. They also need a spacious and enclosed yard where they can freely run.

On the other hand, they are also very intelligent, loyal, and protective, especially of children. This makes them very effective guard dogs. 

However, given the strength of these dogs, it is best that they undergo obedience and socialization training at a young age.

11. Ca de Bou

Ca de Bou with a ribbon collar
Height:20 – 23 inches
Weight:66 – 84 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
Temperament:Peaceful, affectionate, loyal, well-balanced, confident

The Ca de Bou is a bulldog-type breed originating from the Majorca island. It also goes by the names Perro de Presa Mallorquin, Mallorca Mastiff, and Majorcan Bulldog.

These brave dogs came from a history of violent sports like bull-baiting and dog fighting. However, modern selective breeding of the Ca de Bou for conformation gave it a softer temperament and a well-balanced character.

The Ca de Bou is known for its massive head, extremely broad and powerful jaw, stocky, muscular body, and short rough coat. It stands 20 to 23 inches tall and weighs around 66 to 84 pounds.

Present-day Ca de Bous are very friendly, quiet, playful, affectionate, and patient with children. However, they still retain their nature of being protective, confident, tenacious, alert, and cautious of strangers.

This balance of character makes them very affectionate family dogs and effective guard dogs at the same time.

Given the Ca de Bou’s past, they also retain a certain sensitivity with other dogs, especially those of the same gender. Hence, socialization at a young age is recommended to avoid the possibility of accidents.

Health-wise, be aware that these dogs are prone to hip dysplasia and bloat.

12. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog resting on the grass
Height:20 – 25 inches
Weight:50 – 90 pounds
Lifespan: 11 – 13 years
Temperament:Active, dutiful, protective, playful, devoted

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is believed to be a descendant of the now-extinct Old English Bulldog. It was developed in the southern United States out of several generations of breeding by its creator, Papa Buck Lane. 

They were initially bred to function as herding dogs, chasing and catching cattle, pigs, and other farm animals. Now, these dogs with excellent work ethics are also utilized as guard dogs and hunting dogs.

Despite the color in its name, this dog is not actually blue but predominantly white with patches of black, blue, brown, or buff. Instead, the term “blue blood” is meant to be a reference to this breed’s noble origins.

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog has the usual features of a bulldog, such as a large head, a brachycephalic muzzle, and a hardy, muscular body.

These dogs are also very protective of their families and their territory. Along with their wariness of strangers and inability to get along well with other dogs, they can be effective as both watchdogs and guard dogs.

However, their extreme sense of duty requires a strong leader they will follow. Subjecting them to obedience and socialization training will also make them easier to handle.

13. Red Tiger Bulldog

Red Tiger Bulldog sitting indoors
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Height:22 – 26 inches
Weight:65 – 115 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 16 years
Temperament:Discerning, confident, outgoing, intelligent, protective

Developed in 1991 in the United States, the Red Tiger Bulldog is one of the modern bulldogs created through selective breeding. It was patented as “The first red-nosed breed of bulldog in the history of the world.”

Aside from its red nose, another unique characteristic of the Red Tiger Bulldog is its mantle coat pattern which is at least 70% color and not more than 30% white.

Aside from their exclusive red and reddish brown shades for their colored parts, they may also exhibit a pattern called mosaic brindle, where two brindle variations appear in different parts of the body.

Red Tiger Bulldogs also sport broad and chiseled heads, pronounced cheeks, moderately long muzzles, tight undershot jaws, light-colored eyes, reddish eye-rim pigment, and ripped and muscular bodies.

These dogs are very confident, bold, and discerning. Hence, training and socialization at a young age are recommended to manage their domineering tendency with other dogs and their aloofness with strangers.

On the other hand, with the right leadership, they can be very trustworthy and mild-mannered members of the household.

The Red Tiger Bulldog also needs to be given its daily dose of physical and mental exercises, given its active and intelligent nature.

14. Spanish Bulldog

Spanish Bulldog out for morning walk
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Height:22 – 25 inches
Weight:55 – 88 pounds
Lifespan: 11 – 14 years
Temperament:Intelligent, loving, loyal, outgoing, dependable

Also known as the Alano Español, the Spanish Bulldog is a medium to large-sized Alaunt-type bulldog. This breed’s diverse past includes its use as a war dog, hunting dog, guard dog, herding dog, and for bullfighting.

It came close to extinction in the late 20th century due to a variety of reasons but has been successfully recovered due to the efforts led by the Real Sociedad Canina de España, the official kennel club of Spain.

The Spanish Bulldog measures 22 to 25 inches tall and weighs between 55 to 88 pounds. It has a large head, brachycephalic snout, slightly concave lower jaw, high-set ears, neck folds, and some facial wrinkles.

It carries a short and thick coat, with brindle as its most distinguished color. Its other colors include leonardo or fawn, black and brindle, and sable wolf. Black masks and small white markings on the chest are also allowed.

The Alano Español is also very loving and loyal to its family. However, these dogs still need to be properly socialized and trained at a young age to address their dominating behavior.

Further, their resilient and adaptable nature makes them thrive in the outdoors more easily compared to other bulldog types, 

15. Mammut Bulldog

Mammut Bulldog tongue out
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Height:17 – 21 inches
Weight:40 – 60 pounds
Lifespan: 9 – 11 years
Temperament:Loyal, bold, confident, intelligent, stubborn

The Mammut Bulldog is a hybrid that is created 100% from different bulldog breeds, namely the American Bulldog, Bandogge, English Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, and Bullmastiff.

This bulldog has a broad wedge-shaped head, pronounced muzzle and cheekbones, high-set ears, undershot jaws, muscular neck, deep chest, well-developed legs, strong back, and low-set tail.

One of the unique physical traits of the Mammut Bulldog is its long hair, which is uncommon in bulldog-type breeds. The coat is thick and has feathering around the ears, on the back of the legs, and on the tail.

These dogs are kind and loving, so they make wonderful family pets. However, they do not tolerate strangers and other dogs well. They also have a tendency to be stubborn and may be difficult to handle at times.

Due to this, the Mammut Bulldog needs proper training and socialization at an early age. The owner must also be strong and assertive, yet calm and consistent, to gain the respect of the dog and allow itself to be handled.

Additionally, given the athleticism of this breed, they must be given the right level of physical and mental exercise daily to satisfy their energy needs.

16. Continental Bulldog

Continental Bulldog sitting on a silver couch
Height:15 – 22 inches
Weight:48 – 66 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Temperament:Friendly, energetic, affectionate, attentive, confident

Developed in Switzerland in 2005, the Continental Bulldog is intended to be the “continental” counterpart of the English Bulldog. This hybrid is a mix of the English Bulldog and the Leavitt Bulldog, an Olde English Bulldogge line.

Continental bulldogs are medium-sized dogs, standing 15 to 22 inches tall and weighing around 48 to 66 pounds. They have smaller heads than other bulldog types. They also have squarish bodies and athletic builds.

The selective breeding done to create this type of bulldog resulted in its healthier disposition and higher stamina compared to its predecessors. This allows the breed to enjoy a healthier lifespan of 12 to 14 years.

The active lifestyle of this breed will require an owner who can commit to providing it with a good amount of exercise on a daily basis.

Temperament-wise, the Continental Bulldog is affectionate and friendly. It is known not to be too shy nor too aggressive. Additionally, it also playful and gentle with children, making it an excellent family pet.

Further, Continental Bulldogs are very attentive and sensitive dogs. It is observed that they can easily sense the emotions of their owners and empathize with them accordingly.

17. Miniature American Bulldog

Miniature American Bulldog with a ribbon collar
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Height:12 – 16 inches
Weight:20 – 45 pounds
Lifespan: 9 – 13 years
Temperament:Friendly, loving, affectionate, clingy, stubborn 

Despite its name, the Miniature American Bulldog is actually the cross between an English Bulldog and a Pug. Being the smallest in this list, this cute dog only weighs 20 to 45 pounds and stands 12 to 16 inches tall.

This is a good option for lovers of small dogs who want to get the features of a bulldog. It usually sports a small muscular body, broad shoulders, round head, short stubby legs, small ears, flat muzzle, and wrinkles.

Their moderately-shedding coats are short, smooth, and dense. These are mostly a mix of two colors, with the most usual ones being white, black, silver, brindle, fawn, and red.

The Miniature American Bulldog is also very friendly and affectionate. In fact, it has a tendency to form a strong bond with its owner, to the point where it is prone to separation anxiety if left alone for some time. 

Further, Aside from their high prey drives and stubborn streaks, they are also aloof with other dogs. Hence, obedience and leash training, along with early socialization, are advised to manage this behavior. 

When it comes to physical activities, do not overexert them as their brachycephalic nature exposes them to breathing problems.

18. Campiero Bulldog

Campiero Bulldog sitting on the couch
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Height:19 – 22 inches
Weight:68 – 93 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
Temperament:Loyal, protective, energetic, adaptable, courageous

The Campiero Bulldog originated from Brazil and also goes by the names Buldogue Campiero, Brazilian Bulldog, Countryside Bulldog, and Pampas Bulldog.

It is believed that the Campiero Bulldog has its influences from the Old English Bulldog and the Terceira Mastiff. It was initially utilized as a working dog, holding and catching cattle in slaughterhouses.

With its recovery from near extinction in the 1970s due to sanitary regulations implemented for these slaughterhouses, the Confederação Brasileira de Cinofilia (CBKC) recognized it as a breed in 2001. 

These dogs have broad heads, heavy bones, short muzzles, small ears, short, crooked tails, and muscular bodies. Their smooth coats come in varied colors, such as brown, fawn, and brindle, along with white markings.

Campiero Bulldogs are highly recognized for their loyalty, adaptability, courage, and affection, especially with children. These traits make them excellent family and guard dogs despite their quiet nature.

On the other hand, they also have tendencies to be jealous and are suspicious of strangers. Socialization training should be able to address these behaviors.

Due to its heavy nature, it is also prone to hip dysplasia. Parasite infestation is also something that needs to be monitored for this breed.

19. Serrano Bulldog

Serrano Bulldog out in the woods
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Height:19 – 22 inches
Weight:55 – 88 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
Temperament:Mild-tempered, intelligent, courageous, calm, submissive to its owner

The Serrano Bulldog bears a lot of resemblance and origin with its Brazilian cousin, the Campiero Bulldog. It is also sometimes called the Brazilian Mountain Bulldog, Buldogue Serrano, and Mountaineer Bulldog.

It was introduced in the Brazilian states by European immigrants in the 1800s and was primarily utilized in slaughterhouses, where it was used to drag pigs’ ears and subdue cattle. 

The modern-day look of the Serrano is believed to have influences from the Bullenbeisser, Old English Bulldog, and the Alano Español. It carries the traditional look of a bulldog with its large head and muscular body.

Its short and smooth coat comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, fawn, brown, and tan. Grooming is also relatively easy, requiring only weekly brushing to keep its coat healthy

The Serrano Bulldog has a very balanced temperament. It is calm, extremely loyal, and submissive to its owner but can easily attack under command or when provoked. This makes it an excellent protection dog. 

With its intelligence and loyalty to its owner, it is easy to train. However, it can also display suspicion with strangers and other dogs, which can be easily addressed with obedience training and early socialization.

20. Valley Bulldog

Valley Bulldog exploring in the snow
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Height:12 – 25 inches
Weight:50 – 125 pounds
Lifespan: 8 – 12 years
Temperament:Playful, goofy, curious, outgoing, friendly

Developed in Canada in the mid-1900s, the Valley Bulldog is a mix between the English Bulldog and the Boxer. It usually stands between 15 and 25 inches and weighs anywhere around 50 to 125 pounds.

Like other hybrids, the Valley Bulldog has no standard appearance, and it will depend on the genes of the more dominant parent dog breed.

However, it can be expected that they will have large heads, stocky and muscular bodies, and brachycephalic features. Their short coats also sport a variety of colors, including red, tan, brindle, white, and fawn.

The Valley Bulldog has become a popular breed due to its favorable behavior. It is naturally loving, friendly, cheerful, playful, and goofy.

They are also good playmates with older children but not with toddlers. The strength and weight of these dogs may accidentally knock them over with just small movements.

On the other hand, Valley Bulldogs can get along well with other animals, especially if they went through socialization training and were raised together.

Health-wise, these dogs are prone to usual bulldog-related issues, such as breathing and skin problems. Avoid overexposing your dog to heavy exercise, heat, and dirt to prevent these problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Three Bulldog breeds sitting on the grass

What Is the Most Popular Type of Bulldog?

There is no single bulldog type that can be said as the most popular. A lot of factors also come into play in determining this, such as preference, location, and environment.

However, some of the most common types that people are more familiar with and are in demand would be English Bulldogs, American Bulldogs, and French Bulldogs.

What Is the Rarest Bulldog Breed?

It is said that the Campiero Bulldog is one of the rarest bulldogs in the world in recent times. There are only a few remaining dogs of this breed, and traveling far may be necessary to even locate one. 

Aside from the Campiero, there are other relatively newer breeds of bulldogs. There are not too many of these dogs yet in existence, making them rare. Examples of such are the Amitola Bulldog and the Bando Bull. 

What Is the Friendliest Bulldog?

All bulldog types are naturally friendly, especially if socialized at a young age. However, amongst the most popular ones, the French Bulldog is described to be one of the friendliest, even with strangers and other pets.

Close runners-up of being friendly bulldogs are the Australian Bulldog, Victorian Bulldog, and the Valley Bulldog.

Are Bulldogs Aggressive?

Bulldogs are not naturally aggressive, except if provoked. This is true not just for bulldogs but also for all other breeds.

However, take note that many of these bulldogs have a violent past as war dogs, fighting dogs, and working dogs in slaughterhouses. Changes in their environment and selective breeding gave them a more balanced behavior.

Given this origin, it is still recommended that bulldogs be subjected to obedience training, early socialization, and the right leadership to keep aggression tendencies at bay.

Final Thoughts

There are definitely a lot of options for lovers of bulldog-type breeds. However, before deciding which one to acquire, research is essential to familiarize oneself with the nuances of owning each type.

Additionally, one must be able to commit to the basic requirements of owning a bulldog breed, such as obedience training and early socialization at a young age, and being able to take care of its common health issues.

Being able to exhibit strong leadership is also critical to be able to handle them well, regardless of their size, origin, and temperament. 

With these factors in place, you can be assured of the loyalty, dependability, protection, and loving companionship of your bulldog for its entire lifetime.

So, have you already decided which type of bulldog fits your preferences, lifestyle, and environment? We are interested to know your thoughts by leaving a comment below!

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