American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Miniature English Bulldog


History

The Miniature English Bulldog is the result of breeders selectively breeding the smallest of the liters over different generations, resulting in a miniature version of the English Bulldog. With a unique way of Bull Fighting, the English Bulldog was known for jumping upwards from underneath the Bulls and lunging at their neck or stomachs when fighting thousands of years ago. This breed was created after selective breeding while using the bloodlines of the Asiatic Mastiff. After Bull Fighting was banned, this breed was used as protection and a watch dog. Today, this breed is loving, energetic, loyal and still very strong. The English Bulldog has had a much brighter and loving future than it has had in the past.

Appearance

The Miniature English Bulldog is a very stocky, strong, large, muscular small breed. Both males and females are an average of 10-14 inches in height and weigh and average of 25-40 pounds in weight. This breed is short to the ground, but built very broad, with very short and small legs holding this body up. Their "block head" is built square and thick with two small, rose shaped ears that should be 3/4 folded down. Their almond shaped eyes are set deep in their face with many wrinkles around them; generally light brown to black in color. Their muzzle is very wide and flat within their face, with their proportionate nose usually in brown to black in color. This breed generally has a small tail that is carried low and outwards or turned towards their body. This breed has a single layer, short coat that should always demonstrate a natural shine and is available in all color shades of brindle, solid white, solid red, shades of red, tan, all shades of tan, pie bald, and all combinations of these colors.

Temperament

Please note that this breed is wonderful, but not nearly as "lazy" as most people assume. This breed loves to jump, run and romp around every day. They LOVE their sleep and snoring, but not until they have a wonderful play time with their canine siblings or human family members. This breed is extremely docile, loving and affectionate with its owner and human family members. Don't let this fool you as they still will approach any and all strangers at your front door with confidence. This breed requires early socialization and obedience class to teach you and your new dog how to react in situations, as well as create a solid foundation for your new relationship. This breed requires a confident, consistent and firm owner who only uses positive reinforcement training methods. Early rules and boundaries need to be set within the home to prevent "small dog syndrome" behavioral issues from arising in the future. This breed can be stubborn at times and when he or she feels the owner isn't a confident enough figure. A daily pack walk along with other physical and mental activity is highly recommended for the mental and physical health of your English Bulldog. Be sure not to over heat or over work your pup as they carry a lot of body weight for their heart and joints to handle.

Grooming

This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed. Please pay special attention to clean the wrinkles in their face as they will develop an odor and skin issues if not cleaned regularly. Speak with your veterinarian for any other recommendations on regular grooming.

Special Notes

Please note that the Miniature English Bulldog is the same breed as the English Bulldog, except bred down in size. This breed is very temperature sensitive! Hot and cold temperatures can be deadly to this breed if left outside. Please note that this breed is not for everyone. This breed is prone to many health (skin,breathing, joint, ect.) issues that are maintainable, however proper vet care can be costly at times; due to this, we ask you to fully educate yourself of the English Bulldog to ensure you are able to meet their health, care and other requirements. Do not add an English Bulldog to your home unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care to your new pet. We recommend a properly fenced in area for your English Bulldog to roam and play freely within. While outdoors otherwise, please use a properly fitting harness and leash. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in differen

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