Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

British Bulldog

British Bulldog
Bulldogs – a breed developed from Mastiffs and which acquired their name about 1630 – were also used to bait bears and badgers. The tremendous upswept jaw, with a broad nose set back almost between the eyes, was developed so that the Bulldog could breathe while it was hanging on to the neck of its unfortunate opponent. Horrifying accounts relate the animal's courage and tenacity in the bullring. Originally bred for the sport of bull baiting, which was popular in England for more than 700 years before it was made illegal in 1850.

Today's Bulldog is a far cry from its ancestors. It is more heavily built and less athletic than those dogs that were used to torment the bulls.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Bulldogs will normally live for about eight years, but given the right environment and sound nutrition will usually live up to 10 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The British Bulldog is usually placid and gentle, but can be jealously territorial around that which it regards as "its own". Its appearance, rather than its temperament, is its only asset if looking for a "watchdog". But it certainly has courage when called upon to defend its property. Its burly figure and massive head and jaw would undoubtedly deter any marauder. The Bulldog enjoys the company of its owner and displays a loving nature at every available opportunity. It is stoic to a fault. As with all animals, training and kind discipline should begin at eight weeks.
If a puppy is not discouraged when it jumps up on its owner, it will not be its fault if it is a nuisance later on. It is primarily as a family pet that the Bulldog scores well and it will repay you with many years of devotion and good health in return for your care and companionship.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Most will be amenable with other dogs, but there are individuals within the breed that do not care to share their home comforts with other species. It would be advisable to introduce any Bulldog to cats at an early age.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

It is recommended would-be purchasers learn a little about the breed before purchasing. A smooth-coated breed, the British Bulldog is generally a clean animal. Folds in its face need to be cleaned daily by drying them out with cotton wool, applying a petroleum jelly, and then wiping it out to create a barrier against tear stains and to prevent chafing.

The area underneath the root of the tail requires the same attention. And a little smeared over (and left on) the nose daily prevents it becoming crusty. Toe-nails (especially the dewclaws) should be inspected weekly to ensure they have not become too long and require clipping.

Daily brushing for five minutes, and a wipe over with a damp flannel should keep your dog looking and feeling in top condition. Cooked bones should never be given nor any small bones that could become caught in the throat. Fresh clean water should be available at all times. A daily walk around the block should suffice for exercise, preferably early in the morning or late in the evening. These dogs do not enjoy getting overheated and great care should be taken to ensure that they are in a comfortable temperature at all times.

Please take note:
Agitation, particularly during hot weather, can prove fatal. The build of this breed determines that it is not a dog to be vigorously exercised, but nevertheless should always be maintained in top muscular tone.

IDEAL OWNERS

Recommended for all those both sensible and sensitive to the needs of this breed. Very young children would need to be taught to respect the animal and its requirements. It is not suitable for exercising by anyone of a frail build, as the breed can be quite rambunctious.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the British Bulldog is the dog for you and you are prepared to keep the folds in its face clean, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Allana and John Dewaayer Dewbull WA Contact
Cherie Terry Preciousbull SA Contact
Sharon and Glenn Edmunds Bratrice NSW Contact
Heidi Youle Bailimina QLD Contact
Andrea Gibson Pixiebulldogs SA Contact
Shannon Bailey Bull-Acre QLD Contact
Pauline Cattell Kervilees SA Contact
Bridget Halliday stoutheart QLD Contact
Janet Dahlgren Namaskar SA Contact
Cindy Elliott Karslemaine QLD Contact
Kristy Hunter Karingal Kennels QLD Contact
Justine Clegg Royalicious NSW Contact
Susan Dodt Memrabull QLD Contact
Martin Hayler bulloved QLD Contact
David and Russell Mallyon and Potter Kellanz SA Contact
Tony Linardis leobull SA Contact
Jenny Brown Thorney QLD Contact
TERESA PEACOCK TIMBERTOPS NSW Contact
Donna Whillock Bumbullb NSW Contact
Jacqui Bridge Brilarbuli VIC Contact
Narelle Redmond REDBULLIES QLD Contact
Kristy Hunter Karingal QLD Contact
Andrea Hanson Gordonshere NSW Contact
jodie stevenson jodarysbull VIC Contact
Kerrie Love BULLYBRATZ NSW Contact
Kirsty Buchan Bullybourne NT Contact
Hans Richard MAISONDCHIEN QLD Contact
Ben Bryant AustraBull NSW Contact
Debbie Marshall Chienparadis NSW Contact
Irene Steffens kirzyle QLD Contact
Ashlee Silk Bullwise TAS Contact
charmaine Scanlon BROORY QLD Contact
TANIA BROMLEY BRITDANIA SA Contact
Angela Libimoff inthmatrx VIC Contact
Angie Cassell Tantras Pugs QLD Contact
Shirley Hall Socialbull SA Contact
Lorell Sheppard Bekaa VIC Contact
Dee Gavin Bulldust NSW Contact
Hailey Lefleur Butterballbullies! VIC Contact
Laura Barnes Lorabull VIC Contact
michelle clark ichellemay VIC Contact
Adrian Avery Bullfellas SA Contact
lynn sutton bakersbullys NSW Contact
selina cadzow quickshift VIC Contact
Lisa Moore Mooreabull VIC Contact
Ashlee Silk Bullysh TAS Contact
Tracy Bourke LABELLEZA VIC Contact
Susan Keain Kanoobra NSW Contact
Maddison Smith Tamad NSW Contact
Kellie Harch Fair Dinkum QLD Contact
Tricia Cumner Majestueux QLD Contact
Kirsty Weeks Amazabullz QLD Contact
Aida Quarry Karma QLD Contact
Korinna Butler Meanderbull TAS Contact
Tracy Binge Karinya QLD Contact
Eliesha Laird Leashabull VIC Contact
Yanina Smith paseya TAS Contact
Lisa Robinson Headshot NSW Contact
HELEN HOLMES Lakeside VIC Contact
Courtney Basa BullMajesty NSW Contact
vince henebery Wonderbull NSW Contact
Ian Cottrell Turangawewi TAS Contact
marley lucas maluca QLD Contact
Melissa Kilby melzbigbullz QLD Contact
Megan McNeill Bullsbymac VIC Contact
Wayne Noonan WAYSAM VIC Contact
Kerrie Austin Culurdane TAS Contact
Rachael Robins tybrobulls QLD Contact
Tegane Keevers Bullievable NSW Contact
Kylie Milligan ALLBULLZ NSW Contact
mary mcnamara courtamar SA Contact
Tom Turner NAHRLIBULLYS VIC Contact
Denice Charnock Charmccoy VIC Contact
Amanda Dattoli Eureka Kennels VIC Contact
Robyn Georgiades Tenuke VIC Contact
ELAINE DUNCAN ROCKNROLLER SA Contact
Vickki Lamb Britishbliss QLD Contact
Nicole Stafford Fanceabully VIC Contact
Mirna Orellana Skyblueamstaff kennels VIC Contact
Chelsea Kviklys Ocean Buldoga QLD Contact
Melissa Doherty Paivabulls QLD Contact
Ryan Weng Reign NSW Contact
Janine Flanagan NINISBULLZ NSW Contact
Nikki Johnson Indavalebull VIC Contact
Kim Harvey Glenarvey SA Contact
Kim Harvey Glenarvey SA Contact
Deb Bartholomew KAHUHLUAH SA Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)