Exercise:The English bulldog needs to be taken on a daily walk to fulfill its primal canine instinct to migrate and to stay fit. Those who do not get this need met are more likely to have behavioral issues. Though bulldogs don’t require a significant amount of exercise, those who are in good shape are capable of moving very quickly for short periods of time.
The English bulldog is an indoor dog and a great fit with apartment life. They are very inactive when indoors and will do okay without a yard. Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as they can chill easily in very cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather.
The bulldogs smooth, fine, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. Wipe their faces with a damp cloth every day to clean inside the wrinkles. This breed is an average shedder.
Health issues common to the bulldog breed include susceptibility to skin infections, hip, knee and breathing problems, and poor eyesight. They are at risk for heat stroke in warm weather (or hot rooms and cars) and are also very cold sensitive.
The average life expectancy of the English bulldog is 8 to 10 years, although it is not unusual to come across a 12-year-old. Some bulldogs are on record as having made it to 18 years, but this is very rare. Bulldogs who receive regular veterinary care are more likely to reach this age than those who don’t.