Hair: The Bulldog Terrier needs occasional brushing at least once a week to maintain the hygiene and good shape of the coat. It also helps to shed unwanted hair in moderate amounts. Use a firm fine bristled-brush that is suitable for its short-haired coat. Aim to give the Bulldog Terrier a good bath at least twice a month. Use a clean damp cloth to wipe his face and a mild shampoo to wash its moderate fur coat and in between wrinkles. It is not hypoallergenic and the hair does not need styling or cutting.
Nails: The nails of the Bulldog Terrier can grow long and thick if not cut and cared regularly. Nails are advised to be clipped at least thrice in a month.
Teeth: The teeth are where the buildup of food particles and plaque forms. It is recommended to clean your Bulldog Terrier’s teeth and brush them daily.
Ears: The ears of the Bulldog Terrier are long and floppy. Dirt and sebum tend to accumulate in the inner folds. Use a suitable dog ear cleaner, animal-friendly ear cleaning solution, and cotton buds to clean out the dirt and oiliness without injuring them.
Eyes: The Bulldog Terrier has round dark eyes that are sensitive, and regular care needs to be taken. You can use a soft cotton cloth soaked in water to clean around his eyes and wipe away tear stains. Check for eye problems such as excess eye matter, redness, droopy eyes, inflammation, or any other irregularities. If you spot any of them, take your dog immediately to a vet.
The Bulldog Terriers are heavy eaters and tend to overeat if not stopped. This makes them gain excess weight leading to obesity.
Recommended daily amount: Feed your Bulldog Terrier high-quality dog food that ranges between one to two cups twice in a day.
What food to choose: High quality full of protein and carbohydrates.
How to keep good shape: Adequate diet along with proper diet.
How many times to feed your dog: Twice in a day. The food intake should be based on his age, size, metabolism, level of daily activity, and other factors. Avoid giving them too many treats in a day.
Generally, Bulldog Terriers are a healthy and active breed with the proper care and hygienic grooming. However, with age, they tend to develop certain health conditions.
It is the inflammation of the glands in the eye lit that causes redness and protrudes resembling a Cherry. It can be painful and cause watery eyes.
Surgery to remove the affected gland, performed by a vet, and the prescribed medications are the only treatment possible.
The brachycephalic syndrome is the blocking of the airways that cause breathing difficulties, from mild symptoms to total collapse. Such dogs experience labored breathing when running.
The treatment provided by the vet depends upon the complication and severity, oxygen therapy, and corrective surgery.
The demodectic mange is the infestation by Demodex mites passed on from the mother to the pups. It attacks the hair follicles and weakens the immune system, causing inflamed, irritated and scaly skin.
Treatment for demodectic mange includes administering anti-mite solutions, oral intake medications, proper hygiene, and curing the infected areas.
Bulldog Terriers are difficult to train, requiring a lot of patience as they are stubborn and strong-willed. Beginners will have a harder time training them without proper bonding as they tend to be aggressive towards anyone they are not familiar with. Begin slowly with basic dog commands that are easy to understand. With consistent attempts over time, they begin to respond positively to their owners. It is good to use rewards, treats and praises to train Bulldog Terriers.
Bulldog Terriers tend to laze around indoors. However, they are energized and invigorated to play for a few minutes in a vibrant outdoor environment. Take your Bulldog Terrier out for a mile-long walk or a stroll along your lane. Get them running around with kids or dashing to fetch a ball. Once they are done, they require sufficient rest under a cool shade or air-conditioned environment with lots of freshwaters to drink.