Victorian Bulldog Owner’s Guide

By Tom •  Updated: 06/14/21 •  5 min read
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Have you ever heard of the Victorian Bulldog? This is a canine that has gained a lot of attention in recent years but remains quite rare. While this pooch is not as well-known as the English Bulldog, they can be just as fun and goofy. Indeed, they are a relative of this pup. So, let’s learn some more about the Victorian Bulldog to see if this is the best dog for you.

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What is the Victorian Bulldog?

The Victorian Bulldog is a crossbreed and they are created by breeding a few different bull breeds. This includes the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, English Bulldog and Bull Mastiff. They are a pooch that is chunky and has a stocky shape. Ken Mollet was the man to first create the Victorian Bulldog and his goal was to create a dog like the English Bulldog but with healthier breathing capabilities. In particular, this meant the canine would have a longer muzzle.

The Victorian Bulldog is going to vary in size and weight due to being a crossbreed. Typically, they are going to be a medium-sized dog that is around 16 to 20 inches in height. They can also weigh around 80 pounds. The Victorian Bulldog tends to be muscular and more athletic than they may appear. Common colors include black, white and tan.

Do They have a Good Temperament?

Unfortunately, a lot of people think that the Victorian Bulldog is a scary canine and mistake this dog for being aggressive. However, this is not the case. The Victorian Bulldog actually makes a fantastic family pet since they are sweet and affectionate. Indeed, they are very loyal and this makes them great watchdogs around the house and this can give you peace of mind when you have children.

If you have other dogs, the Victorian Bulldog is capable of living with them. The best advice, which applies to having any breed of dog, is to socialize your canine from a young age. This allows them to build their confidence and learn how to interact with other pooches.

The good thing about a Victorian Bulldog is that they are normally friendly with strangers. For example, while they are protective of their family, they usually know the difference between someone that is friendly and threatening. This can offer you peace of mind in the house.

Do They Need a lot of Exercise?

When you have a Victorian Bulldog, they are going to need daily exercise so that they can stay happy and healthy.  They are not a breed that needs hours of off leash running every day. However, they are still going to benefit from adventurous walks where they have the opportunity to explore their environment. Just make sure that your Victorian Bulldog has good training and recall if you are going to walk your furry friend off-leash. Your pup will also like to play in the yard during the day too. This can help them to use up any excess energy they have.

All canines are going to need mental stimulation too. This is about getting your furry friend to use their brain every day. They will do this with toys and puzzles in the house. But a good way to test your pup is through training sessions on a regular basis. They do not have to be long sessions but learning a new trick or command will challenge your beloved companion. Plus, when you make it fun and rewarding, it is a fantastic way to bond with your dog.

Do They Need a lot of Grooming?

The good thing about the Victorian Bulldog is that they have a short coat. This means that they have little grooming requirements. You can brush them once or twice a week and this is a good time to bond with your pooch. But their fur does not tend to tangle since it is short. Regular bathing can be good to keep them clean and fresh.

One thing to be aware of with the Victorian Bulldog is that they can be prone to allergies when it comes to their skin and coat. Therefore, when you are bathing your canine, you might have to use a special shampoo. This is going to help to relieve any itchy or discomfort they are experiencing.

Where Can I Find a Victorian Bulldog?

The Victorian Bulldog is a wonderful pooch to have in your household. They can bring a lot of fun and love to your home. If you have decided that you are able to meet all of their needs, you will want to know where you can find a Victorian Bulldog. The best place to start your new journey is at your local animal shelter. Here, you are going to meet a lot of young and older dogs that are looking for a forever home. Indeed, this can include the Victorian Bulldog. While it may be hard to know for certain whether you have a Victorian Bulldog, you can always have your favorite canine DNA tested later on.

You can also look online for a Victorian Bulldog. A lot of owners post adverts if they are trying to re-home their canine. They will choose the price tag and let you know about the pup’s personality. An advantage of this method is that the dog might already have some training. On the internet, you can contact rescue organizations too. Their team might be able to help you find a Victorian Bulldog looking for a new home.

Another option you have if you would like a Victorian Bulldog puppy is to contact a breeder. There are going to be breeders that are raising Victorian Bulldog puppies and that you can take home at around 8 to 12 weeks old. This is a good way to start on their training and socialization from an early age. Just be aware that it can be expensive to buy a Victorian Bulldog puppy. You will also have a moral responsibility to find an experienced breeder that cares about their pooches.

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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