The Victorian Bulldog has a life expectancy of 14 years.
The Victorian Bulldog was developed by a London-based breeder named Ken Mollett. His goal was to bring back the bulldog of the 1800s that was taller and healthier than modern-day bulldogs. Using old photographs, written records and statutes, Mollett began his breeding program in the late 1980s. He crossed healthy Staffordshires, Bullmastiffs and Dogue de Bordeauxs registered with the United Kennel Club to develop the modern-day Victorian Bulldog.
The Victorian Bulldog weighs 45 to 65 pounds and measures 16 to 19 inches.
The Victorian Bulldog has a short, sleek coat and only requires a weekly brushing and a rare bath. They also need their faces wiped regularly to keep their wrinkles clean and free of debris.
Like all dogs, the Victorian Bulldog needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.
The Victorian Bulldog is good natured and cheerful.
The Victorian Bulldog has a pleasant and friendly demeanor, and makes a terrific family companion. The Victorian Bulldog is affectionate, loving and even tempered. They tend to be more calm and laidback than other bulldog breeds. The Victorian Bulldog is known for being especially sweet and patient with children.
The Victorian Bulldog thrives on time with their family and adores attention from them. The Victorian Bulldog is deeply loyal to their family and friendly to most everyone. However, they do make effective watchdogs and will protect their family if needed. Victorian Bulldogs are gentle and not aggressive, but can be bossy with other dogs if not well socialized.
The Victorian Bulldog learns basic obedience tasks easily and quickly. The Victorian Bulldog can be stubborn, but responds well to a firm, but kind leader and lots of positive reinforcement.
As part of their training, the Victorian Bulldog also needs early socialization. They can be aggressive toward dogs, especially those of the same sex, if not well socialized with them.
The Victorian Bulldog should have a daily walk for their health, but needs very little other activity. The Victorian Bulldog is not highly athletic or energetic, but will enjoy regular time outside in secure area to run around and play. They should never be left outside or over exercised in extreme hot or cold as they are sensitive to both.