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Continental Bulldog

Friendly but dignified, neither shy nor aggressive, the Continental Bulldog is a part English Bulldog and part Olde English Bulldogge in appearance and personality. This medium-sized dog also popularly called Conti, has a compact and robust yet, athletic body.

You can easily recognize a Conti by its square-shaped body and a dome-shaped forehead that is slightly wrinkled. Its head is also distinguishable in that it is not as massive as that of its English cousin.

If you live in an apartment, you may go for this breed. It would definitely win your heart with its affectionate and easygoing nature.

Breed Characteristics

  • Other Names:Swiss Bulldog
  • Colors:Brindle or fawn, black mask may occur, white patches may exist
  • Life Expectancy:About 12-14 years
  • Height:Male: 16.5-21.3 in
    Female: 15.8-17.3 in
  • Weight:Male: 55-67 lbs
    Female: 48.5-59.5 lbs
  • Temperament:Confident, attentive, responsive
  • Good with Kids:Yes
  • Exercise requirements:Average
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Litter Size:6-9 puppies
  • Barking Capacity:Rare
  • Health Problems:Hip dysplasia, ear infections, eye problems
  • Trainability:Moderately easy
  • Origin:Switzerland
Continental Bulldog Black
Swiss Bulldog

Continental Bulldog’s History: A Timeline

    1966

    A Swedish breeder named Imelda Angehrn started developing bulldogs

    2001

    She was not completely happy with the big-headed puppies and started crossing English Bulldog with Olde English Bulldogge to produce a new breed

    2004

    Continental Bulldog was approved for development by the Swiss Kennel Club; the Continental Bulldog Club of Switzerland was founded

    2005

    The breed standard was announced by the Swiss Kennel Club

Continental Bulldog Puppies
Bulldog Continental

Care

Nutrition
Exercise
Grooming
Training

Your Conti does well on quality food, whether it is prepared at home or bought from the store. Since some of them may get overweight, you need to measure your dog’s regular calorie consumption.

Aside from human foods like cooked chicken, eggs, or salmon, commercial dry foods such as CANIDAE PURE and Merrick Texas would help the Continental Bulldog maintain a healthy weight.

The Continental Bulldog is neither a couch potato nor an overly active breed, and regularly taking it for a walk around the block would be enough for burning out its energy.

Your Conti would also appreciate a little variety, for which you may take it along on your hiking trip or explore the nearby running trails.

This is a shorthaired, smooth-coated dog that has low grooming needs. Fortunately for inexperienced owners, they do not have to devote much time and effort to care for its coat.

To keep your Conti look its best, an all-over brushing with a firm-bristled brush once or twice a week is sufficient. You may regularly clean the wrinkles on its face with a moist cotton ball to prevent any infection caused by accumulation of food or moisture.

Because of its outgoing personality, Contis are quite receptive to training and relatively easy to handle even for a beginner. As with all dogs, socialization should be started early to prevent it from becoming fearful of unfamiliar people and pets.

For improved communication between you and your little friend, you need to teach your dog obedience so that it can follow commands like ‘sit’, ‘stop’ and ‘stay’.

Continental Bulldog Image
Continental Bulldog Picture

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