Understanding the meaning of Bulldog weight and bulldog size
The bulldog is a domestic dog and the latin name of english bulldog is canis familiaris. I consider that during the dog shows the search of a specimen, English Bulldog of Standard Weight and size around 50/55 pounds, 22,5kg./25kg., mostly in bulldog males could be in contrast with the evolution of bulldog breeds and genome sizes of the ancestral ancestors, as the working english bulldog carried to u.s.a. southern regions during the colonial period. When, during the International Dog Show in Milan 2004, Special Show for Bulldog, I won both the best couple that with the best group of English Bulldogs, I said to expert judge, whom I thank, Polly weighed exactly 22.7 kg ., 50 pounds, he said: "So what?", because bulldog allows a wider variation in size and weight and the average bulldog weight chart may be not respected in front of a grand champions. In fact, according to statistics, the average weight of English Bulldogs have to become champions of beauty in the dog shows ultimately exceeds 28 kg in europe, but in the judgments of the Exhibition for the canine breed English Bulldog is appeared, however, in recent months, the fateful phrase "Bulldog Standard Size". As a result, lots of bloodlines, registered breeders or farms specialized in the selection of English Bulldog possess, at the time, samples of beauty champions or promising young Bulldog becoming so obviously in error for wieght and size. The English Bulldog is believed to have originated in the himalaya as a big asian molosser and, studying the history of the breed, I note that in 19th century was scheduled in the dog shows by weight categories starting up to 15 Kg, Toy Bulldogs. The Bulldog Club Incorporated was born in 1875, just to prevent the essential trasformation in body type or size that was bringing the ideal full-size of English bulldog from 30/50 pounds, 14/23 Kg, 1 pound = 453.6 g., until 100/120 pounds, 45/55 Kg.
Comparison with bulldog, dog breeds and humans, growth, age and weight
It is true, also, that, with very rapid growth and massive muscles the weight of the english buldog pupies recommended weight chart as in the adult may vary greatly for bloodline evolutions. For instance depending on which kennel you visit may be lots of variation in different characteristics, genetics but also for simple environmental factors. During the growth the weight and size progress and individual variations in buldog pupies may be caused by previous caesarean section respect to a natural delivery, the artificial feeding or early breast removal from mother feeding or from the litter respect to a natural growth with the brothers. The nutrition may be insufficient or excessive. The weight is changing also for genetic predisposition to eating disorders as the elongated soft palate or metabolic desease, hereditary joint defect or neuromuscular illnesses, working activity as guardian dog or hill bulldog, field bulldog or country Bulldog respect to a domestic dog with sedentary lifestyle, a snoring and sleeping animal, not prone to exercise, living in the building centers of N.Y., Dallas, Chicago or L.A.
English bulldog average weight chart
It is enough don't ask to the bulldog breeders the daily diet and a bulldog’s weight chart of his bloodline animals with daily nutrition to bo not anymore assured that the puppy will continue to grow and gain size and weight correctly. If you are not an experienced handler the growth and the diet to balance the rapid muscolar growth with the slower bones growth of the molosser breeds as english bulldog may be a riddle or a puzzle. It is a difficult enigma for new dog owners to learn how the bulldog puppy gain or lose weight. This genetic or environmental factors cause a wide variation in size and weight of this creatures also inside the same breed. A wide variation in size and weight is also ascertainable studying the bulldog breeds as american bulldog and french bulldog or different bulldog types Campeiro Bull dogs, Catahoula Bull dogs, Banter Bull dogs, Valley Buldogs, White Buldogs, Aylestone Bull dogs, Olde English Bulldogge, Able Bull dogs, Wilkinson bull dogs, Alapaha bull dogs or Victorian Bull dogs Studying the world literature on the characteristics variation of size of the English Bulldog breeds, we can, among others, note that no author describes the real advantages possessed by an English Bulldog of 25 kg, 55 lbs, compared to an English Bulldog of 20 kg or compared to a Bulldog English of 30 kg. It is true that for bull baiting or dog baiting the prefered weight of fighting dogs is still today that one of 55lbs, for instance the pit bull weight. Actually many authors point out that the weight is the characteristic described in the English Bulldog breed standard that is ever less respected. It follows that only in case of clear Morphological parity is preferred the English Bulldog of 25 kg, 55lbs. So it seems, in my opinion, plausible that, in response to a study on english bulldog breeding or demonstrable morphological reasons or veterinary health care discovers occurred recently this sudden emphasis on weight of the last dog shows in italy respect to other physical characteristics for sure not less importants as the body proportions, the head, the trunk, the limbs, do not appear totally justified and someone may suppose that is only a pretext of large farms, exporters or importers to safeguard their personal interests striking the well proportioned bulldogs.
Learn how to weigh english buldog pupies
At the birth the buldog pupies weigh between 300. gr. and 600 gr. With the precision scale the breeder must weigh all the pupies after the chid birth and after every meal, that is every 30/40 minutes in the first days. It is crucial to monitor if some bulldog puppy lose the mother meal and the only matter to know how much milk the bulldog puppy has ingested is the precision balance before and after meals. For a new born bulldog it is enough to lose a few number of meals to get a danger condition for dehydration. The breeder shoud have a schedule with the daily buldog pupies weight, to monitor
1) that all the puppies have the same weight
2) that all the puppies weigh more than the day before.
Day after day the buldog pupies health condition become more stable, the number of meals decreases until the puppy acquire tha ability to lap liquid food around the third week and after the ability to chew around the fourth week, this stage of the puppy's growth related to the development of the digestive system is called weaning . Until this moment the breeder should be carefully monitors every little changement of weight. During the first 6 months of age is useful to weigh the puppy to ascertain the natural progression of buldog pupies weight. The bull weight charts may be only an indication because there are individual variations of weight inside the litter, for environmental factors after birth but also for genetic difference between the different ancestor ( bloodlines) all present in the pedigree. In the photo below there is the curve of growth of the english bulldog from birth until the week number 52. After some week after birth the precision scale is not enough to weigh the buldog pupies, so we have buy a normal scale for bathroom or for kitchen. Weighing your puppy you have to substain the puppy on your arms weighing yourself. After you check your weight alone and the difference between the two scores will be the weight of the puppy.
dog breeds and bulldog puppy growth curves
In this comparative schedule the bulldog weight of the puppy during the first year of age, the growth stage, has been compared with the weight of the puppies of other breeds such as pomeranian, pekingese, fox terrier, cocker spaniel, labrador, newfoundland and great dane. Analyzing this helpful 8 breeds weight chart we see that the bulldog remains in the middle of this breeds as weight increase during the growth.
Always understanding which is the correct bulldog weight the comparative bull dog body condition chart below shows in all shapes and sizes the difference between obese bull dogs, overweight bull dogs, ideal bull dogs, underweight bull dogs.
dog breeds and bulldog body condition chart
descripiton of the obese bull dogs
1) ribs not easily palpablee under a heavy fat covering.
2) fat deposit over lumbar area and tail base.
3) waist barely visible to absent.
4) no abdominal tuck, may exhibit obvious abdominal distension.
characteristics of overweight bull dog
1) ribs palpable with slight excess of fat covering.
2) waist discemble when viewed from above, but not prominent.
3) abdominal tuch apparent
appearance of ideal bull dog
1) ribs palpable but not visible
2) waist observed behind ribs when viewed from above
3) abdomen tucked up when viewed from side
look of underweight bull dog
1) ribs easily palpable.
2) minimal fat covering.
3) waist easily noted when viewed from above.
4) abdominal tuck evident.
shape of thin bull dog
1) prominent pelvic bones
2) obvious waist and abdominal tuck
3) no palpable fat
4) ribs, lumbar, vertebrae, and pelvic bones easily visible
relative age of bulldog, dog breeds and cats in human years