Some of the British Bulldog Clubs in Australia have facebook pages, which you are more the welcome to join and ask questions,
genuine sites are
British Bulldog Inc clubs of Australia (group)
British bulldog club of Victoria ( facebook page )
British bulldog club of South Australia ( facebook page )
Queenland bulldog club ( facebook page )
The British Bulldog Club of NSW ( facebook page )
I find a lot of people ask for advise on FB about there new pups and advise on health, always contact your breeder, not the breeder finding out your problems on facebook.
1. Check to make sure the breeder is a registered breeder with the K9 controls,
Vic (03) 9788 2500
SA (08) 8349 4797
WA (08) 9455 1188
NSW (02) 9834 3022
QLD (07) 3252 2661
ACT (02) 6241 4404
NT (08) 8984 3570
TAS (03) 6272 9443
2. Ask the breeder for there membership number of there K9 controls
( proof of membership ) can take a picture and send it to you.
3. Google the breeder phone number and prefix for any information.
4.When banking funds into a bank account, make sure it has the breeders name on it an deposit it
at a branch, so you can make sure it is legit account .
5.Prices of pups should not exceed $4000 on the limited register (pet)
6. People selling higher dew to imported bloodlines on a limited register means nothing as you can not breed with it anyway, so the price still should not exceed $4000
7. Check to make sure that breeder is HUU (Hyperuricosuria )
8. You are best to go an see the breeder an see the pups and the parents.
9. Coloured bulldogs are only a fad of the times.
What is breeding terms?
Breeders terms is where a breeder will place a female instead of selling it. You will find that a lot of breeders, putting females into homes, will take one litter from the bitch or may even take two litters. You are responsible to look after this bitch like you own it. While in your care.
Your costs will be vaccinations , worming, feeding , bathing , general care , which will cost you a fare amount of money.
You should also consider that you would be putting “your family pet” at risk and you could lose her if something went wrong with her pregnancy and caesarian. Also she would possibly be living away from you for several weeks while raring her puppies, which is not only hard on the bitch, but also on your and family members.
An average cost of a pup is $3000-$3500 paid outright, so if you do take on a female on breeders terms, you are saving the breeder time and money, and they get back
a great investment.
Are bulldogs good with children?
Exceptionally good with children – a real family dog.
Are bulldogs dribbly?
No. Most bulldogs are very clean in the mouth and do not drool.
Do they require a lot of exercise?
All dogs require some exercise for their health, but they are easy going and not demanding.
Do they require a lot of grooming?
A quick brush and a daily wipe of the wrinkle under nose and by eyes etc. (aloe vera wipes are good for this).
Do they suffer from the heat?
Care should be given to all flat faced breeds. Treat a bulldog like a small child – common sense should prevail (ie no walking, going out in the car and clean water and cool place to lie).
Do they require a lot of attention?
Bulldogs are happiest around you as they are a companionship breed – they like to be involved in what you are doing.
THE BULLDOG STANDARD
||Group 7 (Non Sporting)
||In forming a judgement on any specimen of the breed, the
general appearance, which is the first impression the dog makes
as a whole on the eye of the judge, should be first considered.
Secondly should be noticed its size, shape and make, or rather
its proportions in the relation they bear to each other. No
point should be so much in excess of the others as to destroy
the general symmetry, or make the dog appear deformed, or
interfere with its powers of motion, etc. Thirdly its style,
carriage, gait, temper and its several points should be
considered separately in detail, due allowance being made for
the bitch, which is not so grand nor as well developed as the
The general appearance of the Bulldog is that of a
smooth-coated, thickset dog, rather low in stature, but broad,
powerful and compact. The head strikingly massive and large in
proportion to the dog's size. The face extremely short. The
muzzle very broad, blunt and inclined upwards. The body short
and well knit; the limbs stout and muscular. The hindquarters
high and strong but rather lightly made in comparison with its
heavily made foreparts. The dog should convey an impression of
determination, strength and activity, similar to that suggested
by the appearance of a thick-set Ayrshire bull.
||(See under General Appearance and Gait/Movement)
||Should convey an impression of determination.
|Head and Skull:
||The skull should be very large - the larger the better - and
in circumference should measure (round in front of the ears) at
least the height of the dog at the shoulders. Viewed from the
front it should appear very high from the corner of the lower
jaw to the apex of the skull, and also very broad and square.
The cheeks should be well rounded and extended sideways beyond
the eyes. Viewed at the side, the head should appear very high,
and very short from its back to the point of the nose. The
forehead should be flat, neither prominent nor overhanging the
face; the skin upon it and about the head very loose and well
wrinkled. The projections of the frontal bones should be very
prominent, broad, square and high, causing a deep and wide
indentation between the eyes termed the "stop". From the "stop"
a furrow both broad and deep should extend up to the middle of
the skull, being traceable to the apex. The face, measured from
the front of the cheek-bone to the nose, should be as short as
possible, and its skin should be deeply and closely wrinkled.
The muzzle should be short, broad, turned upwards and very deep
from the corner of the eye to the corner of the mouth. The nose
should be large, broad and black, and under no circumstances
should it be liver coloured or brown; its top should be deeply
set back almost between the eyes. The distance from the inner
corner of the eye (or from the centre of the stop between the
eyes) to the extreme tip of the nose should not exceed the
length from the tip of the nose to the edge of the under lip.
The nostrils should be large, wide and black, with a
well-defined vertical straight line between them. The flews,
called the "chop" should be thick, broad, pendant, and very
deep, hanging completely over the lower jaw at the sides (not in
front). They should join the under lip in front and quite cover
the teeth. The jaws should be broad, massive and square, the
lower jaw should project considerably in front of the upper and
turn up. Viewed from the front, the various properties of the
face must be equally balanced on either side of an imaginary
line down the centre of the face.
||The eyes seen from the front, should be situated low down in
the skull, as far from the ears as possible. The eyes and "stop"
should be in the same straight line, which should be at right
angles to the furrow. They should be as wide apart as possible,
provided their outer corners are within the outline of the
cheeks. They should be quite round in shape, of moderate size,
neither sunken nor prominent, and in colour should be very dark
- almost, if not quite, black - showing no white when looking
||The ears should be set high on the head - i.e. the front
inner edge of each ear should (as viewed from the front) join
the outline of the skull at the top corner of such outline, so
as to place them as wide apart, and as high and as far from the
eyes as possible. In size, they should be small and thin, the
shape termed "rose ear" is correct, and folds inwards at its
back, the upper or front edge curving over outwards and
backwards, showing part of the inside of the burr.
||The jaw should be broad and square and have the six small
front teeth between the canines in an even row. The canine teeth
or tusks wide apart. The teeth should not be seen when the mouth
is closed. The teeth should be large and strong. When viewed
from the front, the underjaw should be centrally under the upper
jaw to which it should also be parallel.
||Should be moderate in length (rather short than long), very
thick, deep and strong. It should be well arched at the back,
with much loose, thick and wrinkled skin about the throat,
forming a dewlap on each side, from the lower jaw to the chest.
||The shoulders should be broad, sloping and deep, very
powerful and muscular, and giving the appearance of having been
"tacked on" to the body. The brisket should be capacious, round
and very deep from the top of the shoulders to the lowest part
where it joins the chest, and be well let down between forelegs.
It should be large in diameter and round behind the forelegs
(not flat-sided, the ribs being well rounded). The forelegs
should be very stout and strong, set wide apart, thick, muscular
and straight, with well-developed forearms, presenting a rather
bowed outline, but the bones of the legs should be large and
straight, not bandy or curved. They should be rather short in
proportion to the hind-legs, but not so short as to make the
back appear long, or detract from the dog's activity, and so
cripple him. The elbows should be low, and stand well away from
the ribs. The pasterns should be short, straight and strong.
||The chest should be very wide, laterally round, prominent,
and deep, making the dog appear very broad and short-legged in
front. The body should be well ribbed up behind, with the belly
tucked up and not pendulous. The back should be short and
strong, very broad at the shoulders, and comparatively narrow at
the loins. There should be a slight fall to the back close
behind the shoulders (its lowest part), whence the spine should
rise to the loins (the top of which should be higher than the
top of the shoulders), thence curving again more suddenly to the
tail, forming an arch - a distinctive characteristic of the
breed - termed "roach back".
||The legs should be large and muscular, and longer in
proportion than the forelegs, so as to elevate the loins. The
hocks should be slightly bent and well let down, so as to be
long and muscular from the loins to the point of the hock. The
lower part of the leg should be short, straight and strong. The
stifles should be round and turned slightly outwards away from
the body. The hocks are thereby made to approach each other, and
the hind feet to turn outwards.
||The hind feet, like the forefeet, should be round and
compact, with the toes well split up and the knuckles prominent.
The forefeet should be straight and turn very slightly outward,
of medium size and moderately round. The toes compact and thick,
being well split up, making the knuckles prominent and high.
||The tail, termed the "stern", should be set on low, jut out
rather straight, then turn downwards. It should be round, smooth
and devoid of fringe or coarse hair. It should be moderate in
length - rather short than long - thick at the root, and
tapering quickly to a fine point. It should have a downward
carriage (not having a decided curve at the end), and the dog
should not be able to raise it over its back.
||From its formation the dog has a peculiar heavy and
constrained gait, appearing to walk with short, quick steps on
the tips of its toes, its hindfeet not being lifted high, but
appearing to skim the ground, and running with the right
shoulder rather advanced, similar to the manner of horse in
||Should be fine in texture, short, close and smooth (hard
only from the shortness and closeness, not wiry).
||The colour should be whole or smut (that is, a whole colour
with a black mask or muzzle). The only colours (which should be
brilliant and pure of their sort) are whole colours - viz.,
brindles, reds, with their varieties, fawns, fallows etc., white
and also pied (i.e. a combination of white with any other of the
foregoing colours). Dudley, black and black with tan are
extremely undesirable colours.
||The most desirable weight for the Bulldog is:
kgs (55 lbs)
Bitches: 23 kgs (50 lbs)
||Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered
a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be
regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its
effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
||Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.