The Victorian Bulldog is a muscular and athletic breed of dog. Their stout limbs, wide nostrils, broad muzzle, rose or button ears and loose-hanging skin give them the typical look of the bulldog. The eyes of these dogs are set low and wide apart, and their canine teeth are large. Their wide chest, straight and muscular forelegs, broad shoulders, all added up to their stocky look. This loyal and trustworthy dog is said to be a ‘favorite to the elite classes’.
Like other breeds of bulldogs, insist on a raw diet for your Victorian bulldog. However, a meat-only diet is not recommended since bones, stomachs, intestines were also a part of their primitive dietary habits.
Also remember, amongst the dogs, especially bulldogs cannot tolerate excess of protein in their diet since this might give them hot spots.
Other than meat, bones, and other animal parts, also serve them with raw eggs, fruits, semi-cooked vegetables, yogurt, etc. in order to ensure a balanced daily meal.
The Victorian Bulldog responds well to simple obedience training. Being intelligent and interactive, they would relate well with their human masters and pick up training fast. However, they respond best if your training process is gentle. Be sure to give pack-leader training to your puppies well in advance.
The Victorian Bulldog is not a particularly active breed and, although they like to play, does not have high exercise needs. You will only need to walk these pups once or twice a day for 20 to 30 minutes, which makes them a great dog for those who live in smaller homes with a small yard and do not have a large space for them to be active.
The Victorian Bulldog has an average life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years.
They are a relatively healthy breed. However, they can be prone to hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. This is when the elbows and hips weaken and become arthritic and it can be the cause of quick growing.The Victorian Bulldog is also prone to weight gain, which can then lead to hip and elbow dysplasia. Ensuring you monitor how much they eat and giving them the right amount of exercise will help to keep your Victorian Bulldog at the right weight.