No matter what you have been told, size does matter – at least when it comes to Bulldogs. In fact, the smaller the Bulldog, the better. More people are looking for “Mini Bulldogs” than they are for Bulldogs. The reason for this could be that people love lapdogs, but want to have a brave and gentle Bulldog at the same time.
While Miniature Bulldogs have not yet been acknowledged by any major kennel club as a separate breed, there are two ways of breeding Mini Bulldogs.
So, just what is a Miniature Bulldog? As there is often a grey area here, it’s Important you know that there are Mini Bulldogs, and then there are Mini English Bulldogs. These types should not be confused with each other! The former being a cross/mix breed (Bulldog with Pug, Boston Terrier or/and French Bulldog) and the latter being a pure-bred English Bulldog, but just smaller in size. As you can see here, the big difference here lies in the keyword, English.
Mini or Miniature Bulldog crosses are usually 3-4 generations removed. This is to fine tune the trademark look of the Bulldog but in a more compact size. This variety is not yet recognised by any major association or kennel club such as FCI or AKC. This type is most often the shortest in the body and the more sporty, active rather than being a couch potato. Obviously the more squat, rambunctious Pug and Frenchie are having their influence here.
Mini or Miniature English Bulldogs are not a separate breed in itself. They come from registered English Bulldog parents. This poses the difficult question of how can I be sure/guaranteed that my puppy will be a Mini? To answer this, I would say that a major kennel club or association would need to start recognising the breed and set a standard that everyone has to adhere to and thus be able to register as an official Mini English Bulldog litter.
If you think you know enough already, please feel free to check out our available Miniature English Bulldog puppies. If you would like to learn more, please carry on reading below.
Purchasing a Mini Bulldog is not an easy feat for anyone’s pocket. Reputable breeders pin a price tag anywhere from $2,950 to $3,450. But before one jumps to making decisions simply based on price, here are some facts to help in making an educated and informed choice.
1) Obedience: The loyalty and obedience of the Mini bulldog is absolute and is not attained due to force or an uber-authoritative owner but due to their need to please them. They will promptly follow instructions and will stick by them.
2) Social behavior: Social environments such as gatherings are not ruined by incessant barking for they can be excited and not be rambunctious at the same time. Even bringing them to the office should not cause any problems for they can just rest and snuggle at the owners legs for the whole day.
3) Portability: Having a Mini Bulldog around or taking it around with family on trips is not a herculean task like trying to control a Tibetan Mastiff. Weighing between 20 to 40 pounds and 12 to 14 inches in height and 17 to 24 inches in length, they are “take everywhere-anywhere” companions. These dogs want to be with their owners and that is the only motivation needed.
4) Grooming: a Mini bulldog doesn’t require any professional grooming help at all. They hardly shed and owners can do a much better job by themselves. Brushing not only removes dead hair and spreads the natural oils for a shiny coat, but the whole routine actual brings the canine and owner closer as they can take comfort knowing that safety and genuine care is given.
5) The Health Factor: A very important fact prospective owners should bear in mind is that the Mini bulldog was bred with not just to reduce their size but more importantly reduce if not eliminate major health concerns of the larger version such as defective organs, hip dysplasia, gassiness and a short life span. Bulldogs have an average of 8 years but the Mini Bulldog can definitely hit the double digits.