Victorian Bulldog

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Breed Attributes


Breed group: Working    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: , ,


Size: Medium     Weight: 55-75 lbs     Fur length: Short    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Black & White, Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream


Life Expectancy: 10-12 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Not good for warm climate.

Breed Details


The Victorian Bulldog is a medium size breed of Bulldog that originated in England. This is a robust dog with large head and thick boned. This breed was developed with the aim to produce original taller and healthier Bulldogs of 1800s. This breeding program was led by Mr. Ken Mollett and the breed is sometimes referred to as Ken Mollett's Bulldogs. To achieve this goal, the best available specimen from Staffords, Bullmastiffs, Doug De Bordeaux and other healthiest Bulldogs were very carefully selected and bred. Using old pictures, statues and written accounts, Mr. Ken Mollett set out to remake the dog of Victorian era and named these dogs as Victorian Bulldogs. Today, the standard for these dogs is set and the breed is gradually gaining popularity.

The Victorian Bulldog is a medium size breed that stands between 16-19 inches and weighs around 55-75 lbs. The head is large with broad muzzle. Black nose has wide nostrils. Eyes are set low and wide apart. Ears may be rose or button shaped but never erect or cropped. Thick and strong neck has loose skin and consequently dewlaps on either side of the neck. The Victorian Bulldog has rounded ribs with a wide chest narrowing towards the loins without exaggeration. The coat is smooth and short. Colors include all brindle, solid white or pied, solid red, fawn or fallow.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.


The Victorian Bulldog comes in all brindle, solid white or pied, solid red, fawn or fallow.


The coat is short and smooth.


Contrary to its intimidating appearance, the Victorian Bulldog is a very gentle and good natured breed. In fact, this breed is one of the gentlest dog breeds. An excellent family dog, the Victorian Bulldog is very loyal and extremely reliable. It is kind and very gentle with children and gets along well with other dogs and pets in the family. It is a human oriented breed that thrives on human companionship and crave for attention. Though friendly and affectionate, this courageous dog is inherently protective of its master and family. Contrary to other bulldog breeds, the Victorian Bulldog is a very healthy and fit breed. This dog can live in an apartment as it tends to be indoors most of the time but it does need exercise. An owner who has experience of other bulldog breeds will be surprised by this dog's endurance and stamina. As far as exercise is concerned, try taking a Victorian bulldog on a long walk, even a run ? which most bulldogs are not famous for. You will probably be ready to turn and head for home long before the dog is. This bulldog has become a much loved and very popular breed. It is also a breed that can be somewhat difficult to obtain since the true Victorian bulldog comes from a single strain of bulldogs and the number available is limited. Some even refer to the breed as a rare breed, and they are probably right.


The short and smooth coat of this breed will need little grooming and will be in tiptop condition with occasional brushing. Bathing should be done when necessary. Face should be wiped with damp cloth to clean inside of wrinkles.


Training should start at a young age. The Victorian Bulldog will need an experienced trainer. Early socialization is important to make this dog a well rounded family pet.


Unlike other bulldog breeds, the Victorian Bulldog will need to be taken for long daily walks. Healthier than other bulldogs, this dog can even be taken for jogging and it will match, if not surpass, its master in either walking or jogging.

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