The Morphology of the English Bulldog
english bulldog morphology
Head Characteristics in Front View
Head Characteristics in Side View
Key Attributes
  1. Large skull
  2. Rose ears
  3. Nose large, broad and black with large nostrils
  4. Wrinkles
  5. Mandible (lower jaw) undershot and turned up with typical basket-handle arch
  6. Double dwelap, well divided on each side
  7. Broad shoulders
  8. Straight forelegs
  9. Bowed outline
  10. Brisket very deep, round and capacious
  11. Hindquarters high, but narrower than foreparts (pear-shaped body)
  12. Feet round and compact, with toes well split up and prominent knuckles

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