Senior Bulldog

Helping Your English Bulldog Reach a Long Life

The average lifespan of a bulldog is between 8 and 10 years. To put this in perspective, smaller dogs such as Chihuahua’s and Yorkshire Terriers have a life span of 17-20 years old. Conversely, larger dogs such as Mastiffs have a lifespan as short as 5-6 years.

When it comes to lifespan, size does matter for dogs. However, it is important to understand that every dog is different, as every breed is different. For bulldogs, helping them live a fulfilling and long life means tending to their unique physical and emotional needs.

While a bulldog’s lifespan may only be 8-10 years, many have lived as long as 15 – 18 years. To help your dog reach a long life here are a few tips to keep in mind:

This is a picture of an English Bulldog with Bad Breath

How To Treat Bulldogs With Bad Breath

While bad breath may seem funny, in reality it is no laughing matter, especially for English bulldogs. Because of their bone structure, their teeth tend to crowd more, increasing the risk of infection. There is also a connection between oral health and overall health, so cleaning your dog’s teeth is not just about giving him a pretty smile; it could prolong his life.