Last Updated on May 13, 2023 by Becky Roberts
*. The English Bulldog is a large, loving breed. They love to be part of a family and are playful, affectionate, and fun. As your companion grows, it is important to monitor their progress, especially in puppyhood. This includes their weight, and milestones associated with growing up.
Every dog is different. Some dogs may be larger than the breed standard while others might be smaller. We can measure them to determine if they are on the right track. Some dogs grow faster than others, while some take longer. It is important to keep track of milestones so that we can compare how our dogs develop.
Our comprehensive guide provides a glimpse into the growth of your English Bulldog throughout his childhood. A growth chart has been provided to help you keep track of your dog’s progress throughout his life. We also answer your most common questions about your dog.
- 1 What To Expect
- 2 Puppy Growth Timeline
- 3 English Bulldog Puppy
- 4 What’s Next?
- 5 Weight Gain Chart
- 6 Factors to Consider
- 7 Frequently Asked Questions
- 8 Final Thoughts
What To Expect
Let’s look at the growth periods of dogs. It is important to remember that all dogs are unique and each dog’s growth stage may vary. This information will help prepare you for the changes that your puppy may experience as he grows. This is also a great time to find out about the developmental changes that occur in your puppy’s life at his most crucial developmental stage, puppyhood.
This article examines the growth habits of a typical English Bulldog . Puppy results can vary. There may be growth spurts and plateaus in their overall growth that either slow down or accelerate it. This is normal and not a cause for concern. English Bulldogs usually reach their maximum height around 12 months. However, their weight continues to increase until they are 24 months old. This growth is also dependent on nutrition ,. Don’t overfeed your dog. Keep them safe from injury. Your puppy may be slightly smaller than or larger than the ones we recommend. This is a sign that your veterinarian may be concerned.
Puppy Growth Timeline
Here’s a timeline that shows the growth of your English Bulldog, as well as your puppy’s developmental milestones.
English Bulldog Puppy
Here’s what you can expect from your English Bulldog for their first year.
Birth To 2 Weeks
Your puppy will begin to hear sounds around the second week. Your puppy is still deaf and blind at this stage. They rely on their mother for the milk and care they require. Your puppy should be allowed to drink as much milk and water as she needs. If you are caring for the mother of your puppy, make sure she is getting enough rest and food to care for them.
At the one-month mark your dog has developed many of his senses. It’s so adorable to see their interactions with other littermates. This is crucial for their development as it is their first opportunity to socialize. At one month, they can stop drinking their mother’s milk. They can be fed soft, wet dog food. You should not give them too much food at once.
- Males weigh an average of 4-7 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 3-6 pounds.
Your puppy may be separated from its mother when they reach two months of age. They should be completely weaned from milk by this time. You can start teaching basic commands to your puppy and begin obedience training. You can also give them three meals per day and change the portion size according to their weight.
English Bulldogs are very adaptable to training. However, most , Bulldogs will need to be trained early. They should be kept focused and short in their training sessions. Because they are most responsive when they are young, it is important to start training them early. This will help you build a foundation for your dog’s behavior. This is what you can expect for your English Bulldog when he/she turns two months old.
- Males weigh an average of 9-12 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 7-10 pounds.
You should continue your puppy’s training and socialization. You could start leash training to get them used to the feel of the harness and leash. This is the time to teach them how to groom themselves. Patience and consistency are important here. They can be very playful and very mouthy. Do your best to discourage bad behavior and promote acceptable behavior.
- Males weigh an average of 13-18 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 12-15 pounds.
Your puppy will become more playful around the age of four months. They will be happy to live with you at home. It is important to continue training them in obedience and socialization with positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement training is a good option for Bulldogs. They also love food so they are happy to eat treats. However, it is important not to give them too many treats as they may gain weight. You may consider enrolling in classes if you are less familiar with training English Bulldogs. To teach your dog how to behave around other dogs, you can let them join puppy kindergarten classes. Although they will be friendly with their family and friends, they can become aggressive around unfamiliar animals. This behavior can be greatly reduced by getting them used to different animals. This will make your puppy more confident, friendly, as well as more balanced.
- Males weigh an average of 18-24 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 18-22 pounds.
You may be amazed at the size of your English Bulldog at five months. This stage is where they learn, develop, and have more .. Positive reinforcement is a great way to keep your dog happy. Positive reinforcement can make a big difference in the way your dog behaves and grows as an adult. Bulldogs become affectionate and loving but puppies will still be puppies. They will play, bite, and play more. Continue to get them comfortable with people, places, and daily noises.
- Males weigh an average of 30-33 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 22-25 pounds.
Your English Bulldog is growing taller and heavier around six months. They would have reached about 75% of their adult weight and height. While they may be tempted to walk more, it’s important to not overexert themselves so that they don’t injure themselves. More serious, it could lead to hip dysplasia. They might try to push the boundaries, but they should keep up with your routine. They must learn structure and discipline. They are sometimes stubborn so it is important to train them.
- Males weigh an average of 33-37 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 26-30 pounds.
*You should have a strong relationship and a routine with your dog by seven months. Continue to socialize and train them. Recognize exemplary behavior. They are doing their best to please you. They love making their families happy.
You can take your dog for longer walks, but not too many. They don’t like too much exercise. They are more comfortable on the couch and indoors but need to exercise. It is possible to split the walking into two sessions. Dogs are sensitive to temperature and heat so they shouldn’t be out in extreme weather. Your dog can be fed two meals per day, provided they are eating enough for their size, age, and activity level.
- Males weigh an average of 38-42 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 30-33 pounds.
You should establish a strong friendship and bond with your dog by the time they reach eight months. The problem is that your dog may become anxious if you’re not there. This is called separation anxiety and takes a toll on your mental health. This can also cause damage to your possessions as dogs often display destructive behavior when they feel this way. Bulldogs enjoy being around their family and having someone to call home. To avoid loneliness, it is best for bulldogs to have someone with them all the time. If anxiety isn’t controlled, they can become depressed. Your pup is close to reaching adulthood and will soon be his final weight.
- Males weigh an average of 42-45 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 33-36 pounds.
Your dog will start to behave more maturely around nine months of age. For all puppies, this may not be the case. They will be calmer, however. Bulldogs love people and will obey more. Toys provide both mental and physical stimulation. Bulldogs love chew toys. They will need different kinds to keep them engaged. Toys that chew are great for curbing destructive behavior at home.
- Males weigh an average of 43-47 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 35-37 pounds.
Your pup will be close to full-grown at ten months . Although he will continue to grow and gain weight, he will be much smaller than when he was a puppy. At ten months, they start to listen more attentively to you if you are consistent with your training. You can now take them for longer walks, as their bodies are becoming stronger. As their bones are still developing and they can be vulnerable to extreme temperatures, it is important not to push them too hard.
- Males weigh an average of 45-48 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 35-38 pounds.
Your doggy should feel at home now that they’re almost one years old. Bulldogs love to be part of the family. You can now try to give them twenty to 40 minutes of walk time each day, split into two sessions to make it easier to manage. Do not let them run on a leash, but do walk with them to prevent bone loss.
- Males weigh an average of 46-49 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 37-40 pounds.
It’s time for you to wish your dog a happy birthday. He will have probably grown by now. You can ask your veterinarian if your dog is healthy. They may gain weight even before they turn two years old. They should still be on the right track, provided they eat properly, get enough sleep, and are not seriously ill or injured.
Your bond and relationship with your dog are likely strong. He should also be better behaved.
- Males weigh an average of 51-55 pounds.
- Females weigh an average of 40-44 pounds.
You can use the weights and heights that are listed as markers. However, you can always check with your veterinarian to compare your notes to determine how your dog has grown. Their growth should not be an issue as long as they were well-fed throughout their puppyhood.
Full grown English Bulldog
Your dog has grown a lot during his puppyhood. Male dogs and female dogs are similar in weight throughout their puppyhood, but they differ slightly when they reach adulthood .. A full-grown male weighs around 51-55 pounds, while females weigh about 40-44 pounds. Males are taller, standing around 14-16 inches, while females average 12-14 inches.
Weight Gain Chart
|Age||Male Weight (lbs. )||Female Weight (lbs. )|
Factors to Consider
There are many factors that affect the growth of your English Bulldog. Understanding the process of development can help you understand it better.
Although size can often be determined by genetics, it is not always guaranteed. There are some dogs that can grow larger than others, depending on their genetic lineage. Although it is possible to get an idea of the size your dog will grow by looking at their parents, this is only an estimate. Parents are only one piece of a huge genetic puzzle. There may be genes that produce smaller, average, or larger offspring. It is impossible to know until your dog reaches full maturity.
Your pup’s health and well-being will be greatly affected by nutrition. The amount that your English Bulldog eats will depend on his age and energy level . However, this does not mean your dog should be overfed. Overfeeding your dog can lead to obesity, and other orthopedic problems. Bulldogs can easily gain weight so it is important to control their food intake.
The most important consideration for his nutrition is to feed him a high-quality kibble that provides him with a well-balanced diet. A balanced diet should contain high-quality meats, fiber and carbohydrates as well as vitamins and minerals. There are specialized English Bulldog foods that provide the breed with specific nutrients.
Growth Spurts and Plateaus
Growth spurts or plateaus can occur at any time during your dog’s growth. These spurts can occur at any time and can either speed up or slow down your dog’s growth . You should always consult a veterinarian if you have concerns about your puppy’s growth.
Neutering and Spaying
Most dogs should be spayed/neutered between 4 and 6 months. Bulldogs mature slower so wait until they are six months old.
Vets recommend that a female Bulldog be spayed before she has her first heat cycle. This should occur between six and seven months old. Spaying your female bulldog around six months old will make her more comfortable with the anesthesia.
Male Bulldogs should be neutered between seven and ten months ,, according to veterinarians. They reach sexual maturity between five and six months. The male bulldogs that are neutered before puberty may grow bigger than those who have been neutered after it. The growth plate is sealed with less testosterone in neutered dogs.
Because every Bulldog is unique, make sure you ask your vet when it’s best to spay/neuter your Bulldog.
Puppy who have been sick for a prolonged period of time could show signs of stunted growth. Poor health can prevent the body from reaching its maximum potential , so it is important to check with your veterinarian. An English Bulldog’s growth can also be affected by injury. As they grow, please don’t allow them to be too demanding. Your dog should be allowed to run free so that they don’t get hurt. And sadly, this breed has the greatest incidence of hip dysplasia (85% of them in the most recent research) of any breed.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will my English Bulldog stop thriving?
Their physical growth slows down between twelve and 18 months . This breed can reach its adult height in twelve months, but it continues to gain weight until age eighteen or twenty-two.
How fast can my English Bulldog grow?
The English Bulldog’s growth rate is fairly steady. Although they may experience a growth spurt between four and nine months each doggie is unique.
Will my puppy have growing pains?
Studies have shown that although puppies don’t experience growing pains ,, certain orthopedic conditions can cause them pain. You may notice a limp, swelling, unusual movement, or a reluctance to participate in normal activities. To determine what’s wrong with your dog, it is worth visiting a veterinarian. You should also keep in mind that dogs can be injured by excessive exercise or rough play. Pitbulls are athletic and strong, and could get hurt if they play too rough.
What are the most common health conditions when growing English Bulldogs in their environment?
One common condition your dog may be predisposed to as they grow up is hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is a condition in which your dog’s hip socket does not properly fit into his thigh bone. This can lead to severe pain and degenerative arthritis. If your dog is limping or has unusual walking, hip dysplasia can be diagnosed.
Your dog should be taken to the vet by age two to determine if they have hip dysplasia. Good breeders will screen dogs for hip dysplasia before allowing them to breed. Hip dysplasia is unlikely to affect dogs that have been adopted from responsible breeders.
What do I do if my English Bulldog doesn’t have the right weight?
If your English Bulldog seems to be not growing well, consult your veterinarian. Numbers do not always tell you if your dog has a healthy weight. Check your dog’s ribs to determine if he is underweight or overweight. Your dog should not have visible ribs as this can indicate that he is dangerously overweight. Malnourished dogs should be referred to a veterinary clinic immediately. They may require deworming in the event of internal parasites. You may notice that your dog is not feeling his ribs. Your veterinarian should be consulted if your dog is overweight or obese.
are affectionate, sweet dogs who love to please their families. To ensure your English Bulldog grows up happy and healthy, it is important to keep track of his development and growth. Routine checkups are a good idea. You can monitor your dog’s growth closely.