health of british bulldogs

Health & Welfare

The breed standards says:
The colour should be whole or smut (that is, a whole colour with a black mask or muzzle). The only colours (which should be brilliant and pure of their sort) are whole colours – viz., brindles, reds, with their varieties, fawns, fallows etc., white and also pied (i.e. a combination of white with any other of the foregoing colours). Dudley, black and black with tan are extremely undesirable colours.

Dogs Victoria – Fact Sheet – Keeping your Dog Healthy
Caring for Brachycephalic Dog Breeds

standard british bulldog


Purebreed and heatlhy, ethically bred to the standard.

not a british bulldog


Not purebreed, not healthy. Exotic is not acceptable.



Marle is not possible in a pure bred Bulldog. Don’t be fooled by Rare Colours

rare colours not acceptable

Blue, Lilac, Black and White, Black and Tan, Red nosed and Tri coloured Bulldogs are NOT acceptable colours in the British Bulldog standard.

It has come to our attention that a number of people are breeding British Bulldogs or bulldog crossbreeds specifically for colours that are listed as undesirable in the bulldog standard.

These breeders are advertising these so called ‘rare’ colours at over inflated prices. Dont be fooled by their ‘story’.

These are not ‘special’ colours, they are mutations that are not acceptable in the show ring.

A person breeding for a ‘colour’ does not care about the health of their bulldog pups. They are only breeding to produce a particular colour and to con you.

From time to time these colours do pop up in legitimate kennels, a legitimate British bulldog breeder will offer these pups on Limited (pet only) register as pets.

ankc british bulldog colours

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