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Continental Bulldog

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Other Names
  • Conti
  • Swiss Bulldog

Trying to recreate the original English Bulldog, the Continental Bulldog has a longer nose, longer legs and a straight tail.



Height, Weight

Weight: Male 55-66 pounds (25-30 kg)

Weight: Female 48-60 pounds (21-27 kg)

Height: Male 17-22 inches (43-55 cm)

Height: Female 15-18 inches (38-45 cm)

Health Problems

Fairly healthy, unlike many of the other Bulldog types, the Continental Bulldog is being bred to have the ability to produce a natural litter without needing a C-section.

Living Conditions

The Continental Bulldog is good for apartment life. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. This breed is an indoor dog. Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather.


The Continental Bulldog can walk for miles, and should be taken on a daily pack walk. In fact, it demands good exercise and would love a good run.

Life Expectancy

About 12 to 14 years

Litter Size

About 6 to 9 puppies


The smooth, fine, shorthaired coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. Wipe the face with a damp cloth every day to clean inside the wrinkles. This breed is an average shedder.


The Continental Bulldog was developed by crossing the Olde English Bulldogge. The project was approved by the Swiss Kennel Club. Not completely happy with what had become of the Old English Bulldogge, breeders set a goal to bring back the original, standard English Bulldog: A lighter, healthier dog, easier breathing, more athletic, free whelper that does not require a C-section, with a unique, affectionate nature.



  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.