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    English Bulldog
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    The medium-sized, muscular English Bulldog may not be a typical lap dog, but their friendly, personable nature means they are often game to sneak in a snuggle.

    • breed stats
    • Average size: 50-55 pounds
    • Lifespan: 8-10 years
    • Features: Brachycephalic, thick neck, heavy wrinkles
    • Coat: Short, fine textured
    • Energy level: Low to moderate
    • Temperament: Affectionate, friendly, gentle
    • Weather tolerance: Vulnerable to hot and cold conditions
    • Health concerns: Hip dysplasia, Brachycephalic syndrome, skin fold dermatitis, aortic stenosis

    common health issues

    condition risk cost without Petplan cost with Petplan*
    hip dysplasia very high $1,850 $275
    keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) high $520 $142
    skin fold dermatitis n/a $350 $125
    brachycephalic syndrome moderate $1,617 $252
    aortic stenosis n/a $5,000 $590
    *Cost with Petplan reflects the total cost to the policyholder after reimbursement from Petplan. Assuming a 90% reimbursement plan with $100 annual deductible.

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    English Bulldog

    Although they are widely regarded as a popular canine companion, English Bulldogs are also prone to chronic and hereditary health conditions (like hip dysplasia and brachycephalic syndrome) that can quickly lead to unexpected veterinary bills — and an unexpected strain on your budget.

    Petplan pet insurance for English Bulldogs helps cover the cost of treating injuries, illnesses and hereditary and chronic conditions. With Petplan by your side, you get the peace of mind that your beloved bully will get the care they need without breaking the bank.

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    breed history

    overall breed history

    This popular breed originated in the British Isles and got their “bull” prefix from their association with bull baiting.

    temperament

    Though English Bulldogs were first bred to be ferocious fighting dogs, the end of bull baiting marked the start of a new era for the breed. Today they are known as gentle, family-friendly pets.

    activity level

    Moderate activity best suits the English Bulldog. They enjoy short walks followed by a comfortable nap.

    maintenance

    The English Bulldog’s short coat means they do not require frequent grooming, but because of their wrinkles, they do require frequent wrinkle cleaning. Maintaining good health habits helps keep this breed in top-dog condition.

    pet parent testimonials

    English Bulldog
    A must for Bulldogs

    "Getting Petplan insurance was one of the best decisions I made when I brought my Bulldog Thor home at 8 weeks old. At about 10 months old, he was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. He has since had both hips replaced (at about $7,000 each), had corrective eyelid surgery for entropion, and some other issues — all covered by Petplan. When my other Bulldog had to go to the ER twice for accidents, that was covered by Petplan, too. It’s good to have peace of mind that if a major expense comes up, I can put in an insurance claim and I won’t be hit by a major bill."

    Janel, via PetInsuranceReview.com
    If you own a Bulldog, you need this insurance!

    "I have two English Bulldogs, and one dislocated her knee when she was about 3 years old. The cost, out of pocket, was around $5,000. So we opted for Petplan pet insurance, and lo and behold, our other Bulldog tore his meniscus a few months later. I submitted my claim by fax, and within two weeks I received a check from Petplan. In the end, we spent about $1,000 out of pocket — a big relief after our previous vet bill! Thank you, Petplan, for your great customer service and no-hassle claims process!"

    Beth, via PetInsuranceReview.com
    The best possible policy for my aging Bulldog

    "My English Bulldog just turned 5, and so far has been very healthy. She is very athletic and active, especially given that genetically Bulldogs aren’t dealt the best hand, and this manifested for the first time recently with a torn ACL and meniscus, which required surgery to reconstruct her knee joint. Of the $4,900 I was billed, Petplan reimbursed $4,700. I can’t see there being a scenario where I wouldn’t have Petplan for my dog; it is my safety net and protection against life and old age."

    Tony S., via PetInsuranceReview.com

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