When Do Bulldogs Stop Growing? (French, English, and American Bulldogs)

It is interesting to watch your bulldog grow rapidly from a puppy to a full-grown bulldog. All bulldog breeds ranging from French bulldogs to American bulldogs have a particular length of time to hit their peak height. After reaching their full height, they might not be able to grow again. Are you keen on knowing when your bulldogs stop growing? Then, you have to read this article to the very end.

When Do French Bulldogs Stop Growing?

Typically, a French bulldog stops to grow at about 2 years of age. In other words, your French bulldog will attain its maximum size (in terms of height and length) between the ages of 9 and 15 months. Any growth in size after this can be a function of additional muscle. Generally, at 2 years of age, your dog reaches its full potentials in growth.

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How long do French bulldogs live?

On average, French bulldogs have a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years. This lifespan does not hold for all breeds of dogs. For example, some Wolfhounds and Bernese Mountains only have a life span of 7 years. Mastiff dogs can only live for 8 years. One of the breeds that has a surprisingly long life span is the Toy Poodles that have can live for 16 years. The Chihuahua can also stay up to 17 years.

When Do American Bulldogs Stop Growing And How Long Do They Live?

Like larger dog breeds, the American bulldog reaches its maximum height between 12 and 18 months of age. However, his body may continue to increase until he reaches 2 or 3 years of age. Once he reaches this age, he cannot grow anymore. Generally, American bulldogs have a life span of 10-16 years. Of course, they might die much earlier than that age range if they are not properly cared for. A consistently good diet, training, quality health care, protection, etc. are potential precursors to a long life span for your American bulldog.

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When Do Older English Bulldogs Stop Growing and How Long Do They Live?

To be exact, English bulldogs typically reach their very peak height at 12 months. But there are exceptional cases of some English bulldogs that continue to bulk up for 6 more months. 

Male Bulldogs’ size is generally peaked at about 50 pounds in weight and 16 inches in height. On the other hand, female bulldogs will grow to be about 40 pounds and 14 inches tall. The type of breed and regularity of a healthy diet are major determining factors of an old English bulldog’s size. These Bulldogs have relatively shorter lifespans than most dog breeds of similar sizes. They live between 8 to 10 years on average.

When Do Bulldogs Stop Growing in Height?

A bulldog reaches his peak height between the periods of 1-2 years. Growth in height after this is simply a mirage. A bulldog’s lifespan is between 8 to 10 years. This life expectancy is relatively short compared to dogs of the same size. Good consistent training and a healthy diet will keep a bulldog healthy for long.

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What Age Does a Bulldog Head split?

On average, a bulldog’s head splits between 1.5 years of age. It can be shorter or longer depending on the breed, environment, and diet of the bulldog. French bulldogs and sometimes American bulldogs usually have their heads split between the aforementioned age range. For some bulldogs, it is around 9 months of age when their heads, shoulders, and chests begin to fill out.

Some Signs of a Malnourished Bulldog

One of the striking signs of malnutrition in dogs is coat or skin disorders. Bulldogs require a wide variety of minerals and vitamins to maintain their healthy, shiny, and silky fur and skin. The lack of a nutritious and balanced diet makes them vulnerable to skin diseases, massive hair loss, and painful infections. Another sign of a malnourished bulldog is extreme weakness and lethargy which are occasioned by a lack or shortage of carbohydrates and other essential nutrients. Your bulldog needs a full range of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to lead a healthy, happy, and resilient life.

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