Bulldog Breed Club of the race put the average life of 8-12 years, although a survey in the United Kingdom was 6.5 years. The main cause of death for the Bulldogs in the study was cardiovascular (20%), cancer (18%) and age (9%). Those who have died of old has had a life expectancy of 10-11 years.
The statistics of the Orthopedic Foundation for animals indicate that the Bulldogs of 467 tests between 1979 and 2009 (36 years), 73.9% were suffering from hip dysplasia, the highest among all races. Similarly, the race with the worst score in the British Association / Kennel Club hip dysplasia Veterinary scoring scheme, although only 22 Bulldogs were tested in the scheme. Dislocation of the patella is another condition that affects 6.2% of the Bulldogs.
Some individuals of this breed are prone to interdigital cysts, which are cysts which form between the toes. These cause some discomfort to the dog, but they are treatable, or by a veterinarian or an experienced owner. They may also suffer from respiratory problems. Other problems can include cherry eye, a lump in the inner eyelid (which can be corrected by a veterinarian), allergies, and hip in elderly Bulldogs.
Over 80% of Bulldog puppies are cesarean. because their large heads typically can get stuck in the birth canal of the mother. Folds or "strings" in the face of a bulldog must be cleaned daily to avoid unwanted infections caused by accumulation of moisture. Some Bulldogs naturally curly tails "can be so close to the body that require regular cleaning and ointment.
Like all dogs, Bulldogs require daily exercise. If not properly exercised, it is possible for a Bulldog to become obese, which could lead to heart problems and lung problems. Bulldogs are considered the "most cruel farters of the canine world."
Bulldogs are very sensitive to heat. Use extreme caution should be practiced in warm climates and during the summer months. Bulldogs should be given plenty of shade and water, and must be kept out of the heat standing. The air conditioning and good ventilation is necessary to keep them healthy and safe. Bulldogs really make the most of your sweat through the pads of the feet and then enjoy the fresh plants. Because all brachycephalic or "short" across-breeds, Bulldogs can overheat and even death from hyperthermia. They can be large and heavy snorers snorters respiratory tend to be noisy. Bulldog owners can control these problems to remain aware and protect your Bulldog (s) of these unsafe conditions.
In January 2009, after the BBC documentary exposed breeds Kennel Club breed standards revised for the British Bulldog, along with 209 other breeds, to address health problems. Opposition by the British Bulldog Breed Council, the press has been hypothesized that the changes could lead to a smaller head, less skin folds, a longer snout, posture taller and thinner in order to combat the problems seen with breathing and the reproduction due to the size of the head and the width of the shoulders