The perfect Bulldog must be of medium size and smooth coat; with
heavy, thick-set, low-swung body, massive short-faced head,
wide shoulders and sturdy limbs. The general appearance and
attitude should suggest great stability, vigor and strength.
The disposition should be equable and kind, resolute and courageous
(not vicious or aggressive), and demeanor should be pacific
and dignified. These attributes should be countenanced by the
expression and behavior.
Size, Proportion, Symmetry
Size--The size for mature dogs is about 50 pounds; for mature
bitches about 40 pounds. Proportion--The circumference of the
skull in front of the ears should measure at least the height
of the dog at the shoulders. Symmetry--The "points" should
be well distributed and bear good relation one to the other,
no feature being in such prominence from either excess or lack
of quality that the animal appears deformed or ill-proportioned.
Influence of Sex In comparison of specimens of different sex,
due allowance should be made in favor of the bitches, which
do not bear the characteristics of the breed to the same degree
of perfection and grandeur as do the dogs. (continue)