Appearance of the Altman White English Bulldog
|Altman White English Bulldogs are generally medium to large-sized dogs, with powerful, well-defined muscles and a strong, straight back. Their head is broad and slightly wider than average, and in some cases a natural furrow runs down the center of the skull. Although broad, their head is not as wide as most intimidating breeds and, although some brachycephalics are considered acceptable in this breed, skull foreshortening should be slight to moderate. They have medium-sized dark eyes that can be round, almond-shaped or oval, and small to medium-sized or floppy ears set high on the skull. Although not all Altman White English Bulldogs have a natural bite, it's quite common. All colors are acceptable for their short, stiff, single-layer coat, but coats containing large white areas may indicate merle genetics and are not recommended.
Temperament of the Altman White English Bulldog
|This breed of dog is very devoted and loyal to its owner and family. Although they are generally gentle with family members, the Altman White English Bulldog seems to have more territorial and protective instincts than most modern English Bulldogs. Aggression between dogs can be more pronounced if the dog is not properly socialized during its formative months. This breed usually has a healthy prey and without much socialization, these dogs can be unreliable towards smaller animals, especially those that move quickly. These dogs form an extremely strong bond with their family and can experience separation anxiety or become depressed if left alone for too long. Breeds of all kinds have been bred in part for their tenacious nature. Although these dogs are intelligent and can be easily trained with positive, reward-based training, rigorous training methods are likely to meet with stubborn resistance.
Needs and activities of the Altman White English Bulldog
|Altman White English Bulldogs, while not exceptionally active, tend to be more energetic than most traditional English Bulldogs. The less extreme body structure of this breed compared to the English Bulldog enables it to cope better with intense temperature fluctuations, both hot and cold, and the longer legs give it greater stamina for walking and running. In addition to the ability to walk and run further than shorter-legged Bulldog breeds, the relatively long, straight legs of Altman White English Bulldogs make it easier to enjoy activities such as agility training or swimming. These dogs are not well suited to apartment living due to their active, protective nature, and are much more comfortable if they have a home with a secure, fenced yard to run around in.
Maintenance of the Altman White English Bulldog
|The Altman White English Bulldog, like most Bulldog breeds, may require more frequent bathing due to a stronger dog odor than most, and wrinkles around the face should be wiped frequently to avoid accumulation of dirt. and debris between the folds. Brushing this dog with a smooth brush or grooming glove once a week or every other day will help keep his moderate shedding under control and keep his coat shiny and supple. It's important not to neglect the dental health of these dogs, as brachycephalic animals are more likely to develop gum disease and tooth decay, especially those with a slight natural prognathism.