Vital Stats

  • Size: 14 - 15 inches
  • Weight: 40 - 50 pounds
  • Lifespan: 8 - 10 years

About The Breed

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Bulldogs, also known as English Bulldogs, are a very popular breed of dog. They are known for their affectionate and laid-back personalities, making them great companions for families, seniors, or individuals looking for a calm and loyal pet. These thick-set, low-slung, well-muscled pooches are immediately recognizable by their “sour mug” face.

Unlike many modern dog breeds, Bulldogs have a history that dates as far back as the 13th century. In England, they were bred for bull-baiting and were prized for their tenacity, strength, and courage. Now, Bulldogs are far removed from their ancestors and are cherished for their gentle and friendly nature.



An adult brown and white Bulldog standing outside


Size and Weight

Bulldogs are sturdy, medium dogs with a muscular build and a low-slung, compact body. Adult males typically stand about 14 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder, while females are slightly smaller. In terms of weight, Bulldogs typically range from 40 to 50 pounds. Of course, some Bulldogs will be larger or smaller than the breed standard. 

Energy Level and Exercise Requirements

Bulldogs are not highly active dogs compared to some other breeds. They have a tendency to be more laid-back and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle. While they require regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight, they are not overly demanding in terms of physical activity. Daily walks and playtime in a fenced yard are usually sufficient for them. 

It's worth mentioning that Bulldogs require special attention to their health and well-being due to certain breed-related issues. Bulldogs are a brachycephalic breed, meaning they have a short-muzzled facial structure. They can be sensitive to extreme heat and cold, so exercise should be adjusted accordingly in extreme weather conditions. They are prone to respiratory problems because of their short snouts, so it's crucial to avoid overexertion

Due to Bulldogs being predisposed to breathing problems, most owners prefer to walk their pooch using a harness. 

What is the Best Harness for a Bulldog?

Bulldogs, like many brachycephalic breeds, should be walked on a harness instead of a flat collar. Bulldogs have a unique head and neck structure, with a short and thick neck and a relatively large head. Traditional collars can put pressure on their necks and trachea, potentially causing discomfort or breathing difficulties. Walking them on a harness avoids putting pressure on their throat and allows for more comfortable and unobstructed breathing.

When selecting the best Bulldog harness, it's important to choose one that fits properly and is specifically designed for their unique body shape. A well-fitting harness should allow for comfortable movement while preventing any rubbing or chafing. 

At Joyride Harness, we created our harness with Bulldogs in mind. Our fully-adjustable harnesses can fit the proportions of just about any dog, purebred or mixed. Additionally, with our easy-on, easy-off style, Joyride Harness does not go around your dog’s neck, enabling you to have a safer walking experience.

While Bulldogs are not the most active breed of dog, they are still strong and can easily cause an injury if they pull too much. Our harness is designed to prevent pulling, thanks to our three-ring design. You can attach a standard leash to one of the side rings to stop your Bulldog from pulling forward or use a double-ended leash attached to two rings to give you even further control. 

The other benefit of Joyride Harness for muscular Bulldogs is our built-in handle. Their muscular build and low center of gravity can make it challenging to control them using just a collar and leash. A harness provides better control and stability by allowing you to have a firmer grip and directing their movement from the chest area. With our handled harness, you can quickly grab your pooch whenever necessary!

When it comes to exercising this fun breed, control and safety are both key. Keep your baby safe with the best harness for Bulldogs: Joyride Harness.

Two predominately white bulldog puppies sitting outside in a grassy field


What Size Harness Should I Buy for a Bulldog?

Most adult Bulldogs will fit in our large or XL dog harness. Our large size is suitable for dogs between 40 and 60 pounds fwhile our XL is suitable for dogs between 60 and 85 pounds. However, for dogs like Bulldogs with wider chests, we recommend using our size chart to go by girth. If your dog has a wide chest or shoulders and is between sizes, we recommend sizing up for the best fit. 

Joyride Harness for Bulldogs: Reviews

Are you looking for the best dog harness for a Bulldog? Here are reviews from real pet parents who love Joyride Harness for their English Bulldogs! 


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Cathy D.

Awesome product

We have several of the harnesses. We use them for our English bulldog and a DOGO. I highly recommend.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Ellen W.


The harness is exceptionally made well. It is so easy to put it on and take off of my English Bulldog! I’m so happy with my purchase!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Michael P.

Mrs Peanut

I’m a big fan of the harness. Having a bulldog we don’t use a collar and this product makes it so easy to take on and off.


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Pete A.

Perfect harness

Very easy to put on & take off.

Enjoy my walks with my bulldog, no more pulling.


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Megan G.

Very pleased with the harness and leash 

Our bulldog Redford looks handsome in his new harness plus it’s a perfect fit! The comfort lining on the leash handle was a nice surprise. 5 stars overall!