English Bulldog Growth Chart: Monitor Your Pup's Development

Track your English Bulldog's growth with our comprehensive chart and tips from Luna's journey. Ensure your pup grows healthy and strong. Learn more!

English Bulldog Growth Chart: Monitor Your Pup's Development

Raising Luna, my English Bulldog, has been a rewarding experience. One key aspect is tracking her growth to ensure she's healthy. Here’s a English Bulldog growth chart and some personal insights to help you monitor your pup's development.

Growth Stages of an English Bulldog

Early Puppyhood: 0-2 Months

Bulldogs are tiny, weighing 1.8-3.2 kg (4-7 pounds). Luna was a little bundle of energy and wrinkles during this stage.

Rapid Growth: 3-6 Months

Weight can range from 4.5-13.6 kg (10-30 pounds). Luna started showing her characteristic stocky build during this time.

Slowing Down: 6-12 Months

Bulldogs reach 70-80% of their adult weight. Luna's weight ranged from 13.6-22.7 kg (30-50 pounds) in this period.

Filling Out: 1-3 Years

Bulldogs gain muscle and bulk. Luna reached her adult weight of 25-27.2 kg (55-60 pounds) by the time she was three.

English Bulldog Growth Chart

Age (Months) Weight Range (kg) Weight Range (Pounds)
0-2 1.8-3.2 4-7
3-4 4.5-9.1 10-20
5-6 9.1-13.6 20-30
7-8 13.6-18.1 30-40
9-10 18.1-22.7 40-50
11-12 22.7-24.9 50-55
12-24 22.7-24.9 50-55
24-36 25-27.2 55-60

Influences on Growth


Genetics play a significant role in determining your bulldog’s size. Luna’s parents were on the larger side, so we expected her to be a bit bigger than average.

Diet and Nutrition

Proper nutrition is vital. Bulldogs can be prone to obesity, so a balanced diet is crucial. We ensured Luna’s diet was rich in protein and low in fillers. For more information on a balanced diet for bulldogs, visit AKC's guide on Bulldog Nutrition.


While bulldogs aren’t the most active breed, regular exercise helps maintain a healthy weight. Luna enjoys short walks and play sessions. You can learn more about bulldog exercise needs on PetMD's Bulldog Care Guide.

Health Issues

Bulldogs can have genetic conditions affecting their growth. Regular vet check-ups are essential to catch any issues early. For detailed information on common bulldog health issues, refer to Bulldog Club of America's Health Page.

Myths About Bulldog Growth

Myth: Bulldogs Stop Growing at One Year

Contrary to popular belief, bulldogs continue to fill out until they are about three years old. Luna's muscle mass increased significantly during her second and third years.

Myth: More Food Equals Faster Growth

Overfeeding can lead to obesity and health problems. It's better to provide a balanced diet appropriate for their age and activity level.

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Monitoring your English Bulldog’s growth is essential to ensure they develop healthily. By understanding the typical growth stages and factors influencing their development, you can provide the best care for your furry friend. Luna’s growth journey taught me the importance of regular monitoring and a balanced lifestyle. Use the growth chart as a guide, but always consider your bully's unique needs.