Continental Bulldog

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Continental bulldog is a new breed from Switzerland. Its founder is Imelda Angehrn. And why should you be interested in this breed? The Continental bulldog is easier to train, active and at the same time an excellent family companion. This breed is very friendly and it is also a brilliant companion for children.

Continental bulldog

Continental bulldog is a new breed from Switzerland. Its founder is Imelda Angehrn. And why should you be interested in this breed? The Continental bulldog is easier to train, active and at the same time an excellent family companion. This breed is very friendly, it is also a brilliant companion for children, shows no signs of aggression

In the Czech Republic the Continental Bulldog is under the auspices "Klubu málopočetných plemen" (

Country of origin



Companion, family dog

Classification FCI

Group 2 pinschers and schnauzers  molossers – Swiss alpine dogs and other breeds

Section 2 molossers, none-working dogs

General appearance

A smooth coated, medium-sized bulldog-type dog of athletic build. Despite his compact body, the Continental Bulldog is mobile and of staying power; his respiration even at full speed is noiseless. His height at shoulder shall be between 40 to 46 cm and his weight approx. 22 to 30 kg. Medium-size is to be strived for.

Dogs and bitches shall possess distinctive characteristics of their sex.důležité proporce

Important proportions

Height at shoulder: 

Depth of chest


Height at shoulder: 

Length of body 


Height at shoulder: 

Length of height at shoulder up to base of tail 


Depth of chest: 

Length of height at shoulder up to base of tail 


These measurements and proportions are understood as guidelines, decisive factor is always the general impression of the dog, the bulldog-type must be preserved.

Characteristics and temperament

Attentive, self-confident, friendly, neither aggressive nor timid.


The circumference measured in front of the ears shall not surpass the height at shoulder by more than 10%. Viewed from front the head appears to be almost square with the zygomatic arch slightly bulging.Horní část hlavy

Čelo je ploché až mírně klenuté. Vrásky jsou méně zřetelné.

Upper part of the head

The forehead is flat to slightly domed. The wrinkles are less distinct. From the stop a furrow appears broad but rather flat extending to the middle of the skull.

Stop: Distinctive but without deep indentation.

Facial skull


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Broad, viewed from front almost square. Ridge of nose is straight, neither turned upwards nor downwards. In relation to the overall length of the head it is 1:3 (tolerance 1:4) Skin folds on both sides of the ridge of nose not too thick. The skin fold from the inner corner of the eye to the corner of the flews must not be distinctive. Lower jaw including chin is broad and angular. Neither tongue nor teeth may be visible when the muzzle is closed. Distinctive chin, in front not covered by the upper flews.


Flews shall be thick, well and preferably completely pigmented at the edge, hanging completely over lower jaws at sides.


Lower jaw projection 1-5 mm, tolerance up to 10 mm, upper and lower teeth must be in straight line and parallel. Teeth strong and well implanted in the jaw. There must be six well developed incisors placed in an even row between the widely set apart canines. The absence of both PM1 is permissible, M3 are disregarded.


Tight and well rounded, slightly domed.


Round, quite in front of the head and wide apart, neither sunken nor bulging. Eyes and stop in the same straight line, at right angles to the furrow. If the dog looks directly forward, no white (sclera) may be visible. The iris is dark brown. They eyelids shall be tight and preferably fully pigmented.


Set high, small and thin; the front inner edge of each ear forms a straight line with the top line of the skull. Either rose- or folding ear is allowed.

Rose ear means folded inwards at the back side and laid back; the front part of the edge of ear falls out- and back-wards, the inside of the outer ear is partly visible.

Folding ear means the ear is tilting forvard when the dog is attentive so that the tip of the ear is more or less in line with the outer Conner of the eyes. When resting, the ear is places closely at the sides of the head. All other ear forms are to be regarded as fault..


Short and strong but not as short as to give the impression that the head sits directly on the shoulders. Well arched neck line. Slight skin folds in the area of the throat are permissible.


The height at shoulder is slightly higher than the loins. The ratio of the total body length to the height at shoulder is 1,2:1

Top Line:

Back short and strong, preferably straight. Length of back measured from the neck base to the tail root corresponds to the height at shoulder.


Viewed from above they are only slightly narrower than the chest. Slight fall back of croup..


Depth of chest going down to the elbows and corresponds ideally at a ratio of ½ to the height at shoulder. Thorax is wide with ribs well arched and slightly rising backwards..


Belly moderately tucked up.


Set as deep as possible, strong; thick at the root and tapering off continuously. Thickly covered with hair but devoid of fringe.

Ideally it should extend to the hocks and be either straight or slightly curved. When resting it falls down, during movement raised but never carried above the back. Short and/or deformed tails must be regarded as fault.



Forelegs very stout and strong and straight if viewed from front.


Broad, sloping and well muscled. The shoulder blade shall be well attached to the thorax..

Upper arm:

Well attached to the body and good angulation towards the shoulder blade.


Solidly attached to the body..

Middle foot:

Short and strong, viewed from the side only slightly slanting.

Front paw:

Paws arched, compact with short nails. The paws may neither turn inwards nor outwards.


Hindlegs with strong bones and well muscled.


Well angulated, not turned outwards; viewed from back they are parallel..


Well angulated, neither turning inwards, nor outwards.


Strong, well arched and straight


Short and desirably dark


Regular and fluid movement, good advancement of the forelegs, spacious thrust of the hindlegs. Absolutely undesired are ambling or shuffling.


Elastic without wrinkles on body or legs.


Hair structure:

The top hair should be short, close, flat, smooth and glossy, not wiry. The underneath hair short, close and of fine texture. The absence of underneath hair is permissible.

Colour of hair:

All colours which go along with the dark nose are allowed. Whole colours, brindle or in combination with white, with or without black muzzle. A distinctive pattern of patches is not sought after. Brown and blue are not desired.

Height and weight

Height at shoulder:                    

  • Dogs                     42-46 cm
  • Bitches                  40-44 cm

Tolerance with both sexes higher and lower is plus/minus 2 cm.


  • 22-30 kg


Each deviation from the aforementioned points has to be regarded as a fault the valuation of which has to be in the exact ratio of the degree of the deviation.

Slight faults:

Too low to ground

Circumference of head surpasses the height at shoulder by 10 to 20%

Not well developed teeth

Projection of under jaw 10 to 25 mm

Uneven carriage of ears

Short or deformed tail

Not enough closed hair structure

Grave faults:

Respiratory noise when resting

Blue or birch eye

Circumference of head surpsasses the geight at shoulder by more than 20%


Skin folds overlapping line of layback

Nose roll too big

Virble incisors or Cannes or tongue when muzzle is closed


Disqualifying faults



Wry jaw (not parallel)

No tail

Dogs showing distinctive physical abnormities or behavioural disturbances must be disqualified.


Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.



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