A Black American Bulldog has a life expectancy of 10 to 16 years.
Bullies are a working breed, so obviously very healthy. Exercising is crucial to keep the pooch healthy. While they are comfortable indoors, physical activity is not to be compromised. They are robust and active, so playing outdoors helps them stay healthy and live even longer.
However, there are some common health issues of Bulldogs that you may face if not given proper care.
Black American Bulldogs are brachycephalic dog breeds that have shorter snouts, thereby making it harder for them to breathe well. So, obesity will make it hard for your furry friend to breathe. Lack of exercise will make them prone to being overweight.
If Black American Bulldogs have been overweight since childhood, they are more likely to develop hip dysplasia in adulthood. In this, the hip joint grows abnormally and becomes weaker.
Black American Bulldogs are not very habitable of humidity and heat. When you are walking or exercising your canine outdoors on a warm day, keep an eye for signs and symptoms of overheating.
If you encounter such a situation, lie down your doggie in a cooler place. You can also buy a small pool for your Bully to help them beat the heat.
Cherry eye is a nasty issue in Black American Bulldogs where a third eyelid bulges. Unlike humans, dogs have three eyelids to protect their eyes. In certain conditions, the third eyelid gets irritated and protrudes.
Cherry eye is not an emergency but can be concerning if ignored for a long time; therefore, consult a vet sooner.