Saggy-faced dogs, also known as wrinkly dogs, have wrinkled, thick, and multi-layered facial skin. These breeds often have the common characteristics like short smooth hair, wide head, broad shoulders, short muzzle, boredom, upturned nose, lazy and voracious appetite, stout body. Bulldogs come in many different sizes, can be as large as mastiffs, or as small as Pugs. Below, LovePetto will share with you the most famous wrinkly dog breeds in the world today!
The English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Pug, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Dogue De Bordeaux, Neapolitan Mastiff, and Bullmastiff are the most popular dogs breeds with wrinkles in the work.
- English Bulldog (or British Bull)
The Bulldog is an ancient English dog breed, originated from the Colossus fighting dog breed of the Roman army during the colonization of the British Isles. English Bulldogs have a very “fierce” history, they are often trained to participate in combat “sports” such as bull baiting. After this game was banned in the UK, Bulldogs were bred to be smaller, more gentle as pets.
Today’s English Bulldogs are very different from their ancestors. The modern bulldog still has a rather “potent” appearance, but is very gentle, suitable for raising as a family companion.
HEIGHT: 14 to 15 inches
WEIGHT: 40 to 50 pounds
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:Smooth, short coat; huge head; short, stocky body; wrinkled face with slack jowls; colors vary widely
- French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is a new breed that has been seen in Paris since 1860. It is descended from the English Bulldog, which was imported to France by the British and mixed with the French Terrier.
The French Bulldog is a little dog that weighs about 25-28 pounds and is about half the size of an English Bulldog. The French Bulldog has a very peaceful history, having first been used to catch rats and later being treasured as pets by noble households. The French Bull is very gentle, cheerful but quite stubborn and difficult to train with “inexperienced” owners.
HEIGHT: 11 to 13 inches
WEIGHT: 28 pounds and under
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Large, perked ears; compact, muscular physique; smooth coat; wrinkled forehead and face; colors range from cream to fawn to white, as well as brindle and various combinations; a head that is broad and square, with a short snout
- Pug (Sag-faced dog)
The pug is a centuries-old breed dog that first appeared in China about 2000 years ago (about 400 BC). The face of a pug is round and droopy, and it is wrinkled more than that of other saggy-faced breeds. They are also prone to obesity because they are very lazy, eat frequently, and prefer to lie down.
Dutch traders began bringing Pugs to Europe in the 16th century. Pugs have had a lengthy history in Europe since then, as they are considered aristocratic dogs and are frequently housed in royal residences of the time.
Today, the Pug is one of the most popular dog breeds on the planet. With its petite, attractive form and sweet, playful nature, the Pug breed is ideal for keeping as a pet. They’re appropriate for everybody and any living environment.
HEIGHT: 10 to 13 inches
WEIGHT: 14 to 18 pounds
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Small but powerful body; short legs; fawn-colored with black faces; curled tail; short coat; rounded head; wrinkled face
- Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier was one of the earliest dog breeds introduced to North America by the British during the colonization of the continent. The Boston Terrier is a descendant of the English Bulldog and the English Terrier (now extinct English white terrier), and was originally produced in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1865.
The Boston Terrier, like the American Pitbull, has a “fierce” history dating back to a time when bull baiting was popular. Their bodies are small, but they are extremely muscular, robust, and tenacious, making them superb fighters. After the prohibition of these games, Boston dogs became popular as pets in the United States and many European countries.
HEIGHT: 12 to 17 inches
WEIGHT: 12 to 25 pounds
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: compact body, round eyes, short-tailed, square head, short muzzle, Colors: Brindle & White, Black & White, Seal & White
- Boxer Dog
The Boxer is a breed of dog that originated in Germany. In the nineteenth century, this breed was widely bred in Europe to service dog fighting. However, the battles between Boxer dogs are not fierce Bulldog or Pitbull, they often do not rush to bite the opponent, but often use their front legs to attack. When one of the two players gives up, the game is over.
Unlike most other dog breeds, boxer dogs have an elegant and muscular body and enjoy being active, running, and jumping, hence obesity is uncommon in this breed.
HEIGHT: 23-25 inches (male) and 21.5-23.5 inches (female)
WEIGHT: 55 to 80 pounds
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Boxers have short hair, with strong, muscular bodies and square jaws.
- Dogue De Bordeaux (French Mastiff)
The Dogue De Bordeaux is a huge French dog breed that is frequently raised by aristocracy. The French Mastiff was once bred to compete in dog fights or to battle aggressive cows because of its strong body, muscular body, and fierce temperament.
The French Mastiff was nearly extinct at the turn of the twentieth century due to widespread canine famine towards the end of the nineteenth century. People and officials worked hard to protect and breed the dog after the brutal sport was outlawed in this quarter. Currently, the French Mastiff has largely returned, but the number of dogs available is still limited, and the price is high, ranging from $3000 to $5000 per individual in the United States.
HEIGHT: 23 to 26 inches
WEIGHT: 99 pounds and above
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Short, fawn-colored coat; large head; furrowed brow; short, stocky, muscular body; deep chest; wrinkled face
- Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff, also known as the Giant Neapolitan Mastiff (one of the world’s largest dog breeds), is an old breed that is a direct descendent of the famed Roman army battle dog Colossus. They have a huge, muscular body that can weigh up to up to 150 pounds and up to 31 inches.
The Neapolitan Mastiff has outstanding strength, so it is often used in combat. They participated in the battles of the ancient Roman legions to the battles between the European countries of the Middle Ages.. They were frequently used as herding or security dogs after the Middle Ages.
The breed was nearly extinct after World War II. The populations have recovered after several years of breeding operations. Modern Neapolitan Mastiffs have a massive bulk and a ferocious appearance, but they are kind and have a strong fighting instinct, therefore they are raised as excellent watchdogs.
HEIGHT: 24 to 31 inches
WEIGHT: 110 to 150 pounds
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Large, muscular body; large, droopy lips and wrinkled head; lionlike attitude; short coat; solid gray, black, mahogany, and tawny coat colors; brindle coat pattern possible.
- Bullmastiff (Cow Mastiff)
The Bullmastiff is a huge British bulldog that is a cross between the English Mastiff (the world’s largest dog breed by weight) and the English Bulldog. They were once often raised in England to service dog fights and violent bullfighting because of their fierce nature, enormous body, and strong muscles.
The latter is frequently employed in deer hunting and security. In the United Kingdom and the United States, they are commonly kept as service dogs or for companionship in households. Cow Mastiff is a giant bulldog that may grow to be up to 26-27 inches tall (at the shoulder) and weigh up to 120 pound
HEIGHT: 25-27 inches (male) 24-26 inches (female)
WEIGHT: 110-130 pounds (male) 100-120 pounds (female)
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Large, muscular body, dark eyes, high-set V-shaped ears, and broad, deep muzzle