''According to Kennel Club registrations and on the premise that Bulldogs live on average up to nine years of age there should be around 60000 registered Bulldogs in the UK. The KC believe they register under 50% of dogs born here but if we assume they register 75% of Bulldogs then there would be another 20000 unregistered bulldogs making it a population of around 80000.The majority of these dogs hardly ever see a vet unless it is for a vaccination or for a c section, elective or otherwise because if they did we would surely hear the uproar. Like any other living species, there is a variation in levels of health and some Bulldogs do have health issues. The same applies to humans which is why we have a creaking NHS. This does not justify calls for the elimination of the breed by some vociferous minorities. There are perfectly healthy Bulldogs in the UK and as was demonstrated again to the world at Crufts 2018, 280 of them took part. The public who were three deep around the ring and several prominent veterinarians who walked around the benches and watched the classes being judged had to admit they had not seen any who were not healthy . Bulldog owners and members of Bulldog Clubs who all form part of the Bulldog Breed Council love their dogs and many participate in their health schemes to ensure we continue to breed healthy stock above all else and details of this scheme and other initiatives can be found on the Bulldog Breed Council website. Members of the public who wish to acquire a bulldog puppy are advised to contact the secretary of the club nearest their home for recommendations. They will find these listed on www.Bulldogbreedcouncil.co.uk"..