I've met 3 people in the last couple of years who had English Bulldogs who were 10-11 years old and all were healthy and had very few health problems in the past. I spoke to a woman at a pet store yesterday who had several Bulldogs and all lived at least 10 years. She said the ones who die younger usually have congenital heart problems or live in hot climates that make it difficult for them to breathe. I did some checking online and most sites say the AVERAGE lifespan for an English Bulldog is 8-11 years, 12 years is not uncommon, and some have lived much longer (one for 18 years). Seems like Howard is once again trying to give Saint Beth credit she doesn't deserve.