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Bulldog
Other names British Bulldog
English Bulldog
Country of origin British Isles
Traits
.A Bulldog, also known as British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a breed of dog which traces its ancestry to the British Isles.^ They are also known as British or English Bulldogs.
  • American Bulldog Secrets 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ English Bulldogs are a truly unique breed.
  • Champ Bulldogs.com | Bulldog Vet & Health Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.champbulldogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Breed Notes The Bulldog probably originated in the British Isles as early as the thirteenth century for the sport of bull baiting.
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.It should not be confused with other varieties such as the American Bulldog or the French Bulldog, which have a similar appearance.^ Bulldog puppies, at first glance, many people confuse this breed with other similar breeds, but this is a separate dog breed.
  • Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.k9stud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FRENCH BULLDOG NYC Private A chance to "meet-up" with French Bulldog owners and lovers to interact with each other and enjoy our dogs.
  • French Bulldog Meetup Groups - French Bulldog Meetups 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC frenchbulldog.meetup.com [Source type: General]

^ The bottom of this american bulldog sign states 'all others will be chewed out'.
  • English Bulldog Collectibles and Bull Dog Collectibles Dog Lover Gifts! 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Description

Appearance

Bulldog, Purebred 6 month-old puppy from AKC Champion bloodlines
.The bulldog is a breed with characteristically thick shoulders and a matching head.^ It's packed with over 200 pages of information on the bulldog breed, history, characteristics, and tons of illustrations.
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  • English Bulldogs Health Problems - English Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.bulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]

^ OR Southern Oregon, English Bulldogs Visit us: http://www.sobulldogs.com/ We don't breed for best head, or most wrinkles, we breed for the healthiest bulldogs!
  • English Bulldog Puppies for Sale, Bulldog Breeders 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC pets4you.com [Source type: General]

^ English Bulldog - These dogs are small in stature but wide and compact with thick, massive heads.
  • English Bulldog Puppies for Sale, Bulldog Breeders 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC pets4you.com [Source type: General]

.There are generally thick folds of skin on a bulldog's brow, followed by round, black, wide-set eyes, a short muzzle with characteristic folds called "rope" above the nose, with hanging skin under the neck, drooping lips, and pointed teeth.^ The nose is large, broad, black and set deeply between the eyes.
  • Bulldogs 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.hoflin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The bulldogs eyes are very round, and dark.

^ The dog's muzzle is short, its nose should be broad and black.
  • English Bulldog Puppies for Sale by Bulldog Breeders 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC bulldogpuppybreeders.com [Source type: General]

.The coat is short, flat and sleek, with colors of red, fawn, white, brindle (mixed colors, often in waves or irregular stripes), and piebalds of these.^ Coat colors are fawn, pied and red or black brindle.
  • French Bulldog Puppies for Sale, French Bulldog Breeders 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.pets4you.com [Source type: General]

^ The Bulldog may be brindle, white, red, fawn, fallow or piebald.
  • American Kennel Club - Bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.akc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Whites, brindles & red fawns.
  • English Bulldog Puppies for Sale, Bulldog Breeders 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC pets4you.com [Source type: General]

.In the US, the size of a typical mature male is about 45 pounds and that for mature females is about 45 pounds.^ Males weigh about 50 pounds and females tend to be a little smaller, weighing about 40 pounds.
  • All About Bulldogs, care, training, famous Bulldogs, facts 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.loveyourdog.com [Source type: General]

^ This breed is fairly large, and males may weigh up to 125 pounds, while females may weigh as much as 80 pounds.
  • Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.k9stud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The size of a standard adult Bulldog is about fifty pounds, while standard bitch around forty pounds.
  • American Bulldog Secrets 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

.In the United Kingdom, the breed standard is 55 pounds for a male and 50 pounds for a female, though it is not uncommon for males to be 60 pounds.^ Males weigh about 50 pounds and females tend to be a little smaller, weighing about 40 pounds.
  • All About Bulldogs, care, training, famous Bulldogs, facts 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.loveyourdog.com [Source type: General]

^ This breed is fairly large, and males may weigh up to 125 pounds, while females may weigh as much as 80 pounds.
  • Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.k9stud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While some canine breeds require their tails to be cut or docked soon after birth, bulldogs are one of very few breeds whose tail is naturally short and curled.^ The tail is a very short tail.

^ Bulldogs have a short tail.
  • All About Bulldogs, care, training, famous Bulldogs, facts 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.loveyourdog.com [Source type: General]

^ The bottom line is that your bulldog could be suffering from one or more health problems this very minute, and you may not even realize it.

.A longer upright or "gay" tail is a serious fault in a show bulldog.^ The American version of the Bulldog has longer legs, is faster and has better agility than the English show dog .
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Temperament

.Despite their famous "sourpuss" expression, bulldogs are generally docile although can prove to be very fast movers over a short distance.^ They are fast for their size and shape over short distances, and many English Bulldogs will play and romp for short periods with other dogs given the opportunity.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most bulldogs overheat very fast and can get too cold too.
  • English Bulldog Meetup Groups - English Bulldog Meetups 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC engbulldog.meetup.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The English Bulldog has a very short, fine and smooth coat that is of uniform length on the body.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

They are friendly and gregarious but occasionally willful. The phrase "stubborn as a bulldog" is loosely rooted in fact. .They rank 77th out of 79 in Stanley Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs, being of lowest degree working/obedience intelligence.^ Check out your favorite dog breed, and you'll see that they're stuffed full of items for dog lovers!
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^ The dogs stamina, protectiveness, intelligence and working abilities make him a prized worker for farmers.
  • American Bulldog Information and Pictures 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ Just make sure before agreeing to buy a dog from any breeder that you take the time to find out what sort of reputation they have.
  • American Bulldog Secrets 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

.Breeders have worked to breed aggression out of the breed, and as such the dog is known to be of generally good temperament.^ "This dog (and perhaps breed) would not have been good for everyone, and it was a close call that we kept her long enough for her to turn out so perfect for us.
  • American Bulldog Information and Pictures 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ A good breeder wants to be sure that their dog is heading to a good home, so be prepared for them to ask just as many questions as you.
  • American Bulldog Secrets 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ Most good brands of dog food have such a kibble.
  • Basic Care for Your Bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC thebca.org [Source type: General]
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.Bulldogs can be so attached to home and family that they will not venture out of the yard without a human companion.^ Characteristically Bulldogs are so attached with family members that they usually do not cross the yard without human companionship.
  • American Bulldog Secrets 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ The book provided some great alternatives that we can do right at home without the use of a vet that will keep our bulldog happy and healthy.
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  • English Bulldogs Health Problems - English Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.bulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]

^ "The book provided some great alternatives that we can do right at home without the use of a vet that will keep our bulldog happy and healthy.

.Due to their friendly nature bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs and pets.^ She absolutely loves our cats and she gets along very well with our other dog.
  • American Bulldog Information and Pictures 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ The bonus book is loaded with illustrations of early bulldogs and their bull-baiting history, along with how they were saved from extinction and became the dogs we now love.

^ Bulldog puppies, at first glance, many people confuse this breed with other similar breeds, but this is a separate dog breed.
  • Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.k9stud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Health

Adult female bulldog with under-bite
.Statistics from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals indicate that of the 467 Bulldogs tested, 73.9% were affected by hip dysplasia, the highest amongst all breeds[1].^ Bulldogs rank #1 for Hip Dysplasia?
  • English Bulldogs Health Problems - English Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.bulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]

^ French bulldog puppies seem to get along well with strangers and other animals alike; they play well with other dogs and other dog breeds too!

^ Castle rock bulldogs shows and breeds standard english and mini English Bulldogs, all are akc!
  • English Bulldog Puppies for Sale, Bulldog Breeders 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC pets4you.com [Source type: General]

.Similarly, the breed has the worst score in the British Veterinary Association/Kennel Club Hip Dysplasia scoring scheme, although only 22 Bulldogs were tested in the Scheme.^ Bulldogs rank #1 for Hip Dysplasia?
  • English Bulldogs Health Problems - English Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.bulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]

^ Due to poor breeding practices, some breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, such as hip dysplasia.
  • Dog Breeds: Bulldog | Dog Time 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC dogtime.com [Source type: General]

^ Although some argued that the older version of the bulldog (known as the Old English Bulldog) was more fit to perform, the modern versions looks won over the fans of the breed.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

[2] Patellar luxation is another condition which affects 6.2% of Bulldogs [3].
.Some individuals of this breed are prone to interdigital cysts, which are cysts that form between the toes.^ Interdigital Cysts - This is another problem that no one seems to be sure what the cause is But you'll know one when you see an angry red swelling pop up between the dog's toes.
  • http://www.ridgetopbulldogs.com,english bulldog puppies,bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC ridgetopbulldogs.com [Source type: General]

.These cause the dog some discomfort, but are treatable either by vet or an experienced owner.^ That's when I went on a quest to find out what really goes on with these dogs and get the best vet care available for my dog.
  • English Bulldogs Health Problems - English Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.bulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]

^ You can get helpful information and recommendations as to picking the right vet in your area from your local Bulldog Club or by talking with experienced English Bulldog breeders or owners.
  • Champ Bulldogs.com | Bulldog Vet & Health Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.champbulldogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some Bulldoggers give their puppies and dogs Choo-Hooves and the dogs really like them, but be cautious with these.
  • Basic Care for Your Bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC thebca.org [Source type: General]
  • http://www.ridgetopbulldogs.com,english bulldog puppies,bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC ridgetopbulldogs.com [Source type: General]

.They may also suffer from respiratory problems.^ The bottom line is that your bulldog could be suffering from one or more health problems this very minute, and you may not even realize it.

^ In addition, the breed may have respiratory problems and an elongated soft palate , which will result in obstruction of the airways and leading to breathing difficulties.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

.Other problems can include cherry eye, a protrusion of the inner eyelid (which can be corrected by a veterinarian), certain allergies, and hip issues in older bulldogs.^ Other common health problems include cherry eye, allergies, and (among older bulldogs) hip problems and cataracts.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Other common health problems are allergies, cherry eyes and hip-related problems.
  • American Bulldog Secrets 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ Other bulldog books just have one or two chapters on health issues and none of them are as comprehensive as what you've put together.
  • English Bulldogs Health Problems - English Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.bulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]

.Puppies are frequently delivered by Caesarean section because their characteristically large heads can become lodged in the mother's birth canal during natural birth.^ Because of the large heads in proportion to body size, baby bulldogs are usually delivered by Caesarean section as most pups get stuck in the birth canal during natural birth.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Make sure the collar is large enough to slip easily over your Mini English Mini Bulldog puppy's head with some room for growth.
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However, it is not entirely uncommon for a bulldog to whelp naturally and successfully.
.The folds or "rope" on a Bulldogs face should be cleaned daily to avoid unwanted infections caused by moisture accumulation.^ Clean the skin folds and ears of your English Bulldog daily.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A daily cleaning is mandatory for Bulldogs in order to keep them away from different infections caused as a result of moisturizer accumulation.
  • American Bulldog Secrets 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ An English Bulldog in the show ring should be clean and well groomed.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Also, some bulldogs' naturally curling tails can be so tight to the body as to require regular cleaning and a bit of ointment.^ Some Bulldog's have their tail set in a pocket.
  • Basic Care for Your Bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC thebca.org [Source type: General]

^ After cleaning and drying put some corn starch in your Mini English Bulldog's wrinkles to keep them dry.
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^ Tail - Some English Bulldog's have their tail set in a pocket.
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.Like all dogs, bulldogs require daily exercise.^ Plus, youll learn all about bulldog conditions that require immediate emergency attention.

^ The English Bulldog Shop main page & All about the Bulldog dog breed .
  • English Bulldog Christmas Cards, Holiday & X-Mas Ornaments 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.dogweb.nl [Source type: General]

^ Like all babies, the English Bulldog puppy needs lots of love and cuddling, lots of rest and sleep, lots of good, nourishing food and more love and cuddling.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

.If not properly exercised it is possible for a bulldog to become overweight, which could lead to heart and lung problems, as well as joint issues.^ The bottom line is that your bulldog could be suffering from one or more health problems this very minute, and you may not even realize it.

^ And many of these health problems can be deadly to your bulldog if they are not treated properly or early enough.

^ English Bulldogs also have very shallow joint sockets and a veterinarian that is unfamiliar with English Bulldogs may not only misdiagnose joint problems but may also see you as a license to print money.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bulldogs are extremely sensitive to heat.^ The French Bulldog dog breed is very sensitive to temperature extremes.

.Extra caution should be practiced in warmer climates and during summer months.^ During the summer they should not be left outdoors for long periods of time, and must have access to shady areas.
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.Bulldogs must be given plenty of shade and water, and must be kept out of standing heat.^ Start your English Bulldog puppy out young and he'll soon learn to stand still with his neck in the noose and your life will be much easier.
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^ Due to their short hair, English Bulldogs also must have a good heat source in the winter.
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.In January 2009, after the BBC documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, the The Kennel Club introduced revised breed standards for the British Bulldog, along with 209 other breeds, to address health concerns.^ AKC. We breed for health and standard conformation.
  • English Bulldog Puppies for Sale, Bulldog Breeders 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC pets4you.com [Source type: General]

^ Other common health problems include cherry eye, allergies, and (among older bulldogs) hip problems and cataracts.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The bonus book is loaded with illustrations of early bulldogs and their bull-baiting history, along with how they were saved from extinction and became the dogs we now love.

.Opposed by the British Bulldog Breed Council, it was speculated by the press that the changes would lead to a smaller head, less skin folds, a longer muzzle, and a taller thinner posture, in order to combat perceived problems with respiration and with breeding due to head size and width of shoulders.^ Clean the skin folds and ears of your English Bulldog daily.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Frenchie resembles the other Bulldog breeds but is much smaller all around.

^ Anaxor Kennel Barentons Bulldogs - G.B. Bulldogs Kennel in Argentina, dedicated to show and selective breeding of this wonderful breed .
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.The large head also means that cesarean sections are often required during birth.^ Because of the large heads in proportion to body size, baby bulldogs are usually delivered by Caesarean section as most pups get stuck in the birth canal during natural birth.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

[4]

History

Painting of a bulldog from 1790 by Philip Reinagle.
.The term "bulldog" was first used around 1568 and might have been applied to other various ancestors of modern bulldog breeds before adorning the breed we recognize today.^ The term Bulldog originated in medieval times and was applied to brave dogs that would attack bulls in arena combat.
  • � Bulldog Rescue � ANIMALS FOR ADOPTION � RescueMe.Org 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC bulldog.rescueme.org [Source type: General]

^ French bulldog puppies seem to get along well with strangers and other animals alike; they play well with other dogs and other dog breeds too!

^ The Frenchie resembles the other Bulldog breeds but is much smaller all around.

.The Bulldog had its origin in the British Isles.^ The Bulldog originated in the British Isles.
  • All About Bulldogs, care, training, famous Bulldogs, facts 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.loveyourdog.com [Source type: General]

^ The Bulldog, colloquially known as the British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in England.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.The name "bull" was applied because of the dog's use in the sport of bull baiting.^ The bonus book is loaded with illustrations of early bulldogs and their bull-baiting history, along with how they were saved from extinction and became the dogs we now love.

^ The new system of Bull-baiting, as practiced from 1686 onwards favored an active dog of moderately low stature and size.
  • History of the Bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.oldbulldogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It seems that she was used as a bait dog, someone likely smashed her upper teeth out, resulting in the injuries on both sides of her face.
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.The original Bulldog had to be very ferocious and so savage and courageous as to be almost insensitive to pain.^ Dear Bulldog, I really enjoyed your very informative piece on the origins of root beer.
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^ In fact, because the bulldog is a very stoic breed that doesn'tt yelp in pain, it makes it that much more difficult to know when they are suffering.

^ The very first Bulldogs were bred to be fierce fighters with a courageous personality.
  • All About Bulldogs, care, training, famous Bulldogs, facts 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.loveyourdog.com [Source type: General]

.In 1835 dog fighting as a sport became illegal in England.^ But fighting became illegal and Bulldogs were soon lovers, not fighters.
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.Therefore, the English Bulldog had outlived his usefulness and his days were numbered.^ Most English Bulldog breeders feed a two to four month old English Bulldog puppy four times a day.
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^ Most English Bulldogs do well on one meal a day.
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^ Oil helps to keep the coat and skin of your English Bulldog in good condition, about a teaspoon twice a day.
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.However, there were dog lovers who felt deep disappointment at the passing of the bred, and they set themselves the task of preserving it.^ I'm sorry to report that there are not very many collectibles availble on the market for American Bull dog lovers, but I included as many as I could find!
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^ Because I felt that anyone who is considering owning one of these magnificent creatures should be fully aware of what they are getting into.
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^ Who's got the time for comparison shopping by weeding through 1,000 results by doing an Amazon search for Bull dog lover gifts?
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They proceeded to eliminate the undesirable fierce characteristics and to preserve and accentuate the finer qualities. .Within a few generations, the English Bulldog became one of the finest physical specimens, minus its original viciousness.^ You may on occasion need to use a flea shampoo but since these are quite harsh, don't use one on your English Bulldog unless you really need to.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most English Bulldogs do well on one meal a day.
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^ A few times a year we have quality English Bulldog puppies for sale to pet and show homes.
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.It has been theorized that bulldogs were bred in England as a cross between the Mastiff and the Pug, though their genetic origin is debated[5].^ The Bulldog, colloquially known as the British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in England.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, bulldogs are genetic wonders: large head, flat nose, broad shoulders, small hips -- how could they even be bred this way?
  • English Bulldogs Health Problems - English Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.bulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]

.Since the pug did not arrive in Europe until the late 16th century, it is unlikely that the breed is an original progenitor of the Bulldog.^ We have been involved with showing bulldogs since 2002 and breed occasionally.
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^ After bullbaiting was banned, the breed began to die out (known as the Old English Bulldog) until fans turned to conformation dog shows.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Bulldog, colloquially known as the British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in England.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.The Bulldog and the Mastiff are widely thought to have common roots in the ancient Pugnaces Britanniae of Great Britain[6].^ (Ohio) Evolution Bulldogges - Large, Thick, Wide, Muscular Dogges With Great Temperaments (Oklahoma) More Bulldog Listings ==> .
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.In the 1600s, bulldogs were used for bullbaiting (as well as bearbaiting)—a gambling sport popular in the 17th century with wagers laid while trained bulldogs leapt at a bull lashed to a post.^ In the 1600s, bulldogs were used for bullbaiting, a wagering sport popular in the 17th century in which trained bulldogs leapt at a bull lashed to a post, latched onto its snout and attempted to suffocate it.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Bulldogs originally were used to drive cattle to market and to compete in a bloody sport called bullbaiting.
  • Dog Breeds: Bulldog | Dog Time 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC dogtime.com [Source type: General]

^ A well-trained and well-socialized English Bulldog is an excellent companion dog.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

The bulldog's typical means of attack included latching onto the animal's snout and attempting to suffocate it.[7]
However, the bulldog's early role was not limited to sport. .In mid-17th century New York, bulldogs were used as a part of a city-wide round-up effort led by governor Richard Nicolls.^ I used to have a Bulldog and I grew up with her.
  • All About Bulldogs, care, training, famous Bulldogs, facts 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.loveyourdog.com [Source type: General]

^ The Pet Medical Recorder is an easy to use software package that will keep you up-to-date on your bulldog.
  • English Bulldog Care - Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC englishbulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]
  • English Bulldogs Health Problems - English Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.bulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]

^ Bedding material used for English Bulldogs ranges from a wide variety of man-made materials to special dog beds of all types and prices.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

.Because cornering and leading wild bulls was dangerous, bulldogs were trained to seize a bull by its nose long enough for a rope to be secured around its neck.^ It should be long enough to slip over the pup's head with room to spare but should not have more than a six inch "tail" when around his neck.
  • http://www.ridgetopbulldogs.com,english bulldog puppies,bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC ridgetopbulldogs.com [Source type: General]

^ A Bulldog does best with repetitive training in very short time frames, rather than one long training session.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Bulldog was bred to be a ferocious dog, that would hold on to the bull's nose despite the pain that the bull would inflict on the dog.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

[8]. .The use of dogs for fighting with other dogs or other animals was banned in the United Kingdom by the Cruelty to Animals Act 1835, but Bulldogs as pets were continually promoted by dog dealer Bill George[9].^ Through the concentrated effort of dog lovers in the United Kingdom, the English Bulldog was bred to maintain their body shape and size, but remove the aggressiveness and replace it with the qualities of an excellent companion dog.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

^ French bulldog puppies seem to get along well with strangers and other animals alike; they play well with other dogs and other dog breeds too!

^ Most English Bulldogs get along well with cats and other pets, and socialization will increase these positive attributes as well.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

.In time, the original Old English Bulldogwas crossed with the pug.^ If your English Bulldog is thriving on puppy food and not getting to overweight, leave him on it until he is at least two years old.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most English Bulldog breeders feed a two to four month old English Bulldog puppy four times a day.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My Bulldog Vivy lived to the ripe old age of twelve, but there was a time when I thought she wouldn't make it past two.
  • English Bulldogs Health Problems - English Bulldog Care 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.bulldoghealth.com [Source type: General]

The outcome was a shorter, wider dog with a brachycephalic skull. .Though today's bulldog looks tough, he cannot perform the job he was originally created for, as he cannot withstand the rigors of running and being thrown from a bull, and cannot grip with such a short muzzle.^ Although some argued that the older version of the bulldog (known as the Old English Bulldog) was more fit to perform, the modern versions looks won over the fans of the breed.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Even though a Bulldog's hair is short, he will shed.
  • All About Bulldogs, care, training, famous Bulldogs, facts 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.loveyourdog.com [Source type: General]

^ Keep in mind that bulldogs are sensitive, even though they look tough!
  • LONG ISLAND BULLDOG RESCUE Serving the Greater New York Area 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC longislandbulldogrescue.org [Source type: General]

Champion Rodney Stone, 1907
.The oldest single breed specialty club is The Bulldog Club (England), which was formed in 1878. Members of this club met frequently at the Blue Post pub on Oxford Street in London.^ The Bulldog, colloquially known as the British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in England.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ This is one of the reasons why it's a good idea to join your local English Bulldog Specialty Club.
  • http://www.ridgetopbulldogs.com,english bulldog puppies,bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC ridgetopbulldogs.com [Source type: General]

^ This is one of the reasons why it's a good idea to join your local Bulldog Specialty Club.
  • Basic Care for Your Bulldog 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC thebca.org [Source type: General]

.There they wrote the first standard of perfection for the breed.^ We breed first for health and temperament, and second, as close to the BCA & AKC standards as possible.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are seven breeds represented and they have managed to run a perforation line through every one.

^ This breed is perfect for an apartment environment, and will be active inside, so they really do not need tons of outdoor activity.

.In 1891 the two top bulldogs, Orry and Dockleaf, competed in a contest to see which dog could walk the farthest.^ Unfortunately, this group never picked a specific breed standard, and in 1891 the two top bulldogs, King Orry and Dockleaf, were greatly different in appearance.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ "These pictures of our American Bulldog, CeeCee, were taken by my husband, Mike, a week or two ago while on a walk through the woods near our property.
  • American Bulldog Information and Pictures 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ Bulldog Puppy Bull Dog Canine Top Quality Easy Care 18 inch by 27 inch Indoor Outdoor Comfort Mat Rug, Bulldog .
  • English Bulldog Collectibles and Bull Dog Collectibles Dog Lover Gifts! 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.Orry was reminiscent of the original bulldogs, lighter boned and very athletic.^ King Orry was reminiscent of the original bulldogs -- lighter boned and very athletic.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Dear Bulldog, I really enjoyed your very informative piece on the origins of root beer.
  • Bulldog Root Beer - Testimonials 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC bulldogrootbeer.com [Source type: General]

.Dockleaf was smaller and heavier set, more like modern bulldogs.^ Like all babies, the English Bulldog puppy needs lots of love and cuddling, lots of rest and sleep, lots of good, nourishing food and more love and cuddling.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the more interesting stamps in the set is this Bulldog headstudy.

.Dockleaf was declared the winner that year.^ Dockleaf was declared the winner that year.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.Although some argued that the older version of the bulldog was more fit to perform, the modern version’s looks won over the fans of the breed because they proved they were equally as fit and athletic in the walking competition.^ They are equally accepting of longer, more sedate walks.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although some argued that the older version of the bulldog (known as the Old English Bulldog) was more fit to perform, the modern versions looks won over the fans of the breed.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Health: Bulldogs tend to have breathing problems as their flat face restricts air; because of this they should be closely monitored in hot weather as they can suffer heat stroke easier than breeds with long noses.
  • Bulldog Breed Information 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

At the turn of the 20th century, Ch. Rodney Stone became the first Bulldog to command a price of $5000 when he was bought by controversial Irish-American political figure Richard Croker.

Popular mascot

.The British/English Bulldog is one of the four national animals of the United Kingdom.^ Through the concentrated effort of dog lovers in the United Kingdom, the English Bulldog was bred to maintain their body shape and size, but remove the aggressiveness and replace it with the qualities of an excellent companion dog.
  • English Bulldog Breed Information & Pictures (Bulldog, British Bulldog) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most English Bulldog breeders feed a two to four month old English Bulldog puppy four times a day.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You may on occasion need to use a flea shampoo but since these are quite harsh, don't use one on your English Bulldog unless you really need to.
  • My Baby Bullies English Bulldog Puppies 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.mybabybullies.com [Source type: Original source]

The breed is the official mascot of the United States Marine Corps and many bases have their own mascot on base. .Thirty-nine American universities use a bulldog as their mascot.^ The Bulldog is the official mascot for at least twenty-five American universities.
  • All About Bulldogs, care, training, famous Bulldogs, facts 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.loveyourdog.com [Source type: General]

[10] .This includes mascots such as Bryant University's Tupper the Bulldog, Yale University's Handsome Dan, Georgetown University's Jack the Bulldog, the University of Georgia's Uga, Gonzaga University's Spike, Butler University's Blue, Louisiana Tech University's Tech, Mississippi State's Bully, Western Illinois University's Rocky, the University of North Carolina at Asheville's Rocky, Fresno State's Timeout, and Drake University's Spike.^ We Be Wrinkled English Bulldogs North Carolina .
  • Bulldog Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (North Carolina) BADGERBULL Bulldogs - We offer champion stud service, occassional puppies.
  • Bulldog Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

^ What do England, the U.S. Marines, Yale University, University of Georgia, and dozens of other schools all have in common?
  • Dog Breeds: Bulldog | Dog Time 10 February 2010 12:47 UTC dogtime.com [Source type: General]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hip Dysplasia Statistics: Hip Dysplasia by Breed". Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. http://www.offa.org/hipstatbreed.html. Retrieved 2010/02/10. 
  2. ^ "British Veterinary Association/Kennel Club Hip Dysplasia Scheme - Breed Mean Scores at 01/11/2009". British Veterinary Association. http://www.bva.co.uk/public/documents/BMS_hip_2010(1).pdf. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.offa.org/patluxstatbreed.html
  4. ^ Valerie Elliott (14 January 2009). "Healthier new bulldog will lose its Churchillian jowl". London: The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5512620.ece. Retrieved 14 January 2009. ""The classic British bulldog..shake-up of breeding standards by the Kennel Club has signaled the end of the dog's Churchillian jowl... will have a shrunken face, a sunken nose, longer legs and a leaner body...British Bulldog Breed Council and it is threatening legal action against the club. Robin Searle, the chairman, said: "What you’ll get is a completely different dog, not a British bulldog." New breeding standards for 209 dog species...after...BBC One documentary, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, last summer.... In a statement [the Kennel Club] said: "The breed standards have been revised so they will not include anything that could in any way be interpreted as encouraging features that might prevent a dog breathing, walking and seeing freely."... Bulldogs are prone to skin and coat problems, cherry eye, respiratory disorders, orthopaedic conditions, and soft or cleft palate. Most are born by Caesarean section because large heads and proportionally small hips make natural births difficult. The breed’s anatomy also hinders mating, with many litters conceived via artificial insemination."" 
  5. ^ Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition. 2003. 
  6. ^ The History of the Mastiff, M.B.Wynn, 1885. William Loxley.
  7. ^ Fogle, Bruce (2000). The New Encyclopedia of the Dog. Doring Kindersley (DK). ISBN 0-7894-6130-7. 
  8. ^ Ellis, Edward Robb (2005). The Epic of New York City - A Narrative History. Basic Books, New York. ISBN 978-0-7867-1436-0. 
  9. ^ The Mastiff and Bullmastiff Handbook, D.B.Oliff, 1988. The Boswell Press.
  10. ^ Janik, Kinga (July 6, 2007). "Bulldogs Best at Bolstering School Spirit?". Georgetown Journalism. http://journalism.georgetown.edu/kingajanik.html. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 

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The Bulldog, known as the British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in England.

Description

These dogs are small in stature but wide and compact with thick, massive heads. The muzzle is short and pug. The coat comes in many colors, including fawn, white, black & brindle. Black is undesirable in the show ring but not a disqualification and is recognized by the AKC.The dog's nose is made for it to bite a bull's nose and not let go. Because the stocky legs are set squarely at each corner of the compact, muscular body, the Bulldog's deliberate gate has become a waddle. They are good family dogs, known for their courage and their excellent guarding abilities. A lot of human attention is needed for Bulldog happiness. These dogs need little exercise or grooming except for the face which should be wiped daily in the face folds with a damp cloth. They weigh 53 to 55 lbs. and stand 12-16" at the shoulders. Contact the dog breeders below for your next family friend.


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