Bulldog resource guide
Here is a basic Bulldog resource guide for you to find out more about the origins of the Bulldog, its characteristics, breed standard and other interesting information. The English Bulldog is a wonderful addition to any family, as it is an extremely loyal and gentle breed of dog. Click here to see how to care for your Bulldog.
Ceasar Millan’s comprehensive overview of The English Bulldog:
“One of today’s most popular dog breeds and human companions was originally bred for aggression. Here’s the history of bulldogs”.
Bulldogs in the beginning
“Like the pit bull, bulldogs were originally bred to help butchers control livestock, although bulldogs most likely predate pit bills, with a history that can possibly be traced back to the 5th century in England and a breed called the Alaunt.
By the 15th century, in addition to catching horses, cattle, and boars in legitimate (if dangerous) farming use, bulldogs were also used in the barbaric “sport” called bull-baiting, in which trained dogs would latch onto a tethered bull’s nose and not let go until the dog had pulled the bull to the ground or the bull had killed the dog.
Over the course of 350 years, until bull-baiting was banned in 1835, bulldogs were bred for aggression, and an 80-pound dog could easily bring down a bull weighing close to a ton by corkscrewing its own body around its neck, tossing the bull over its own center of gravity”. – Article by By Jon Bastian.
English Bulldogs – Wikipedia
The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of dog commonly referred to as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog. Other Bulldog breeds include the American Bulldog, Old English Bulldog (now extinct), Olde English Bulldogge, and the French Bulldog. The Bulldog is a muscular, heavy dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose. The American Kennel Club (AKC), The Kennel Club (UK), and the United Kennel Club (UKC) oversee breeding standards. Bulldogs are the 5th most popular purebreed in the United States in 2013 according to the American Kennel Club.
Other Bulldog resources
Bulldog breed guide (The UK Kennel Club)
Bulldog breed standard (The UK Kennel Club)
Bulldog Videos (Dogs 101 – Youtube)