The History of Bulldog Puppies

The Bulldog is known as Great Britain’s national symbol, and originated in London, England from the very cruel sport of putting the dogs in a pit in order to fight w Mini french bulldog for sale ith a bull or a bear. Literature from 1200 first mentioned these dogs. They were known as Bandogge by 1500 and were crossbred from Bandogges, Mastiffs, pugs, and other breeds to make sure they would possess the qualities that would make them successful in this sport.

Thankfully, bull and bearbaiting became illegal in 1853, which could have made the English Bulldogs extinct. However, there were men who cared greatly about the Bulldog and made sure that this breed was preserved. They had their work cut out for them, though. These dogs had been created to be bloodthirsty fighters, and now needed to be made into sweet tempered and docile creatures so they could become family pets.

English Bulldogs can be recognized as being medium sized, with a smooth coat, and heavy low body. Its face is short and massive, and it has wide shoulders, small hips, and strong legs. Even though they do wheeze, drool and snore, they are the perfect companion for children and the elderly.

The American Bulldog is a close cousin of the English Bulldog and looks similar to the American Pit Bull Terrier. It is also closest in appearance of the Old English Bulldog. Originally brought to America by immigrants, they were used as work dogs on ranches and farms. John D. Johnson, a breeder and war veteran, is responsible for the American breed of Bulldog that is seen today. They are much bigger than the European Bulldogs and are used as cattle drivers, K-9 dogs and pets. Johnson and his partner, Alan Scott, eventually went their separate ways, each breeding their own type of Bulldogs. Now, there are the Scott or Standard American Bulldogs and the Johnson American Bulldogs to choose from.

Another popular breed is the French Bulldog, although it’s unclear where these originated. Small and compact dogs, they appear a bit chunky with a pug like face. They weigh 20 – 27 pounds and are very friendly to humans. In fact, they were a favorite of the French street walkers, and became very popular all over France. However, it was Americans who came up with the rules of French Bulldog breeding. This little dog is low maintenance, and very quick to alert his human companions when he senses danger, which makes it an excellent guard dog. In addition, the French Bulldog is a very strong breed and, when properly cared for, can live up to 12 years.

Depending on what sort of dog you are looking for, there is a Bulldog breed to fit your needs. The one thing they all have in common is their sweet temperament and social nature. A Bulldog may, indeed, be the perfect pet for you.

 

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