Bulldog History

Where did the name come from? The word  “bulldog”, as applied to these incredible creatures, has been in use in recorded  history since around 1568 when the term was likely applied to various ancestors  of what are the modern bulldog breeds. The early genetic breeding masterminds  were aiming the dogs for a fairly cruel and mean existence and in the 17th century  the bulldog was used for bull baiting and, to a lesser extent, bear baiting which  was a particularly savage gambling sport that was popular back in the 1600’s and  involved trained bulldogs leaping at a bull or a bear tethered to a post and latched  onto its snout and attempted to literally suffocate it.

Such cruelty to both animals was considered a viable blood sport and in today’s standards such  behavior would be considered as downright inhumane at the time it was nothing  to be ashamed of. Thankfully the breed has evolved, the aggression has been treated  as an undesirable and receding gene, so to speak and the current bully pups are  full of potential and becoming more and more as one of the best dogs for a caring  family.

  1. Dog Care (101 Essential Tips)
  2. A Kids’ Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog!: A Fun, Interactive, Educational Resource to Help the Whole Family Understand Canine Communication. Keep … Generations Safe by Learning to “Speak Dog!”
  3. My First Dog: A Guide To Caring For Your New Best Friend
  4. French Bulldog Colouring Book.: Relax with furry friends (Frenchies) (Volume 1)
  5. Train Your Puppy To Be Perfect: An essential guide to all aspects of puppy training and care. Reviews

Dog lovers have gathered together to share stories and fellowship  with other owners of their shared & common stock and the oldest specialty  dog club devoted to the specialty breed was started in jolly old England back  in 1875. This group of pub crawling canine lovers were known, not surprisingly  as, the Bulldog Club., And their initial writings and specifications describing  the breed became the standard!

While the breed has evolved immensely  from the 1800’s and the bulldog mixes have become popular especially with the  Terrier group of animals there has been a renewed interest amongst some dog owners  who have tried to recreate a breed more akin to the original bull baiters of three  hundred years ago; recent examples of this questionable trend are the breeds known  as the Olde English Bulldogge, Renascence Bulldog, Victorian, Continental and  Dorset Old Tyme Bulldog. The American Kennel Club, however, has decided not to  recognize any of these newly “recreated” breeds of dogs. Many owners of bulldogs  or the bully mixes tend to agree that the progression of the breed has come so  far. Looking back to rekindle such traits may be counterproductive to the future  of the acceptance of the breed.