Overview of English Bulldogs
The English Bulldog, also known as the British Bulldog or simply the Bulldog, originated from the British Isles. The word “bull” in its name is derived from its use in connection with the cruel blood-sport of bull-baiting, which was officially outlawed in England in the mid-1800s. The Bulldog is dignified yet friendly and companionable. Despite its stout body and formidable features, the Bulldog is extremely gentle and very protective over its family. It is particularly good with children and should never be vicious or aggressive. Bulldogs also are exceptional guard dogs, but they can be stubborn and headstrong. Early socialization and consistent training will help to head off behavioral problems.
English Bulldog Q&A Challenge
Throughout Europe, Bulldogs were used as a sporting dog to tackle and battle actual Bulls. The sport eventually was banned in the 18th century.
True: As bullfighting with Bulldogs became viewed as an inhumane sport, the region decided it was too dangerous, and banned the sport in the mid 18th century.
The Bulldog has a reputation for being an angry herculean hunter. They are not playful, lovable or loyal.
False:Today's Bulldog has a reputation for being a gentle lover of belly rubs more so than a herculean hunter. They are playful, lovable and loyal.
Male English Bulldogs average about 50 pounds for males and 40 pounds for females.
True Male English Bulldogs average about 50 pounds for males and 40 pounds for females. Female Bulldogs look less “bulldogish” than males, as their features are not as exaggerated.