Bulldogs are a very familiar breed of dog. It is one of the top dog breeds year after year for large family dogs. They are stern looking dogs but a have very gentle manner and temperament – proving the truth to the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover.”
Even in early centuries, this breed of dogs owned the spotlight compared to the other breeds, due to their participation in bull baiting. Bulldogs do have many sub-breeds but the breed that we will be talking about is the English Bulldog.
If you are looking for a cute and animated dog, then owning an English Bulldog may be for you. The English Bulldog is the smaller version of the famous American bulldog. This specific breed coined its title on its involvement of brave history in bull baiting. During the early times, bulldogs were used to fight against the bulls.
The English Bulldogs ancestors are still very brave and capable to this day; the intimidating demeanor of the breed may have lost its place but the determination of the English Bulldog is still very evident in the modern generation. Originally they were bred in England and can be traced back to the 5th century. There is a belief that the bulldogs are a combination of mastiffs and pugs. The English Bulldog is widely bred in the US, Germany and England. They are used as a sport and working dog.
English Bulldogs are not high maintenance pets but they should be taken on a walk daily and exercised regularly. This is necessary because they can easily encounter health problems that are triggered by excessive weight gain.
The English Bulldog is smaller compared to American Bulldog which is why some parents are comfortable leaving the dog to watch after their child. English Bulldogs have prominent features that separate them from other dog breeds. They have a muscular body built with a large head with a more emphasized mandible and folds of skin that are located on its brow. It has drooping lips and sharp pointed canines.
This overall appearance gives the impression that the dog is fierce and easily agitated and wants to fight but actually, the dog has a calm and gentle attitude. Although it has a gentle demeanor, it still doesn’t want to be intimidated by strangers. English Bulldogs make great family and guard dogs when given the proper training and exercise. They are a truly enjoyable breed that is loved by most everyone.