Origin: United Kingdom (England)
Dog Breed Group: Companion Dog
Life Span: 8-10 years
Weight: Male: 18-20, Female: 16-18
Height: Male: 13-15, Female: 12-14
Origin of Name: The Bulldog, also known as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed.
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Historical evidence suggests that bulldogs were created in 13th-century England, during the reign of King John, for the ""game"" of bulldogging, in which a wagering bull fought a packet of dogs, while spectators bet on the outcome Used to apply. The dogs used in this pastime of today's Bulldog ancestors, ferocious animals with huge jaws, were incredibly brave and impervious to pain.
A turning point in Bulldog history came in 1835, when England banned the sport of blood with animals. Blood games went underground, literally, bullbighting gave way to fighting pit-dogs in the dungeons. This illegal activity required faster, more animated dogs than bulldogs of the early 19th century. Gamblers built their furious, four-legged gladiators by crossing various terriers with bulldogs, and are therefore popularizing early prototypes of bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, and other bull-type terrier breeds.
With the bullbighting becoming obsolete, the Bulldogs faced extinction. In response, Bulldog fans began a long process of changing the breed from brawler to mate. He refined the physical shape to make the dog more attractive, and he also reduced the ferocity of the bulldog and re-added the breed to a sweet and sweet pet, which is particularly fond of children. By 1886, Bulldog fans on both sides of the Atlantic had done their job well enough to see the breed recognized by the AKC.
The Bulldog has long been the national symbol of England. During World War II, Jolly was made up of similarities between Tensing Bulldog and Jolly, Tensing Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In the US, the breed is the mascot of innumerable sports teams, including those representing Yale University. Yale's bulldog mascot, Handsome Dan, was called the first animal mascot in all sports. Another famous bulldog is the football mascot, who takes advantage of the exploits of the University of Georgia, relaxing from the edge of an air-conditioned doghouse. The Bulldog also serves as the wrinkled face of the MAC Truck Company and the US Marine Corps.