With a musculature almost out of proportion to its size, the Bulldog is a diminutive, but powerful, mastiff-type dog. Its head is enormous, the circumference of which may equal its height.
Its eyes are set low. White predominates in the coat, although there are plenty of pied, brindle, and fawn Bulldogs.
History of Bulldog
Until the banning of bull baiting in England in 1835, this breed was very popular. Since then it has been made considerably gentler by selective breeding.
Birth by Caesarean section is not uncommon, as the large head size of the pups may block the birth canal.
Other Names: English Bulldog
Identification keys of Bulldog
very short, broad nose
undershot lower jaw
powerful, compact body
extremely wide chest
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History of Italian Greyhound
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History of Épagneul Pont-Audemer
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History of King Charles Spaniel
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