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English bulldog, breed, characteristic, history and french bulldog puppies

A bulldog, more commonly known as the British Bulldog or the English bulldog, is a dog which, as the name suggests, hails from England.

Another popular Bulldog breed is the American Bulldog. French Bulldogs, which are also a member of the Bulldog family, appear similar to these American and English counterparts.

The Bulldog is a breed which is known for its thick shoulders that are characteristic to it. The brow of the bulldog settles down on thick blubber.

There are many folds of skin and muscle around the face and the neck of the bulldog. It also has a characteristically short muzzle and droopy lips with pointy teeth that are visible from the outside.

The Bulldog's history is an interesting one. It is said that they were first bred as crossbreeds between Pugs and Mastiffs.

However, the Pug was not known in Europe till the late sixteenth century and the Bulldogs were popular pets in Europe around mid sixteenth century. The Ancestry of the Bulldog is therefore disputed.

Bulldog puppies have a short and curly tail which remains like that and therefore unlike some of the other breeds, the tail doesn’t need to be cropped. For show dogs, if a bulldog puppy has a long tail, it is considered a very serious flaw. Though there is a lot of Bulldog information available everywhere, their sour expression that makes them look very surly, prevents a lot of people from bringing them into their homes. The truth however, is that the all the various breeds of Bulldog are very docile and friendly. Though they may not be as fast as some of the larger, more agile breeds, they can move extremely fast over short distances.

Both the English bulldog and the French bulldog puppies have a good temperament. However, sometimes, they may be extremely stubborn and willful too. The Bulldog personality is a very rare one. As menacing as they look, they become very attached to the family and the home they live in. In fact, they are so attached to their human companions that they seldom venture anywhere without their companions accompanying them. Their good nature allows them to get on well with children and other pets, if any.

Since bulldogs are not very large, they are suitable for both large houses and small apartments. Bulldogs can often be lazy, because their body structure doesn’t allow them to do a lot of activity. Therefore, they go along well with people who are a little less active. Bulldogs are much less excitable and are also much easier to train than other dogs.

  Submitted on June 1, 2010  

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