What types of bulldog exists?Last modified on
As you might know there are many kinds of bulldog breeds. We will discuss the most popular ones.
The American Bully is a combination of a bulldog and American Staffordshire Terrier. Depending on the bloodlines the combination may vary. It is not a pure cross between an English Bulldog and American Staffordshire Terriers, but a ‘race’ bred through years of character and reliability. Depending on the descendant it may even be that there are to be found in the French Bulldog ancestors. The combination with Bulldog dogs they get a very stable character, which is suitable for just about all people and not to forget children. The American Bully is a perfect family dog, and should not be used for combat, despite they have the appearance of a strong, sharp and dangerous dog ..
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As the name already suggest this bulldog has his origin in France. He was developed as a companion dog from the miniature bulldogs English lace workers brought to France with them when they emigrated in search of better jobs. The English dogs mated with local breeds and soon became popular in fashionable circles.
The French Bulldog is a muscular, compact and heavily boned dog. Its head is large and square with an upturned nose and short, heavily wrinkled muzzle. The large, naturally erect, rounded ears are often described as batlike. The skin is soft and forms wrinkles at the head, neck and shoulders. The tail is naturally short and can be straight or screw. The short, fine coat may be brindle, fawn, white or brindle and white.
Today’s bulldog is quite different than the early version of the breed. It was originally developed to hold bulls for butchers and was later used for the blood sport of bull baiting. When this sport was outlawed in 1835, the need for the breed ceased. However, fanciers worked to keep the breed alive as a companion, placing value on its gentle temperament and distinctive looks rather than its fighting skills.
The bulldog is a medium-size but massive dog with a heavy, thick-set body. The head is very large, broad and square. The forehead is flat and the face is very short with a short, upturned muzzle. The massive jaws are square and the lower jaw is undershot with thick pendant chops. There are dark eyes, a black nose and small rose ears. The chest is broad and deep with a short back. The naturally short tail is straight or screwed. The skin is soft and loose, especially at the head, neck and shoulders. The coat is short and it may be brindle, white, red, fawn, yellow or piebald.