The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of dog commonly referred to as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog . The term “Bulldog” was first mentioned in literature around 1500. The designation “bull” was applied because of the dog’s use in the sport of bull baiting. Bull-baiting, along with bear-baiting, reached the peak of its popularity in England in the early 1800s until they were both made illegal by the Cruelty to Animals Act 1835.
A Bulldog’s disposition should be “equable and kind, resolute, and courageous (not vicious or aggressive), and demeanor should be pacific and dignified. These attributes should be countenanced by the expression and behavior”. Generally, Bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, and pets. They can become so attached to home and family that they will not venture out of the yard without a human companion. They are also more likely to sleep on someone’s lap than chase a ball around the yard.
Between 30 and 40 cm / from 18 to 23 kg.
Short, flat, and sleek.
Red, fawn, white, brindle .
(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)