The English Bulldog Past – Expert Bull Fighters…

noble_with_star_2.JPGI must admit when I first started learning about the History of English Bulldogs I was very surprised that they were originally used by Farmers and Butchers to bring Bulls down for slaughtering…

 Apparently these more aggressive English Bulldogs (the aggressiveness has been long since bred out of modern Bulldogs) would grab onto the very sensitive face of a multi-ton Bull and bring it to the ground! 

That’s right, a multi-ton Bull brought to the ground by a 70-80 pound dog! 

The short snouts of the English Bulldogs would help to keep the blood of the Bull from going into their noses – that explains those scrunched up faces…

I am happy to report that modern English Bulldogs are very playful and loveable. 

In fact, in many of the books that I have read Bulldogs are reported to have great temperments, play well with all dogs, and are very friendly. 

Our little English Bulldog is vertainly very loveable and she loves to wrestle with toys (not 2-ton Bulls)….

Quite the history though for this amazing breed of Dog that we love so much.

 Until next time,

Kyle and Trinity
www.EnglishBulldogBlog.com

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Nobles First Photo

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Here is a picture of our English Bulldog Noble…

She was the pick of the litter and our Breeder originally wanted to keep her for herself but fortune led Noble to our home!   

Look at how good she is!!  This picture was taken the day we brought her home from the breeder.  She was 5 months old and ready and willing to please.  We love this picture of her!!

That is one trait about Enlgish Bulldogs that sure stands out – they are super cute…

Kyle and Trinity
www.EnglishBulldogBlog.com

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English Bulldog Puppy and Dog Information

English Bulldog PuppiesThe Bulldog is basically an indoor dog that does not mind skipping exercise. She is intelligent, loving, likes to play and adores children. She snores and can have gas.

*Good With Children? Bulldogs are good with children. Of course, never leave a young child unsupervised with any dog or puppy.

*Good With Other Pets? Pretty good with pets except when feeding time comes.

*Trainability: They are highly intelligent but not always interested in being trained.

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male bulldog is 12 to 16 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 53 to 55 pounds. The female ranges from 12 to 16 inches to the withers and 49 to 51 pounds.

*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Bulldog is no exception. Be on the look out for poor eyesight, breathing difficulties, heat stroke, skin infections, canine hip dysplasia (genetic based looseness in the hip joint that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness), whelping problems, congenital heart disease and skin tumors. She may also require ear and dental care. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.

She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.

*Grooming. The Bulldog coat is short, straight, flat and close to the body. She sheds an average amount. She should be brushed weekly to help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her. Her face and the insides of her wrinkles need to be wiped daily. Bathe only when she really needs it.

Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities
(rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.

Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet. Generally a guillotine type trimmer is the best for this chore and competent instructions to accomplish this can be found on the net.

*Life Span. The Bulldog can live between 8 and 10 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.

*History. The Bulldog originated in Great Britain from the Asiatic Mastiff. She is currently the symbol of Great Britain.
She was first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1934.

Some Registries: *Bulldog Club of America *UKC United Kennel Club *NKC National Kennel Club *CKC Continental Kennel Club *APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc. *AKC American Kennel Club *FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale *NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club *KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain *ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club *ACR = American Canine Registry

Litter Size: Average 4 Bulldog puppies

Category: Mastiff. Non sport.

Terms To Describe: Kind, pacific, dignified, courageous, heart of gold, great intelligence, attentive,

*SPECIAL GOOD POINTS Good guard dog. Loves to play.

*SPECIAL BAD POINTS Poor watch dog. Heat and cold sensitive. May be gassy. She snores. Very touchy about her food.

*Other Names Known By: English Bulldog.

*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.

About the author:
Mitch Endick is a short article writer for the popular pet site:
http://www.petpages.com. He provides informative advice on all pets including dogs, puppies, cats, fish, reptiles, birds, ferrets, rabbits, mice and even pet bugs. Petpages.com also has an extensive pet classified ads section.

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English Bulldog Puppies – So Cute!

Yestarday we went to “Glory B’s” to look at a litter of English Bulldog puppies!  They were very cute, three females and one brindle colored male English Bulldog.   Debbie is the same breeder we bought our one year old English Bulldog Noble from and we will probably be buying a male from Debbie again very soon.

We will be posting some pictures of our visit to the Breeder soon. 

In the mean time check out this super-cute video of little “Bullies” at play…

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English Bulldog History and Breeder Information…

istock_000003038702xsmall.jpgThe AKC standard for the English Bulldog is medium size, around 40-50 pounds. English Bulldog’s have a smooth coat, a large short-face head, low swung body with wide shoulders. Today, Bulldogs are bred as a friendly dog that interacts well with both humans and other dogs.  EnglishBulldog puppies and adult dogs can be cheerful, playful, frisky, suborn and protective. Bulldogs are know for their unique personalities.

The English Bulldog’s flat face has been know to cause breathing problems for them. Due to this they can develop heat stroke easier than other dogs when the weather is hot. Their short legs make it difficult for them to swim, so they need to be monitored when around water. Some of their other health problems may include cataracts, hip problems, allergies, and cherry eye. Due to their large heads in relation to their medium sized bodies, many infant bulldogs are delivered by way of c-section to prevent their head from being stuck in the birth canal.

Originally, Bulldogs were bred for bullbaiting. This is a popular betting sport during 17<sup>th</sup> century England.
The Bulldogs were trained to jump at the bull, clamp onto its snout and try to suffocate the bull. This sport was banned in England in 1885. After bullbaiting was banned, Bulldog clubs began to form in Britain to help enhance the breed. Bulldogs gained more prominence with the increasing popularity of dog shows in Great Britain. Bulldogs quickly rose to the top of the show dog ring and became a symbol of Great Britain. Many universities, military institutions, and organizations throughout the world have used the Bulldog as their mascot.
English Bulldogs have also been used in the artistic world with countless characters and references in paintings, books, films, performing arts, and music. Today, English Bulldogs continue to be widely accepted as one of the most prestigious, expensive, and sought after dogs.

 –Lane Jordan

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Welcome To The EnglishBullDogBlog.com!!

Noble playing with her “Sun” Toy!

Fellow Engligh Bulldog Lover, 

Welcome to the English Bulldog Blog.com.  We look forward to sharing stories, health tips, dog food secrets, training tips, funny stories, pictures and videos of our English Bulldogs that we love and adore.

This is a picture of 1 year old Female English Bulldog “Noble” (how cute is she??!!). 

Looking forward to sharing some of happiness with you! 

 Sinerely,

 Kyle and Trinity 
www.EnglishBullDogBlog.com

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