It's always fun to learn about a breed of dog you've dedicated your home to; whether for bragging rights or just plain curiosity, it seems there's never enough you can know about the heritage of your favorite pet.
Present-day bulldogs are descendants of the ancient Asiatic Mastiff. The first written record of this breed appeared in Mesopotamia in 4000 B.C.! This Mastiff was very intelligent and strong-jawed to help man defend himself and his livestock. In the British Isles, the ancestor of the English bulldog was used for bullbaiting ring. Many dogs were let loose on a bull in this “sport.” The dogs’ strong jaws hung on to a bull’s muzzle or ears until it was exhausted and collapsed. Generations of breeders tried to breed out the aggressive tendencies, and by the time of World War II they were largely successful. The appearance of the main English bulldog also changed, as the heavier-set bulldog of today became more popular after bullbaiting was banned in the nineteenth century.
There are several varieties of the bulldog breed , some of which are recognized as distinct breed by some countries' breeding organizations. Many dogs fall under the “Bulldog” umbrella: English bulldog, Bull Mastiff, Bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bulldog, American Pit Bull terrier and the Olde English Bulldogge. The Boxer and the small French bulldog and Boston terrier are also related.
So, if you want to receive your English Bulldog's devotion, you should give him your love and care in exchange. English Bulldog can become a great friend and companion if you treat him properly and provide him with the best equipment you can find. Walk with him with comfort and train him with safety - and he will become the happiest dog in the world!
Fantastic Leather Dog Harness With Studs For English Bulldogs