The bulldog is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world from England, so it is also known as the English Bulldog. At first, this bulldog was kept as a fighting dog or a fighter with wild cows or bulls, so he was included in the category of aggressive and tough dogs.
The large body size is one of the physical appearances that affect the character of the Bulldog. In fact, the name of the Bulldog is also influenced by the body shape like a bull. Of course this dog requires very good care and it will make it easier for you to determine the best care and adoption system for this dog. In addition, the Bulldog breed also has a long history to finally become a much-loved pet.
You have to know the character of the Bulldog, so that you can treat them correctly. Some prospective adopters think that the size of the dog’s body is large enough to affect the nature of the breed. In fact, some adopters think that this Bulldog has a friendly character and it is very good, especially for children. However, the most prominent character of this Bulldog is excellent and courageous supervision of the surrounding environment. This reputation is rarely owned by other breeds even for this type of hunter.
Bulldog also has a stubborn nature when faced with several situations. At times, these dogs are also slow at understanding something new. However, when this Bulldog breed understands something, this dog will also feel like he has it forever. A large body size and a supervisory character do not always make this Bulldog breed always bark excessively. He only barks at unrecognizable and suspicious objects at certain times.
The nature of their temperament is also part of the character of the Bulldog, of course. In addition, this trait is also influenced by several other factors such as training, socialization and environmental conditions. This will be a consideration for you to offer excellent environmental conditions. In addition, you must also spend a lot of time training this dog to recognize environmental details.
History of the Bulldog
As mentioned above, the bulldog was originally a fighting dog, but nowadays it has become a pet. Around 1835, dog fighting was prohibited by a law in England which made bulldogs only be kept and bred for a different purpose, namely to be a companion dog (Companion Dog). With various stages, the bulldog is then bred to become a good human friend dog, including for children. The anatomy of the dog’s body has also changed. Where at first the dog was quite tall it continued to be a cute short snub-nosed dog.
At this time, the bulldog is known as a good friend dog and is not aggressive even though it has a scary face. Bulldogs are perfect for keeping indoors.
Even now the Bulldog is known as a good and loyal dog, the impression of being tough and brave is still attached to the bulldog. The Bulldog is widely used as a symbol of courage and toughness in the military world to become the national pride of England.
The Types of Bulldog
In general, there are four different types of bulldogs, which are explained below:
1. French Bulldog
As the name implies, this type of bulldog comes from France which has a much smaller body size than the English Bulldog. This dog breed is part of the mastiff dog breed that was bred in France. The French bulldog has a muscular but small body. Its head is also larger than its body. And the earlobe looks upright which is also his trademark.
2. English Bulldog
This type of bulldog is one of the most original than other types of bulldogs. English bulldog is the oldest breed and is also known as the national dog of England. This one dog can weigh up to 25 kg in males and 20 kg in females.
The fur variants that exist in this British dog are also quite varied. The English Bulldog has a very stocky but short stature. The chest tends to be wider and the head size is much larger than the body size.
3. Olde English Bulldogge
This type of dog is an American variant that was deliberately experimented with, so that it can return to its ancestors who came from England, but the results say otherwise. This type of dog actually has a very different height than the English bulldog.
The Olde English Bulldogge is one of the dogs that is considered rare by the United States animal protection board and has been inaugurated by the American Kennel Club as one of the animals protected by the United States government in January 2014.
4. American Bulldog
The American Bulldog is one of the parts of the English Bulldog race that was brought back during the colonial era. In those days, these dogs were used as farm guards.
But over time, this breed then evolved to follow the natural conditions of America and made it look very different from the English Bulldog even though they are the same breed. Compared to English bulldogs, American Bulldogs tend to have a much larger height and body size.
This one dog can reach a weight of about 30-60 kg with a head size that is very proportional to its stocky body. The American Bulldog is much leaner than the English Bulldog & French Bulldog.
Those are some explanations about bulldogs and their characteristics that you should know. To adopters who are interested in keeping a Bulldog dog, you may be surprised by the high cost of adopting a Bulldog breed for a child. An employer who keeps them, can be said to have a fairly good social status, because the price is one of the most expensive dog breeds with other breeds.
It is estimated that the adoption price of purebred Bulldogs in the United States alone for puppies is around 1,500 – 3,000 which is almost twice as expensive as the Labrador Retriever. Generally breed pure Labrador puppies between 800 – 1,200.