English Bull Dog

March 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm Leave a comment

I know with my speech I didn’t give much history on the English Bull Dog so I figured I would add it to this blog.

The English bulldog has a long and storied history. Several theories regarding the breed’s origin have been introduced. Some are plausible and supported by documentation; some are easily dismissed. Most experts agree that the bulldog is a cross between a mastiff and a pug. However, some experts contend that the bulldog is a descendant of the Alaunt (a molosser breed that is now extinct).

Though some speculate that the English bulldog’s roots lie in twelfth century Asia, the breed’s first mention in English society was in the early 1600’s. In a letter to a fellow Englishman, a man named Prestwich Eaton made the distinction between mastiffs and bulldogs. Many enthusiasts consider this letter to be the first piece of documentation that signals a clear separation of the two breeds.  Read more at http://www.bulldogabbie.com/history-of-the-english-bulldog/

here is my pride and joy!! Roxy

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