Why We Love Them: English Bulldog Edition
English Bulldogs are known for their low-energy personalities, toothy scrunched up faces, and round stocky bodies. Their snorts and grunts from their flat faces give life to their expressions, and each has a personality all their own.
The Bulldog is one of the most popular breeds according to the AKC year-over-year, and it’s no wonder that people love to bring these dogs into their homes. The AKC describes their physical presence perfectly:
“Kind but courageous, friendly but dignified, the Bulldog is a thick-set, low-slung, well-muscled bruiser whose ‘sourmug’ face is the universal symbol of courage and tenacity.”
History of the English Bulldog
Bulldogs were originally bred as cattle dogs in England. They helped ranchers bring cattle to market. They also have a dark history of being bred for a violent sport called bullbaiting. Because of this, they are equally courageous and stubborn. When the sport was finally outlawed in 1835, lovers of the breed saved them from extinction.
The violent past of the breed has all but been forgotten thanks to their family-friendly, laid-back nature. Over generations of breeding, the breed has become known for being calm, friendly, and good with kids and the elderly. They are a beloved family dog thanks to their comedic personalities.
What We Love About English Bulldogs
They are excellent family dogs.
They thrive in any weather conditions.
They have a naturally adorable mean mug.
They’re sweet and affectionate to their people.
They like to keep themselves clean.
This breed is a great dog for families in apartments or homes because of their laid-back, relaxed nature. Don’t mistake their low-energy reputation for a guarantee though, like any dog they will need exercise and play to be happy, but with their fun personalities, you won’t mind the play sessions.