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Bulldog Characteristics

Each dog has its own personality traits, some of the most common in the Bulldog breeds are, extremely bad gas, an ability to be very stubborn not - to mention the snoring which is generally very loud! 
One of the nicest things about the Bulldog is that they may look rough and tough but really they are loving and sweet. They love to be included in everything and will go to great lengths to protect their family. They will generally get along with other dogs in the household and normally end up being the underdog so to speak. They are wonderful at what they do which is probably why they are loved by us as a nation.

These days "bullys" are highly regarded for being friendly, patient, playful, dependable and cuddly! They are a great all round family dog and are considered one of the best dog breeds for children, however children do need to learn how to respect and treat them and should never be left unsupervised with any dog - regardless of breed type.

Before embarking on the search for your Bulldog always you do your research and make sure you go to a reputable KC Accredited British Bulldog breeder. This will give you the best chance of introducing a good, healthy bulldog into your family. At Miltonpride bulldogs our aim is to breed fit, healthy bulldogs with a temperament second to none. However if you are thinking of owning a bulldog of your own it is very important that you do your homework and gain as much knowledge of the breed as possible.  They are not a simple or straight forward breed to care for and due to their sensitive nature and loyalty to their owner/family they should not be taken into your home only to find they will be passed on months or years down the line. Any prospective homes for Miltonpride puppies will be vetted and will be offered life long advice and help.

Taking all the above into consideration one thing you can be certain of when acquiring your bulldog is that he or she will reward you with all their love and affection.

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Look At Me
Typical Short stocky muscular legs give the bulldog a sturdy stance and are set quarely contributing to the breeds "waddle".

Sledging In The Snow
Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather

Asleep With My Best Friend
Bulldogs love children and make a good family pet known for an affinity with them.

Does My Bum Look Big In This
English Bulldogs generally enjoy mixing with other dogs and household pets

Brief History Of The Bulldog

Bulldog English History, the Bulldog is known to have originated in the British Isles and is believed to be a descendant of the "Alaunt" Mastiff  described by Dr. Caius, who states that "the Mastiff or Bandogge is vast, huge, stubborn, ugly and eager, of a heavy, and burthenous body, and therefore but of little swiftness, terrible and frightful to behold, and more fierce and fell than any Arcadian curre."


The English Bulldog was bred in the early thirteenth century for bull baiting. This origin is responsible for the breed's name as well as for the dog's appearance. The short muzzle and wide lower jaw were needed for the dog to clamp itself to the bull's nose like a vice and the nose had to be upturned so that the dog could still breathe while clinging to the bull. Exactly when this old English sport first started is hardly possible to say, but  anyone who has read about the sport of bull baiting must have been conscious of its extreme cruelty. From this we can gather that the original Bulldog had to be a very ferocious animal. Beauty and symmetry of form were in no way desirable, the appearance of the dog counting for nothing. The extraordinary courage possessed by these dogs is hardly believable. Bred from a long line of fighting ancestors, they grew to be so savage, so courageous as to be almost insensitive to pain. This is why bull baiting became so popular especially in England where huge amounts of money exchanged hands. They were not only used for bull baiting but dog fighting in pits was also very popular. Such was the Bulldog of British sporting days.


In the year 1835,  dog fighting as a sport became illegal in England. To all intents and purposes, therefore, the English Bulldog had outlived its usefulness; his days were numbered. However, there were dog lovers who felt a deep disappointment at the passing of so fine a breed, so forthwith they set themselves the task of preserving it. Though ferocity was no longer necessary to be desirable they wished to retain all the dog's other splendid qualities. With this idea in mind, they proceeded to eliminate the undesirable characteristics and to preserve and accentuate the finer qualities. Scientific breeding brought results, so that within a few generations the English Bulldog became one of the finest physical specimens minus its original viciousness. Now he was regarded as a dog which anyone could exhibit with pride.
This is the Bulldog we know today; a breed of dog that  we may be justly proud. At the same time we must express our gratitude to our British ancestors who realized the value of the English Bulldog sufficiently to preserve him for posterity.