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Bull Dog Breeds

Bull dog breedsMabel is 7 weeks old and a ball of wrinkled personality!

There are MANY Bull Dog Breeds - when I started researching and putting this page together, I was really surprised to learn just how many different types of Bull Dog Breeds there actually are!

I mean, I knew of the usual ones such as the English Bulldog and the French Bulldog, but had forgotten that Pit Bull Terriers are actually a bulldog breed as well.

Bull Dog Breeds : A brief history

Bull Dogs were bred for bull baiting - a horrendous "sport" which was popular from the thirteenth to nineteenth century.

Almost every town or village had a bull ring in which a bull would be tethered by a length of rope to a stake in the ground.

The aim of the "game" was for the bulldog to approach the bull (The bulldog's were bred to be low to the ground and fearless) and clamp his jaws around the beast's nose as this was the most sensitive part of the animal.

The bull was eventually rendered immobile which allowed it to be killed by a butcher without the risk of injury to the human doing the killing.

A great many bulldogs died in the bull ring - from being tossed in the air by the bull's horns, from being shaken to death (some dogs held on so tightly that they flew off but their teeth remained on the bull's nose) and from being trampled to death by a frantic bull.

There was no breeding program back then so the dogs varied greatly in their ability at bull-baiting.

Gone but not forgotten:

A number of Bull Dog breeds have now died out and become extinct such as the Old English Bulldog.

However, it has a successor in the form of the Olde English Bulldogge which has been bred to look very similar. It is a recreation only though as the Old English Bulldog's genes are completely gone.

If the dog's name below is in a green color, then you can click on it to learn about that specific breed.

Bull Dog Breeds

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Just click HERE to read more about the  Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog breed. A loyal and friendly family dog!

Alano Español

Bull dog breedsAlano Español also called the Spanish bulldog

We do not yet have a page on the Alano Español.

American Bulldog

Just click HERE to read more about the American Bulldog breed. An energetic and fun-loving breed.

American Pitbull Terrier

Just click HERE to read more about the  American Pitbull Terrier dog breed. Sometimes misunderstood, but does it really deserve the bad press?

American Staffordshire Terrier

Just click HERE to read more about the  American Staffordshire Terrier dog breed.

Antabellum Bulldog

Bull dog breedsAntabellum Bulldog

We do not yet have a page on the Antabellum Bulldog.

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Australian Bulldog

Bull dog breedsAustralian Bulldog or Aussie Bulldog

We do not yet have a page on the Australian Bulldog.

Bantam Bulldog

Bull dog breedsBantam Bulldog

We do not yet have a page on the Bantam Bulldog.

Boxer

Just click HERE to read more about the  Boxer dog breed. This is one of the favorite breeds due to its good nature and watchdog traits.

Boston Terrier

Just click HERE to read more about the  Boston Terrier dog breed.

Bullmastiff

Just click HERE to read more about the  dog breed.Developed to help British gamekeepers to catch poachers on British estates.

Bully Kutta

We do not yet have a page on the Bully Kutta.

Miniature Bull Terrier

We do not yet have a page on the Miniature Bull Terrier.

Bull Terrier

Just click HERE to read more about the Bull Terrier dog breed.One of the original bulldog breeds, crossed with terriers.

Ca de Bou

Bull dog breedsCa de Bou or Perro de Presa Mallorquin

We do not yet have a page on the Ca de Bou.

Catahoula Bulldog

Bull dog breedsCatahoula Bulldog

We do not yet have a page on the Catahoula Bulldog.

English Bulldog

Just click HERE to read more about the English Bulldog breed.

French Bulldog

Just click HERE to read more about the  French Bulldog breed. A very popular breed due to its good nature and playfulness.

Bull Dog Breeds

Leavitt Bulldog

Bull dog breedsLeavitt Bulldog

We do not yet have a page on the Leavitt Bulldog.

Gull Terr  (Pakistani Bull Terrier)

Just click HERE to read more about the Gull Terr dog breed. An  aggressive breed used for protection in Pakistan and India.

Gull Dong

Just click HERE to read more about the  Pakistani Gull Dong dog breed. A Gull Terr crossed with a Bully Kutta. Strong, aggressive, and very protective. Not for first time dog owners!

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Bull dog breedsStaffordshire Bull Terrier

We do not yet have a page on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Olde English Bulldogge

Just click HERE to read more about the Olde English Bulldogge dog breed.

Olde English Bulldogges are actually recreations of the original English Bulldog. The bulldog has transformed over years of breeding for specific traits that it now looks very different from its earlier form. 

Breeders wanted to create a healthier, more agile dog that resembles some of the first members of the breed. 

There are many different Old English Bulldog breeds, each being created by breeding the English Bulldog to another breed such as the:

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • The American Bulldog
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Dogue de Boudreaux
  • Bullmastiff. 

These breeds go by different names and to my knowledge as of this writing, all of them are still in the development phase and have not been recognized by any major kennel club organization. 

Dorset Old Tyme Bulldog, Old Time Bulldog, Victorian Bulldog, Old Victorian Bulldog, Medieval Bulldogges.


Valley Bulldog

Just click HERE to read more about the  Valley Bulldog breed. A wonderful nature and soft disposition make this a great family dog.


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