He originated in England (he's also known as the English Bulldog)
He was originally bred in the 1600s as a fighting dog for the bloody sport of bull baiting (which is why he's called a "Bull" dog)
In 1835 when bull baiting became illegal in England a group of fanciers bred all the aggressiveness out of him until he turned into the sweet-natured "Bulldog" we know today
Personality and Behavior
He's sweet-natured and friendly
He's not vicious or aggressive
He gets very attached to his home and family
He doesn't wander; he likes to stay at home near you
He gets alone well with children, strangers, other dogs, and pets (he's not confrontational)
He doesn't mind living in a small apartment and he doesn't need much exercise
He's a couch-potato
He slobbers and drools
He makes snorting and snuffling noises and snores loudly
His intimidating look may thwart and intruder who doesn't know he's just a big sweetheart
He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).