|Ease of Training|
- 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!).