He was created in the 19th century by crossing a Bulldog with a White English Terrier
He was bred for fighting
Personality and Behavior
He's muscular, strong and tough
He's gentle, sweet and loving
He has a mind of his own and is very independent
He is very energetic
He's absolutely fearless and courageous
He's good with children that treat him with respect
He likes to play and clown around
He will chase and attack other pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters
He can be aggressive with other dogs, he may snap at anytime
He will not back down from a fight even with a dog much larger in size
He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most 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!).