10 Interesting Facts about English Bulldogs

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About dogs, we want to know everything. Everything! But there are numerous dog breeds, and each one is a distinct animal with a distinct past. Because of this, we highlight a different breed every week. Learn some interesting information about English Bulldogs this week.

Bulldogs were bullfighters

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In case you didn’t guess, the answer is in the name. In the 14th century, English bulldogs were first bred for the popular sport of bull-baiting. Bull-baiting involved intimidating a tethered animal. The English bulldog was a unique animal to annoy bulls because of its low and broad proportions. When the moment was right, they would wait low to the ground and attack, seizing a bull’s nose and refusing to let go. Bulldogs were frequently thrown, hurt, and even killed as a result of this between the 13th century and 1835, when the sport was outlawed. English bulldogs are still tenacious, but not as fierce or tenacious as they once were. They are currently among the most devoted and affectionate dogs in the world.

Bulldogs almost went extinct

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That much is true. One of the most well-known dogs in America was on the verge of extinction. It all boils down to how successful they were in bull-baiting. Few used these animals once the sport was outlawed. But they survived because others saw how wonderful these creatures really were. Because of the canines’ popularity among Americans and Germans as herding dogs, English bulldogs were rapidly bred to have softer personalities. Bull-baiting was outlawed not long after, and English bulldogs quickly became one of the most adored pets.

Bulldogs are not the Greatest Swimmers

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Have you ever seen a muscled Mr. Universe attempt to swim? Likely not, which is also the reason not many English bulldogs are seen swimming. Bulldogs are short, stocky, and broad, none of which contribute to their swimming prowess. So, I suppose you might describe them as the dog world’s body builders.

Bulldogs are a popular team mascot

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The English bulldog is a fantastic mascot. We like to refer to them as our mascot, whether you find them to be tough and powerful or cute and cuddly. Think about how many teams have used bulldogs as their mascot:

  • Professional sports teams: 33
  • Universities: 41
  • High schools and middle schools: 284

Bulldogs are one of the most popular breeds in America

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The English bulldog is one of the most well-liked dog breeds in America. It is calm, brave, and sociable. Bulldogs are only second in popularity to Labradors, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers, according to the American Kennel Club. Given that they nearly went extinct just a few years ago, that is a fairly impressive company.

Bulldogs can run

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The three main activities of an English bulldog are eating, sleeping, and socializing. Their physique were not built to be sprinters like greyhounds, but rather to be aggressive and protective. Bulldogs, albeit small, are capable of reaching speeds of up to 15 m.p.h. What does that have to do with people? Usain Bolt, who is currently the fastest person, has reached speeds close to 28 m.p.h. That’s quick! However, the typical human can run at a speed of roughly 15 mph, the same as a bulldog. Who is the lazy one, then?

Bulldogs love to eat

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There may not be many activities that an English bulldog enjoys more than eating. In fact, remove a bulldog from his food bowl if you ever want to restore him to his former glory. It should come as no surprise that these avid eaters are prone to eating too quickly, which can be harmful to digestion and cause nausea and vomiting. Additionally, they consume without thoroughly chewing their food, swallowing it whole like a ravenous toddler. This causes them to swallow a lot of air, earning the bulldog the nickname “gas-passer” in popular culture.

Bulldogs are not big barkers

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You might be surprised to learn that English bulldogs are among the noisiest dogs on the planet, despite the fact that they don’t typically bark much. Bulldogs are boisterous for a multitude of reasons. The main causes of their snorts, snores, snuffles, wheezing, and grunts are their lifestyle and body type. Not to mention their capacity for passing gas. Bulldog owners find these noises to be endearing, but other people might prefer to hear barking.

Snores, farts, and drools

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Bulldogs fart, snore, and drool, which are traits that are positively adorable. However, why does this occur? Well, we’ve already talked a little bit about the gassiness. Due of their ravenous appetites, they frequently swallow too much air while they eat. A healthy diet can reduce the farting because food is frequently a factor.

Due to their body type and lack of exercise, bulldogs frequently become overweight, which contributes to their snoring, grunting, and wheezing. Even though these traits are typical for this breed, odd changes should be investigated by a veterinarian because they may be a sign of more serious issues.

Due to the dog’s severe underbite, drooling occurs. The dog’s upper lips do not completely cover its lower lips, preventing a mouth seal. Drool is the ultimate outcome, particularly after drinking water and eating. Do you recall dozing off in math class and waking up to drool on the desk? Okay, same here.

Bulldogs have an affluent background

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Although English bulldogs were once gladiators, they also come from a wealthy heritage.

At Westminster, Strathtay Prince Albert and Kippax Fearnought, two bulldogs, each won “Best in Show.” Additionally, English bulldogs were the pets of US Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge.

Not to mention the innumerable celebrities that call bulldogs their pets, like Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, and David Beckham.

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