English Bulldog Colors

Standard and Non standard colors

The English Bulldog coat comes in a variety of colors
There are standard and non standard colors
Standard colors are colors approved by the kennel clubs

The English Bulldog, is not recognised in any colour
that is not listed in the breed standard by the Kennel Clubs
For example black, lilac and chocolate colors
are all marked on their pedigree as unrecognised colors


So what standard and non standard colors are there?

Standard

Fawn/ Fallow
Red
White

A combination of the standard colors
like red and white
are considered a standard color

Non Standard Colors

Black
Blue
Lilac

Markings


Black Mask
Brindle
Merle
Piebald
Ticked
White Markings

What is your favorite Bulldog color?
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Are non standard colors more prone to health problems?

There is a lot of debat wether Bulldogs with non standard colors
are more likely to have breed specific health problems
However in my research, I could find a lot of peoples opinions
but I could not find any scientific research or statistics on this subject

So the next question would be:
Are non standard colors more prone to health problems
or are bad breeders more likely to breed non standard colors
for financial reasons?

In the Netherlands, we rarely see
non standard colored Bulldogs,
in fact, we never had one in the rescue,
so I cannot judge from my own experience
But here is some helpful input from our members:



Jane Grace:
I follow several bulldog rescues
and they report seeing more health issues
with non-standard coloured dogs
than the regular coloured ones.
They see more occurrences of cleft palates,
spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
The non standard colours are very sought after
here in the US, unfortunately they come
at a cost to the dogs by way of health.

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The Bulldog Character index

This blog is to give more insight
into the Bulldog’s character.
Let me start by stating
that no Bulldog is the same.

These numbers are based
on averages and based on
my own personal experiences with Bulldogs
in over 20 years of having them as pets
and my experience as a foster parent
and dog trainer for the Baggy Bulldog Rescue.

Are you thinking about adopting a Bulldog?
These characteristics and stats will help
you understand the Bulldog’s character and needs.

Are you an experienced Bulldog owner?
Let us know if you agree with these stats
and let us know if we missed anything
in the comments or on the Bulldog Forum

Adoptability

Adapts well to apartment/city living


When choosing the perfect pooch
for your apartment, you should also
take into consideration the dog’s
energy level, noisiness, and friendliness.

The Bulldog is the ideal dog for city living.
Their mellow personalities
fit right in with city life.

They are content, they rarely bark, are very social
and don’t require much exercise.
Daily walks and lots of cuddles
and they’re all set.

Good For Novice Owners

The Bulldog is often labeled
as a dumb and untrainable dog

This is not true!
Bulldogs are in fact very easy to train
and they are also very smart
However what works for most dogs
will often not work with Bulldogs.

So even an experienced dog owner
who owned different dog breeds
can still be an unexperienced owner
when it comes to Bulldogs.

A Bulldog will need a soft approach
and may need some more repetitions
before a command is learned.
But a Bulldog will never forget
anything he or she learned.

Also …
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Army & Marine Bulldogs

The Bulldog is known to be a mascot for many things like sport clubs and universities. But probably the oldest and most well known mascot is the  Navy and Army Bulldog. So how did the Bulldog become the Marine, Navy & Army mascot?

The year was 1917 when America declared war against Germany and joined allied forces in France in World War I. The first real test in battle for the United States Marine Corps was the battle at Belleau Wood in 1918.

The Germans had advanced to within 50 miles of Paris. The battle raged for almost a month before the Marines were finally victorious. General Pershing said it was the most important battle fought by American forces since the Civil War. It was during the battle of Belleau Wood where the fighting spirit of the Marines and soon to be mascot, the English Bulldog, became synonymous.

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The Bulldog a Guard Dog?



The Bulldog by nature is a very social and calm dog, who rarely barks and is not very observant of its surroundings. There is not much that can distract a Bulldog of one of its most important tasks: Beauty Naps. From experience, I can say that most Bulldogs would welcome any visitor into their home, known or unknown. If they wake up, the burglar will probably receive a happy, warm and wiggly welcome.

I always joked that they do have a preventive use against burglars… If the burglar would listen at the door, they will think you have a grizzly bear snoring on your couch and he will mostly likely skip your house.


But in most cases the Bulldog is not very protective. Of course there are always exceptions. I have seen Bulldogs who grew up on a farm with other guard dogs and who copied the behaviour. But if you are looking for a dog to protect your property the English Bulldog is definitely not a good match. The American Bulldog however is very fit as a guard dog.

The English Bulldog is commonly portrayed as a fierce, persevering or even aggressive, but in reality the English Bulldog is none of that. They are softies, highly social and loving couch potatoes.

But there is one very important exception to this rule; the Bulldog will not care much about your home or property but it will do anything for its family. Because Bulldogs are so highly social, loyal and devoted and they will do anything to protect their family and friends.

Bulldogs are known to be one of the best babysitters in dog form. They are very gentle with kids and they will follow them around everywhere. A Bulldog will try to save its family by jumping into a lake even when it cannot swim. They will protect the other pets in the home and they will stick up for their doggy friends in the park. No matter what the danger is, the English Bulldog will come to the rescue.

To me this is way more important than my home or my stuff. When you have a Bulldog in your Home you have a family protector. I don’t care if a burglar takes my stuff, my dog is my family and is therefor way more valuable than anything I own. With a Bulldog in your Home you know you have your own guardian angel.

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Bully to the Rescue!


The Character of the English Bulldog

As a Bulldog Addict, I talk a lot about my Fur Bully Babies. And a lot of times I get the question: But why Bulldogs? What is it that makes the Bulldog so special?

First of all, I have to state I love all animals and all dogs, but the Bulldog has a special place in my heart. Why? Well I’m gonna try to explain although I have to state in advance, the only way to truly understand a Bulldog Addict, is to become one yourself.

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You have to own one to understand it. Let me rephrase that last sentence; you have to care for a Bulldog to understand the Bulldog Love. No one really owns a Bulldog  ☺ That’s one of the reasons I Love them so much.

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General Characteristics 

Bulldogs are not just remarkable dogs in appearance; they also have an even more striking character. The Bulldogs’ character can be described as friendly, social, calm, balanced, compassionate, stubborn, cuddly, outgoing, proud and persevering. I personally believe that their friendly and peaceful nature largely determines their character.

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The Peaceful Bulldog 

The Bulldog’s character is what makes them so unique. You could almost say that Bulldogs have a soothing and calming effect on their owners. A nice detail is that many of those owners have a fast or hectic life and find peace and relaxation with their Bulldogs.

For example, the high-speed motor racer, Valentino Rossi, is a big Bulldog fan and owner!  A perfect example of two extremes matching perfectly together. For more information about famous Bulldog owners I refer you to the topic: Famous Bulldogs.

Another example showing the relaxed attitude of a Bulldog is that a Bulldog is a rare barker will almost never use his voice to clarify disputes. I often refer to Bulldogs as the Rasta among Dogs, they have a feel good mentality and if not today then tomorrow.

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Although it is a misconception that Bulldogs are Lazy and low energy dogs, Bulldogs do love to chill and relax. Laid back, would still be an understatement for the Bulldog. Have a crazy and stressful life and want to chill out? Get a Bulldog.

The Bulldog will teach anyone how to relax and chill properly. They are calm, gentle and laid back by nature in such a way they will have the same effect on their surroundings.


The Social Dog

All dogs are social animals by nature, but the Bulldog takes this to a whole new level. The Bulldog is and wants to be everyone’s friend, no matter if you are human or animal, the Bulldog will try to socialize with you. Although they might look tough they are all softy inside and are not afraid to show and share it. I have seen Bulldogs become friends with guinea pigs, rabbits, sheep and other farm animals.

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This loving and social character is what makes the Bulldog such a great Family dog. They are exceptionally loving and caring with people, little kids and elderly people, dogs and other animals.

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The Energy of a Bulldog

A statement often heard is that Bulldogs are lazy dogs.  Their characteristics, like their calm and relaxed nature, are often mistaken for laziness or a lack of energy.

These are false accusations; Bulldogs just use their energy very thoughtfully.
If Bulldogs feel like it, the will go for the full 100% energy explosion and when they do, they are one big ball of energy. The Bulldog is certainly not a lazy dog. A Bulldog has to see the purpose of his energy use and does not see much reason to hurry itself.

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With the false idea of a lazy bulldog, a lot of owners get an English Bulldog for the wrong reasons. They think the Bulldog does not need/and doesn’t like to walk. This is just an excuse for lazy dog owners. When the Bulldog only walks a few minutes a day outside, not getting enough exercise and getting overweight, it creates a dog that is both physically and mentally in an unhealthy situation.

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Devotion and Loyalty

The Bulldog is extremely devoted and loyal to it’s Family. A Bulldog is happy when it’s with his Family it loves to get affection and be around the daily activities. You can have all the toys in the world, acres of playground and plenty of exercise but a Bulldog without it’s Family is an unhappy dog.

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The Bulldog is the ideal companion, always happy to see you and he is happy when you are happy. Try doing a work out on the floor, bring in groceries, take a nap on the couch or do chores around the house, .. you will never have to those things alone again. A Bulldog wants to engage in your activities and wants to be a part of it all.

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The Intelligence of a Bulldog

Due to the earlier mentioned characteristics, Bulldogs are often underestimated in terms of intelligence. Bulldogs need to see the purpose of an action.
They will follow commands … but in bulldog pace  (so it might take a little longer). This does not mean that Bulldogs are unintelligent dogs. There are several Bulldogs that made it to the highest level in obedience training and also have achieved these goals in agility competitions.

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Crazy Time

At least once a day Bulldogs have what I call ‘Crazy Time’ sometimes also referred to as ‘The Zoomies’. The best way to describe this is your Bulldog will have fun in goin’ crazy.

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This can be done in several ways.. .
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The Bulldog and Routine 

Bulldogs are dogs who are very committed to routine and structure in their daily life. Bulldogs often get upset when they deviate from their daily routine. For example, my mother’s Bulldog, Teun, walked the same route through the park every day. When my mother needed to post a letter and had to deviate from the usual route, Teun would not move and would look in the direction he would normally walk. It is simply what he was used to.

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Most Bulldogs are not that fond of change. This is true of even the smallest changes such as moving furniture in the house. This is why it is very important in the upbringing of Bulldogs to let them get used to changes.  Let your Bulldog gain as much experience as possible in an early stage by letting them get used to public transport, sleeping in different places, walking various routes and so on. This way, you can ensure that Bulldogs can easily adapt in different situations. For more information on Dog  Training click here

 



Emotional Philosophers

The Bulldog might look tough in appearance but in reality is not tough at all. Bulldogs are very emotional dogs. They easily pick up on human vibes and emotions. They are easily scared and can be real wimps. A lot of people label the Bulldog as stubborn, but in my personal opinion, they are not stubborn but they do have a strong will. A Bulldog has to see the purpose of an action or following a command if not it will refuse.

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Bulldogs are real thinkers.
You don’t give commands to a Bulldog
You come to agreements with them 😀

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More examples of Heroic Bulldogs here

 

The Bulldog Sound

A strong character has a strong voice, and so it is. It is one more thing that makes the Bulldog special, their Sound. Although a Bulldog will rarely bark they do know how to talk. They have their own language which sounds hilarious.

More in the Compilation of funny Bully Talk videos

 

Forever Babies

Bulldogs are forever Babies, yes they grow up but on the inside a Bulldog will keep those childlike features forever. They will stay untroubled, keep exploring and want to be Daddy’s or Mommy’s little Baby Bull forever. They also tend to keep up the childish behaviour of having Tantrums by the way 😀

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For me, the English Bulldog is THE dog.
No words can describe the connection I feel with these dogs.
They are truly one of a kind

 


What makes the Bulldog so Special?

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As a Bulldog Addict, I talk a lot about my Fur Bully Babies. And a lot of times I get the question: but why Bulldogs? What is it that makes the Bulldog so special? First of all, I have to state I love all animals and all dogs, but the Bulldog has a special place in my heart. Why?

Well I’m gonna try to explain allthough I have to state in advance, the only way to truly understand a Bulldog Addict, is to become one yourself. You have to own one to understand it. Let me rephrase that last sentence; you have to care for a Bulldog to understand the Bulldog love. No one really owns a Bulldog 😉 That’s one of the reasons I love them so much. Here are some more reasons I think the Bulldog breed is so special.

Social Dog
All dogs are social animals by nature, but the Bulldog takes this to a whole new level. The Bulldog is and wants to be everyone’s friend, no matter if you are human or animal, the Bulldog will try to socialize with you. Allthough they might look tough they are all softy inside and are not afraid to show and share it. I have seen Bulldogs become friends with guinea pigs, rabbits, sheep and other farm animals.

This loving and social character is what makes the Bulldog such a great Family dog. They are exceptionally loving and caring with people, little kids and elderly people, dogs and other animals.

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Devotion and Loyalty
The Bulldog is extremely devoted and loyal to it’s Family. A Bulldog is happy when it’s with his Family it loves to get affection and be around the daily activities. You can have all the toys in the world, acres of playground and plenty of excersize but a Bulldog without it’s Family is an unhappy dog.

The Bulldog is the ideal companion, always happy to see you and he is happy when you are happy. Try doing a work out on the floor, bring in groceries, take a nap on the couch or do chores around the house, .. you will never have to those things alone again. A Bulldog wants to encage in your activities and wants to be a part of it all.

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Crazy Time
At least once a day Bulldogs have what I call ‘Crazy Time’ sometimes also referred to as ‘Zoomies’. With James and Bean it is clockwork, after their ‘after dinnernap’ it’s Crazy Time 😀 The best way to describe this is your Bulldog will have fun in goin’ crazy.

This can be done in several ways.. James will usually grab his blanket, throws it on its own head and will roll around, so I will have a little ghost barking and rolling around my living room and Bean usually does sprints and jumps on and off the couch and running and jumping around with her butt low like a crazy high energy bunny. Some video examples of Bulldog and their ‘Crazy Times’.

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Face and Expression
Bulldogs have such a Beautiful face. Their characteristic and distinguished faces really gives them the most diverse and cute facial expressions. Their loving eyes, those wrinkles and floppy cheeks, it is all part of the Bulldog charme.

It is no coincidence that Bulldogs are frequenly used as mascottes, in commercials etc., the Bulldog’s Face speaks to everyone and says it all.

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Laid back and Relaxed
Allthough it is a misconception that Bulldogs are Lazy and low energy dogs, Bulldogs do love to chill and relax. Laid back, would still be an understatement for the Bulldog. Have a crazy and stressful life and want to chill out? Get a Bulldog.

The Bulldog will teach anyone how to relax and chill properly. They are calm, gentle and laid back by nature in such a way they will have the same effect on their surroundings.


Emotional Philosophers
The Bulldog might look tough in appearance but in reality is not tough at all. Bulldogs are very emotional dogs. They easily pick up on human vibes and emotions. They are easily scared and can be real wimps. A lot of people label the Bulldog as stubborn, but in my personal opinion, they are not stubborn but they do have a strong will. A Bulldog has to see the purpose of an action or following a command if not it will refuse.

Bulldogs are real thinkers. You don’t give commands to a Bulldog you come to agreements with them 😉

More examples of Heroic Bulldogs here

The Bulldog Sound
One more thing that makes the Bulldog special is their Sound. Allthough a Bulldog will rarely bark they do know how to talk. They have their own language which sounds hilarious. To understand it you have to watch, listen and learn: Bully Talk

Forever Babies
Bulldogs are forever Babies, yes they grow up but on the inside a Bulldog will keep those childlike features forever. They will stay untroubled, keep exploring and want to be Daddy’s or Mommy’s little Baby Bull forever. They also tend to keep up the childish behaviour of having Tantrums by the way 😉

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For me, the English Bulldog is THE dog. No words can describe the connection I feel with these dogs. They are truly one of a kind.


Bulldog Question: Churchill

A lot of people think Winston Churchill was a Bulldog owner. This is a misconception.
Question: What type of dogs did Churchill own and what was his connection to the English Bulldog breed?

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Winner: Nicola Jarrett

he actually owned poodles the connection is the bulldog spirit. Winston Churchill is known to the Russians as “The British Bulldog” for his unyielding tenaciousness.
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Famous Bulldogs

A number of English Bulldogs 
have received worldwide publicity, and became real stars!

I will include the following V.I.B.’s
Very Important Bulldogs
in this blog:

• Celebrity Bulldog owners
• Bulldogs known for their skateboarding talents
• Bulldogs known for their performances on TV or in Movies

• Bulldogs known through a heroic deed
• Bulldogs known as the mascot of a sports club or business

Celebrity Bulldog owners

The English Bulldog is also a beloved pet
among the stars and celebrities.
Many people with a fast and hectic life
choose an English Bulldog as their pet.
Opposites attracts.

The bulldog seems to have
a calming and relaxing effect on their owners …
… or are the celebs the ones really being owned here?
Some of these celebrities
put their Bulldog in the spotlight
in such a way that
the bulldog itself is now a global star.

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A list of famous people owned by Bulldogs 😉

Music


Ashlee Simpson


Chris Brown and his Bulldog Diamond

Gloria Estefan

Jason Aldean
Joe Jonas and his Bulldog Winstonjoe-jonas-winston-blue-bulldog

John Legend
John Legend knows that being a celeb
does not exclude you from the crazy things
you will do for your Bully. He even hosted
a wedding party for his two Bulldogs
I ♥ how the groom is
almost bursting out of his wedding suit 😀


Limp Bizkit

Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit (Rockband)
has a bulldog named Bizkit.
Fred takes Bizkit everywhere he goes
and also comes along with the band on tour.

Louise Redknapp

Michael Jackson and his Bulldog Large in 1985

Ozzy Osbourne

Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz, singer, has a bulldog
who featured in the music video
The Take Over, The Breaks Over
and was also a ring bearer at their wedding

Pink



Pink (Singer)had a bulldog named Elvis,
that she got from Lisa Marie Presley,
daughter of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley.

Tragically Elvis drowned in the pool.
Although Elvis was a good swimmer at one point he got in trouble.
Pink and her ex husband Carey Hart
have tried to resuscitate but to with no success.
Pink has a tattoo of Elvis on her arm.

Roger Whittaker

Sugar Ray


Tv/Movies

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler (Actor) has three Bulldogs:
Matzoball, Meat Ball and Babu.
Meatball was his first Bulldog and was present
at his wedding as ring bearer in full costume.

Furthermore, Meat Ball also appeared
in the comedy movie Little Nicky.

Check out this video of Meatball having fun at the Beach.
Wait for the slip and roll! 😀


Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and his Bulldog, Jacques.
Pitt says, “I’m a firm believer
Bulldog owners are kindred spirits.
Mostly because we can and will have
very serious conversations about
snorts, farts, shit consistency, crusty eyes,
crusty noses, puke, and various forms of gas
with other Bulldog owners.”

Danny Trejo
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He might look tough on screen
but in real life Danny Trejo is a real softie
when it comes to animals and especially dogs

Typically cast as a tough guy or hardened criminal,
Danny is all heart when it comes to caring for his animals,
promoting the vital importance of spay/neuter
and encouraging fans to adopt their pets from local shelters.

I do see a resemblance …

Dennis Quaid and his Bulldog Peaches

Drea de Matteo

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Jay-Baruchel

Jeremy Piven and his Bulldog Blue
Jessica Biel

Johnny Vaughan

Kelly Packard

Lindsay Lohan

Reese Witherspoon
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Reese Witherspoon, had a bulldog named Frank Sinatra
and is now owned by a little puppy named Lou

Regina Hall

Sanaa Lathan


Shemar Moore
Actor from Criminal Minds, owns two English Bulldogs,
one named Shug and the other named Moe.

Tara Reid
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The Rock

Will Smith
Will Smith his Daughter Willow Smith
with their Bulldog Rockefeller

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Sports



David Beckham

Michael Phelps Olympic Swimmer, 
most decorated Olympian of all time 
and his Bulldog Herman



Valentino Rossi 

As said many people with a fast and hectic life
choose an English Bulldog.
Valentino Rossi is an excellent example.
Valentino Rossi is an Italian motorcycle racer with several world titles and Grand Prix victories to his name,
making it one of the most successful motorcycle racers ever.
This is what he said in an interview about
his love for the English Bulldog.

Quote V. Rossie:
‘They say that dogs are the best friends of man.
Well, that’s right. I have two English bulldogs.
A boy and a girl, she called Cesare and Cecilia.
I have a special relationship with them,
sometimes I even talk to them.
When I see them, they always make me very happy.
Even in difficult times they have a very calming effect on me.’

In 2000 I suddenly thought: f*ck,
I need to have a dog.
By that time I did not have a dog for over almost ten years.
I’ve long looked for what kind of dog I would take.
There was one that made my friends house into a mess
and others were too large.
Eventually it became an English bulldog.

I drove to Reggio Emilia a famous breeder of these dogs
and I bought a boy, that I named Guido.
I had a special and intimate relationship with him.
For the love I pasted a sticker on my bike from him,
so he always was with me during the race.
I had Guido for over eight years,
unfortunately he didn’t live long due to heart failure.
Guido died last year, just before the race in Malaysia.

I had a very hard time, but luckily I was home when he died.
It would have been much heavier if I was not there,
so I could make him  one last salute.
I then went to Malaysia, where I raced home
and drove directly to Reggio Emilia.
I called the breeder and said I was coming.
I looked and found a boy and named him Cesare.
I also saw that he had a sister from the same litter.
I thought, f*ck, this time I just take two.

I’m glad I did because two dogs are better than one.
They both love to have a friend to play with.

Other

Carol Gardner from Zelda Wisdom
Baggy Bulldogs


Paris Hilton (famous rich girl)

Truman Capote (writer)


Warren Harding (29th president of the USA)

White House kennel master Wilson Jackson
introduces Laddie Boy to Oh Boy, an English bulldog.
Oh Boy was given as a gift to Florence Harding
after she moved into the White House.

A lot of people think Winston Churchill (British Politician)
owned Bulldogs, in fact Sir Churchill owned Poodles.
Churchill got his nickname the Bulldog
for being very persistant and never giving up.

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Skateboarding Bulldogs 

The English Bulldog is not known for its sportsmanship
but there is one sport in which they excel, skateboarding!

Across the world there are skateboarding Bulldogs
and some even became global celebrities by skating.
Some of the most famous skateboarding Bulldogs are
Tyson, Otto and Tillman.
These Bulldogs have a glorious sporting career behind them
and  are still skating.

The bulldog has a sort of natural aptitude for skateboarding,
they will not only stand on it and skate off
but also do turns and tricks
by moving their weight on the board,
just like human skaters do.

Otto the Bulldog living in Lima, Peru,
is recordholder in the guiness book of records
by setting the record for the longest human tunnel
traveled through by a dog skateboarder

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The Bulldogs in movies and on TV 

Jake and the Fatman (and Bulldog Max)
Jake and the Fatman is an American detective series
with William Conrad and Joe Penny.
The series ran from 1987 to 1992.

William Conrad played Jason Lochinvar “Fatman” McCabe,
a prosecutor. He is usually accompanied by his English bulldog Max.
He works with the younger detective Jake Styles (played by Joe Penny)
and assistant officer Derek Mitchell (Alan Campbell).

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Little Nicky

Little Nicky is a silly comedy.
Satan (Harvey Keitel) decides that his youngest son,
Nicky (Adam Sandler), should be ruler of the underworld.
His other two sons are blazing over there!

The two devils go to New York and then all hell breaks loose!
Nicky is the only one who can stop his brothers.
With the help of a talking bulldog he tries fervently to master
all the strange human habits, like eating, drinking and sleeping.
The faith of humanity lies in the hands
of a devil who behaves like an angel!

Shamsky rom Everybody Loves Raymond

From the Movie Leatherheads

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Bulldog Heroes

Napoleon the Bulldog

English Bulldogs are not known as good swimmers.
Because of their heavy build and short legs
they have to work extra hard to keep
their heads above the water.
Especially since Bulldogs are known as poor swimmers
that is what makes the following extra special:

A bulldog owner from Michigan USA
was walking his dog when his bulldog, Napoleon,
suddenly yank hard and started to run to a nearby lake.

The owner of Napoleon hurried after him
and he saw Napoleon coming back
from the water with something in his mouth.

In his mouth he seemed to have a kind of cloth bag.
Napoleon dragged the bag out of the water and  brought it to his boss.
His owner suddenly heard  soft meows coming from the bag.
It appeared that there were six kittens in the bag,
two of them unfortunately did not survive
but because of the heroic intervention of Napoleon
four kittens were rescued and they all found good homes.

Napoleon got several prizes for his heroic deed.

A video of Napoleon: Napoleon the Doghero -> Video 

Alfie the Bulldog


Martin Bolton with Bulldogs Mille (left) and Alfie

Businessman Martin Bolton, 33,
was out for his nightly walk near his home in Essex,
when a man holding a craft knife
tried to grab one of his pedigree bulldogs.

Mr Bolton was slashed a dozen times
on the arm and leg as he fought off the robber
and believes he would have been killed
if his three-year-old dog Alfie
had not sunk his teeth into the man’s leg.

“It was horrendous,” Mr Bolton said.
He slashed at me and my older dog Alfie
just went mad and grabbed his leg
and the robber fell to the floor.

“Alfie is the quiet one,
he doesn’t bark and is so placid and gentle.
He has never done anything like that before,
he saved me, I dread to think what would have happened
if Alfie hadn’t bit him. I think it was just instinct,
he was protecting his owner.”

The robber fled in a scruffy white Transit van
with an accomplice and Mr Bolton crouched into a ditch
with his dogs until the police arrived.

He was treated in hospital for a broken finger,
a dozen cuts and slashes to his arms and his leg.

Mr Bolton, who runs a family engineering company
and has three young children, added:
“It all happened so quickly, I didn’t realise
I had been cut until I saw the blood on my hands.
My trousers were slashed to piece and my white jumper
was covered in blood.
I was worried the dogs had been cut.”

He believes the robbers may have been
laying in wait for his nightly walk
so they could snatch his £4,000 pedigree dogs,
Alfie, and 18-month-old Millie.

Alfie was awarded for his bravery
with a t-bone steak.

The dog may hold the key to catching the robber
Police have taken a sample of what they believe
to be the assailant’s blood from his mouth.

Mr Bolton, who was given two police commendations
for helping detain a man who was attacking a female police officer,
said: “We moved away from London to get away from things like this,
to keep the children away from knife crime and stabbing.
I cannot believe something like this has happened here.”

Roxanne the Bulldog

An English Bulldog named Roxanne
saved her family from a blazing fire.
The fire was believed to have started in an office
on the first floor of the family home.

Roxanne began barking around 1:30am as the fire began.
Kevin Herlihy, the 24-year-old son of Susan and Michael,
had been in bed with Roxanne when the whole thing started.

Kevin, Susan and Michael Herlihy are all alive and well today,
thanks to some quick thinking by Roxanne their English bulldog.
As a fire broke out in their home while they slept,
Roxanne was awakened by it
and managed to bark her warning out,
waking everyone up and managing to get everyone,
including herself out safely.

When Kevin awoke to Roxanne barking her little head off,
he noticed the blaze was really beginning to pick up speed.
He knew time was short, and thanks to Roxanne,
was able to get everyone out safely.
No one was injured in the fire.

The blaze grew so big, it took almost 50 firefighters
and seven fire trucks to get things under control.
Way to go Roxanne!

The Bulldog mascots

 
The Bulldog is known to most people,
usually they remember the funny and striking appearance.
The Bulldog as a breed is a symbol of strength and perseverance.
This is one of the reasons why the bulldog became
a mascot or symbol of one of many brands, sports teams, etc.

Below some of these famous Bulldog mascots and logos.

Blue II & III, the mascot of Butler University

Bully the mascot of Mississippi State University

Handsome Dan from the Yale University


Some more info on all the Handsome Dan’s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handsome_Dan

Jack the Bulldog mascot of the Georgetown University

Uga the Bulldog, the mascot of the Univeristy of Georgia
Uga is one of the world’s most famous Bulldog mascots.
He has starred on the cover of the Sports Illustrated
and has played a supporting role
in the movie Midnight in the Garden with Clint Eastwood.
He made himself extra popular with the fans
when he stood at the sideline and ran on the field
to tackle a member of the opposing team.

Tupper the official mascot to Bryant University in Smithfield

You can find Tupper on Twitter: @BryantTuppy

The English Bulldog is the mascot and logo of the U.S. Marine Corps

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Since 1922, the United States Marine Corps
has used Bulldogs as its official mascots.

U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler
introduced the first Marine mascot, named “Pvt Jiggs,”
who lived at Marine Barracks, Quantico.
He quickly rose in the ranks to Sergeant Major.
He was the first in a series of Bulldog mascots.

The current mascot is the 16th, in a series of mascots
and is named “Chesty” in honor of famed
Marine Lieutenant General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller Jr.
This Bully lives at the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.,
where he appears in weekly parades.

But there are stories even before 1922
stating the Marine was using the Bulldog as it’s mascot
dating back somewhere in the start of the 1st world war.
Where Americans were fighting the Germans
and where the marines with grea fighting spirits
were soon described as Bulldogs.

The first unofficial mascot was King Bulwark.
He was an English Bulldog pup sired by Rob Roy,
another well known and famous English Bulldog.

King Bulwarks, born May 22, 1922, changed his name
and the pup’s royal registered name was quickly changed to Jiggs.
Private Jiggs was enlisted into the United States Marine Corps
at a formal ceremony on October 14, 1922
by Brigadier General Smedley Butler.

Jiggs quickly rose through the ranks.
His promotion to corporal
came less than three weeks after his enlistment.
On New Year’s Day 1924, he was given the rank of Sergeant,
and promoted to Sergeant Major in July 1924.

Jiggs was kind of a rebel.
He was court-martialed several times
for lack of proper manners, but he was always forgiven
and his rank reinstated.
The pampered pooch lived his life in the limelight,
even starring with Lon Chaney in the 1926 movie, “Tell It To the Marines.”

In 1927 Jiggs passed away and many Bulldog mascots
would follow in his pawprints.
Jiggs was burried with full military honors
and was mourned thoughout the Marine corps.

Since 1957, new mascots were named Chesty,
a tribute to Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty” Puller, Jr.,
the most decorated Marine in history
who earned five Navy Crosses
throughout his military career.

On July 5, 1957 the first Chesty,
decked out in specially made Dress Blues,
made his first public appearance
at the very first Friday Evening Parade
at the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington DC
and immediately won the hearts of the media.

The official Marine Corps motto is:
Semper Fidelis (Semper Fi)
meaning Always Faithful.
The English Bulldog is loyal, tenacious, resolute and faithful,
with a never give up attitude, which is why
the Bulldog is the perfect mascot for the Marine Corps.

President Obama greeting Tillman as the Marine Mascot.

Chesty the new Marine Corps Mascot

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