Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
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To celebrate, owners treat their beloved pets to a special adventure – be it a walk in the park or something more extensive. Delicious treats and extra cuddles are usually on the menu, too. Some dog-lovers dress their pets in cute garments and accessories. Those who don’t already own bulldogs, but have always wanted a furry, dribbling, loyal friend, can consider rescuing one from a dog home.
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Many dogs fall under the “Bulldog” umbrella: English bulldog, Bull Mastiff, Bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bulldog, American Pit Bull terrier and the Olde English Bulldogge. The Boxer and the small French bulldog and Boston terrier are also related.
In the British Isles, the ancestor of the English bulldog was used for bull baiting. Many dogs were let loose on a bull in this “sport.” The dogs’ strong jaws hung on to a bull’s muzzle or ears until it was exhausted and collapsed.
When bull baiting became illegal, the Bulldog was bred with a terrier to create a strong-jawed, athletic, tenacious breed to participate in a new sport: dog fighting.
When these dogs (American pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers) came to America, they became loyal, loving family guardians and farm workers.
Franklin Roosevelt and Helen Keller both owned Pit bulls.