Michael Jackson and his Bulldog Large in 1985
A number of English Bulldogs have received worldwide publicity,
and became real stars:
- Bulldogs known for their special talents like Skateboarding
- Bulldogs that become famous cause they have Famous Celebrity Humans
- 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
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.
Two of the first and most famous skateboarding Bulldogs are Tyson and Tillman. Both Bulldogs have a glorious sporting career behind them. Tillman died recently but he will always be remembered by the Bulldog and Skate Community ♥. He was known around the world and even went on tour in his own Tour Bus.
Check the video tribute to Tillman on CBS.
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. They are Natural Born Skaters!
Famous Bulldog owners
The English Bulldog is also a beloved pet among the stars and celebrities. Many people with a fast and hectic life chose an English Bulldog as their pet. Opposites attracts. The bulldog seem to have a calming and relaxing effect on their owners.
Some of these celebrities put their Bulldog in the spotlight in such a way that the bulldog itself is now a global star.
Brad Pitt (actor) and Angelina Jolie (actress) and Bulldog Jacques
A Quote from Brad Pitt:
“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.”
Zahata, Maddox, Jolie walking Jacques
David Beckham (soccer player) Victoria Beckham (singer) and Bulldog Coco
David got his British Bulldog, Coco, as a Christmas gift from wife Victoria.
Valentino Rossi (Racer) with Bulldogs Guido, Cesare and Cecilia
As said many people choose a fast and hectic life for an English Bulldog. Valentino Rossi is an excellent example. Valentino Rossi is an Italian motorcycle racer. He has 8 world titles and 103 Grand Prix victories to his name, making it one of the most successful motorcycle racers ever. Here an interview with Valentino Rossi on his love for the English Bulldog.
ASSEN – Valentino Rossi started at the Dutch TT from pole position, chasing his hundredth Grand Prix victory. The Italian world champion said in talked in our conversation about his love for English bulldogs. The master speaks.
Dogs or cats?
Dogs! Absolutamente. I love them. When I was young we had a cat at home, but I was more fund of dogs. They say that dogs are the best friends of man, huh. Well, that’s right I do. 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 a 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 give him one last salute.
I then went to Malaysia, where I raced home and drove directly to get a new puppy. I called the breeder and said I was coming. He just had puppies. 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. So I went home with Cesare and Cecilia. I’m glad I did because two dogs are better than one. They both love to have a friend to play with.
A photo & video collection of Celebrities
and their Bulldogs
Carol Gardner from Zelda Wisdom
Who doesn’t recognize the Bulldog Posters and Postcards from Zelda Wisdom? Everyone who loves Bulldogs probably heard of Zelda Wisdom. Zelda is such a big celebrity she has appeared in dozens of books, on calendars, on coffee mugs and there were even little figurines made of her.
Most famous are the Zelda greeting cards, they have been carried around the world through Hallmark and American Greetings. Zelda has appeared on dozens of TV shows like Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, the Martha Stewart Show, CNBC’s Power Lunch, FOX’s Good Morning Show and so on.
Michael Phelps (Olympic Swimmer, most decorated Olympian of all time) and his Bulldog Herman
Val Chmerkovskiy (dancer) and his Bulldog Sir Sleep a Lot
According to Val Sir Sleep a Lot is a real Babe Magnet
Chris Brown (Singer) has a Bulldog named Diamond
Justin Bieber (‘Singer’) with Chris Brown and his Bulldog Diamond
Tyler Posey (Actor)
Shemar Moore (Actor) and his Bulldogs Shug and Moe.
Shirley Temple (Actress)
Cher Lloyd (Singer) and her Buldog Sharon
Marc Bartra (Soccer Player) and his Bulldog Nina
Emma Stone (Actress) and Ryan Gosling (Actor) Bulldog named Maggie
Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit (Rock Band) has a bulldog named Bizkit.
Fred takes Bizkit everywhere he goes and also comes along with the band on tour.
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.
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.
Wait for the Slip and Roll it’s so Funny 😀
Pete Wentz (Guitarist) and his Bulldog Hemmingway
The Fall Out Boy bass player even let his bulldog Hemingway star in one of their music videos and Hemmingway was the ring bearer at the wedding with Ashlee Simpson.
John Hamm (Actor)
This is not Adele’s Bulldog but a Bulldog doing an Adele impressination 😀
AJ Mclean (Singer Backstreet Boys)
Diego Boneta (Actor)
Tyler Blackburn (Actor)
Cesar Milan (Dog trainer) and his Bulldog Mr President
In one of Cesar Milan’s TV Shows another Celebrity Bulldog owner pops up, the Stand up Comedian Ralphie May and his Bulldog Hoochie Mama
Gloria Estefan (Singer)
Gloria even wrote a children’s book about a Bulldog named The magically mysterious adventures of Noelle the Bulldog.
Jessica Biel (Actress) and her Bulldog East
Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne (Singer/TV celebs)
Janet Jackson (Singer) and her 3 Bulldogs
Jane Birkin (Actress/Singer) and her Bulldog Dora
Ryan Phillippe (Actor) and his Bulldogs Frank Sinitra
Captain and Tennille (Singers)
Ice T (Rapper/Actor) Coco (Actress) and their Bulldogs Spartacus and Maximus
They even Fly in style in a private Jet in their very own Chair 😀
Spartacus and Maximus have their own Twitter account
Iggy Azalea (Rapper) and her Bulldog Jelli
Brendan Gallagher (Ice Hockey player) and his cuddle buddy, Gus
Howard and Beth Stern (Radiostar and TVceleb) and their Bulldog Bianca
How Cute when Howard shares he shares the Bathroom with his Bulldog and they watch Vampire Diaries together 😀 and both Howard and Bianca are also advocates for Animal Rights.
Jay Baruchel (Actor) and his Bulldog Pal
Lindsay Lohan (Actress)
Daisy Fuentes (Tv Host) and her Bulldog Alfie
Tony Oller (Actor)
Louise Redknapp (Singer, Presenter) and Bulldog Bennie
Quote from Louise about the Bulldog Spirit:
I’ve always loved bulldogs and Bennie is my third. I have another at home, Lola, but she’s 13 and needs her rest.
I love the bulldog character. They have a huge amount of spirit but they’re very soft and gentle, perfect family pets. When he comes into the office he puts a smile on everyone’s face no matter what their day’s been like, rain or shine he makes us feel happy 😀
Chad Michael Murray (Actor)
Rosalind Russell (Actress)
Miley Cyrus (Singer) and her Bulldog Ziggy
Reese Witherspoon (Actress) and her Bulldog Frank Sinatra
Bill Kaulitz (Singer) and his Bulldog Pumba
Dwayne The Rock Johnson (Actor)
Jake Owen (Singer) and his Bulldog Merle
Shia Labeouf and Carey Mulligan (Actor/Actrice) and Bulldog Brando
John Legend (Singer) and his English Bulldog Puddy and French Bulldog Pipa
In this video you see John Legend celebrating a perfectly matched couple, his pet bulldogs. John Legend serenading his well-dressed pooches, Puddy and Pippa, with his hit All of Me during their walk down the rose petal-strewn aisle.
While the timing of the post led a number of the Grammy winner’s fans to believe it was an April Fool’s prank, the canine ceremony was staged to promote his charity, The Show Me Campaign.
John Singleton (director)
Jason Aldean (Singer)
Truman Capote (Writer) and his Bulldog Maggie
Matt Flynn (NFL Player)
Johnny Vaughan (Journalist/TV celeb) with his Bulldog named Geoffrey
Leonardo Di Caprio (Actor)
Roger Whittaker (Singer)
Drea de Matteo (Actress)
Dave Annable (Actor)
Rob Dyrdek (Skateboarder) and his Bulldog Meaty and Beefy
Gabe Barham (Actor) and his bulldog Bentley on Tour together
Angela Sarafyan (actress)
Joe Jonas (Singer) and his Bulldog Winston
Janice Dickinson (Model/TVceleb) and her Bulldog Lloyd
Divine (Actor, Singer, DragQueen) and her Bulldogs Beatrix and Klaus
Olivia Wilde (Actress) and her Bulldog Lola
Scott Walker (Singer/Songwriter)
Some more Bulldog owners:
– Danny Masterson (actor, 70’s show)
– Mark McGrath (singer also known as Sugar Ray)
– Warren Harding (29th president of the USA) had a Bulldog called “Oh Boy” )
– Calvin Coolidge (30th president of the USA) had a Bulldog called “Boston Beans”)
– Vincent Price (actor)
– Tennessee Williams (writer)
– Doc Severinsen (jazz trumpeter)
– Truman Capote (writer)
– Kelly Packard (actress)
– Kim Clijsters (tennis player)
– Sanaa Lathan (actress)
– John de Wolf (football)
– Christian Alberts (Formula 1 driver)
The Bulldogs in movies and on TV
Jake and the Fatman
Jake and the Fatman is an American detective series. The series ran from 1987 to 1992. William Conrad played Jason Lochinvar “A.K.A. the Fatman” McCabe, a prosecutor. He is usually accompanied by his English bulldog Max. He works with the younger detective Jake Styles (Joe Penny) and assistant officer Derek Mitchell (Alan Campbell). The Role of Max the Bulldogs was played by Buford the Bulldog.
Jake and the Fatman intro (Bulldog @ 0:26)
In the outrageous tradition of Spy Hard and The Naked Gun, zany big-screen funnyman Leslie Nelson brings Mr. Magoo hysterically to life in this wild and wacky comedy hit!
Bulldog @ 0:28
Little Nicky is a silly comedy. Satan (Harvey Keitel) decides that his youngest son, Nicky (Adam Sandler), should be ruler of the underworld. 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. And he’s always so cold! The faith of humanity lies in the hands of a devil who behaves like an angel !
Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds) is an extremely popular student at Coolidge College who has been in school for seven years. He enjoys his Student Life with his best Buddy Colossus the Bulldog. For the past six semesters, he has made no effort to graduate, instead spending his time organizing parties and fundraisers, doing charity work, helping other students, and posing for figure drawing classes. When Van’s father (Tim Matheson) discovers that Van is still in college, however, he decides to stop paying Van’s tuition.
From the Movie Leatherheads
(Bulldog @ 00:40)
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:
August 3, 2008 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
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 the mascot of Butler University
Bully the mascot of Mississippi State University
Handsome Dan from the Yale University
Jack the Bulldog mascot of the Georgetown University
Jack Meets Blue III
Uga the Bulldog, the mascot of the University 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 in 2008 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
President Obama greeting Tillman as the Marine Mascot.
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