There are several breeds of Bulldog. The most common Bulldogs are the English, French and American. Although they all have the Bulldog characteristics, their personalities and looks differ. For instance, the American Bulldog is a perfect guard dog but the English and French Bulldogs will either sleep through a burglary or welcome the burglars with hugs and kisses.
In most cases, the larger breeds are the more active/energetic dogs and tend to be a little more dominant than the smaller Bulldog breeds. Even though their character and looks may differ, they all have some Bulldog qualities in common. They all make great family pets and are very loyal and stable dogs. If you are looking for a Bulldog as a pet, make sure to read up on their character descriptions and basic needs.
All dogs differ. Even when they are from the same family. Bulldogs, however, seem to have diversified in so many ways. In my personal opinion, if you put 50 German Shepard’s or 50 Labradors together you will easily find two dogs who are almost identical. Do the same with Bulldogs and you would not find a identical Bulldog. Bulldogs all have a very characteristic face and build and none of them look alike. Just try to Google one of the breeds named above and you will see what I mean. If you are looking for a Bulldog as a pet, make sure to read up on the breed so you will choose the breed that matches your family, your lifestyle, experience and needs of both you and the dog.
Note: A lot of the larger Bulldog breeds are still exposed to ear cropping and tail docking. I intentionally posted the photos of these dogs in their natural way . (I could not find a natural photo of the Pakastani Bulldog so if anyone has one please share). Ear cropping and tail docking unfortunately is still legal in a lot of countries. In my personal opinion, it is a very sick practice to cut off pieces of a dog for appearance. Never buy a dog from a breeder who has dogs with cropped ears or docked tails and let the dogs be dogs ‘au naturel’.
Of course the English Bulldog is my personal favorite. I like their funny faces and I love their character. For me, the English Bulldog is the perfect dog; a friend to all humans and animals; a laid back dog inside the house and a playful dog outside; a dog with humor and a strong will and most of all a dog that lives to make you happy. Believe me when I say: ‘Once you go Bulldog you’ll never go back’.
A list of Bulldog Breeds
Old English Bulldog
Bulldog Campeiro also known as the Brazillian Bulldog
Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge also known as the Old Time Bulldog
Mallorquin Bulldog also known as Ca de Bou