As more and more people are getting British bulldogs, they are finding that they are very interesting dogs. In fact, there are many weird but interesting facts about the British Bulldog.
What many people do not know or realize about the British bulldogs is that they have a larger than normal head for their bodies. In fact, most often when a pregnant bulldog is about to give birth, the puppies will be delivered by caesarean section, purely because of the head size. Otherwise, the puppies may get stuck in the birth canal. Along with their head being over sized, another problem that many people don't realize that British bulldogs have, are overbites. In fact, the lower jaw is to help protect the dog when they need the help.
Most often when the British bulldogs were originally bred, they were bred for fighting. Usually when people thought of British bulldogs, they were thought of as being vicious dogs. In fact, they were used for bull-baiting. Bull-baiting is when a trained bulldog attacks and kills a tied up bull; however, that was done in the 17th century and thankfully banned in 1835. After bull-baiting became illegal, the British bulldog was then bred to be a family dog, and no longer to be mean. Along with the bulldogs being known for the sport of bull-baiting, they were in fact named the "bulldog" precisely because of their early connections to bull-baiting.
One problem that many families have when they own a British bulldog is the dogs drowning. In most cases dogs are exceptional swimmers; however, the British bulldogs are not. They may in fact drown if they are left unattended, because of how short their legs are. Another health care issue that many people find out about the British bulldogs is that may require to be cleaned on a daily basis. In fact, the owners will have to cleaning all their face folds to avoid any kind of infections which may be caused from the dirt and moisture.
Because the British bulldogs are well known, many schools in Great Britain as well as the United States use bulldogs for their mascots. Most of the universities use the bulldog as their mascot because they are known for their tenacity (the dog itself). In fact, some of the universities that use bulldogs are Georgetown University, Yale University, South Carolina state University, and also Drake University.
Many people are now wary of getting a British bulldog because they are known to be vicious animals; people see them as "scary dogs", when in fact they can be very gentle and loving dogs, who make a great addition to any family. Either way, a British bulldog can be just as scary as any other dog if they are wanted as a guard dog; they just have to be trained a little bit.