2. History

We're all used to seeing bulldogs stand as stalwart creatures of strength and toughness. To those who love and have bulldogs and know their personalities, that seems like quite the paradox. However, its history has a lot to offer in an explanation. Once upon a time, bulldogs were used in a 'sport' called bull-baiting. Bull-baiting was a bloody battle between certain breeds of dog and bigger animals like bulls or bears and is likely where their image originated. Hardly a mark on the squishy, flabby lovebugs they are today.

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