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Alternative names
British Bulldog
English Bulldog
Country of origin
United Kingdom
FCI[?]:Group 2 Section 2
ANKC[?]:Group 7 (Non-Sporting)
Breed standards (external links)
FCI (http://www.dogdomain.com/fcistandards/fci-149.htm), AKC (http://www.akc.org/breeds/recbreeds/bulld.cfm), ANKC (http://www.ankc.aust.com/british), KC(UK) (http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/discoverdogs/utility/u954.htm), NZKC (http://www.nzkc.org.nz/br712)
Also recognised by the Canadian Kennel Club[?]

Bulldog is a medium-sized dog breed, originally used for the cruel practice of bullbaiting, in which trained bulldogs attacked and killed tied-up bulls for amusement during the 17th century. The practice of bullbaiting was banned in England in 1835. Bulldogs are similar in appearance to the Boston Terrier[?].

The bulldog has a very smooth coat, wrinkly cheeks, powerful front legs and smaller hind legs. Contrary to classic cartoon parodies which depicted the bulldog as ferocious and wearing a spiked dog collar, the bulldog is not a vicious dog breed and gets along well with both humans and other dog breeds.

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