The Miniature Bulldog (bred from the ‘English
Bulldog’) was bred in England in the 1500’s for bull baiting, a popular gambling ‘sport’ in which
one or more dogs were matched up against a chained bull (or bear). These dogs were bred for sheer fighting capacity, and they
were famed for latching onto their prey with an iron jaw which they refused to release—they could even suffocate opponents
this way. Its funny how ironic it is that this loveable couch potatoe has such a history when they don't even have
an aggressive bone in their body.
Bulldogs fell in popularity when bull baiting was outlawed in the 1830’s, but a committed group of devotees kept the
breed alive and selected away any trace of ferocity. Easily recognizable by their distinctive and adorable ‘sourmug’,
English Bulldogs serve as the mascots of dozens of sports teams.
The Miniature Bulldog has a shoulder height of 10-12 in (25-30 cm) and weighs 11-18 kg (25-40 lbs)
where as the standard bulldog is a heafty 50lbs or more!
It is known for its short, wide muzzle, undershot jaw, and wide, droopy face giving the appearance
of a frown. Miniature Bulldogs have short legs and tails, rounded chests, and compact, muscular bodies.
They are so affectionate, uncomplicated, gentle, intelligent, sensitive, and fearless.
The Miniature Bulldog is known for its loyalty; its happy-go-lucky attitude is in sharp contrast to its sour face. They are
happiest by their owner’s side and will misbehave if ignored. Miniature Bulldogs are active, alert, and playful, but
not unduly boisterous.
The minis enjoy mixing with other dogs and household
pets. They are great with children, well behaved, adaptable, comfortable companions with an affectionate nature and even disposition.
Some Miniature Bulldogs are cautious with strangers, but most are friendly to everyone. They are likely to drool or snore.