Despite common misconception this breed is simply called the ‘Bulldog’, not English, nor British. In contrast to his historical beginnings, today’s Bulldog is fun-loving, affectionate and well-rounded. Though originally bred for the brutal sport of bull baiting, today the Bulldog is represented in the ‘Non Sporting Group’ which is comprised of multi-purpose companionable breeds. With his classic, beloved sour-mug and his sturdy, muscular frame he has been selected the perfect mascot for many sports teams and businesses. He is often owner-handled in the show ring due to his less complex grooming needs and more unique presentation style.