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Victorian Bulldog
K-IX Castles Boatswain
London 1985 and a breeding program begins, run by Mr. Ken Mollett. the aim was to bring back the original, taller, healthier bulldog of the late 1800's using only KC registered Bull-Breeds. So he began crossing Staffords, Bullmastiffs, Bull Terriers, and only the healthiest Bulldogs he could find. Working with old photographs, statues, written descriptions, engravings and any other references to the breed that he could find, he set out to remake the dog that he could see pictured in victorian times.     He called this dog the Victorian Bulldog.
Olde English Bulldogge
The olde english bulldogge ia a very new and rare breed created by David Leavitt. He created the dog by crossing half english bulldog, and the other half : Bullmastiff, Pitbull and american bulldog. in 1971 he began to dis-like the english bulldogs due to their breathing and breeding problems, he discovered that they no longer looked like their ancestors who were much healthier and less extreme. Mr Leavitt set his sights on producing a dog with the looks of an 18th century bulldog, with the temprament of a modern day english bulldog, but much healthier and without any of the ailments that modern day bulldogs are prone to.
American Bulldog
Early bulldogs were used in the bloody sport of bull-baiting. some of these dogs emigrated with their masters from england to america. Eventually the English Bulldog was bred down in size and his personality softened, but the American version remained a larger, fiercer dog. Thanks to the efforts of John D . Johnson of Summerville, Georgia the american bulldog exists today, after returning from WW2 he was disappointed to find that like the English Mastiff, they were almost completely extinct, he then decided to gather the best he could find from all across the south and bring them back from the brink of extinction
American Pit-Bull Terrier
Developed from the Bull and Terrier types of yesteryear, the American Pit Bull Terrier comes from an indisputable history of pit-fighting. The breed's tenacity and accompanying strength are unmatched in the canine world. As rich and captivating as the breed's history is, the Pit Bull's future is more worthy of commentary. Some proponents of the breed argue that this breed is the original bulldog of the past. Old prints and woodcarvings show reason to believe this. They show dogs that look exactly like the breed today, doing things the dog is still capable of doing.  For more information on this theory you can read books by Richard F Stratton. The APBT, as registered by the UKC, is an individual breed of dog and does not refer to just any ill-bred, mindless warrior-type mongrel.
Australian Bulldog
The Aussie Bulldogs were given their name by Noel & Tina Green, Foundered from two breeding programs (N&T Green and Pip Nobes) with previous years of breeding dogs of bulldog type, that were designed to be a functional Bulldog, co-operating and coordinating together after previous (Green lines) and Nobes lines (Pip Nobes). This type of dog had strength, endurance & size to do the job that was set out for them. The Original Breeders made Personality and health in a dog as their number one priority with keeping a unique bulldog look.
Banter Bulldogge
The Banter Bulldogge was developed by Mr. Todd Tripp of Southeast Ohio in the late 1990's.  Mr. Tripp’s vision was to re-create the Brabanter Bullenbeisser of the 1700’s that was found in the central Belgium province known as Brabant.  A strong working dog with a bully build,  there legs still underneath them the Banter Bulldogges range from 50-85 lbs with a slight under bite and mostly solid in color with minimal amount of white.  His foundation consisted or dogs that were a combination of boxer and various other working bull breeds.  Most importantly of all was the regularity of using a percentage of Boxer in the foundation brood stock.  Mr. Tripp was very discriminate in the choosing of dogs to form the foundation of his Banter Bulldogge breeding program.  A great deal of research, thought and selective breeding was involved before he reached his final goal. The Brabanter Bullenbeisser was the small Bullenbeisser that was found as a family and working dog in the 1700's and early 1800's. The Brabanter Bullenbeisser was the smaller more bully type of mastiff that was used to create the modern day Boxer in conjunction with other larger Bavarian mastiffs and the obvious infusion of the "Old Time English Bulldogge's". It is also widely known that the Brabanter carried very little if any white until the 1830's when the first English type Bulldogge was first imported into Germany. They are used for weight pulling, working, hunting, guard and companion dogs.
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a very rare breed. It is nearly extinct. There are about 120-150 worldwide. This breed results from three generations of an old breeding program of PaPa Buck Lane of Rebecca, Georgia, USA. The program started back in the 1800's and was intended to rescue the "plantation dog" of Southern Georgia that was nearly extinct. This rare, bulldog-type guard dog descends form Buck Lane's dog, named Otto. Lana Lou spokes of her granddaddy as always having had an "Otto" about the estate. One Otto was all one needed since these Bulldogs were capable of guard work and woods work. When PaPa Buck was killed by a train in 1943, his Otto proved his undying devotion by constant visitation and guard duty over the grave. Buck Lane's granddaughter, Lana Lou Lane, continued the breeding program until she passed away in her sleep on July 20th 2001.  Like the Plott Hound, this muscular breed is the creation of one American Family, and its survival depends upon the nurturing it receives. Originating from English Bulldog Stock, this dog's ancestors functioned as cattle and pig herders, but the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is bred solely for security and companionship. All Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs must be first registered with ARF (Animal Research Foundation) before being registered with any other registrar.
Catahoula Bulldog
The Catahoula Bulldog had been around for over 100 years. It is a cross between the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard and American Bulldog. It is a very old American breed used in the south. There has not been any real good records kept on them. The name Catahoula comes from an Indian word meaning "clear water".
American Bullnese
Being a fan of short nosed dogs and the bull breeds Robert E. Rice found himself admiring a few characteristics of several different breeds. Unsatisfied with the current selection of any “one” of the existing breeds, Mr. Rice decided to establish a breed of dog that exhibited all the features he had admired in several of the other exiting breeds. The American Bullnese was created by a breeding program started by Robert Rice of Jacksonville, FL in 1989. The breeding program depended heavily upon pedigree research as line breeding was a technique used to increase consistency in the litters. By selectively breeding dogs with outgoing , happy, and confident temperaments, combined with the desired physical features, Mr. Rice was successful in developing the American Bullnese. Mr. Rice is still extending his pedigrees along with many others whom have obtained dogs from this foundation stock and are continuing to develop the breed in in its pure state.
Boxer
(German Boxer)
The Boxer's ancestors were two German mastiff type dogs, the Bullenbeiszer and the Barenbeiszer. They were later crossed with the powerful ancestors of the Mastiff and Bulldog. Early on, these dogs were prized for hunting, bull baiting, and for pulling carts. A bit farther down the family tree, Boxer ancestors became cattle dogs, and were used to round up livestock. They were also popular circus and theater dogs because they learned tricks so easily. Breeding was rather indiscriminate until the first Boxer studbook was started in 1904, stabilizing the breed standard. In spite of its German origins, "Boxer" is an English name that suitably describes the dog's punchy fighting style. Though early Boxers may have been quite ferocious, the breed today is a very gentle, loving family companion. Some of the Boxer's talents are watchdogging, guarding, police work, military work, search & rescue, competitive obedience, schutzhund and performing tricks.
Bullmastiff
This is a 1924 breed obtained by crossing Mastiffs with Bulldogs in the country of England. The Bullmastiff was used as a gamekeeper's dog to track down, tackle and hold poachers. The dogs were fierce and threatening, but were trained not to bite the intruders. When the need for gamekeeper's dogs decreased, the dark brindle dogs so good for night camouflage gave way in popularity to the lighter fawn coloration. It has been prized as a hunting guard, as an aid in army and police work, and is used as a watchdog by the Diamond Society of South Africa. Today's Bullmastiff is a reliable family companion and guardian. It enjoys living with the family, with whom it comforts itself well.
Argentine Dogo
The Argentine Dogo was developed in Argentina by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in the 1920's. He wanted a dog that was a good pack hunter and guardian, but could also be trusted with the family. He started with a now extinct mastiff-type breed called the Dog of Cordoba. He added Great Dane, Boxer, Spanish Mastiff, Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Great Pyrenees, Pointer, Irish Wolfhound and Dogue de Bordeaux. The resulting breed, not only met Martinez,' original expectations as a big game hunter and family guardian, but has also been successful as a guide dog and in military and police work. He created a bullish and fearless hunter with great stamina and a light coat capable of deflecting, rather than absorbing, heat. The breed instantly appealed to people who organize and enjoy dogfights, an activity still popular in many parts of South America and elsewhere. Unfortunately this gave the dog a bad reputation in Britain.
Dogue Brasileiro
The Dogue Brasileiro was started in the 1980's in Brazil. It is comprised of the Bull Terrier and the Boxer. In Brazil people take them in their cars for protection.
Dogue de Bordeaux
There are numerous hypotheses about the origin the Dogue de Bordeaux. It may be descended from the Greek and Roman Molossus, from mastiffs brought to Europe by the Alans, from the dogs of Aquitaine or from Spanish dogs from Burgos. The Dogue de Bordeaux has had many uses over his long history. The breed has served as a war dog, and flock guardian, and as a combatant in dog gladiator sports where he was pitted against bulls, bears and other dogs. At the end of the middle ages, he became a cattle driver and personal bodyguard. During the French Revolution, many dogs who tried to defend their noble master's estates were killed. Luckily, enough interest remained in the breed to guarantee its continued existence. Raymond Triquet and his French Dogue de Bordeaux Club saved the breed. The Dogue de Bordeaux is now thoroughly established in France and gaining popularity in other countries. There are currently around 3000 Bordeaux in the United States. The breed is recognized by the FCI, but is not yet recognized by the AKC.
Fila Brasiliero
The Fila  Brasileiro are descendants of the 15th-century English Mastiff, Bloodhound, Bulldog and Rafeiros. From the Bloodhound, he inherited loose skin and keen sense of smell. The Bloodhound in its bloodlines gives it superb tracking ability. The Mastiff contributed compact body, courage and an ever-alert disposition. When the Fila finds its quarry it does not attack, but rather holds it at bay until the hunter arrives. The Bulldog added the unforgiving impetuous temperament. The Fila has the abilty to track and control livestock and large game. When slavery was legal in Brazil, the Fila was used return fugitives unharmed to their slave masters. The Filas great tracking ability led to its presents in North America and Europe. Due to its size and potential for aggression, it is unfairly banned in some countries.
French Bulldog
The French Bulldog was originally developed in England as a miniature version of the English Bulldog. In the 1860's, French dog breeders imported some of these very small Bulldogs from Great Britain and bred them with French Terriers. Streetwalkers in France greatly admired the imports and this led to the name French Bulldog. When the breed was eventually brought back to England for exhibition, the English made a big uproar about the name French Bulldog, since the Bulldog was originally an English Breed and because the Bulldog was a traditional symbol of English culture.
Mastiff
Found in Britain as early as the Roman invasion, the Noble Old English Mastiff was probably brought to that island by Phoenician traders as early as the 6th century BC. Since then, the Mastiff has been used as an arena gladiator by the Romans, in the bloody sport of bull, bear and dog combat, and as a sheep guardian, bodyguard, protector, and companion. A Mastiff came to America on the Mayflower and subsequently other dogs were imported. By the end of World War II, Mastiffs were almost extinct in England. However, with fresh imports from the United States and Canada, the breed is once again well established in today's England. Some of the Mastiff's talents include: watchdogging, guarding, police work, military work, search & rescue, and weight pulling.
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