Bulldog Physique During the 19th Century, the Etymology of “Bulldog”, Butchers Preferring the Meat of Frightened Bulls, the Sport of Bull Baiting, and the Reason Specific Bulldog Characteristics Were Selectively Bred

Bulldogs of the 1800's were taller with a longer face. 19th century bull dogs acquired their species' name because they were originally referred to as "bred to bait Bulls". Butchers believed Bulls produced more tender meat if they were frightened while slaughtered. Bull baiting became a blood sport. Bulldogs were bred for short legs so a bull couldn't pick it up and throw it, and a short upper jaw so the dogs could clamp onto the Bulls snout and bring it down by suffocation...

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