About the Breed

The Bulldog originated in England between 1600 and 1700. These were the ancestors to today’s English bulldog and the American Bulldog. They were bred to participate in blood sports like bull baiting, which primarily consisted of staking out a bull in the town square, and allowing several bulldogs to attack it. People of that time got all of their meat from a butcher unless they had livestock of their own, and the butcher justified the bull baiting by stating that the meat from the bull was “more tender from adrenaline flowing during the baiting.”  It was more for sport, in truth, than it was for texture of the meat. A dog of great courage and agility was obviously needed for bull baiting. This dog was of medium size, not larger. Around 1835, laws were eventually passed in England prohibiting bull baiting, and the bulldog’s main purpose of existence had suddenly vanished. Within a decade, the numbers of bulldogs declined drastically, almost to extinction.

The modern AKC English bulldog is the dog that came of these ancestors that were retired, and got bred to smaller dogs to reduce size and fierceness, so they were able to be kept as pets. Today, they are a hand made breed. They are known for their loose-jointed, shuffling gait and massive, short-faced head. The English Bulldog is known to be equable, resolute and dignified. They are medium sized dogs. They are always listed as one of the most popular breeds according to AKC® Registration Statistics due to their lovable and gentle dispositions and adorable wrinkles.

BigHouse Bulldogs follows only The AKC Bulldog standards, and therefore by show standards, may only be brindle, white,  red, fawn, fallow or piebald.


Our bulldogs are the result of a long education from years of continued daily education, competition in the show ring, hundreds of vet inquiries and trips, and generations of extremely hard work resulting in fabulous Bulldogs that represented themselves to be true to the look of the bulldog.

With Big House bulldogs, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU WILL GET.  We know what we produce is quality, and you have the backing of our services to help at all times.