The OFFICIALunOFFICIAL English Bulldog Mascot

Pepsi Please!

In Animals and Pets, Bulldog Breeds, English bulldogs, Thats' Life on April 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Who purposefully and willfully deceive
the most Horribull People

Of course, I’m a bulldog. But I have a lot of Anipals. A lot of Anipals. That’s why I feel it so keenly when any one of my Anipals, whether I even know them or not, are deceived and doubly so when that deceit involves People lying about dogs to other People in order to make a fast buck. Lying– Deliberate, willful, obfuscating and inveigling– is the worst thing one Person can do to another Person. Worse even than killing someone!

Check out the company liars are lumped in with according to one authoritative source:

But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers and fornicators and those practicing spiritism and idolaters and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur. This means the second death.– Revelation 21:8

I get upset with People lying especially when it hurts another Person.

Me with Greg, an English Bulldog

Remember I told you about my furriend Baby? Well, her Person had a relative, HisNiece. The family was close. HisNeice and HerHusband visited often.

HisNiece worked as the rental manager fur an apartment complex. As the property’s rental manager, HisNiece and HerHusband got to live rent free in one of the apartments.

The management company, however, was not pet friendly. The couple were acutely aware of this policy. As the property rental manager, she, herself would not only have to make certain prospective tenants knew, understood and complied with the No Pets policy, but she would have to enforce the policy as well. So it was, in a word, surprising, this young couple would jeopardize both their shelter and her job by purchasing a puppy.

Baby’s Person told Her it was an English bulldog because, no doubt, that is what he had been told. She was excited by the potential here, if you see what I mean.

HisNiece brought “Lola” to Baby’s Person to care fur while she figured out what she was going to do. But to our great shock and surprise, this puppy was not an English bulldog. At first, we didn’t know what it was. All we were certain of was that this dog was definitely not an English bulldog.

Lola was lean. Lola was tall. Lola was a welter weight. She was very excitable but friendly. Her head was small, not square at all, her muzzle was long and she had a modest nose fold that could not be characterized by any stretch of semantics as a bulldog rope. And her tail was neither screwed nor kinked, rather it was long and straight like a boxer’s cropped tail! Physically this dog lacked the distinctive dense, musculature characteristic of an English bulldog.

She went to the Internet and discovered Lola was, in fact, not an English bulldog but rather an Olde English bulldogge.


AKC English bulldog

Olde English bulldogge

OK. Beside from the obvious fact these dogs in no way appear similar, they are in fact two separate breeds of dogs! English bulldogs are internationally sanctioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC), have a long, time honored tradition and lineage and have been uniformly bred according to an unaltered standard that goes back hundreds of years.

The Olde English bulldogge while not recognized by the AKC or represented or shown in any of the internationally prestigious competitions, was developed by David Leavitt in 1971, with standards developed and maintained by the Olde English Bulldogge Association (OEBA). People appreciate the Olde English bulldogge because they are althletic, free breeding and free whelping.

She chose not to share Her findings with HerNiece and HerHusband.

After Lola was with us about two months, the couple came to take her. By then She had house trained Lola, extinguished her fear of stairs and climbing and descending them, socialized her, leash trained her and faded most of her more excitable behaviors. She accepted no payment.

HerNiece then asked “So, how long did it take for ThatOne to turn into a bulldog?”

“Turn into a bulldog?” She restated the question incredulously.

“Yes, when we told the breeder about how our dog doesn’t look like your dog, he said Lola was going to change as she gets older. So, how long did it take for ThatOne to turn into a bulldog?” She repeated.

It was then She felt compelled to explained I was born an English bulldog. I owe my good looks and my square, footstool composition to my mother and father. And grandparents. And precedents. She explained She thought their dog was an Olde English bulldogge and gave them information they could look up on the Internet about their dog.

Two weeks later, Baby’s Person asked if we could take care of Baby for a couple of weeks while he helped HisNiece move to Oregon. He also shared HisNiece learned their dog was indeed an Olde English bulldogge. The couple had purchased an Olde English bulldogge from a Seller who was selling an Olde English bulldogge, but when it became apparent HisNiece and HerHusband incorrectly imagined they were buying an English bulldog, the Seller chose not to correct their mistaken belief. Instead he chose to allow them to nurture the false hope their dog would one day magically morph into an English bulldog.

We never found out what, if anything, happened to Lola.

Last summer we met a woman in the parking lot at CVS. This woman thought I was the most beautiful bulldog she had ever seen. People tell me that all the time, soooo… Any who, one thing lead to another and she shared she, too, was the proud owner of an English bulldog. Naturally, She got all excited because She is always on the lookout fur the next Baby fur me. They arranged a play date fur us at Her new best friend’s house.

I don’t remember the name of her puppy so I’ll just call him Victor. I call him Victor because he was not an English bulldog. Victor was a Victorian bulldog.

*This* is a Victorian bulldog

*This* is That

Any questions?

See how dissimilar we look? English bulldog faces tend to be more square, decidedly more jowly. Our nose fold is rope like. It’s a deep, fat fissure of skin situated right on top of the nose. The English bulldog skull is short, broad and flat. It’s not like a muzzle, not rectangular but squat and square.

Victor was a Victorian bulldog yet this dog was advertised, represented and sold to Miss@CVS as an English bulldog. What’s a Victorian bulldog you ask?

Victorian Bulldog

Victorian Bulldog. Does your bulldog look like this?

The Victorian bulldog was developed by Mr. Ken Mollett in London, who, like David Leavitt, attempted to revive the archaic appearance of bulldogs as they existed in the 1800s. In 1985, he started a breeding program with Graham Woods and his brother Derreck Mollett.

He created the Victorian Bulldog breed by combining specimens of various other dog breeds like Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff and Dogue de Bordeaux.

Mollett also studied old statues, paintings, engravings and written descriptions from Victorian times to create the breed.

These dogs are recognized by the Victorian Bulldog Society (VBS) of Great Britain, the Victorian Bulldog Foundation (VBF), Dog Registry of America (DRA) and Backwoods Bulldog Club (BBC).

The English bulldog is a lap dog. We’re not fur agility trials, hiking, runnin’ behind bikes, chasin’ thrown sticks or long walks on the beach. People with active lifestyles or who enjoy sporting activities or who would like an active furriend fur their young children especially appreciate the high energy of the Olde English bulldogge and Victorian bulldog.

People who fancy the wonderful heaviness of the English bulldog, the sweet, accepting, unflappable temperament of the English bulldog, the special noises and mannerisms of the English bulldog and the handsome, elegant build and countenance of the English bulldog will have done the careful research required to ensure they select a credible, reputable English bulldog breeder.

She likens it to having a thirst fur Pepsi but someone brings you Dr. Pepper instead. Both are colas, right? But when you know you really like Pepsi and That is what you want simply because you just prefer it, it’s a disappointment to get served Dr. Pepper. Even though Dr. Pepper is a good cola.

The right dog with the right temperament just makes life a more joyful experience. Don’t allow deceitful liars to rob you of your joy. Do your homework. Have a Pepsi!

Goodwill Energies I direct
Toward each and every one of you
Each and every day.
❝And there came to be evening and there came to be morning…❞

That’s life today!


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