The Breed Standard
Within that world, the Bulldog can be described as a breed of extremes – flat faced, plenty of mass in a compact form with a lumbering appearance. The Breed Standard for the Bulldog is critical for defining the breed. Fully understanding it will you allow you to learn type and will open your eyes to a breed that is actually one of balance, portion, and symmetry. The standard for the Bulldog is an old one, and for the most part has gone unchanged since the late 1800’s. This is a breed full of history, with jobs that included bull baiting, dog fighting, and eventually loving house pets.