History of the Black English Bulldog is more different today than the early ancestor bulldog. England has been found the place of where bulldogs were grown descended from ancient mastiff-type dogs. The Bulldog breed the first mention of the breed was in 1500, a description of a man “with two Bold doges at his style…
” The then-fierce dogs were used in a practice called bull baiting, which involved the dog grabbing onto the bull’s nose and roughly shaking it.
Many areas in England had laws requiring bulls to be baited before they were slaughtered due to the strong belief.There is a purpose behind Bull baiting; it was thought to tenderize the bull’s meat. For many years, this practice was said to “thin” the blood of the bull and make its flesh tender after it was butchered.
Bull Baiting was a popular spectator sport in a time when there were no professional sport, video games or TV show programmers. The angry bull would toss the dog up in the air with its horns if it could, much to the delight of the watching crowd.
The dog, on the other hand, would attempt to latch onto the bull, usually at its snout, and pin it to the ground through the force of its painful bite. Upcoming bull baiting were advertised and crowds wagered on the outcome of the struggle.( Collapse )