Bull Breeds (Non-Sporting)

Early BulldogsEarly Bulldogs

The Non-Sporting bull breeds include the Bulldog, the French Bulldog and the Boston Terrier, the latter the two breeds derived from the now extinct Bulldog (miniature). In Australia the ANKC classifies these three breeds in the Non-Sporting Group, as does the AKC (American Kennel Club). However, the Kennel Club (UK) classifies these three in the Utility Group. To confuse the issue more, the European FCI classifies the Bulldog in the Mastiff Group while the French Bulldog and Boston Terrier are in the Toy and Companion Dog Group. As this is an Australian site, they appear here in the Non-Sporting Group.

Bulldog Stamp

British Bulldog

As the Bulldog was among the first British recognised pure breeds[3] , he is one of our most important. Britain's national dog, his somewhat exaggerated features are a product of the purpose for which this dog was originally created. For although this purpose was outlawed around two centuries ago, the Bulldog's external features combined with his outstanding temperament have become ... »» Read more...

Boston Terrier stamp

French Bulldog and Boston Terrier

The French Bulldog and Boston Terrier could appear similar as they are both smooth coated brachycephalic or short-faced breeds of approximately the same height with naturally short tails. Additionally these two breeds have the common origin of the now extinct Toy Bulldog. They began to develop a century after the original purpose of the Bulldog had been outlawed. During the ... »» Read more...