Wynne’s Return & The Victorian Bulldog Redux
Cheers to all Bulldog admirers and owners. This yank was directing a play this fall and life sort of got-in-the-way, so I was on a hiatus of sorts. Well, I have been asked to continue to blog and of course graciously accepted.
I am committing to write at least one blog per month month but hope I can do at least four. On my last blog about The Olde English Bulldog, I said the next would be about The Victorian Bulldog. Well here goes….
The Original Bulldog, more commonly known to us as The English Bulldog, can suffer from numerous medical conditions due in part to interbreeding to attain the look so many love—the pushed in snout, the wrinkles, the short legs to give them their stout appearance.
Pushed-nosed breeds or brachiocephalic breeds such as the Pug, the Boston Terrier, The French & English Bulldogs, have a shorter trachea and hence can have breathing problems–especially in excessive heat. English Bulldogs can also be troubled by soft pallets, heart problems, cancer and require assistance when birthing via Caesarean section.
Additionally, the excessive facial folds on English Bulldogs can be the perfect environment for bacterial and fungal infections if these folds are not cleaned on a weekly basis.
The original Victorian Bulldog was taller and had less of a pushed-in snout. Troubled by what he saw happening to the English Bulldog and the host of medical issues, Ken Mollett decided to hybridize a few breeds to come up with a dog closer in appearance to the original Victorian Bulldog. He did this by crossing the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, with Bull Mastiffs, Bull Terriers and English Bulldogs.
The Mollett Victorian Bulldog looks more like an American Bulldog only shorter in stature and smaller in size. They are of course taller and sleeker than our beloved English Bulldogs.
The new version of the Victorian Bulldog is healthier, with less skin infections and can breathe much better in the heat. They are a bit taller and leaner and are not as prone to heart conditions or cancer.
I will always love the English Bulldog and they will always hold a special place in my heart. But if we could build a better pup with less health concerns, then it is better for the dog. Bring on the newly redesigned Victorian Bulldog. Tata for now….
post script: if you’d like me to cover another Bulldog breed, please comment below.
Cheers for now,
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Due to a very bad year I’m going to try very hard to urge readers to help with impressions I’ll be writing whilst Eiffion takes a break to spend time with his new baby girl and wish to help promote on his behalf.
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With your help we could launch collectibulldogs we could get the pages onto lots of social media formats and then they will have to take the website more seriously, be kind to one another over the festive season and it this is to be my last article of 2019 then MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 🥳