I hate to say it but bulldog breeders have apparently never been right. Structurally unsound doesn’t even begin to cover the bulldog. Exhibit A, two photos of this unfortunate animal:
Looking back at earlier photographs of the breed, it wasn’t good then either:
And there were lots more deformed dogs around the turn of the century:
Apparently, it’s just bad luck:
Some bulldog puppies:
And lastly, some ads in the classifieds:
2 thoughts on “Vintage Bulldogs”
We had a bulldog. She definitely LOOKED healthier than these dogs, and a lot of the bulldogs we see today; her proportions were not all wacked. But her health was still terrible. Skin problems – the worst! and joint problems, she was just sick all the time. I don’t think I would get another standard bulldog.
The show judges could have helped this situation by not awarding prizes to these mutants but no. Now here we are.