The real old bulldog

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  1. Sapphire-Light

    Sapphire-Light woof!

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    I'm sure I'm no the only one who is a bit uncomfortable wit how they are representing bulldogs in the Sherlock Holmes movies. @-@

    We know that the breed didn't look anything like the ones we see now, it would be impossible for those times to reproduce them wit c-sections and artificial inseminations, poor dogs. :(

    They were still doing the bull baitings in that period right?

    I know it's just a movie, but maybe they could have used another breed that haven't changed so mush?

    The dogs of the old bull baiting drawings reminds me of the spanish breed alano español :)

    http://www.staffordtimes.nl/drawings

    http://perros-perros10.blogspot.com/2011/08/alano-espanol.html
     
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    Or a American Pit Bull Terrier!
     
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    No, Sherlock Holmes is set in 1914 and bullbaiting had *long* since been outlawed. This is an illustration from 1908 and already shows the bulldog looking quite similar to modern dogs

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    Another illustration, this time a propaganda postcard from World War I (same era)
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    This picture was taken in 1923, not terribly far off:
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    So while the modern re-creation of Sherlock Holmes is using a slightly more exaggerated bulldog, just because that's what is around now, they're not going completely away from form.
     
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    Thanks for the info :), at least those dogs had necks , longer legs and smaller heads comparing to he ones from today.

    I don't think they needed artificial metods for reproduction yet. :eek:
     
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    Maybe it was shot angles, but the first movie of Sherlock Holmes, the Bulldog looked awfully short. Almost like one of those "mini" EBs.
     
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    Sapphire-Light woof!

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    I haven't heard of mini bulldogs before but it doesn't surprise me people are doing this.

    Here's the dog http://www.canine.co.il/wpe/sherlock-holmes-gladstone/
     
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    I suppose he is just more extreme than even I'm used to seeing. :p

    Though, today I learned that Gladstone is also a man's bag, and that there is one sitting on my floor right now, ha.
     
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    wouldn't that be a french bulldog?
     
  10. Fran101

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    I think Gladstone was adorable in that movie. Then again, I am a fan of English Bulldogs lol
    I think they are adorable.. skateboarding and all

    I would never buy one. but I mean.. if I was walking down the street and somebody was like

    "HERE! TAKE THIS!"
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    I highly doubt I could say no.. lol
     
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    That's what I assumed they'd be the first time I heard the term. Turned out to literally be smaller English Bulldogs. :rolleyes:
     
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    shudder


    Like that one, yes.
    Is...is that dog pregnant? Ugh.
     
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    Yep, they are bragging about it :mad: http://www.classakennel.com/

    Also it's just me or that female doesn't have hocks (and shoulders) :yikes:
     
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    I agree on the Alano Espanol. That is a real bulldog!
     
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    Here's Chipper, our now-deceased Olde English Bulldogge:

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    In his natural state....lol
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    Chipper was CUUTE!
     
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    I want an OEB so bad. The Renn. Bullies are nice too, but I'm going off photos I've seen of them working. I've never actually met one.
     

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