There are many of us who love pets and dogs are the most preferred pets. That is one of the reasons why dogs of high breed are very costly. The Victorian Bulldog is one such breed that is very much in demand amongst the elite and the upper class people. It has a massive head, thick bones, short face with broad muzzle. The hindquarters are somewhat higher than and not as developed as foreparts, but still offer enough symmetry to make it a muscular athlete. The neck of the Victorian Bulldog is thick, well arched and strong with dewlap hanging on all sides due to loose skin. It carries broad and deep shoulders with muscular forelegs and hindlegs. Victorian Bulldog has spherical feet that look compactly arranged turning in downward direction. It has a very short and sleek coat, embraced with different colors such as solid red, fawn, fallow, solid white or pied. Generally, you do not come across a Victorian Bulldog with Black and tan combination.
In 1985, in London a breeding experiment was started by Mr. Ken Mollett. Mr. Mollett was saddened to see numerous unhealthy bulldogs and decided to bring back the initial, taller, healthier bulldog of the 18th century. Using solely bull-breeds registered with the Kennel Club of Britain and anchoring his program firmly on the much liked bulldog, he decided to cross the Staffords, Bullmastiffs, Dogue de Bordeaux and also the healthiest Bulldogs available. Mollett selected fastidiously and each animal used was selected on its resemblance to pictures, statues, written descriptions and engravings, depicted during Victorian times. The dog thus evolved in 1989 is known as Victorian Bulldog.
Victorian Bulldogs are terribly loyal and fully reliable. Though its look is somewhat threatening, it's one of the gentlest of dogs. Only if he sees an intruder he acts fiercely. It is known as an awfully affectionate and trusted animal, friendly with small kids. But the Victorian Bulldog is also appreciated for being courageous and its glorious guarding talents. Victorian Bulldogs are mostly a people’s dog seeking out human attention and loving each bit it will get!
The Victorian Bulldog is nice for apartment life. They're inactive indoors and need minimum of a yard for moving around. This breed is an indoor loving beast and temperate climates are ideal for its health. The breed will chill simply in cold weather and have problem cooling off in hot weather.
The smooth, fine, short-haired coat of the Victorian Bulldog is very easy to maintain. It should be bathed slowly and cleaned regularly with a firm bristle brush. Use a clean cloth for wiping his moist face or to scrub off any wrinkles on his coat.
The Victorian Bulldog Association is committed to evolving the Old Victorian Bulldogs (OLB), matching it in movement, looks, & temperament. These types of Bulldogs are created using formulas that had the betterment of the bulldogs in mind; The OVB is registered and trademarked and is registered only through the VBA. The VBA organizes a registered kennel program for members that have honest information of dogs with their betterment at the forefront of their minds. The VBA provides a minimum of two events per year. If you participate you can earn points towards the champion title awarded by the VBA. You may even be able to get your dog obedience certification at the VBA events. So as to enter your dog in an exceptionally VBA sanctioned event he/she should be VBA registered. The VBA takes out a newsletter that has useful articles and recommendation for you and your dogs.