The bulldog has long been the official mascot of the Unite States Marine Corps, but despite their fearsome name and military association, they are more brave than aggressive, and are quite friendly. Today, April 21st, is Bulldogs are Beautiful Day, which celebrates this affectionate dog.

But if bulldogs are so good-natured, what’s with the name? The term “bulldog” was first mentioned in writing around 1500. This came from the dog’s use in the sport of bull baiting, where dogs were set on a tethered bull, with bets placed on which dog would take the bull down. How can a dog take down a bull? By its nose!

What do you think of the dogs below? Which one would you take home?

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Bulldog Puppy

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MartitaSa-Ju 4 years ago

i <3 the dot on its head <3 :D

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Bulldog Puppies

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SandyGambrell-Welter 4 years ago

Hit the snooze button pleeeeze

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Bulldog Puppies And A Baby

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RuthChamberlin 4 years ago

They all love this baby and all are taking a nap

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frank0ys 4 years ago

"Do you like what you see?"

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MartitaSa-Ju 4 years ago

OMG!!! <3

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IsabellaTenaglia 4 years ago

Ballet dog. ;)

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salanco16 4 years ago

OMG that face!

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4 years ago

Click on the UP Arrow to the right side of the VOTE!

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Bulldog Puppy

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MYDUZI 4 years ago

HEYUY Friend!!

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Bulldog Puppies

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KönülXəlilova 4 years ago

SO SWEETS!!!!!

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emo 4 years ago

What a lovely face, warm eyes!

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RuthChamberlin 4 years ago

This cute bulldog is being happy playing

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Bulldog Puppy

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RuthChamberlin 4 years ago

this puppy seems comfortable taking a nap and seems comfortable

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RismaSitanggang 4 years ago

Awwww

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frank0ys 4 years ago

Is it me or do they look like they are about to drop the biggest album ever!

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RuthChamberlin 4 years ago

this dog is very trusting of the human who is holding him/her

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Hanna 4 years ago

Sun salutation yoga dog

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Bulldog Puppy

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RuthChamberlin 4 years ago

this dog is investigating different things in the yard

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Ambrogio The Frenchie And Its Office Life.

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PandaBrewr 4 years ago

Work is Hard

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RuthChamberlin 4 years ago

This dog takes different positions when sleeping. Also loves the sun

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Bulldog Puppy

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LOLWOT 4 years ago

#18 is by far the cutest!

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Bulldog Puppy

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IsabellaTenaglia 4 years ago

<3

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Bulldog Puppy

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IsabellaTenaglia 4 years ago

Oh my <3

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Bulldog Puppy

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ValérieBélisle 4 years ago

Pleasssseeeee....one more!! lol

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Bulldog Puppies

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MayhopeTumana 3 years ago

drunk dog :) \

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Sylvia Sprankle 2 years ago

My Mo Mo's future puppy Sophie Rose 💝 She's already in love.

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IsabellaTenaglia 4 years ago

Love <3

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OppoSallack 4 years ago

Is this a bulldog?

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MartitaSa-Ju 4 years ago

hi! <3

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MaureenRouse 4 years ago

Morning push-ups!

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Meet 'fenway' - 8 Week Old Purebred English Bulldog From Denver, Colorado!

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GretaBrownson 4 years ago

they are so fat but so amazingly cute

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Cooper

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Nelson The Frenchie

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Benny

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Vivi!!

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A Running Nugget!

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Sweet Dreams!

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Agathe 2012

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Oliver

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Boss The Frenchie Asking For Cuddles :p

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Tired Bulldog Pout

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PrzemKo 2 years ago

Beautiful dog :)

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Abby

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PrzemKo 2 years ago

So sweet! :)

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Frodo

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PrzemKo 2 years ago

Beautiful!

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Stella

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PrzemKo 2 years ago

Cute :)

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Learning Sit

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PrzemKo 2 years ago

OMG! I love it!

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Hi

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PrzemKo 2 years ago

I love those eyes!