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 Puppies And A Baby

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RuthChamberlin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They all love this baby and all are taking a nap

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Bulldog Puppy

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Practicing Quacking

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Bulldog Puppy

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a lovely face, warm eyes!

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Bulldog Puppy

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RuthChamberlin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this puppy seems comfortable taking a nap and seems comfortable

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Bulldog Puppies

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frank0ys
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Bulldog Puppy

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RuthChamberlin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Bulldog Puppy

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RuthChamberlin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this dog is investigating different things in the yard

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Bulldog Puppy

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RuthChamberlin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Bulldog Puppy

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Bulldog Puppy

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Bulldog Puppy

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Rose Oberlander
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plz let me have him I can cuddle him I’m my bed with me 😃 This puppys my favorite ❤️ 💙

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Bulldog Puppy

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Dalton Hiett
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I brush my teeth this is how I do it

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Dalton Hiett
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stop! stop! stop ! Want you doing, am I on tv or just you yootube

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Dalton Hiett
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That me when I try to fake a sickness.

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Dalton Hiett
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Parents be like walk walk the dog but the dog walks me

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John Schneider
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Life is so hard. I am already worn out when I wake up.

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Bulldog Puppy

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John Schneider
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Laugh all you want. But I can sleep in any position at any time.

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Bulldog Puppy

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Gatsbybulldog

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Bulldog Puppy

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Face To Face.

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

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GretaBrownson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

they are so fat but so amazingly cute

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Bulldog Tongue

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Nelson The Frenchie

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