Bulldogs date all the way back to the thirteenth century in England. They were employed for the blood sport of bullbaiting, in which a pack of dogs would battle a staked bull, thanks to their muscular build.
When dog fighting was outlawed in the 1800s, bulldogs were utilized in the illicit trade. It was also crossed with other terrier breeds.
English hunters in the 1500s used both big hounds hunting deer and little hounds for rabbits.
They were the ancestors of beagles. And by the 1800s, these little hounds were being bred for their pleasant looks as much as their hunting abilities.
The Yorkshire terrier has roots that go back to the 1800s in the English counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire.
It is believed to be a cross between the Skye and Dandie Dinmont, two Scottish terrier breeds.
Poachers targeted English nobles' country estates in the 1800s. A large, athletic, and brave dog that could capture and imprison any intruding poacher was created in response.
Bullmastiff refers to the breed of dog that was a cross between a bulldog and a mastiff. Although it was huge and menacing, it was also intelligent and obedient enough to obey orders.