Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

 

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Bulldogs are known for the stocky physique, wrinkly faces, and short snouts. While not the most elegant of dogs, bulldogs are beloved by many. Many people find bulldogs to be cute and lovable. Bulldogs are Beautiful Day aims to show this appreciation through celebrating this adorable breed.

History of Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

Bulldogs are Beautiful Day corresponds with the day that the bulldog was officially recognized by dog breeders back in 1886. Bulldogs are associated with the Asiatic Mastiff, which lived around 4,000 BC in Mesopotamia. The mastiff was introduced to Europe by traveling nomads.

Since then, breeders helped form the different kinds of bulldogs that exist today. These include the English bulldog, French bulldog, and American bulldog. As one of the most popular breeds, bulldogs are known to be lovable. They provide overall general happiness to every dog owner.

Some of the most famous bulldogs to have existed were Tillman, an English Bulldog with skateboarding skills that made him a celebrity. Another bulldog, Uga, was the official live mascot of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Chesty was a bulldog take on the role of the next official mascot of the US Marine Corps.

Each year, people celebrate Bulldogs are Beautiful Day by showing appreciation for these lovable, fuzzy creatures. At Drake University, an annual contest for the most beautiful bulldog is held. Owners showcase their bulldogs and walk the pageant runway, showing off their clever tricks and beauty.

Owners post funny videos of their bulldogs and treat their dogs by giving them goodies like treats and stuffed toys. People also take the time to learn the history of bulldogs and how they earned their cute, wrinkled faces that everyone knows and loves.

NATIONAL BULLDOGS ARE BEAUTIFUL DAY TIMELINE

1600
New World bulldogs

The first bulldogs sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to arrive in America.

1875
“The Bulldog Club Incorporated”

Based in the UK, this is the oldest breed club in the world. Founders established the club to “promote the breeding of pure bulldogs of the true type.”

1886
AKC recognition

The American Kennel Club officially recognized bulldogs as a breed.

1922
Bulldogs served their country

Jiggs, a bulldog, enlisted to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps

2019
The Beautiful Bulldog Contest turns 40

This annual event takes place at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. (Home of the Bulldogs!) “Contestants” walk the pageant runway, show off their costumes, and perform tricks for the judges.

NATIONAL BULLDOGS ARE BEAUTIFUL DAY DATES

Year Date Day
2021 April 21 Wednesday
2022 April 21 Thursday
2023 April 21 Friday
2024 April 21 Sunday
2025 April 21 Monday

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