A Breed of Many Faces

When most people think of bulldogs, they probably think of a big, fat, squishy-faced dog with big teeth. Kind of like Cindy (except with teeth). Kind of.

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But I’ve never come across a breed where each dog looks different from the next. Take Lucy, for instance. She’s the exact same breed as Cindy but they essentially look nothing alike.

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Lucy has a much more narrow head, flappier ears and her face is overall slightly less smushed than Cindy’s.

And every bulldog I come across looks different from the next, from size to coloring to build. I don’t know how you judge an “ideal” bulldog because they’re all so different!

Cindy does, however, fit the “lazy bulldog” stereotype. To a “T.”

Lazy, lazy

Lazy, lazy

When she’s not eating, drinking or out doing her business, she’s a blob on the couch. Literally, she does nothing else. The same cannot be said for Lucy.

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Lucy chews, plays “fetch,” paces, chases sticks, goes for walks (however unwillingly) and is just generally very high-energy, uncommon for her breed.

Not much of a point to this post except that the thought came to me the other day that I’d have zero problem picking Lucy and Cindy out of a pack of bulldogs. But when I thought about doing the same for the chocolate lab we had growing up, for instance, I realized how hard it would be to pick her out of a group of chocolate labs.

I find it fascinating how different this one breed is – no wonder I want so many; variety is the spice of life!

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