Congratulations to Westgate Pet Clinic for winning "Best Veterinarian in Edina" for 2016! A special thank-you to all of our dedicated clients that voted for us. Words cannot express how much we value and appreciate you and your "furry children". Also, thank you to Edina Magazine for featuring us in their 2016 "Best Of" issue.
History of the breed:
The English Bulldog is typically the most docile of creatures, even though the history of the breed is quite gruesome and dramatic.First mentioned in the literature around 1500, the bulldog was bred to fight bulls in the “sport” of bull baiting. Bull baiting entails setting loose dogs onto a tethered bull and making wagers over which dog could grab the bull by the nose and pin it to the ground. This “sport” is not only cruel to the bull, but many dogs were also severely maimed or killed during the process. Thankfully, bull baiting was made illegal by the Cruelty to Animals Act of 1835.