Since the 13th century, English bulldogs have been utilized for bullbaiting and dog fighting. Since then, breeders have made them squatter with flatter faces and more wrinkles.
Rabbits were hunted by English beagles in the 1500s. By 1800, they were developed for hunting and friendliness. Today, foxes are hunted with a greater variety and rabbits with a smaller one.
Yorkshire terriers originated in Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1800s; they are a cross of Skye, Dandie Dinmont, and Maltese and were used as rodent exterminators before becoming attractive lapdogs for the elite.
The Cavalier spaniel was created in the 17th century by Charles I and II, who preferred a little black-and-tan spaniel. Breeders reconstructed the original version based on antique portraits in the 1920s.
"Cocker and Springer spaniels were born in the same litters in England centuries ago. Springer was recognized by 1902 and still has hunting capacity now.
Bullmastiff: a cross between a bulldog and a mastiff that was developed in the 1800s to protect estates from poachers. Athletic, brave, intelligent, and devoted. Strangers still make me nervous today.
Airedale Terriers originated in England's Aire Valley. Factory/mill workers bred them to be robust, sharp hunting dogs in the 1800s with otterhound, terriers, setters, retrievers, and herders. They're superb hunting dogs because they're versatile.
In the 1800s, coal miners in England developed whippets from greyhounds and terriers for hunting and racing. Prey drive is still quick and forceful.
Bull terriers are related to bulldogs and were raised to fight, but they are today popular companion animals with gentle temperaments.
Old English Sheepdogs are strong, faithful companions that need to be walked and groomed every day. They need a lot of care, but they are fantastic guard dogs.