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English Bull Art Button Museum
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English Bull
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Illustration of an English Bull standing in front of a green background.

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Named for its past use in the sport of bull baiting, the English bulldog is believed to have originated sometime prior to the 13th century in the British Isles. Known for its wrinkled face and distinctive pushed-in nose, the breed has long been associated with British culture. In World War II, the English Bulldog was often likened to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his resistance to Nazi Germany. In recent decades, the breed has also become popular in the United States due to its distinct look as well as its clownish and friendly personality. 

This button is part of a larger set of 35 buttons, each with an illustration of a different dog breed. They were originally sold on a 6” x 9” cardboard sheet.

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