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Bullies Are a Girls Best Friend

   We only breed bulldogs here at Downs Family Bullies. Olde English Bulldogges. Each litter is born and raised inside their own whelping area in a clean environment. All puppies are treated like members of the family until they go to their forever homes. All puppies are wormed, veterinarian approved and current on all vaccinations before leaving. All dogs are IOEBA and ABKC registered

   We are family breeders of the old style of bulldog that most people are familiar with in the photos and paintings from the 1800's and early 1900's. Olde English Bulldogges are bred toward a calm temperament and certain other areas of physical characteristics that are geared toward a healthy free breathing, free breeding bulldog. They are great family pets and non-aggressive by nature. 

​In reference to Senator George Graham Vest’s  court case in 1870.Vest’s “Eulogy of the Dog” is one of the most enduring passages  in American courtroom history (only a partial transcript has survived):

“Eulogy of the Dog”
“Gentlemen of the jury: The best friend a man has in this world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name, may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it the most. A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. Gentlemen of the jury: A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies, and when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death”

This court case in 1870 was about the killing of a dog named "Old Drum". He was a foxhound killed by a sheep farmer. Although he wasn't, it sounds like Old Drum would have made a really good Bulldog.  These are the type of life long family companions we aspire to produce here.
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