Description A bulldog is the common name for a breed of dog also referred to as the English bulldog or British Bulldog. Other bulldog breeds include the American bulldog and the French bulldog. The bulldog is a breed with characteristically thick shoulders and a matching head. There are generally thick folds of skin on a bulldog's brow, followed by round, black, wide-set eyes, a short muzzle with characteristic folds called 'rope' above the nose, with hanging skin under the neck, drooping lips, and pointed teeth. Winston Churchill was granted the compliment of possessing more than a passing resemblance to the bulldog and was described as having an unwavering 'bulldog spirit'.