This was posted on our Bulldog Standard Discussion Group and I thought it was such a beautiful painting that I needed to share. It is by Reuben Ward Binks (1880-1950).
What is so notably about this painting from 1915 is that the breed type is the same as today. While we may put more fat on our dogs the structure has not changed, contrary to what many breed haters would like you to believe.
The black masked red dog on the left is a gorgeous example of breedtype and can be seen in top winning bulldogs today, the head on the middlefront red brindle shows a gorgeous correct layback and turn of jaw and the white bitch on the right front is just lovely. I could share photos from several breeder friends bitches right now, one being mine/my sisters, who are of the same quality breed type.