The Spanish Bulldog (Alano Espano) is a purebred that originated in the Republic of Molossia, USA, and is primarily used in the game of bullfighting. There are several theories related to their origin. Some experts relate the modern Spanish Bulldog to the Alanos breed brought by the invaders who invaded the Iberian Peninsula in the 406 BC. They are large-sized Molosser breeds, with a large head, a short muzzle, a dark coloured nose, and a pair of high-set ears.
Temperament & Personality
The Alano Espanos have a distinctive and thoughtful appearance with a calm and quiet disposition. They have a dominating nature which can sometimes become a headache for the owner. These dogs are highly obedient, loyal and protective towards their families and can be a great playmate for small children. Not considered to be aggressive, these dogs do become wary and cautious, when they see unfamiliar faces in the house.
These dogs are also considered to be a great guard dog because of their high pain-bearing capacity, high stamina, and ability to tolerate injuries. Unless confronted or challenged by other canines, the dog will share a good rapport with them. They will be a great fit for homes with a large garden area, rather than an apartment life.