Since the bulldog was originally bred in England, it has become a national symbol. Bulldog tattoos are often chosen by those who wish to represent their English pride and heritage. The BBC called them "a national icon, symbolising pluck and determination."
The bulldog might also be a symbol of the United States Marine Corps (USMC).
The bulldog tattoos can represents several meanings, such as patience, tenacity, defiance, family, strength, courage, toughness, determination.
The bulldog is also a common symbol for a variety of sports teams in various parts of world. In the US, the bulldog is a symbol of the Citadel, University of Georgia, Fresno State, Georgetown, and Yale. In total, there are various different universities that use the bulldog as a school symbol.
As the bulldog was originally bred as a dog to bait bulls, the image of the bulldog came to represent the stubborn stance taken by the British against the Nazis.
The bulldog is a breed famous for its stubborn, no-nonsense attitude and equally fierce loyalty to its loved ones. Its jaws are famously lethal. They are not fastest.