Because the Old Anglican Bulldogge is a newer hybrid breed, we must turn to the parent breed's history in order to learn more about why the Old Anglican may have been created. While an origin story may seem rather understated, in the long run it is an important factor to consider as it helps clarify what traits may be the most prominent in the hybrid. For instance, many people can get a bad taste in their mouth when they hear the American Pitbull Terrier mentioned due to their history of dog fighting. But this wasn't always the case. Originally, the Pitbull was created to be a farm dog with jobs such as hunting rats, wild pig, and even bears! Despite these dangerous jobs that required a high amount of aggression, the Pitbull were also very good with people of all ages. They are very intelligent dogs who have severe loyalty to their humans, a sense of fearlessness, and determination that made them perfect for tasks that ranged from being a family protector to working in the military, such as being a representative for the United States during World War I. It was because of this loyalty and determination that people decided to use this wonderful breed for their own guilty pleasures. Dog fighting became legal for a period of time in the United States and people everywhere took part in it. Such activities is what gave the Pitbull a bad reputation, but thanks to determined breeders who believed in the breed, a comeback has been taking place for years. Although some places still won't accept the breed, such as the American Kennel Club, there are some who know and love the breed for what they really are; a loving, loyal dog who was always meant to be a wonderful companion. The American Pitbull Terrier has been accepted as an official breed since 1898 by the United Kennel Club. The Bulldog is a breed that has been around for at least 500 years and the original breed was taller and extremely ferocious. This was important as the Bulldog was intended to grab a bull by the nose and hold him in place; a sport that was known as "bull baiting". This was a very dangerous sport that people greatly enjoyed during a time when television and video games did not exist, but it also had a purpose. Bulldog's helped bait the bulls in order to bring the large animals in for castration or breeding, so they had an extremely important role to play. Through the years, the Bulldog generally remained the same, until around the time that dog fighting became outlawed in England, and showing became the new form of entertainment. From this, the Bulldog's were bred to be shorter and very well built, with a large head and square with a barrel chest. But not only was the appearance altered, but the personality was altered as well. Gone was the aggression and extremely tough nature; dedicated breeders worked hard to make the Bulldog a loving, kind, and courageous breed who was a wonderful companion for people everywhere. Eventually the Bulldog made his way to the United States and was registered by the American Kennel Club in the year 1886. From there he became a show dog, popular companion, and mascot for many groups; such as the Marines and some universities, like Yale.