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British Bulldogs

Royal Doulton Jack Bulldog from James Bond Movie
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Royal Doulton Bulldog Old Bill HN146
Bulldog Old Bill HN146

The patriotic British bulldog has become an icon once again thanks to his desk appearance in the James Bond movie Skyfall. He is the prized possession of M and survives a bomb to be bequeathed to Bond. Royal Doulton’s new Jack Bulldog DD007 was inspired by early wartime bulldogs symbolically draped with the Union Jack, which were produced in three sizes. During the First World War, the breed symbolized the dogged determination of the British people under duress and one of Royal Doulton’s earliest models features a khaki colored bulldog wearing a helmet and haversack (HN146).

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