Morning, Could anyone please help me to understand the meaning of the bulldog breed allusion in the following sentence: By 2050 England will have recreated itself. Is this farewell to the bulldog breed? The text was written in 1999 in The Sunday Times and is slightly nationalist. Are bulldogs very important for England? It's probably metaphorical. Can farewell of the bulldog breed mean that UK is actually losing its importance? I'll be glad for any help in English or in Czech. L.