Dog Fighting History
Using dogs in fighting has been around for hundreds maybe thousands of years. The Romans, Greeks, Spanish and French used dogs for fighting.
Fighting between all kinds of animals have always been a very popular event. As far back as can be recalled dogs called gladiator were bred for sole purpose of dog fighting.
The British began breeding bulldog for sole reason of dog on dog combat, but they were not first; since this event has been around since day of Roman Empire. The dogs that British used are commonly known today as American Pit Bull Terrier.
The bulldog is well known for being used to manage unruly bulls, and by hunters for helping them in catching and holding wild boars or other big game.
Since, bull dog was so popular for these types of activities sport of bullbaiting became very popular. Bullbaiting was where bulldogs and other larger animals were pitted together.
Animals such as horses, bears, lions, and yes even men were put together for sole purpose of fighting. This bullbaiting sport was eventually outlawed, so public turned to dog fighting. Dog Fighting was economically better for owners of fighters, because they did not need as much room for fighting area, and they only had to feed two dogs; instead of one dog and a larger animal. Also, with just dogs fighting it would be easier to hold these fights in secret if need arose.