The American Chow Bulldog is a mixed breed, so they don’t have history as their own breed. Both parent breeds, however, are well known and loved. The American Bulldog was first developed for the sad sport of bull-baiting. The breed’s agility, intelligence, and loyalty made them talented at handling cattle, as well as hunting. Wild pigs were the primary target of the American Bulldog, as their loyalty and powerful build was perfect for hunting them down. Today, the American Bulldog is sometimes used as a watchdog, but is just as common as a family pet. Experts have long assured the public that the Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, and genetic testing has proven that to be true. The ancient breed is believed to have originated in Mongolia and Northern China, as early as 206 B.C. The first Chow Chow to attend an American dog show was Takya, who took third place in the Miscellaneous Class at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 1890. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the breed in 1903, and the first Chow Chow officially registered with the AKC was named Yen How. Today, the breed is revered as a fierce but endlessly loyal guard dog.