Brigitte, the bulldog who plays Stella on Modern Family, has the distinction of being the first bulldog to win a Golden Collar award. She beat out dog performers from Chelsea Lately, Hot in Cleveland, Entourage, and Suburgatory. She also beat out the only human competitor, Jason Gann, the star of Wilfred.
Bulldogs were originally bred in England dating back to the 16th century, believed to be a mix of mastiffs and pugs. The English bulldog is what’s most commonly referred to as a “bulldog” but there are popular French and American varieties as well.
Be it the prestigious Yale University or U.S. Marine Corps, the breed plays mascot for a number of legendary institutions. Who could possibly deny the tenacity of that bow-legged pose?
Hugh Jackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Reese Witherspoon, David Beckham, Ashely Olsen, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efrom, and Martha Stewart are among many celebrities who own bulldogs. In fact, bulldogs are the most popular dog breed in Los Angeles.