The Williamson County Show Barn was home last weekend to the Texas Bulldogge Derby, a competition specifically for the various types of bulldogs out there. Note that the spelling for the event is correct, in that it refers to a specific breed, written as Olde English Bulldogge. There were those, but also American bulldogs and a Mammoth bulldog, a type that has a longer, fluffier coat, like the little copper-colored guy shown in this post, 3-month-old Ewok, being held by his owner, Kim Evans. At home, we have Star, a Staffordshire terrier, a type of Pit bulldog. Despite a sometimes unsavory reputation in the canine family, these dogs were loved and well treated. Much like Penelope, the last pooch in this post, being encouraged and petted by her owner, David Ortega, from Victorville, California. Penelope is a 2-year-old American bulldog. Dogs may or may not have certain characteristics, but most often it’s the way they are treated that forms their personalities. These photos were taken for the Williamson County Sun.