The Continental Bulldog is from Switzerland. They are also known as Conti. The Conti was created at the turn of the 21st century by one of the breeders, Imelda Angehrn.
She was trying to create a better version of an English bulldog, because they have so many health issues, like difficulty with breathing.
The Continental bulldog was developed by the Crossing English Bulldogs and the Olde English Bulldogge. The breeding process started in 2001.
She did an excellent job because the Continental Bulldog is clearly healthier; they don't have as many breathing problems; they can give birth naturally; and they are more athletic.
In September 2004, the Swiss Kennel Club permitted the creation of a new breed, and the Continental Bulldog Club of Switzerland was founded in 2004.