What is a "Pantheon" ?
Is it a type of bulldog? No, a Pantheon is not a type of bulldog. It is the name of our kennel. We raise and show Bulldogs as defined by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Bulldog Club of America. You may also hear many people refer to them as "English Bulldogs" although the correct AKC term is simply "bulldog." They are not the same as "Old English Bulldogs," "American Bulldogs," or "French Bulldogs." The formal definition of Pantheon is given below. We use Pantheon in reference to usage #2. We chose this name because we choose the formal, registered, name of our dogs based on the "god" that best represents their personality. We hope that this helps clear up any confusion or questions.
pantheon \PAN-thee-on; -uhn\, noun:
1. A temple dedicated to all the gods; especially (capitalized), the building so called at Rome.
2. The collective gods of a people; as, a goddess of the Greek pantheon.
3. A public building commemorating and dedicated to the famous dead of a nation.
4. A group of highly esteemed persons.
Pantheon comes from Greek pantheion, "temple of all the gods," from pan-, "all" + theos, "god."