I have been considering a bulldog for a companion for a couple of years. As I continue to study the breed, I read conflicting reports. Either they make great loving pets with a desire to please or naughty, stubborn, destructive, nips at children,etc.Please share your experiences and what I can realistically expect from a bulldog.
Hi Janice! It’s funny to me to hear conflicting opinions about whether the English Bulldogs are well behaved because I’ve only ever known them to be great dogs. I have also read that their a dog who’s “greatest desire is to please their master” and I’ll admit I always thought that was just a bunch of “fluff”. I don’t think their anymore concerned with pleasing their owners than any other dogs. I see them as just a bit stubborn than some breeds, but not a big difference there either. They can definitely be destructive as puppies because they’re teething and like to chew, but if you raise them right they won’t be destructive as adults. I have never witnessed any of our Bulldogs bite or snap at any of my 3 kids, other dogs, or even anyone in the general public should be out at a park or something. The Bulldog gets 10 stars for friendliness in my book. As with any breed, if you properly train, love and discipline your Bully, they’ll make a great pet. I hope this helps and would love to see a few other opinions from our other visitors to the English Bulldog Q&A.