English Bulldog Facts & Images | petMD

Generally, Bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, and pets.
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Before you adopt an American Bulldog, consider how much time your new family member will spend alone. Remember, a puppy requires constant attention. The key to successful housebreaking is consistency; preventing "accidents" is key. Once a puppy soils the carpeting, it becomes much more difficult to train them out of that behavior. Here's a good rule of thumb to consider: a puppy can hold his bladder just one hour for every month they've been alive. For instance, a 3-month-old puppy will need to empty his bladder every three hours! Before you adopt an American Bulldog puppy, ask yourself if you are available to walk your dog several times throughout the day, and if you have the patience and commitment to wake up and take him out first thing every morning at the same time, and stick to a strict schedule. Of course, before you can walk him at all, you will need to train him to walk on a leash, which is a project in itself.
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Bulldogs are very alert, even when they appear to be sleeping. They can rise quickly if all is not well! Bulldogs will generally get along well with children, other pets and people. They seem to enjoy being part of the family. The Bulldog is a breed that holds its "beauty" as a puppy and as an adult. Many dogs look cute as puppies, but lose some physical appeal as they mature. The Bulldog looks great at any age! They are by no means considered a guard dog. They will, however, protect the people they love and will offer some security. Today, the English bulldog makes a fine family pet. The AKC recognizes the breed simply as the bulldog.
Photo provided by FlickrUsually peaceful with other pets, some male Bulldogs may engage in a battle of wills (or jaws) with other males.
Photo provided by FlickrUsually peaceful with other pets (though some French Bulldogs will hunt small rodents), males may bicker with other males.
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Get ready to cover your slick tile, hardwood, marble or other slippery floors with carpeting or area rugs. Bulldogs have naturally loose joints, causing them to slip and slide all over slick surfaces. The constantly slipping and sliding can eventually cause a breakdown of their joints, bones and ligaments, resulting in injuries and gait issues. Get more non-slip tips in our article on Bullyproofing Your Home. (Link) Sure, English Bulldog puppies are super-cute, but simply put, puppies can be adorable, relentless machines of destruction. Even the most well-behaved puppy will destroy shoes, clothing, paper, remote controls, telephones, leashes, dog beds, carpeting…anything and everything. More rambunctious pups have been known to obliterate sofas, car seats, Venetian blinds, electrical cords, door frames…you name it, they can eat it or shred it. And when they're teething, look out! Cute puppies have very sharp teeth, and they are happy to use your hands, feet, nose, hair, etc, as a chew toy. Ouch! Needless to say, a teething English Bulldog puppy and a small child do NOT make good companions! To keep the puppy from hurting himself, and to prevent the destructive behavior from becoming a bad habit, you will need to spend every waking moment supervising his every move. Do you have that kind of time?Before you adopt an English Bulldog, consider how much time your new family member will spend alone. Remember, a puppy requires constant attention. The key to successful housebreaking is consistency; preventing "accidents" is key. Once a puppy soils the carpeting, it becomes much more difficult to train them out of that behavior. Here's a good rule of thumb to consider: a puppy can hold his bladder just one hour for every month they've been alive. For instance, a 3-month-old puppy will need to empty his bladder every three hours! Before you adopt an English Bulldog puppy, ask yourself if you are available to walk your dog several times throughout the day, and if you have the patience and commitment to wake up and take him out first thing every morning at the same time, and stick to a strict schedule. Of course, before you can walk him at all, you will need to train him to walk on a leash, which is a project in itself.Ask anybody who has adopted an adult dog, and they'll swear their bond with their rescued pal is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and your home to a dog who needs help, they really do show their appreciation for the rest of their life! Dogs who have been uprooted from their homes, or have had difficult beginnings are likely to bond completely and deeply with their new human caretakers who they view as heroes. English Bulldogs who find themselves in the shelter or at a rescue group because of a death or other tragedy in their former human family usually go through a mourning period. Once they are adopted, however, they usually want nothing more than to please their new hero---YOU! No matter what circumstances brought them to the shelter or rescue group, most English Bulldog dogs for adoption are exceptionally affectionate and attentive pets and extremely loyal companions. But first you have to adopt one!