Are English Bulldogs Good Pets Or Do Their Cons Outweigh Their Pros?
The answer depends on your perspective. If you’re looking for a pet that will make life easier, then yes they are better than other breeds. They have been bred to be obedient, loyal and loving dogs that love their families unconditionally. However if you want a dog that will protect your family from harm or even just provide companionship then there are many other options available.
English Bullies Have Been Raised To Be Loyal And Loved Dogs
They’ve been raised to be loyal and loved dogs, but that doesn’t mean they don’t show some signs of being stubborn. You’ll often see them barking at strangers, digging holes and generally not doing what you tell them. They may also display a lack of socialization when it comes to new situations.
These traits can be overcome with proper training, but it’s always best to start young.
English Bulldogs Shed A Lot Of Hair
A big part of why English Bulldogs shed so much hair is because they are bred to run around all day long and sweat a lot. When they go outside, they need to bathe frequently which means shedding hair isn’t uncommon. Sometimes it will seem like your walls or rugs are slowly being taken over by their hair, but it’s just because they’re sweet angels who like to get comfortable.
English Bulldog Grooming Is Time Consuming
Even though English bulldogs shed a lot of their hair, you still have to groom them regularly. This means brushing them several times a week, and clipping their nails whenever they start to curl over. You should also be prepared to vacuum or sweep the floor a lot because as we discussed, they will shed a lot.
Bulldogs Are Not The Best Guard Dogs
Despite their large size and intimidating appearance, English Bullies are not natural-born guard dogs. They may warn you when someone is at the door, but they’re still more likely to lick a burglar’s face rather than attack him.
Bulldogs Are Not For Everyone
If you don’t have the time or patience to properly train and look after a dog, then an English bulldog really isn’t for you. They do not do well if left alone for long periods of time and they will become destructive and unhappy. If you work long hours and have someone willing to walk or take your dog out though, then they can make good pets.
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