Bulldog Breeds – Which Types Make The Very Best Pets

Bulldog Breed Chart

The bulldog breed chart consists of six different types: American Staffordshire terrier, English springer spaniel, golden retriever, pug and shih tzu. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. These are some of the most common points which may come up when choosing between two or more bulldog breeds.

American Staffordshire Terrier (ASD)

Pros: Good with children, good with other dogs, friendly. Cons: Not very intelligent. Can get aggressive at times. Lacks social skills and doesn’t like being alone.

English Springer Spaniel (ESP)

Pros: Good with kids, good with other dogs, friendly. Cons: Less intelligent than ASP and not as sociable as other bulldogs.

Golden Retriever (GR)

Pros: Good with kids, good with other dogs, friendly. Cons: Less intelligent than ESP and not as sociable as other bulldogs.

Shih Tzu (SHI)

Pros: Good with kids, good with other dogs, friendly. Cons: Less intelligent than GR and not as sociable as other bulldogs.

Pug (PUG)

Pros: Good with kids, good with other dogs, friendly. Cons: Less intelligent than SHI and not as sociable as other bulldogs.

Bulldog Breed Points

There are many things to take into consideration when choosing a bulldog breed, here are some of the points you should think about before making your final decision.

Friendly: Are they friendly towards children? Towards other dogs? Towards strangers? Towards you?

Most bulldog breeds are friendly towards other dogs and people, but some would prefer to be around their owners than others might. While most bulldogs love the company of children, there are a few who aren’t fond of them! It is always best to spend time with each breed to see which one suits you and your family.

Sociable: How well do they get on with other dogs? With people? Do they prefer one over the other or do they like both equally?

Some bulls do not like to be left alone and get distressed if their owners are not around. Other dogs will eagerly await your return and others will barely notice that you have been gone!

Intelligent: How quick are they to learn? Do they pick up commands easily? How well do they respond to positive reinforcement? Do they tend to disobey orders or do they always listen attentively?

It is always best to have a dog that is intelligent enough to learn commands but not so intelligent that they disobey all the time! There is nothing worse than having a dog that ignores all your commands.

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As you can see, each breed has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. It is up to you and your family to decide which one would be best for your household. It is important to spend adequate time with each breed before deciding on which one will be your new companion for many years to come!

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