Information About English Bulldogs Are Appropriate For Your Family


Bullmastiff Dog Breed Information

No one can answer that which dog breeds are best for you. But, you can steer yourself in the right direction/narrow it down by looking at yourselves and asking what you and your family situation have to offer a dog: no matter if they are English bulldogs.

Information About English Bulldogs Are Appropriate For Your Family
Information About English Bulldogs Are Appropriate For Your Family

Ask The Following Questions To Yourself Regarding Your English Bulldogs

  1. Am I active? Could I accommodate a dog that needs to be walked or vigorously exercised up to two hours a day? What about a dog that needs lots of mental and physical stimulation? If you cannot handle a dog such as this, that eliminates the herding breeds amongst others—Border Collies, Cattle Dogs, German Shepherds, etc. Some terriers as well might not be a good fit—for example, Jack Russell terriers. I currently have a five-month-old Cattle Dog/Border Collie X as well as a Pharoah Hound.
  2. Do I need a dog to be good with small children? If so, I would eliminate some of the toy breeds, such as Chihuahuas
  3. Do I have the time, energy, and resources to put into potty training, obedience training, socialization, etc.? Obviously, all dogs need these things—however, a puppy is going to be more demanding in this respect than an older dog. When you adopt an older dog, many come already housebroken or having some obedience.
  4. Do I need my home to be pristine? Will I be upset if my shoes get chewed or my furniture? What if pee/poop winds up on my carpet? Again, all dogs do this at some point, but more likely with puppies. Also, do you need a dog that doesn’t shed? That eliminates many breeds right there
  5. Do I know what having a dog means, realistically?
Information About English Bulldogs Are Appropriate For Your Family
Information About English Bulldogs Are Appropriate For Your Family

Requirements Of Your Furry Friend

A lot of people want dogs, have some fantasy idea of what having a dog is like, but have no clue what it means to have a dog in your life.

Somewhere in the area of 10–15 years, sometimes more. You must realize you will more than likely outlive your new best friend. It is heartbreaking when they go after you have invested time, energy, and love into them.

My oldest dog passed over the summer. Though, I got her at eight weeks. She died of lymphoma at age 15. My grief over her passing was almost physically painful. This is a dog who was my constant companion from the time I was a sophomore in college.

You must understand that your dog is a part of your life, but you ARE your dog’s whole life. That means that you must consider them when you decide to move, go on vacation, etc. You cannot determine that you will go out for drinks after work without going home to walk and feed your dog. You can’t just go on vacation without making arrangements to take him/her with you or find someone to watch him/her. And even then, you’ll worry if they are ok.

You must be prepared to shoulder the financial burden of their health care, food, and any other expenses. If you are living paycheck to paycheck now, then you may want to wait to get a dog.

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