5 Reasons a Bulldog Might Be the Right Dog Breed for You

Bulldog in a field
Robin Burkett, Animal Photography
If you consider yourself a couch potato, then the Bulldog might be the perfect companion for you.
The Bulldog is easily recognizable with his adorable wrinkled mug, underbite and Churchillian jowls. Learn more about this popular and often happy-go-lucky pup and whether he might be the right dog breed for you.

They can make good family companions.

Typically a friendly guy who loves people, the Bulldog's temperament can make him a good dog for families with kids.

They’re often laid-back.

The Bulldog tends to be mellow. He’s generally pretty gentle and relaxed with an amiable nature.

They’re not huge fans of exercise.

If you consider yourself to be a bit of a couch potato, the Bulldog just may be the dog for you. He has a moderate energy level and will likely be perfectly happy with a short walk a day. In fact, too much exercise or stress can make it difficult for him to breathe, and he’s sensitive to the heat, because of his flat face and heavy build. Since exercise may be limited, keep snacking under control to help prevent your Bulldog from becoming obese.

They can make good watchdogs.

There’s a reason the Bulldog is the Marines’ mascot. This often courageous and devoted pup is likely to alert you to the presence of strangers.

They're usually easy to groom.

The Bulldog's short coat doesn't need any fancy grooming, just regular brushing a few times a week to keep it shiny and healthy. But caring for the breed's sweet wrinkles can require some effort. Depending on the dog, his wrinkles may need to be cleaned a couple times a week or even every day to help avoid skin problems.


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