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Thinking of getting a Bulldog, anyone else have one?

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I've always admired the bulldog it seems like a real family friendly dog. Has anyone got one and what do you think of the breed? 

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Family friendly dog? Lol. Get a labrador or a retriever or something.
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get a lab. They are soppy lovely animals.

I have a springer (as well as a lab) and he is great but I'd still say labrador.
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michelle_tabor wrote:
get a lab. They are soppy lovely animals.

I have a springer (as well as a lab) and he is great but I'd still say labrador.


Does it know its not your favourite?

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Mike939 wrote:

michelle_tabor wrote:
get a lab. They are soppy lovely animals.

I have a springer (as well as a lab) and he is great but I'd still say labrador.


Does it know its not your favourite?



If anything the spaniel is, I'm talking purely on good with kids. If I have to stick my hands in their mouth to pull something out the lab wouldn't bite me if I did it 1000 times.

The spaniel might 1/100.

 

Think pinky and the brain, pinky is lovely and sweet etc but the brain is the star.

 

 

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michelle_tabor wrote:

Mike939 wrote:

michelle_tabor wrote:
get a lab. They are soppy lovely animals.

I have a springer (as well as a lab) and he is great but I'd still say labrador.


Does it know its not your favourite?



If anything the spaniel is, I'm talking purely on good with kids. If I have to stick my hands in their mouth to pull something out the lab wouldn't bite me if I did it 1000 times.

The spaniel might 1/100.

 

Think pinky and the brain, pinky is lovely and sweet etc but the brain is the star. 

 


Yes I can vouch for the springer and the labrador.

 

I was bit in the face by one of our springers, which I now have 2 scars on my nose, who didn't like food/toys etc being disturbed or taken.

 

The lab we have is a sweetie. She'll just happily play with you, or sit by your side or on your lap or something, she loves the attention, I can easily take her toys right out of her mouth without her barking/growling/biting, and the same with her food, I can take that away just as easily.

 

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(Above) This is the git that bit me. Brandy, died at 14 (we had to put him down last october, old age, was always in pain around the time we put him down)

 

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(Above) This is the other springer, Sophie died about 7/8 years old a few years ago (Also had to put her down, she had jaundice/liver failer and was unrecoverable)

 

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(Above) This is Fern, the white lab we currently have. She's just coming up to 2 years old, love her to bits.

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Sorry no I don't. Can't help you i'm afraid:(

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Gawge wrote:

You can talk to me. 


I LOVE this, it's probably my fav beatles song.

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You can talk to me. 


I LOVE this, it's probably my fav beatles song.



Mhm, it's up there. 

 

I think that Miles Kane does a decent cover too.

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Gawge wrote:

michelle_tabor wrote:

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I LOVE this, it's probably my fav beatles song.



Mhm, it's up there. 

 

I think that Miles Kane does a decent cover too.



not bad, not sure about his voice but it's not john lennon, pretty good overal.

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What type of bulldog?

 

Ill assume british and not french or american.

 

British bulldogs are very family friendly, no bulldogs are for new owners in my opinion, french and british are among the most pig headed stubborn dogs I have ever met, and they constantly challange you for dominance.

 

For it to be in a healthy family it needs an owner that understands what is dominant behaviour and what is not, when to treat it and when not.

 

An example of how pig headed they can be, if you try to walk a bulldog that you are not dominent over, it may just sit on the ground, wont move, will just sit because it knows you want to walk, you can drag it all the way down the road on its ass, and it will just sit and look at you and keep trying to walk the other way.

 

When you get the balance right, they are the funniest full of charachter dogs you can meet. They really are amazing.

 

You can do it as a first dog, but read up a lot on dominant behaviour, and think about taking it to training classes, 

 

I know a lot about dogs, and it took me about 3 months to win a french bulldog over and it was 3 months of pretty much hell as she pulled every trick in the book rather than submit. One time she even bit me, which is very very rare for the breed, and it took me for total surprise as I was just sitting on the chair and she looke in my face like "" then bit my shoulder, some set of jaws on them..

 

Lol but yeah, great dog, get ready for possibly a huge battle with them, but thats half the fun of them, when they do something stubborn like sit somewhere and wont move, you laugh about it later.

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fenian wrote:

What type of bulldog?

 

Ill assume british and not french or american.

 

British bulldogs are very family friendly, no bulldogs are for new owners in my opinion, french and british are among the most pig headed stubborn dogs I have ever met, and they constantly challange you for dominance.

 

For it to be in a healthy family it needs an owner that understands what is dominant behaviour and what is not, when to treat it and when not.

 

An example of how pig headed they can be, if you try to walk a bulldog that you are not dominent over, it may just sit on the ground, wont move, will just sit because it knows you want to walk, you can drag it all the way down the road on its ass, and it will just sit and look at you and keep trying to walk the other way.

 

When you get the balance right, they are the funniest full of charachter dogs you can meet. They really are amazing.

 

You can do it as a first dog, but read up a lot on dominant behaviour, and think about taking it to training classes, 

 

I know a lot about dogs, and it took me about 3 months to win a french bulldog over and it was 3 months of pretty much hell as she pulled every trick in the book rather than submit. One time she even bit me, which is very very rare for the breed, and it took me for total surprise as I was just sitting on the chair and she looke in my face like "" then bit my shoulder, some set of jaws on them..

 

Lol but yeah, great dog, get ready for possibly a huge battle with them, but thats half the fun of them, when they do something stubborn like sit somewhere and wont move, you laugh about it later.


Did you bite her back?

 

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Did you bite her back?


I did, although youre not really supposed to, i bit her on the shoulder, she looked shocked and i nearly laughed, then i did the proper thing and made her submit. It was all a joke with her though, she would pretend to submit then walk back over to you like " yeah, youre not the boss of me, i just said that to shut you up"

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Oh and if anyone wants to see a silly video of my dog, here ya go - http://youtu.be/a-NUNKbvrcg
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Heres a video of me and my sisters dog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN0JLuswbh8
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Oh and if anyone wants to see a silly video of my dog, here ya go - http://youtu.be/a-NUNKbvrcg

OMG Sam dreams of the day he finally catches his tail :(

 

I can't believed blind people use animals this stupid to guide them about :lol:

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I want a mans best friend kinda dog lab seems abit too meeehh to me. My neighbour has a british bulldog and hes so friendly. Always jumps on you licks your face off and is really playfull. But they arent the smarest around are they?

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You want a family friendly dog, but a mans best friend dog? Not asking for blood out of a stone much are ya?
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I have a big family so i want it to be friendly with everyone but it will be with me most of the time since i want one the most. It needs to be friendly and be my bestfriend :BigGrin: 

 

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Dont get a dog to be your best friend, get a dog to be your loyal companion, Its a very big difference. If you treat a bulldog like a friend youll end up with a problem dog.

 

I think bulldogs are fairly intelligent, i think their stubborn nature makes them seem less intelligent than they are.

 

There are plenty of dogs that are child/family friendly, the list of them is huge. Even staffies and rottweilers are family friendly. German shepards thrive in families, they adore being in a family and will also adore one on one time with their master. Boxers are also very placid and family friendly. Irish wolfhounds are amazing with small children, its amazing to see how careful they are around children.

 

If you want a dog that will be a loyal companion, and almost like a best friend, you pick one that fits you, you dont pick one based on what it looks like, or its size, or anything else.

 

you have to look at what you have to offer, are you patient enough to deal with the most stubborn of dogs, would you get enjoyment from it? would it make you angry? what about your family would they encourage bad behaviour when youre not around? would they be able to keep it submissive.

 

I wouldnt trust my family with a bulldog.

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