Updated: Nov 22
Whether buying your first puppy or adding another member to your family, choosing the right English Bulldog is important. Each puppy has its own unique personality, so it’s important to consider whether your lifestyle and personality match that of your potential puppy!
One of the first things to consider when looking for the perfect sized English Bulldog is... Do you have a lot of space at home with a big yard, or do you live in an apartment? Will you often travel by plane and not be home? If that is the case, why not try getting two? Two English Bulldogs dogs will keep each other company, and watching them interact can be very entertaining!
Consider the children in your household. Both large and small breeds have advantages and disadvantages when being around children. Smaller dogs may be cheerful and eager to please, and larger dogs may serve as the protector and form a close bond with their little companions. On the flip side, some tiny dogs might be too fragile to be around children, and certain larger breeds might be too intimidating for little ones. However, teaching young children to respect dogs will bring harmony to your family no matter what the breed.
Personality Means Everything
The personality of a dog is the most important. Even though it's generally easier to predict behavior based on a dog's breed, specific characteristics still play a larger role in choosing a pup. Some dogs tend to be more independent, and others more social, for example. Some English Bulldogs require large amounts of space, and others thrive with plenty of attention from their owners. Other dogs need a “job” with their high energy drive and could get destructive without meaning to if not kept intellectually stimulated. Every Puppy has unique qualities, but some share common characteristics according to size or activity level.
Do you work in or outside of the home? Do you travel a lot? Are you renting and wary of upsetting your landlord by asking them to allow a dog in your home (and paying a premium)? Perhaps you live with roommates and want to ensure everyone is on board with having a dog. Do you want a dog more likely to be a couch potato? You may have children or are getting ready to welcome a child. These are all important things to consider when choosing a English Bulldog. If you lead an active lifestyle, you'll want to choose a puppy who will grow up to match your enthusiasm and energy. The key here is ensuring that your choice the right English Bulldog that fits into your life as much as possible so both owner and pet can enjoy their time together.