Learn about the temperament and personality of the Bulldog. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
The Bulldog, also known as the English Bulldog, is friendly, calm, gentle, and good-natured. He is a couch-potato! He loves to curl up on the couch and sleep all day. He’s stubborn and unwavering. If he doesn’t want to do something, you’ll have a hard time getting him to do it! His clownish behavior will make you laugh. He forms a strong bond with children and is very good with them. He thrives on lots of attention and love from his family. He can be a very destructive chewer so give him plenty of chew toys and hide your slippers. He’s a homebody; he isn’t the kind of dog to wander off and prefers to stay in the yard close to home. He drools and slobbers a lot — especially after eating and drinking (expect mess). He often has wind (flatulence) and it can be quite smelly. He snores loudly and snuffles, snorts and grunts frequently. His flat face and short nose causes him to overheat in hot weather. If he does you will need to take him inside in the air conditioning or allow him to rest in the shade until he cools down.
The Bulldog is the hardest to train of all dog breeds. He learns new commands slower than all other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.
The Bulldog sheds a fair amount of hair. You’ll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
The short coat of the Bulldog only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn’t fall out in your home!)