The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Despite their sweetness, Bulldogs are not Labrdors. They are not pushovers to raise and train. Most Bulldogs are extremely stubborn. You must show them, through absolute consistency that you mean what you say. (Food rewards help a great deal!) Never underestimate a Bulldog.
Oh yes they have power, be careful with young children as one jump can leave them flat on their backs, i have lost count of the bruises caused through a simple jump up hello.
They love to stand their ground and transform into door stops in seconds.
Bulldogs shed more than you might think. Their short, coarse hairs come off on your hands when you pet them, and stick to your carpeting, upholstery, and clothing. The rollers are no match for Bulldog hairs.
Though they seldom bark, Bulldogs are far from silent. Because of the short face, they snort, snuffle, wheeze, grunt, and snore loudly. The sounds are endearing to some people; nerve-wracking to others.
Most people are not prepared for how much Bulldogs slobber and drool, especially after eating or drinking. When they shake their heads, you will literally be toweling saliva and slime off your clothes, furniture, and walls.
Flatulence that can send you running for cover. Fortunately, Bulldogs who are fed a natural diet of real meat and other fresh foods have much less trouble with gassiness.