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Bulldog Characteristics

Each dog has its own personality traits, some of the most common in the Bulldog breeds are, extremely bad gas, an ability to be very stubborn not - to mention the snoring which is generally very loud! 
One of the nicest things about the Bulldog is that they may look rough and tough but really they are loving and sweet. They love to be included in everything and will go to great lengths to protect their family. They will generally get along with other dogs in the household and normally end up being the underdog so to speak. They are wonderful at what they do which is probably why they are loved by us as a nation.

These days "bullys" are highly regarded for being friendly, patient, playful, dependable and cuddly! They are a great all round family dog and are considered one of the best dog breeds for children, however children do need to learn how to respect and treat them and should never be left unsupervised with any dog - regardless of breed type.

Before embarking on the search for your Bulldog always you do your research and make sure you go to a reputable KC Accredited British Bulldog breeder. This will give you the best chance of introducing a good, healthy bulldog into your family. At Miltonpride bulldogs our aim is to breed fit, healthy bulldogs with a temperament second to none. However if you are thinking of owning a bulldog of your own it is very important that you do your homework and gain as much knowledge of the breed as possible.  They are not a simple or straight forward breed to care for and due to their sensitive nature and loyalty to their owner/family they should not be taken into your home only to find they will be passed on months or years down the line. Any prospective homes for Miltonpride puppies will be vetted and will be offered life long advice and help.

Taking all the above into consideration one thing you can be certain of when acquiring your bulldog is that he or she will reward you with all their love and affection.

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Look At Me
Typical Short stocky muscular legs give the bulldog a sturdy stance and are set quarely contributing to the breeds "waddle".

Sledging In The Snow
Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather

Asleep With My Best Friend
Bulldogs love children and make a good family pet known for an affinity with them

Does My Bum Look Big In This
English Bulldogs generally enjoy mixing with other dogs and household pets

Hello New Parents To Be

When I come home to you I will be your special Bulldog and I will be with you forever, but before you come to collect me from my kennel there are a few things you should try to understand about me first.

    I am only a young Bulldog puppy and have the same capacity to learn as an 8 month old baby human.   Because I am so young, I will chew at everything I can get my teeth into.  This is how I explore and learn about everything. Even HUMAN children put things into their mouths. It's up to you, my new parents, to guide me to what is mine to chew and what is not. Also, I cannot hold my bladder for longer than 1 - 2 hours. I cannot "feel" that I need to make a Pancake until it is actually beginning to come out. I cannot tell you that I need to go because I have not yet been trained how to, so I don’t know what to say - and I won’t have full "bladder and bowel control" until I am 6 to 9 months old.

Please don’t punish me, if you have not let me out for 3 hours and I pee or Pancake on your best Carpet. It’s your fault!. As a Bulldog Puppy, it is wise to remember that I NEED to go outside after: eating, sleeping, playing, drinking and around every 2 - 3 hours as well.
A newspaper slowly moved to the backdoor and then placed outside in the garden will help me learn where to go much easier, and will avoid you being mad at me.
I am still a Bulldog Puppy, and sometimes accidents WILL happen, so please, please, please be patient with me! In time I will learn.

I am a Puppy and I like to play. I will run around, and chase imaginary things especially torch lights, and chase your feet and your toes and 'attack' you, and chase balls, other pets, and small kids. It is play; it's what I do. Do not be mad at me or expect me to be sedate, mellow and sleep all day.

If my high energy level is too much for you, maybe you should consider an older dog from a shelter or animal rescue group. My play is beneficial, use your wisdom to guide me in my play with the right kind of toys, and activities like chasing a rolling ball, or gentle tug games, or plenty of chew toys for me. If I nip you too hard, talk to me in "doggy language", by giving a loud YELP like I do when something hurts me, I will usually get the message, as this is how dogs communicate with one another. If I get too rough, simply ignore me for a few moments, or put me in my place (bed) with a rubber bone or something.

   I am a Puppy; hopefully you would not yell, hit, strike, kick or beat a 6-month-old human infant, so please do not do the same to me. I am delicate, and as a Bulldog I get very nervous with Human children. They make lots of noises that I don’t understand and they frighten me very much.   If you treat me harshly now, I will grow up learning to fear being hit, spanked, kicked or beaten.

Instead, please guide me with encouragement and wisdom. For instance, if I am chewing something wrong, say, "No chew!" and hand me a toy I CAN chew. Better yet, pick up ANYTHING that you do not want me to get into. I can't tell the difference between your old sock and your new sock, or an old shoe and your brand new trainers.

I am a Bulldog puppy, and I am a creature with feelings and drives much like your own, but yet also very different. Although I am NOT a human in a dog suit, neither am I an unfeeling robot who can instantly obey your every whim. I truly DO want to please you, and be a part of your family, and your life.

You got me (I hope) because you want a loving partner and companion, so do not relegate me to the backyard or a dog cage when I get bigger, do not judge me harshly but instead mold me with gentleness and give me guidelines and training into the kind of family member you want me to be.

   I am a Puppy and I am not perfect, and I know you are not perfect either. I love you anyway. So please, learn all you can about training and puppy behaviors and caring for me, from my Kennel and your Veterinarian, books on dog care and even researching on the computer! Learn about my particular breed and it's "characteristics", it will give you understanding and insight into WHY I do all the things I do. Please teach me with love and patience, the right way to behave and socialize me with training in a puppy class or obedience class, we will BOTH have a lot of fun together.

   I am a Bulldog Puppy and I want more than anything to love you, to be with you, and to please you. Won't you please take time to understand how I work? We are the same you and I, in that we both feel hunger, pain, thirst, discomfort, fear, but yet we are also very different and must work to understand one another's language, body language, wants and needs.

Some day I will be a handsome dog, hopefully one you can be proud of and one that you will love as much as I love you.


Your affectionate Bulldog