Be honest with yourself and your future companion and ask yourself what you're able and willing to do with your dog, what your lifestyle is, what your experience is with other dogs, etc.
Consider the following points to find out if a bulldog is right for you:
WHY do you want to get a dog
Are you seeking a loyal companion, a guard dog
or do you want to start exploring the many activities you can do as a dog-person, things like dog showing, agility, obedience, skimming flea markets for collectibles, etc. ?
Bulldogs are real companion dogs. They are happiest when they live indoors with their owner and share every part of his daily activities. If you want a dog to keep you and your family company and if you have the room and the time to fit him within your home and schedule, a bulldog is an excellent choice.
As to their guard dog abilities, Bulldogs are certainly not the first breed that comes to one's mind when one wants a true guard dog. Nevertheless, many english bulldogs
do show great courage in protecting their owners and family and their appearance alone often is enough of a deterrent to scare off any would-be intruders. This notwithstanding, if you are looking for a good guard dog
or a good watch dog, you may want to consider another breed. See our page about guard dog breeds
Having a bulldog may soon grow into a real hobby, whether through the research of all possible information about the breed and collectibles related to your favorite breed or by entering the world of show dogs. If you don't like people who seem obsessed by their dog, this may be not the right breed for you, because chances are high that you will become just like them ! Join the club !
WHAT characteristics do you expect in your dog