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There are many dogs to choose from, but none are quite like the English bulldog. They may not be for everyone, but for those who envision man’s best friend as a short, stocky ball of wrinkles that snorts, farts, and sleeps all day, the bulldog is a perfect fit. Here are the top ten reasons why you should own an English bulldog:
1. They’re adorable
No, but seriously. The wrinkles, the jowls, the saggy eyes. Bulldogs will melt your heart. There’s nothing like grabbing a giant head full of wrinkles and planting a fat kiss in the middle..
2. They’re full of personality
There is never a dull moment with a bulldog. Whether it’s filling your home with snoring so loud it puts Uncle Dale’s sleep apnea to shame, or interrupting your thoughts with its infamous bodily functions, the English bulldog is guaranteed to make you smile.
3. Bulldogs are one of the best dogs for children
This is because they are remarkably calm, intensely loyal, and, well, quite lazy. A tugging, screeching child simply doesn’t bother them. Heck, they’ll even let a child dress them in a tutu and a cowboy hat without raising a paw.
4. You don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to own one
Hate running? Prefer curling up on the couch? Then the bulldog’s your dog. While they do require some exercise, they make a poor running partner. In fact, most would rather spread their jowls on your feet than go for a jog.
5. Bulldogs are talented
Think border collies get all the credit? Well, you don’t see them surfing or riding a skateboard. You do see bulldogs, though. It’s partly because their stoutness gives them a low center of gravity, but it’s mostly because bulldogs are just plain cool.
6. They’re stubborn
Depending on what you want in a dog, this might be a reason not to buy a bulldog. For some, though, the bulldog’s renowned stubbornness is one more reason to love them. There’s nothing funnier than your dog sitting down in the middle of the sidewalk because he doesn’t feel like walking back.
7. Their whines are hilarious
Seriously, though, look it up. There are hundreds of videos of bulldogs whining because they want your hamburger or feel entitled to your couch. No other dog’s vocal chords can compete.
8. Bulldogs make great watchdogs
They were, after all, bred to fight bulls. While that’s of course no longer expected of them, they will defend their homes and their families…..Unless the intruder brings a treat…..But …
9. They won’t be aggressive with you!
Bulldogs may look intimidating because of their stature, but they are hardly violent, especially with their families. They’re lovers, not fighters. Which brings us to the final reason to own an English bulldog