Are English Bulldogs dangerous?

Are English Bulldogs dangerous?

Created by Yappy-Dog on Nov 1, 2008

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Definately(if so, why?)

Yep.

Don't know

no

why?

no, they are softies!

kirsty jepson

Sheffield, UK

#22 Aug 27, 2009
i havent met a dangerous bulldog yet. i own an english bulldog! my collie is nippy but my bulldog is the sweetest natured dog in the world! my collie was bred on a farm, not socialised properly at a young age etc, the bulldog, bred by a respectable breeder with all champions in her pedogree, she came from extremely good lines and was handled from day one as mother had a c-section, i believe this to be the reason she is so sweet and kind natured! she doesnt even show aggression to other dogs, my collie on the other hand (bearing in mind collies r one of the most owned breeds in the uk) is extremely viscious with other dogs and nips people and at 5yrs hes still undergoing training!training my bulldog attended for the first course and thats it! its the background of the dog that maps out the dogs future! yes they have big teeth, yes they can bite if they want to, but cant us humans! does that mean all humans are dangerous? lifes dangerous fullstop! but no particular breed is dangerous. you cant stereotype! ive even know pitbulls and rottweillers softer than my collie!! and staffordshire bullterriers!i grew up with my parents showing and breeding staffys, they slept in r beds! but they r also assumed dangerous these days! this isnt the dogs this is the usually chavvy owners raising them to fight!
FatBoy Fletch

Warsaw, IN

#23 Sep 9, 2009
I've got a male and a female. We adopted both of them 4 years ago. The female is a typical bully. My male on the other hand is a 85 lb nightmare!!!! He's a baby when it's just me and my wife at home, but whenever anyone else shows up he FLIPS! He's easily more dangerous than any Pit I've ever owned. You've got to remember that these dogs weren't created by accident. They were designed to bully bulls, and to fight. Saying that, I absolutely love them, and will always have a bully or 2...
objective

Calgary, Canada

#24 Sep 16, 2009
FatBoy Fletch wrote:
I've got a male and a female. We adopted both of them 4 years ago. The female is a typical bully. My male on the other hand is a 85 lb nightmare!!!! He's a baby when it's just me and my wife at home, but whenever anyone else shows up he FLIPS! He's easily more dangerous than any Pit I've ever owned. You've got to remember that these dogs weren't created by accident. They were designed to bully bulls, and to fight. Saying that, I absolutely love them, and will always have a bully or 2...
you say you adopted your dogs. were you intimately aware of what happened to them or how they were looked after before you did this? do you know if they were abuse dor not/ neglected or not?

your male bully sounds typically like many thrown away dogs that once they have bonded and formed a sense of security around their rescuers and their new house, they are (understandably) extremely upset because an intruder or stranger threatens this security (in their minds). dogs have longer memories than we credit them with. it has very little to do with the breed, and more to understanding the pscychology as even many adopted or fostered ppl react this way too - possessive for the exact reasons above, real or imagined. very possibly you might even have spoilt your pets a bit as they are rescues - its a natural thing for us to want to do.

try understanding the emotional individuality of your pet instead of saying 'it must be the breed', and begin setting realisitic boundaries betweent he ppl and animal world that your pet can respond to.
objective

Calgary, Canada

#25 Sep 16, 2009
FatBoy Fletch wrote:
I've got a male and a female. We adopted both of them 4 years ago. The female is a typical bully. My male on the other hand is a 85 lb nightmare!!!! He's a baby when it's just me and my wife at home, but whenever anyone else shows up he FLIPS! He's easily more dangerous than any Pit I've ever owned. You've got to remember that these dogs weren't created by accident. They were designed to bully bulls, and to fight. Saying that, I absolutely love them, and will always have a bully or 2...
to add - i wish more ppl would do what you did. there are many wonderful animals out there waiting for homes.
Dazladdmon

Stowmarket, UK

#26 Sep 23, 2009
i've always new of the english bully to be laid back clouns with a minute mad hype lol when we had one he loved going out side but not for walks and if he saw i had a leader he'd run and hide but never growled or feeled threatened when i got him out again and plus the english is bred down from the 'old english' and crossed with the pug to make them into companian dogs and also by border collie bitch could easily control him and by far the most dominant out the two.
Dazladdmon

Stowmarket, UK

#27 Sep 23, 2009
Also reading somethings on this the bulldogs can still have a guarding nature (usualy rare) but like any dog will fight an intruder to protect its family (its pack in its mind) / property
rich

Deland, FL

#28 Jun 9, 2011
i have 100lb. male bully.Great dog,big baby.But when alarmed could snap the neck of anything he wants.He tore up a Dovy at the park when he was 15 months.Never agressive toward any kids or udults.Is extremily protective of the house.Just doesnt have the tollerance to let other male dogs get very close.He killed a big ol opossum in the back yard with one bite.Again ,not aggressive at all,but when prevoked will dominate dang near anything.
dont like bulldogs

Irvine, CA

#29 May 24, 2012
its not the owner, the owner does not pass down hereditary traits down to their pet. My sisters bulldog bit me. He bites her as well. He growls. very ill tempered dog. I don't believe that raising a dog in a specific way has anything to do with its hereditary traits. It is an animal. Unless you can speak to the animal, and understand its full language, you will not and cannot predict the nature of it. I dont like bulldogs mainly because theyre ugly ^_^
Nobody

Custer, SD

#30 Jun 13, 2012
My grandma has a rottwieler(I know I spelled it wrong) and it's harmless and playful. So it does matter on the owner

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#31 Jun 17, 2012
I think it can depend even more on the animal's personal temperament and owner than the breed.
Scared

Huntington Station, NY

#32 Jun 17, 2012
Yappy-Dog wrote:
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Before you go and euthanise those dogs, listen. I've lived with dogs. I know about this. The bulldog obviously is putting those dogs their places, and they're disagreeing. Make sure that the bulldog has attention and then it'll calm down about the other members of the pack. Need anymore help, just shout!:)
Never said I was Euthanizing anyone. It is one thing to put a 10lb dog in their place and it is another thing to rip it's head off of it's body.
Noting calmed this dog down, after murdering a Shitzu she put my Maltese in the hospital.
We found her a good home with NO CHILDREN and NO PETS. Some dogs much like people CANNOT be trusted.
Now my 2 Maltese and the male Bully are living happily ever after..
Rita

Port Jefferson, NY

#33 Jun 17, 2012
English Bulldogs are dangerous to themselves. The poor things have a lot of health issues.
bulldogslover

Basildon, UK

#34 Sep 22, 2012
No Bulldogs are such loyal, caring, soft dogs! They would never ever bite anyone or anyother dogs! If you have seen A Bulldog thT IS agressive it is 100% the owners fault!They are so laid back dogs. My Bulldog would never bite anyone because he loves people and other dogs. When he meets a dog he just love to play.
bulldogslover

Basildon, UK

#35 Sep 22, 2012
I was walking my English bulldog in the park a few weeks ago and we met a Shitzu.My dog was just sniffing the Shitzu and suddenly the Shitzu bit my bulldog ear and made it bleed.And what did my bulldog do in return? Nothing because they are softies! My bulldog was a lot bigger than the shitzu and could of easily crushed the shitzu it he wanted to, but he didnt! Because bulldogs would never hurt anything in the world.Also bulldogs are one of the best dogs with children. You could put a baby next to them and nothing wold happen. Justt a few sniffs and Licks that is all!
bulldogslover

Basildon, UK

#36 Sep 22, 2012
dont like bulldogs wrote:
its not the owner, the owner does not pass down hereditary traits down to their pet. My sisters bulldog bit me. He bites her as well. He growls. very ill tempered dog. I don't believe that raising a dog in a specific way has anything to do with its hereditary traits. It is an animal. Unless you can speak to the animal, and understand its full language, you will not and cannot predict the nature of it. I dont like bulldogs mainly because theyre ugly ^_^
For one thing Bulldogs are not ugly! They have lovely faces! And another thing any dog that is aggressive it is purley because of their owners, if the owners loved them and cared for them then your dog will be perfectly happy and non-agressive.How would you feel if you were abused as a child and then you were suddenly given to a completly new family? of course you would be angry, annoyed ect. Maybe your sister isnt giving her bulldog enough attention? Bulldogs love attention!My bulldogs love to be stroked and praised at. And i would know as i have been breeding them for 11 years.
bulldogsarentdan gerous

Basildon, UK

#37 Sep 22, 2012
Whoever came up with the idea that 'bulldogs are dangerous' is an misinformed. Bulldogs have very sweet natures. If anything it is the small yappy dogs that cause more damage on a day to day basis... I guess it must be small dogs syndrome. It is all about the upbringing with dogs and most (if not all) bulldogs have the correct upbringing... I mean who wouldn't want to look after a dog like that costing 2000!
bulldogsarentdan gerous

Basildon, UK

#38 Sep 22, 2012
dont like bulldogs wrote:
its not the owner, the owner does not pass down hereditary traits down to their pet. My sisters bulldog bit me. He bites her as well. He growls. very ill tempered dog. I don't believe that raising a dog in a specific way has anything to do with its hereditary traits. It is an animal. Unless you can speak to the animal, and understand its full language, you will not and cannot predict the nature of it. I dont like bulldogs mainly because theyre ugly ^_^
can;t you say that with any animal though like a rotweiler etc. Maybe you are jealous??? And by the way they are not ugly.
Edwin screwy his

Union, NJ

#39 Nov 24, 2012
Fck no there harmless they all lazy if one actuly tries to chase u u can just run but if not u will only get ur shirt ripped so plz shut up I know becuz I have 1 btw there freaking expensive why would some 1 buy something that is dangerous
Jeff Smith

Miami, FL

#40 Dec 6, 2012
I dont think so, look at these pictures they seem adorable.

http://www.thedogpictures.com/images-gallery/...
DAMIEN MAGUIRE

Ireland

#41 Dec 16, 2012
IS IT HARD FOR BULL DOGS TO BREAD

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