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!

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goaliechyk

Surrey, Canada

#42 Feb 24, 2013
For those of you who think the English Bulldog is inherently dangerous consider that the English used to call them "Nanny Dogs" because they were so good with children, protective of them without being overly aggressive. I, personally, have never met a 'bad' bulldog. Bad owners now...that's another story.
bulldogsarentdan gerous

Benfleet, UK

#43 Mar 3, 2013
bulldogsarentdangerous wrote:
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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.
Not even rottweilers i believe even if a pittbull attacked someone it would be the owners fault , if you treat a dog with respect and show it you are boss you dog will be fine. its always the OWNERS fault if a dog gets out of control
dont like bulldogs

Benfleet, UK

#44 Mar 3, 2013
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 ^_^
No your probably horrifyingly ugly dont ever say that about bulldogs you havnt been breeding them for nearly 12 years have you so shut up you obviously havnt treated it with respect! if a dog ever gets out of control i is 100% the owners fault. if you really loved you bulldog it would love you back and never hurt anything you love or anything else, if a dog is un loved it will get out of control! see totally the owners fault!!!!!!!!!!
Mrs dawn constable

London, UK

#45 Aug 3, 2013
I do know they r very strong dogs! A friend of mine had a bull dog he was either guarding their house or was tormented by children re letterbox anyway the dog went right thru the Perspex door then he was sick. He would have attacked whoever it was! Not necessarily killing but as that type of dog is big he is a danger to children, elderly, or infirm. I think any breed of dog is capable of biting humans etc the larger the dog the more dangerous they can b.
Danni

Middlesbrough, UK

#46 Aug 6, 2013
I have two English bulldogs.
And I have never had any other dogs myself.
As a child my dad had Dalmatians and my uncle had English bulldogs.
So I was used to being around dogs.
But owning my own has been and interesting and insightful journey.
English bulldogs are not dangerous dogs if they are cared for and managed properly, they only sho&#373; aggression and defensive mannerisms when they are put in situations they are not used to.
It's a natural instinct in all animals and humans to protect themselves and there inner crcle.
They only become defensive when they feel anxious and vulnerable.
When they feel they inner circle is being threatened or compromised.
As does any animal or human.
Animals can't speak so can't say please leave my terrority you have entered, you are threatening and scaring me.
So Instead they do what they are physically able to...
Which is to bark and jump and create a physical display to ward off the terror they feel they are enduring.
This may seem aggressive to an outsider but to the dog it is simply defending its terrority.
It's trying to keep itself safe and it's family.
A dog can't say.
Who are you.
Are you a threat.
Are you here to endanger me or my family.
All it can do is to cause a scene to hopefully convince the threat to leave.

When this threat does not leave said terrority then the dog may become aggressive as a last resort to hopefully persuade the threat to leave.
It's is trying to defend itself when it feels threaten and frightened.
It's a natural instinct.
So the problem is not with the dog itself.
It is with these who do not understand the situation.
If a burglar entered your home you would feel threatened ad react accordingly.

This is what the dog is doing. Defending itself.
If you don't invade the dogs personal space or terrority then nothing bad is likely to happen.
If you do it will react accordingly.
As all humans do. Realise this and react accordingly.

Understand the situation and you will have better knowledge on how to deal with it.
bulldog owner

Lexington, KY

#47 Aug 11, 2013
emm wrote:
there is not a day or night that a eng bulldog sleeps happily with children, or when one dies without ever showing agression. But they are stil dangerous, and will, like all animals, bite if provoked.
I have 2 English bulldogs. A 4 year old female and a 2 year old male. My female sleeps at the foot of my sons bed every night in her own little bed in the floor. Neither of my dogs have ever bit anyone. As with any dog in a family you have to educate the kids on how to handle and respect the dogs. English bulldogs are wonderful family dogs and I find this post very ignorant of the breed.
Bulldog owner

Bridgend, UK

#48 Aug 17, 2013
I am a bulldog owner... I have 3 children which he has been raised with and 2 cats who order him around !!! So bulldogs are not agressive. And it really shows your lack of intelligence to say they are! You obviously haven't done your research or even laid eyes on a genuine bulldog!! Bulldogs are one of the most intelligent canines and also the most gental natured!!! They are described as one of the top family dogs for no other reason than their beautiful nature!!!
Joan lundell

Sumrall, MS

#50 Mar 22, 2014
Yes I know for a fact that bulldogs are dangerous because one day I was walking down the road from where I live and a bulldog can running towards me from his owners house the dog wouldn't stop pulling ony pants legs it tore my pants and tried to bite my leg as well this dog was out of control and viscous I really do think this animal would have seriously harm me if his owner would not have heard me screaming for help
actually

Lexington, KY

#51 Mar 23, 2014
Joan lundell wrote:
Yes I know for a fact that bulldogs are dangerous because one day I was walking down the road from where I live and a bulldog can running towards me from his owners house the dog wouldn't stop pulling ony pants legs it tore my pants and tried to bite my leg as well this dog was out of control and viscous I really do think this animal would have seriously harm me if his owner would not have heard me screaming for help
I own 3 English bulldogs and no bulldog I hVe ever encountered is violent. Bulldogs in general are NOT KEAN. IT IS RIDICULOUS WHEN PEOPLE ASSIME THIS BREED IS MEAN JUST BECAUSE THE NAME BULLDOG.
Beady bums dogs

Melbourne, Australia

#52 May 25, 2014
Beady reckons they're a good root

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