English Bulldogs are sociable and sweet, but with a reputation for courage that makes them an excellent watchdog, the Bulldog is a lover, not a fighter. The Bulldog is friendly and easygoing; he gets along with everyone. He can be a slow learner, but once he knows something, it is got it for good. Bulldogs do not tend to be barkers. Usually, their appearance alone is enough to frighten off intruders.
Temperament is affected by some factors, including heredity, training, and socialization. Puppies with nice temperaments are curious and playful, willing to approach people and be held by them. Choose the middle-of-the-road puppy, not the one who is beating up his littermates or the one who’s hiding in the corner. Always meet at least one of the parents-usually the mother is the one who is available to ensure that they have nice temperaments that you are comfortable with. Meeting siblings or other relatives of the parents is also helpful for evaluating what a puppy will be like when he grows up.
Like every dog, Bulldogs need early socialization exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences when they are young. Socialization helps ensure that your Bulldog puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog. Enrolling him in a puppy kindergarten class is a great start. Inviting visitors over regularly, and taking him to busy parks, stores that allow dogs, and on strolls to meet neighbors will also help him polish his social skills.