The English Bulldog is a very good-natured, balanced, and placid dog. It is cheerful and friendly in character, spontaneous and enthusiastic in behavior, and at the same time very calm in its home environment. This breed reacts very sensitively to the atmosphere that dominates its surroundings. An intelligent breed that seems to think things over, it is nevertheless very obedient. The English Bulldog is an extremely gentle and affectionate dog that loves being near its family.
Its cohabitation with other dogs and pets is generally problem-free, partly because it does not have any hunting instinct at all. The English Bulldog is very tolerant with a highly-developed sense of humor. It is not easy to upset this affectionate breed. It usually makes friends instantly with everybody, although some individuals may be a little cautious initially.
This breed does not require too much hair grooming. At the time of shedding, dead or loose hair can be most easily removed with a bristle brush. When necessary, the facial folds of this adorably wrinkled dog should be cleaned with a solution targeting its specific skin care needs. The English Bulldog requires draft-free, soft, dry space. Its facial folds are very sensitive to humidity; therefore, they should always be wiped dry.
The English Bulldog can usually be taught very easily. It reacts sensitively to its owner’s voice and mood, and in most cases a command given in a friendly but assertive/authoritative voice is enough to make your dog obey. You should never cause any physical harm to a dog; however, you should not let it get away with whatever it feels like doing, either. Always being consistent and unambiguous is very important in puppy and adult dog training alike. The English Bulldog is very eager to please its owner and, if it understands clearly what the beloved owner expects, it will never cause disappointment.
This breed does not require long walks, one or two short strolls a day will do. The English Bulldog loves spending the rest of the day inside its home or in the garden, provided that the family is also near. These characteristics make it an ideal companion for couch potatoes. You should make sure that your dog gets enough rest and should also restrict its amount of activity. The English Bulldog does not tolerate extreme heat too well, that is why it needs a shaded area for rest on hot summer days; at this time of the year you should not walk it or take it for a car ride without proper air conditioning.