Typical English Bulldog Personality?
I've read the breed temperment, I'm just curious to hear from people who have really been around them as I have no experience with this breed.
My soft-hearted husband wants to help out a coworker and take in his 2-year-old male English Bulldog for a month. I'm concerned because the owner doesn't want to invest 4 hours (2 in drive time) to see if his dog gets along with mine. From what I've read, they can be dog aggressive and quite dominant. Of course the owner says that the dog is without flaw, but I'm sure we've all heard that before. I have an 11-year-old lab-mix orthopedic disaster (hip and ACL replacements). He's my alpha, but his struggling with sore joints and I'm afraid a dominant dog will make him miserable. The other two are young enough and healthy enough that I don't have real concerns about them. The fact that the owner doesn't want to come out sets off every alarm bell. DH claims he's just busy and it's a nice dog. DH never met a dog he didn't like. So, do you think I'm being an alarmist? What is your experience with the breed?