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    Iv'e posted before on how much Dempsey means to me and how much I love him. We had a mastiff and until Dempsey joined our family, I always swore I would never have another breed except for a mastiff. Now, I say only EB's. I would love to have another bully, I am in a rental home for the foreseeable future, so a bully sibling for Dempsey will have to wait. He is the furry love of my life.

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    I agree with @desertskybulldogs - they are like kids - more so than other dogs.

    I was never a dog lover. I was actually very afraid of dogs as a kid then indifferent as an adult. My husband desperately wanted a dog when we bought our first house so we looked at animal shelters and he had his eye on an Australian Cattle Dog. If you've ever seen those dogs, they can jump 8 feet, need an incredible amount of exercise and stimulation - which I just didn't envision happening in our house. I did a little research and asked my husband if we got a dog, could I choose the breed? I picked a bulldog.

    They say bulldogs are bad choices for first time dog owners but figured me and a bulldog would be a good match for each other. Since there's no such thing as a "hands off" bulldog owner, I became extremely close to Bentley, our first baby, very quickly (for me) and it wasn't long before didn't want him to be alone and got him a bully brother, Linus.

    Funny, after Bentley passed away, I considered a different breed for a second dog to keep Linus company and my husband refused. Hence Baby T.

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    Same here!! Honestly.. Chester has more personality than the other dogs we have had in our house.. in addition to the Shih Tzu we currently have. There really is something about them you can't explain. I can only compare it to walking into the Magic Kingdom at Disney world - it's just special. Or as that famous car commercial slogan "It's a Jeep thing"..but "It's a Bully thing." I think I need to add that to my signature come to think of it!!!

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    When I lived in New York City, I saw alot of Bulldogs. Lots of people in NYC have Bulldogs, and I would always be drawn to them everytime I saw one. I think thats one of the great things about Bulldogs, everyone just wants to come up to them and touch them! They are adorable! I was always attracted to the Brachycephalic breeds, so I knew when I got a dog, it would be one of those breeds. I first got my PUG, who I adore, but I knew that deep down I just had to have a Bulldog! I love their look, their personality, and everything about them. People don't see alot of Bulldogs, so when they do, they are drawn to them like magnets. Maximus is always a big hit at the Park when we go. Everyone wants to come up to him and pet him !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    When I lived in New York City, I saw alot of Bulldogs. Lots of people in NYC have Bulldogs, and I would always be drawn to them everytime I saw one. I think thats one of the great things about Bulldogs, everyone just wants to come up to them and touch them! They are adorable! I was always attracted to the Brachycephalic breeds, so I knew when I got a dog, it would be one of those breeds. I first got my PUG, who I adore, but I knew that deep down I just had to have a Bulldog! I love their look, their personality, and everything about them. People don't see alot of Bulldogs, so when they do, they are drawn to them like magnets. Maximus is always a big hit at the Park when we go. Everyone wants to come up to him and pet him !
    @Maximus my dad is always saying "why don't you bring Horse out for walks more often, or to the dog park, you'll surely be able to find a date with Horse". I laugh, but it actually works. I used to take Horse to the dog park all the time when I was pregnant, and I actually got hit on quite often, who hits on a pregnant woman??? So, since I've been single for awhile now, I might have to take pops up on his suggestion!
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    It's pretty amazing, isn't it? How these EB's work their way into your heart? I grew up with dogs, have had a number of different breeds as an adult. I always thought I loved my dogs in the past, but it's been SOOOO different with Gertie and Ida. We took them with us to Denver a couple weeks ago to visit my husband's family. Now I'm in Mich. visiting friends and family, and I miss my babies more than I miss my husband! He's been text messaging me new pics of them and even tho I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Michigan, I miss them so much, I can't wait to get back home to them! We drove to Denver, wish I could have driven to Mich. too, they'd be with me, for sure!

    There is nothing nicer than two sweet Bully girls, unless it's THREE sweet Bully girls!!
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    It was my husband who always wanted EB's ... I always thought you couldn't get anything better or funnier than a miniature schnauzer!! (We have two of those). Eventually we got our Maggie .... and now I wish I'd discovered english bulldogs years and years ago.

    I know this is going to sound terrible ....... but we have six dogs and yet Maggie is so obviously the favorite ..... I'm such a bad Mommy!

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    it was my bf who always wanted a dog. i was open to one, but my only condition was not to get a large breed because we live in a townhouse. and he wanted a great dane! his condition was not to have a small 'pocket' one. lol. so i was always keen on bulldogs as i think they're so adorable, and went to a pet show earlier this year so i can show him how they are. he fell in love instantly. we did our research and got Stig late last month. he makes both our days unpredictable and exciting. it's wonderful too watching them play together, never heard my bf laugh as much so often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    I don't know what it is about them, I think it is that they are more than just a companion. They catch your attention when you are not expecting it, and constantly make you laugh. To me, they are like toddlers (human, that is). They can get into things and be bad, or the just sleep or snort or stick their tongue out- and you are saying "awwwww look!!!!" Just like you would with a toddler. I have owned other breeds as well, but I don't ever remember saying "Awwww look!!!" at them to anyone. It's just different. They have a quirky way about them.....

    16 years ago this is what my husband wanted- and I said HECK NO!!! Well, he talked me into it and the minute I laid eyes on Baby I was a forever bulldog person.
    I am CONSTANTLY saying aaawwwww look!! My husband just rolls his eye's as I "baby talk" to Vegas telling him how cute he is. LOL

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    Dozer has my heart in a way that no human could. I have always loved dogs, but he isn't really a dog . My boyfriend is NOT a dog person. In fact he is very afraid of dogs as he was viciously attacked by a dog when he was 5. He was knocked unconscious and required several stitches. After a few years and some crying he finally relented and said I could get a dog, but he was having NO part in anything having to do with it. A week later I got a phone call asking if I knew anyone who could take an eb puppy being kept in a garage in the cold. Of course I did... Me! I have always wanted one but I knew it had to be a rescue. When my bf and I went to pick him up that night, Dozer ran straight up to him. My bf reached down picked him up straight away wrapped him in his jacket. They have been in love ever since. I had to promise not to let him on the furniture or the bed but other than that it was great. Dozer had an upper resp infection when we got him. The night after we took him to the vet he was coughing pretty badly. I ran to the pharmacy to get D some cough meds and came back to find D and my bf asleep together in our bed. I was shocked. I was told "he was sick and he needed to be cuddled and kept warm".He has slept with us every night since. My bf even refers to himself as his Dad. They are miracle workers I tell you. You just can't say no to them.
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    Duh???????????It's the 100 percent unconditional love that they give you and their unique personalities and their peculiar traits which make you smile and laugh. In other words they bring sunshine into your life. Who doesn't like sunshine and love?

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    I agree with @Mike Blaylock its the way the do things just a little different that a regular dog that make us laugh.
    They want to be touching you constantly. After Kizer my Great Dane died I thought I would never get
    another dog. If I did I surely wouldn't be as attach to it as I was Kizer. Not to say he has been replaced,
    but Jozi sure holds a special place in my heart too.

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