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    I've never really thought about having an English Bulldog. Didn't really care either way until my son started doing research, then I did and well that was that. I fell in love. We got Bear and now I want MORE!!!! The breeder has more puppies, OMG I can't control myself. Its a good thing this breed is so expensive because I would have a housefull!!! We aren't even going on vacation because I can't stand to be without him right now. My husband commented to me I've never paid attention or loved on a dog so much. (we've had 2 as a family, one has passed away, and I loved my lab and love my beagle too) But I will say this. I told hubby I only ever want EBs.

    What is it about EBs that is just so damn loveable and you get obsessed and can't love on them enough???? I swear Bear is a human child in a doggie body because that is exactly what he acts like. They are a truly amazing breed and I am so blessed to have at least one in my life.

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    I don't know what it is...but we have the same feelings here. I grew up always having dogs. Bruce didn't, but knew someone with an EB when he was a teen and really liked that dog. He's always said it's the only kind of dog he would consider owning. I didn't know anything about them, but was open to the idea when we started discussing getting a dog. Even though I've had plenty of dogs that I loved in the past it's entirely different with Gracie. She's got both of us wrapped around her paws!

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    I feel like I tell Horse every day about how in love with him we are. I've always had dogs, but this is my first EB. My uncle (a marine) has always had EBs and I always loved them. I don't think I will ever get another breed, Horse is the best fit for our family, and I so wish we could have another! Braeden really wants another dog too, which doesn't help! I keep telling myself that as soon as I've finished school and we have our own house, we're going to rescue another bully!
    the bond between a child and their dog is beyond words...

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    Yes I love them as well. Thankfully they ARE so expensive or we would have also gotten more by now. Which wouldnt be such a bad thing would it? lol. Someday we will get another that is for sure! I would love a frenchie too, they are such a perfect combination of the pug and bulldog personality it seems like. Most people dont understand the love we have for our dogs, thats why I love this site cuz everyone here loves just the same.

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    same here ive never even considered one till jeff mentioned it, now i dont know what i would do without one or even him in fact..... i told jeff last nite that we need to get another he was like uuuhhhhh lmao....yes and lex is such a human i swear he back talks half the time especially w the NO word lol

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    they are so very human and non-bully owners just don't understand! We have 3 dogs right now. With all we went through with Bella I have been told NO MORE PUPPIES....I don't know if you noticed, but I noticed that is doesn't say NO more DOGS! That is fine with me because next time I am going to adopt!!

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    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.

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    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.
    It was the opposite with me and Terri. I wanted one so bad since I had grown up with one and she was like.....ewwww then you are responsible for wiping down the slobber and all of that junk! Ha, now she is hooked! I love how they tend to turn those feelings around.
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    I agree with everyone!!!! I come from a family of animal lovers, we always had dogs and other pets growing up and I always loved our family pups very much. But when I got Samson (my first bully) it was totally different, before that I didn't know it was possible to love a dog that much. He is like my child. It was an instant connection that I can't explain that has only gotten stronger over time. He always wants to be with me and is very sensitive to my emotions, like if I'm crying he'll paw me gently and lick my face, straight up lick the tears off my cheeks. There is something so human-like about him. Oh and he gets very protective of me when Dave isn't home, he is like on guard at night and does his tough boy charging run and bark whenever he hears something that doesn't sound right. I could never live without a bully, I'll always have at least one for the rest of my life, I'm obsessed LOL. When Dave and I got together Sam was about 1 year old and while Dave comes from an animal loving home himself, bulldogs were not his thing but he quickly fell in love. Actually I woke up yesterday to flashing lights in my face, Dave had gotten out the camera and started taking a bunch of pictures of Sam while he was sleeping because "he looked so cute" LOL If I could have more right now I would.

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    I have always wanted to own an eb, and when finally the day came, my hubby knew someone who's wife rescued them. SO I called her and I said my son (who was 3 at the time) said he wanted an all white one with a black nose. So I called this lady up and asked if she had any eb's in rescue. She said she had an all white one. I was ecstatic and went and got him. I think he was meant for our family! His name was Max and he was and forever will be "the best dog I've ever owned". RIP Max... I miss you.

    So before Max passed, my hubby thought that I needed another dog. SO he got me my American Bulldog, LeRoy. Then the lady we got Max from said she had an english bulldog/black lab mix... and that's how I got CHina. After that, I started fostering French Bulldogs. I love that breed with all my heart now. It's one of my favorites. I will always foster them for the rest of my life. It's so rewarding watching blossom and bloom into a wonderful pet for someone. Now Norm's in the picture and my husband is the happiest I've seen him in a long time!!

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    I never understood the fascination till i got my hybrid (Dwe) who was 3/4 eb and 1/4 olde. He was unlike any animal we ever had and we had alot of different animals from reptile to horse lol. He was alos deaf so it made him xtra special and I never understood the term "people dog" until he came into our lives. Mr. Beefy is my first FULL EB and he and my Olde's act alot alike. They all have very unique personalities and are so bright and cunning. If i didnt have three babies right now and didnt rent. I would get another EB.

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    I agree with all the comments above, I think it is because they are so "human" like and loveable. I cant wait till the spring because we are getting another!!!

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