My dad loves dogs, but my mom isn't a dog person. She tries to care, but they aren't her thing. LOL! She absolutely doesn't get the appeal of dog ownership.
Neither of my parents have met Bella, so I'm not sure how that'll go.
My friends are all dog lovers.
As as far as how to deal...eh, for non-dog people, I'll just keep them separated. It's not a big deal to me. Despite being a dog-lover, I do understand people who aren't into dogs.
ETA: When I told my mom about Bella, she searched Bulldog pictures and said that they're not cute. But, she thinks Bella is cute. I know that Bulldogs don't have a traditional doggy look, but that's what I love. Not everyone will think they're beautiful.