I think you have heard enough on advice and warnings. Welcome aboard and good luck on your search. I agree with alice kable olde english bullies are some of the most amazing looking pups ever, you may wanna go that route. Completely off bulldog radar, sort of but have you thought about a pug? When we got our pug it was cuz we SO wanted a brother for Cutty but couldnt pay the $2500 again after buying our home too. Our Mugsy was MUCH cheaper and actually I didnt go thru the most notable breeder, we just saw an ad and got lucky that he has no health issues whatsoever. Now I know a lot more than I did then thankfully. Anyhow pugs are very similar in a lot of ways to the ebs but quirkier, or at least mine is. Something maybe to consider.