They are smart and wonderful. I am not surprised by what is going on. Bullies ARE smart. But the dog world for the most part seems to want dogs that instantly obey. You can see a Bully thinking and deciding if it is a good idea or in their best interests. I would much rather have a Bully than a dog that is blindly obedient. With an obedient dog that is bred to please it is a monologue. With a Bully it is a dialogue.