Usually peaceful with other pets (though some French Bulldogs will hunt small rodents), males may bicker with other males.
The French bulldog is an even-tempered house dog that thrives on attention. In fact, he demands it! This dog is ideal for a single-person household, as he may compete for your attention with other members of the family. The French bulldog does not bark a lot, only when he finds real cause for excitement.
In the early 1800s, Normandy lace workers from England set off to find work in France. They took with them smaller bulldogs to be kept on the farms as companions and to chase away the rats. In these northern French farming communities, the popularity of this hardy dog grew quickly. In fact, established bulldog breeders in England were happy to perpetuate this "new" breed by selling their undersized dogs to the French.
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Despite its "sourmug," the bulldog is jovial, comical and amiable, among the most docile and mellow of dogs. It is willing to please, although it retains a stubborn streak. It is very good with children. Most are moderately friendly toward strangers. Although some can be aggressive with strange dogs, the breed is quite good with other pets.Bulldogs are very alert, even when they appear to be sleeping. They can rise quickly if all is not well! Bulldogs will generally get along well with children, other pets and people. They seem to enjoy being part of the family. The Bulldog is a breed that holds its "beauty" as a puppy and as an adult. Many dogs look cute as puppies, but lose some physical appeal as they mature. The Bulldog looks great at any age! They are by no means considered a guard dog. They will, however, protect the people they love and will offer some security.Many Bullys, as they are called, are famous for a “sourpuss” expression on their faces, but if you can look past its looks and into its personality, you’ll find a worthwhile pet and even better friend. Although they don’t quite make for a great lapdog, they can be a fun dog to take for walks and to play with when they’re in a particularly giddy mood.The average life span for a Bulldog is 10 years. Of course, that depends on diet, exercise, health and other factors. They can live more than or less than 10 years. Bulldogs are an expensive breed to acquire, the price ranging from $2000-$3000 for a good pet quality dog in most of the USA as of late 2005. Remember, in most cases you get what you pay for, so beware of those selling Bulldog puppies for a few hundred dollars. You should also stay away from people trying to sell "Mini Bulldogs", Bulldogs registered with a foundation you have never heard of, puppymills, pet stores, brokers, and dogs that just don't look like they are Bulldogs. Show quality dogs could be priced several hundred dollars higher. Also, much depends on how the contract/bill of sale is written. Co-ownership, pet/show quality, or full ownership along with possible puppy (s) back plays a role in the price. An avergae is around 2,500.00 for a good quality puppy. Remember pedigree, health screening, sire and dam plays a role in cost as well.