What should I get, a pug or english bulldog puppy?

Answer #1

english bulldog puppy (:

Answer #2

well I personally think you should get a english bulldog puppy.

hope this helps bye

Answer #3

Pug im getting one in a week and im so exicited i love those dogs they are so cute

Answer #4

english bulldog…

Answer #5

depends…how much room do you have. do you have young children that might innocently injure a smaller dog through too much rough house. also depends if you have kids…is the dog to be a companion. neither of those dogs can run and play for long periods of time. a list of problems with owning a pug..to be taken seriously… The shortened muzzle (referred to as brachiocephalic) can cause breathing problems and air gulping, which can give him gas and cause problems in hot, humid climates. Air conditioning in summer months in the south is essential.

  Signs of heat prostration are common in brachiocephalic dogs and include difficulty in breathing, wheezing and heavy panting. Pugs in heat distress should be cooled with cold water and taken to a veterinarian as soon as possible.  A cold water enema may be necessary to bring the internal body temperature back to normal.  Some pug owners keep a child's throat ice collar - an ice bag for a small throat - on hand in case of heat emergency. 
 The Pug's eyes bulge somewhat and can get scratched, and he can have eyelid or eyelash abnormalities. 
  Tooth and gum problems are also possible with this breed because of the slightly undershot jaw.  Owners should examine the mouth of a growing pup to make sure baby teeth are not retained and to watch for mouth tumors.  Brushing the teeth is strongly recommended to prevent gum disease. 

problems with english bulldog… Bulldogs have numerous known genetic defects and are subject to various illnesses that affect many breeds. Common Bulldog health problems you may encounter include: elongated soft palate, small trachea, allergies, dermatitis, demodetic mange, eye lid anomalies, hip dysplasia and heart problems. Some of them have a tendency toward self-mutilation (especially if they have itchy skin), so owners should watch carefully for signs of skin irritation and scratching. If you are adopting an older dog, many of these conditions will already have been identified.

Twenty-four hour care by a qualified veterinarian must be available. Since not all veterinarians are knowledgeable about the health problems Bulldogs may have, you should consult experienced Bulldog owners or the rescue to find a capable veterinarian. Any veterinarian who will be doing surgery on your Bulldog should have previous experience with putting Bulldogs under anesthesia.

Danger of Overheating

Bulldogs are extremely intolerant of heat. They must be kept in an air-conditioned area with limited trips outside when the outside temperature is over 80 degrees or the humidity is high. Close supervision is required during outside activity, especially in spring and summer to prevent over-exertion leading to over-heating. They also are not usually capable of prolonged physical activity whether the temperature is very warm or cold: a Bulldog is not for someone who enjoys taking a dog for long walks.

Answer #6

Sorry, but I get the feeling that you just want something that is “popular”. A sought after breed. If you must get a dog… what about something a little less prone to health issues? Something a little easier to raise?

Answer #7

I don’t know where you’re from, but I rarely see pugs out here… or english bulldogs.. what’s popular out here are pit bulls. I’ve always wanted one of these dogs and now that I can afford to take care of one, I want to get one.. Thank you for your concern, though.

Answer #8

the bull

Answer #9

There’s a huge difference between the two…one weighs 15 lbs, the other 50 and up…so room would make a difference. Pugs are mallable, cooperative little souls (bred to BE companions), while a Bulldog was bred to fight bulls…tenacious (stubborn)…and can be hard to train, because they are supposed to be that way. Of course, nothing holds true 100% in breeding….

Both breeds have many genetic diorders, so choose carefully, no matter which breed you choose. Do your research….the genetic disorders both have…from cherry-eye, skin problems (Bulldogs), pop out eyes, corneal damage (Pugs), to not being able to breath,…can cost you big bucks in the future. Both breeds have to keep a watch on their weight….Bulldogs are easier to keep groomed, while Pugs shed A LOT.


Answer #10

You should get a pug because they’re smaller, and bulldogs have a lot of health problems. Bulldogs have severe respiritory problems because of they way they are built; it’s hard on they’re lungs.

Answer #11

the website that lists the most popular AKC dogs by city lists this for Los Angeles:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd Dog
  3. Bulldog
  4. Yorkshire Terrier
  5. Golden Retriever
  6. Poodle
  7. Pomeranian
  8. Miniature Pinscher
  9. Pug
  10. Maltese
    Pug and Bulldog are in the top ten.

For San Francisco

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Poodle
  4. Yorkshire Terrier
  5. Bulldog
  6. German Shepherd Dog
  7. Pug
  8. Shih Tzu
  9. Dachshund
  10. Pomeranian

Again, top ten.


Answer #12

Okay… me.. not in LA… or San Francisco… your point? I didn’t ask ‘’Am I just getting these dogs because they’re popular?” No, I asked which dog should I get? Thanks for your first answer, though.. it was really helpful. Other than that, we’re getting off the topic. :)

Answer #13

but, gee this is now a social site…I don’t think anything is off topic. And it actually does relate to “Topic”. I pointed out that they were perhaps harder breeds to raise and that you sould not get what was popular, perhaps the selection of a different breed would be better. You replied that you rarely see pugs or bulldogs and I noticed you listed Cali as your home…. just a little extra info for you…the top ten breeds from two big Cali cities…more info…from your questions a little more animal info for you is not a bad thing.

Answer #14

Okay, thank you.

Answer #15

Oh wow! That is quite the in depth answer. Also note that both these breeds are susceptible to sinus issues as well as possible eye problems. They are wonderful pets, but might need considerable care later in life.

Answer #16

you should get a beagle pug they are the cuties dogs ever but if you dont want one get a pug

Answer #17

That was long.

Answer #18

gee…didn’t mean to tax the little hamster on it’s wheel. i work in animal rights and do undercover on cruelty. education regarding breeds before they get a dog helps to prevent neglect, cruelty and the dog being dumped at a kill shelter because the vet bills are too high for them.

Answer #19

Thank you! I’m going to wait a while…

Answer #20

good for you. really.

More Like This

Pets and Animals

Pet Care, Animal Behavior, Veterinary Medicine

Ask an advisor one-on-one!

Puppies Breed

Pet Supplies, Animal Care, Pet Training


Heartland Kennel Club

Dog Breeding, Pet Services, Animal Care


Windy Acres Puppy Adoptions

Pet Adoption, Pet Breeding, Animal Care


Windy Acres

Puppy Adoption, Pet Breeding, Animal Care



Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Dog Grooming