American Bulldog’s Enjoyment Condition with Children and Other Pets
American Bulldogs get on well with children they have grown up within a household and more especially older children who know how to behave around them. In short, they are better suited to households where the kids are older rather than toddlers because playtime can get a bit boisterous and these dogs have no idea of their own strength which means they can easily knock a younger child over. As such any interaction between the kids and their dog should always be well supervised by an adult. Because of their size and the fact they can be so boisterous, Pets4homes advises that Bullys are not the best choice for families with babies or very young children.
Anyone who already shares a home with an American Bulldog where there are younger children should always make sure they are never left together unattended. It is also crucial for parents to teach young children how to behave around dogs and when to stay away from them, particularly when there is food around or during playtime.
They need to be extremely well socialized from a young age which has to include them meeting other dogs when out on a walk once they are fully vaccinated, although even then an American Bulldogs may well lunge at another dog it encounters. Care has to be taken when they are around small pets and animals which includes cats.
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