The Lab is still the most popular dog breed in America, and has been for the last twenty-two years.
I dunno. I like Labs, don’t get me wrong (who wouldn’t like Labs?). Sweet, loyal, good with kids. But they’re sort of big lugs, aren’t they? And they shed up a storm.
But this is an awfully cute picture:
Who’s gaining on the Lab? Why, the bulldog, of course.
The bulldog? I’d noticed that, actually—or at least, I’d noticed more of them around. Usually being walked by sleek young women.
But a bulldog is not my cup of tea. It’s not the ugly factor that bothers me, it’s the drool. Hate that drool:
As much as we love our dogs, they all have little quirks and habits that seem to annoy or bother us. With the British Bulldog, it’s their never ending drooling. It’s true that many dogs drool, but the bulldog seems to have it a little worse than most dogs. Many owners of bulldogs would like to know first of all why they have this problem and secondly, if there is anything they can do to help the problem.
The reason why British Bulldogs drool is because of the size of their face and all the loose skin that hangs on their face. The more loose hanging flesh they have, the more they drool. There really isn’t enough “sturdy” flesh to hold the drool inside their mouth. Anytime the bulldog has anything to drink, they are going to drool and there really isn’t any way to prevent that. Many owners will dry the dog’s mouth after they drool to lessen the chance of them getting a pimply rash, which is common with Bulldogs.
I know that love is love, but really.
I had a cockerpoo (actually, a cockerpeekapoo). Great dog. He had his problems too, in the grooming department. But he didn’t shed and he didn’t drool. He was friendly to all and not even barky, despite the fact that he was about a 20-pounder.