Although the English Bulldogs appearance can be somewhat intimidating, it is among the gentlest of dogs. Just the same it will see off any intruder, and few would risk a close encounter with a dog brave enough to bait a bull. It is described as a very affectionate and dependable animal, gentle with children and truly even-tempered which makes him an ideal family dog and a wonderful children's friend. Bulldogs are said to have a "sixth sense" when it comes to understanding and protecting children and can endure a lot of children-inflicted abuse. So if you are looking for an ideal dog for your child, consider getting him a little bulldog - this pup will definitely do his best to become your child's best friend!