I've got 6 kiddos and raised em all up with bulldogs and game dogs. I have some bulldogs I've produced in Joplin/Springfield area off Hooch.
Good dogs are where you find em'.. The best people to talk to are the old men still around from the golden years. Collect your library, Stevens, Stratton, Colby, Hammonds, Faron, Rocca.. so on.. Im OCD too
Why do you want a bulldog?
What purpose will this dog serve for you?
Do you plan on working your dog or do common backyard and park dog excercises?
What are you prepared for in accountability?
Do you have a reliable source that can tell you everything about the dogs with genuine ped to boot?
(some things to ask yourself so you know where to look and what sub strains or family of dogs you wanna focus on)
I only trust a few names and not all but most are old men. Everyone is is shaky, flakey, and not genuine good character in the opinion of Heinzl, I share this opinoin. Good luck finding a pup. Pick one sex or the other, when that pup is a lil over a year pick out the opposite sex. OR raise one outside and one inside. Im not talking about avoiding fights, Im talking about training, behavior, one dogs bad habits being picked up by the other.. If you have a fully trained dog whos at home with your family and shares the heart of your home, that will help raise a pup up in the same fashion and in a better success rate because dogs follow other dogs.
Yes it is true: never trust a "pit bull" not to fight.. HOWEVER.. The many of the most successful fighting dogs were perfectly fine around dogs outside the box and great with children.