redbull said:What are people's opinions of boxers, boston terriers, and english bulldogs at dog parks?
Personally I hate all dog parks and think they are the worst thing ever, but I am curious if people would apply the same unwritten rule to the above 'softened' bully breeds.
I have an English Bulldog. I don't like taking him to the dog parks just because theres so many unknown dogs (not to mention the owners). A dog could be sick or with a bad temperment and youd never know it till its too late
My dog does fine with his neighbor hood dog buddies. But last time I went to a dog park another owner came up to bullitt and was petting him very roughly (shaking his head back and forth with both his hands). I told him Bullitt doesn't like it when you do that, but the guy thought he knew better. "Good Boy! Good Boy! You love this dont you!" Next thing you know Bullitt decides to set the guy straight.
...in a quick instant Bullitt snapped at the mans hand once and then again a second time very quickly and held on for a second or two. The guys hand was a mess (the meat of his palm and back hand tissue). The guy was in shock and bleeding pretty good and when he finished his little muffled screaming bit he said, "thats okay, my fault" and quickly began running off towards his dog. I said, "yep, he doesn't like rough handling". Bullitt was on his leesh by the way. We took off towards the car after that and havn't been back in years. He has his own family of local buddies to hang with.