I am a dog lover although we have had many cat's also through the year's. I have never had a pure breed nor do I plan too. I have alway's loved the English Bulldog as they are so ugly that they are cute but would not think of paying thirteen hundred up for a puppy. Most of our dog's came from a shelter and were just plain mutt's, the best kind of dog there is. Our latest " mutt " is the most spoiled rotten thing there is and I would'nt take a million buck's for her. She has nothing but love to give and we return it five fold. I dont feel the need to brag that I have a pure bred that cost me such and such that has been so over bred with numorous health problem's bred into it and it die's long before it should. If your thinking of getting a dog or cat for that matter please take a walk through your local animal shelter first. Look into the face of the used and abused animal's they have and you will still mostly find one thing in those face's, Love. You are looking for a companion that will be your's and they are looking for a loving home to be part of. You will never regret your choice in a shelter animal and will get so much in return. All you have to do is look into their face and you will know when you look into the right one because it will go right to your heart.