One of the many choices you'll have to make concerning your English Bulldog is whether to have him or her spayed or neutered. If you do not plan on breeding your English Bulldog, it is a good idea to get this done. There is a huge pet overpopulation problem, with animal shelters and humane societies filled with stray or abandoned dogs. Many of these dogs have to be euthanized because there aren't enough people willing to adopt them. Responsible dog owners have an opportunity to do something to solve this problem by spaying or neutering their dogs.
This is a fairly routine operation that is usually performed at about six months of age, although it can be done earlier or later if necessary. There are many myths about spaying and neutering, and most of them are untrue. For example, it will not make your Bulldog fat or lazy and will not change his or her personality. Spaying and neutering actually has many advantages beyond preventing unwanted litters. The operation can reduce roaming, which greatly reduces the chances that your English Bulldog will get hit by a car and that he or she will get in a fight with other dogs. Spaying and neutering has also been proven to lessen the occurrence of certain tumors. The operation has also been found to lessen certain aggressive tendencies in dogs.