I am a dog lover as I grew up with dogs however my family, wife and two daughters (10 and 14) have not. Well my girls love dogs to death and I would love to get myself and the girls one. My favorite breed is the bully type. The English Bull dog was at the top of my list until I did some research on them and found them to be very high in health cost even with strong healthy blood lines. Next up is the French Bull dog, now I hear they too have simular health issues (respiratory) due to their flat face but not the other issues to the extent of the english bull dog. So I wish to get some real daily life experiences from folks who actually have these dogs. Do they actually require a lot of $$$VET visits$$$ like the english bulldogs? If you got your dog from a reputable breeder how has life been them health wise, does this cut out a good portion of known problems this breed tend to have, hence cutting down the vet bills/visits ? I know the dogs temperment, I've researched the breed and know what they can and cannot do. I'm just trying to get a balanced view of what to expect health wise in real life as this is my biggest concern with any dog I bring into the house. I guess after this dog, the next one on my list is the Boston Terrier. Thanks in advance guys.