Generally, Bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, and pets. They can become so attached to home and family, that they will not venture out of the yard without a human companion. Most have a friendly, patient nature. Bulldogs are recognized as excellent family pets because of their tendency to form strong bonds with children. The Bulldog is popularly used to represent England or the United Kingdom. The Bulldog breed is also the official mascot of the United States Marine Corps, and many bases have their own mascot on base.