As a former bulldog owner, I can attest to the fact that they are glorious little goofs. They get a bad reputation because of how they look, but they're actually quite lovable and cuddly, and they're usually quite sedate. Ours had a magical ability to lighten the mood, and she could also rattle the walls with her snores.
You also can't ask for a more loyal pooch. Bulldogs will absolutely consider themselves part of the family.