Unfortunately in certain breeds there are strains and families that do seem to have increased risk of dystocia (difficult birth) resulting in the need for a Caesarian section. The timing of this is always difficult. If performed too late it can result in dead puppies and if embarked upon too early, it may have subjected the bitch to unnecessary surgery. It is a matter that always requires full and frank discussion between you and your veterinarian. However, bulldogs are no longer able to deliver normally and will require a planned c-section to give birth.