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Category: Bulldog Care


What Is A Vertical Pedigree And How Does It Create Healthy Bulldogs?


As you all know, we take the health of our bulldogs very seriously.  There is nothing more beautiful than the sight of a well-bred bulldog that is healthy and functional.  This ideal is the motor that drives us and is at the heart of who we are at Bruiser Bulldogs. Obviously, the ideal bulldog is very important to us. It is however becoming increasingly more obvious to me that we need to explain how we go about reaching these ideals as...

Why The Overdone, Heavy Wrinkled Bulldog Is Killing The Breed.


The foundation that drives our breeding program is health. If you have spent any time at all researching the bulldog breed, it is certain you have come across the statement that the bulldog has many “health issues” and is a complex dog to care for; “but what are these health issues?”. Our first step in creating a healthy bulldog is to actually define and address the major “health issues” the bulldog suffers from. One of the most glaring issues that...

7 tips to traveling with your bulldog


7 tips to traveling with your bulldog   Here are some tips and reminders for making travel easy and safe when you take your bully with you!   1. Visit the Vet First and foremost, we recommend that you pay a visit to your veterinarian for a checkup. Make sure that your bully is up to date on all vaccinations, rabies and preventatives. Depending on the destination, you may need to have a health certificate for you bulldog. Pets traveling...

How to properly use a crate


In a previous article we wrote about what size of crate you should buy for your bulldog. Once you do have a properly sized crate, you will need to have a fundamental understanding of the do’s and don’ts of crate training.   Crating Philosophy   When considering the natural habitation of a canine, often times its home is a den, cave or similar close quartered shelter. They used this space as their home, to sleep, escape from danger and to...

What size of crate should I buy for my puppy?


What size of crate should I buy for my puppy?   One of the first steps in preparing for your new bulldog arrival is purchasing a puppy crate.  Here at Bruiser Bulldogs, we are big advocates for crate training (we will go into one important benefit of crate training later in this article) and selecting a proper crate is naturally a very important first step.   Choosing the correct crate, the first time, can not only save you money and...

Collar vs. Harness


Collar vs. Harness   The question comes up all of the time. “Should I use a harness or a collar for my new bulldog?” Bulldog owners often wonder which style is the most comfortable, safe, and effective for their bulldog. The answer is actually somewhere in the middle. Both collars and harnesses are specific and useful tools that are effective in their own unique situations.   Although collars are typically the most common attire for dogs in general , they...

Entropion


Entropion (inward rolling of the eyelid edges) This is a common eye problem that can occur early or later on in life and most commonly affects the lower eyelids.     What is Entropion?   Entropion can be found within any breed of dog but the problem often centers around a few, very specific breeds. It is very common to see entropion in breeds with wrinkled or over exaggerated facial folds… hmm sounds a lot like the bulldog. We all...

Interdigital cysts


Interdigital cysts: (growth between the toes) Soft to firm fluid-filled swellings that form in the web of skin between the toes. Occasionally, these cysts will rupture or discharge their fluid.     Many of you bully lovers out there have noticed small, wart-like cysts that occasionally pop up between one of your bulldog’s toes. It is first important to remember that these cysts, while troublesome, are not a critical threat to your bulldog’s life. This being said, cysts should be...

Socializing your American and English Bulldog


Have you ever experienced a dog that has cowered or even snapped at you while being approached? All the while, the owner of the dog explains that “Fifo just doesn’t like strangers.” More than likely, the dog in question was not introduced to a basic socialization program as a puppy. A proper socialization program introduces and educates the young puppy about the world around them. The critical learning period for an American or English bulldog puppy is within the first...