Information You Should Know About Your Bulldog
As bulldog breeders, we view our sphere of responsibilities as two connected by separate platforms. We first and foremost believe in raising great bulldogs and secondly in educating our adopters. We first strive to raise healthy, beautiful and happy English Bulldog puppies for responsible adopters. This is our true love. The entire process is a beautiful experience from the first breath of our baby bulldogs to watching each furball find a family that truly falls in love with them. We love watching as our bulldogs become part of each family over time. This is one reason we enjoy staying in contact with our adopters through social media sites like Facebook and through e-mail. Our adopters know we are only a text, instant message, e-mail or phone call away. Our second responsibility as bulldog breeders is to educate. This is one of the areas that set up apart! Adopters need to know what to expect when potentially bringing a bulldog into their family. We like to inform our adopters how to care for their new bulldog from a social, physical, and dietary perspective. The bulldog is a higher maintenance dog than many other breeds and requires an informed adopter and an experienced breeder for proper care. Adopters that purchase a Bruiser Bulldog are properly equipped to care for their new bulldog puppy on the highest level Below is some additional information that you will want to know about the breed as well as our bulldogs In particular, Enjoy!
There is some controversy about the complete history of the English Bulldog but we do know Bulldogs dogs who drove and caught cattle and guarded their masters’ property. At one time, the breed was used in the grueling sport of bull baiting. With the outlawing of the sport in England in 1835, the original type of Bulldog, most closely resembling the current American Bulldog, disappeared from Britain and was replaced with the dog we now know as the English Bulldog. While the original Bulldog was preserved by immigrants who brought their working dogs with them to the American South, the English Bulldog was created back in England. Breeders proceeded to eliminate the original characteristics they considered undesirable by crossing the Pug into the bloodlines. Over time and many generations the breed we recognize as the English Bulldog was created.
What Your Bulldog Should Look Like
We strive for a moderately sized bulldog and try to stay away from the over sized look that is currently plaguing the breed. An overweight, giant bulldog is prone to heart disease, weak joints and shortened life. Every breeding decision we make is always connected to the health of our bulldogs. By producing a moderately sized bulldog typically ranging from 40 to 55 pounds, we believe we improve the health of our bloodlines while maintaining the original look of the bulldog breed. Specifically, a bruiser bulldog is known for its light wrinkle set, athletic build, and functional characteristics. We are distinctly opposed to the heavy wrinkled, heavy boned build that is currently plaguing the breed. We understand the look represents a plethora of health issues and should not be viewed favorably.
What Your Bulldog Should Act Like
We require that our bulldogs carry themselves with a certain level of confidence and might I say, swagger. The bulldog should portray vigor, strength, and stability. A bulldog should be kind, resolute, and courageous. By nature and through our unique socialization techniques our bulldogs are not aggressive and are always great around children and strangers alike. Our goal is for our bulldogs to be the perfect family dog!
Colors of Coat
Our Bulldog puppies come in a variety of colors. Brindle and white is the most common color combination among our puppies. We also will have red brindles which are absolutely gorgeous. Following these two coats of color would be our solid fawns and solid reds. Lastly, once in a while we will have a pure white bulldog puppy. Sometimes deafness is connected to all white, female puppies but not always. We have had numerous all white bulldogs that have had perfect hearing ability. We always do multiple vet checks for our puppies to ensure each puppy is completely healthy and free of genetic defects before they go to their new homes.
Other Pets and Children
Most English Bulldogs do very well around other pets. Once in a while there is some jealousy issues among same sex pairings, but not typically. Bulldogs have become extremely popular because they are great among people, pets, and different environments. They are especially great among children and are a great option for someone looking for a child friendly companion.
AKC rates English Bulldogs as good watch dogs. We strongly disagree! As an experienced English bulldog breeder, we know that Bulldogs have a number of great traits that make them very unique such as being lovable, playful and a great family dog. We also know what they are not, which are great watch dogs. We joke the our bulldogs would probably greet an intruder at the door and welcome them in. If you are interested in a watchdog, the American Bulldog would be a much better option!
Bulldogs are a higher maintenance breed. Some of the common problems that the bulldog breed struggles with are: hip and joint issues, cherry eye, heat exhaustion, hypoplastic trachea, and elongated soft palates. We have dedicated our breeding program to reducing these types of problems in the breed and in the process are creating a better breed. While we can never promise that your bulldog will never struggle with a health issue, we do promise that we work very hard on our bloodlines and produce extremely healthy bulldogs.
English Bulldogs are couch potatoes! While it is good to get your bulldog out and about, hardcore exercising is not one of their favorite activities. A bulldog does great playing in the yard and with children but is not the type of breed to enjoy a 5 mile hike or a long jog. Many a bulldog owner has experienced when their bulldog thinks they have had enough exercise. The bulldog will let you know by laying down and simply refusing to take another step!