Greetings from Bruiser Bulldogs and The Wysongs


English Bulldog Puppies for Sale


We are a family absolutely in love with the Bulldog breed and are dedicated to breeding genetically healthy English Bulldog puppies. As responsible AKC English Bulldog breeders, our extensive experience and unique take on the need for a healthier English Bulldog has positioned our breeding program as a visionary leader for adopters in search of a higher quality Bulldog.  At our core, we love placing healthy, properly socialized puppies into loving families.  There is no greater joy than to be able to share our lifelong passion for English Bulldogs with our adopter families.  Feel free to read our blog, watch our videos and learn why Bruiser Bulldogs is producing a better bulldog.

Our Focus

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Superior Health

     Our approach to breeding AKC English Bulldogs has always been a little bit different from most breeders.  Instead of focusing on maximizing wrinkles or winning in the show ring, we have built our foundational bloodlines over the past decade with a focus on health first and foremost.  Sires and Dams are health tested with a unique criteria.  Bruiser Bulldogs must breathe freely, move athletically while still maintaining that classic English Bulldog look that people around the world have come to love.   Our goal has always been consistently produce puppies that are both a head turner and fundamentally healthy.

     Bloodline development is the key to producing healthy bulldogs.  We believe that foundational genetics are created through layer after layer of breeding healthy generations of bulldogs.   Over the course of a decade, we have focused on a stringent set of health criteria to gradually improve the health and quality of the dogs we produce.  The rare combination of experience, repetition, and ethical awareness of correct breeding practices have set our breeding program at the forefront of responsible breeding practices.     Learn More >

Recognized and supported by Dr. Neils Pedersen, veterinary researcher at UC Davis and featured in National Geographic’s article on the state of the Bulldog. 

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Adopter Support

We intentionally use the word “adopter” because it sheds light on our philosophy behind the families that our puppies eventually go home to.  The process truly is an adoption that affects the time, focus, and schedules of each household that gets a puppy from us.  After a healthy puppy, the single most critical factor for a successful bulldog adoption is adopter support.  The English Bulldog is unique breed with a unique set of caretaking criteria.   Previous dog ownership, while helpful, is not enough to fully prepare an adopter for English Bulldog ownership.  We always say the adoption is just the beginning of our journey.  Our commitment to each adopter family and their Bulldog is 24/7/365.

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Adopter Education – Bruiser Bulldog University

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Every Bruiser Bulldog adopter is provided a foundation of Bulldog education that creates the groundwork for a successful adoption.  Through blog articles and email prep, we focus on such topics as socialization, crate training, disease prevention, potty training, nutrition, and basic puppy supplies to ensure that each adopter will be fully prepared for their new puppy.

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 Our emphasis on socialization rounds out the third leg of focus within our breeding program after healthy genetics and adopter support.   Our comprehensive socialization program ensures that each Bruiser Bulldog is prepared to flourish in their new home.  We have built our socialization program to specifically address the strengths and weaknesses of the English Bulldog breed and prepare each puppy for the experiences that they will face as they transition to their new home. 

As a top AKC English Bulldog breeder, one of our goals is to prepare every one of our puppy’s for their future life while they are at our home.  We want to ensure they are provided with as many experiences as possible in their early life so they adjust to their new homes as smoothly as possible.  A proper socialization program will provide the building blocks for future training, improve human/canine relationships as the puppy grows, and will even help foster positive relationships with other dogs and pets in their new home.  These positive benefits are possible because socialization replaces fear with experience. An effective program creates personalities that are calm and confident instead of cautious and suspicious.  By allowing each puppy to “know” more of the world through experiences, positive life responses are opened and made possible.  

 We base our socialization program on unique experiences that build confident and positive behavior.  This method of socialization was first introduced by Dr. Carmen Battaglia and is a requirement for every puppy that is placed into an adopter’s home.  Below is an example of the type of checklist of experiences that our puppies are introduced to at Bruiser Bulldog’s breeding program.

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english bulldog breeders near meGreetings from the Wysongs! 

Northern Indiana based, Bruiser Bulldogs offers purebred English Bulldogs to loving adopters seeking to find a higher quality English Bulldog.  Mitch and Erica Wysong have dedicated themselves to a lifelong journey of changing the culture and societal pressures of poor breeding practices within the English Bulldog Community.

Mitch and Erica believe in producing a healthy puppy first and foremost.  Through years of research and development, Bruiser Bulldogs is leading a new movement away from the overdone, wrinkled bulldog that has been long plagued by health problems. By embracing a healthier, more athletic look they are able to ensure that each and every English Bulldog produced by Bruiser Bulldogs is supported by a platform of health tested, clean genetics.

Upon adoption, each family that takes on the responsibility of a Bruiser Bulldog enters into an active and vibrant communal family of bulldog owners.  Mitch and Erica believe it is their responsibility to provide emotional and mental support for the lifetime of each and every puppy they produce.  To ensure the success of every adoption, Bruiser Bulldogs will always be committed to helping  Bruiser Bulldog adopters care for their English Bulldogs to the best of their ability.



Bruiser Bulldog’s Reviews

  • I've grown up with english bulldogs my whole life. I am familiar with common and uncommon health problems they may face so when my boyfriend and I decided we were ready to adopt our own english puppy finding a reputable breeder that prioritizes health was most important to us. Erica and Mitch of Bruiser Bulldogs are just that. They are experienced, ethical and quality breeders. I was referred to them by my friend that I trust after I saw their gorgeous healthy puppy. Our Puppy Primrose is the light of our lives! Bruisers was there to assist us every step of the way. We would highly recommend Bruisers Bulldogs to anyone looking for their own happy, healthy pup!

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    Leah H.
  • We, like many of the other people who found Bruisers, did a lot of research to find a responsible breeder, especially since English Bulldogs can have health issues and because there is a trend now for "trendy" bulldogs (blue, etc.) which have even more health issues. We were lucky to have come across Bruiser Bulldogs and even more so the fact that they were near our family and hometown made it even better. We have had Clementine (Callie) for four months now, and she is a wonderful dog. Her personality is amazing, and I think part of it is breeding and the other part is Erika and her family lovingly raising the puppies in their home with plenty of attention and snuggles. I also was impressed that, rather than send the puppies out right at 8 weeks, Erika kept ours for a few extra weeks because she was tiny and not read to leave her mom yet. It's that care that differentiates Bruisers from other breeders.

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    Emily R.
  • We found Bruiser Bulldogs after researching healthy breeding line for bulldog puppies. Erica was easy to work with thru the entire process from application to adopting and now beyond as we host our new family member, Chief. Her on-call support and willingness to provide open, honest advice to all of our questions and concerns continues to be appreciated. We would highly recommend Bruiser Bulldogs to anyone looking for an English Bulldog to join their family.

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    Elizabeth W.
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    Lady L.
  • Bruiser Bulldogs are 5-star breeders! They are experienced, responsive and knowledgeable about all things bulldog related. They went above and beyond for us and are truly dedicated to all of their pups! We love our little girl so much and would recommend Bruiser to anyone looking for a healthy beautiful bully.

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    Jonathan E.
  • Bruiser Bulldogs is a 5-star breeder in every way. Erica and Mitch are trustworthy, excellent communicators, fair, passionate, and produce the best bulldogs.We were at the top of the waiting list for months and Erica reached out every litter to see if we were finally ready for a bulldog. When we were, she was very easy to work with. Her knowledge on bulldogs is outstanding. We had many questions on the process and she always knew what was best for the puppy.We've had Penny (formerly Blair) for two months and she is very healthy, energetic, playful, and sweet. She is great with other people and dogs. We are so happy with our pup.When we are ready for bulldog #2, we will only consider Bruiser Bulldogs.

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    Mitch C.
  • We waited a while to write this review so that we had a better sense for the overall health of our Bruiser Bulldog “Bowser”. Bowser was born April 2020 and is an integral part of our family. When we were first exploring English Bulldog breeders our biggest concern was the overall health of the dogs. We decided to work with Erica at Bruiser Bulldogs because we liked their focus on improving the breeds breathing abilities and the fact that the puppies are raised within her family environment before coming home with their new owners.As for Bowsers health, he’s a health energetic English Bulldog that has no problem keeping up with the kids, going on 2 mi walks and camping with us on a regular basis. Bowser also breaths clearly and our vet was impressed with his overall health from the moment we brought him home. All that said we know English Bulldogs have a predisposition to many health issues and that his current health can not predict the future. With that In mind its important to start with a breeder that open to answer any of your questions as Erica has ours, and that strongly believes in improving the breeds overall health profile.

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    Adam B.
  • After the loss of our first English Bulldog due to health issues it was very important for us to find a breeder who did not breed only for aesthetic but more importantly for health. My sister ended up finding Bruiser Bulldogs and we knew right away that they were the breeder for us.In September we ended up driving 9 hours to pick up two Bruiser bulldog puppies- one for my husband and I and one for my mom. Jackson and Penelope have been nothing but a joy. They are very social and very friendly to everyone they meet including kids and other dogs/animals. They are both very athletic and healthy. They are also HUGE snugglers and always want to be with you. It is an absolute pleasure having these two bullies in our lives! My sister and her fiancé also fell in love with them and now are on the waitlist themselves for a Bruiser bulldog!Erica is very knowledgeable about the breed. She is very hands on throughout the process and is just overall a kind and honest person to work with.With all that being said I cannot recommend Bruiser Bulldogs enough!

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    Collyn C.
  • We fell in love with our puppy the moment we saw him. One of the reasons we chose Bruiser Bulldogs was due to the claims about breeding for health. During our first visit at our vet's office, he told us that our pup was one of the healthiest English bulldogs he had ever seen. He is healthy, happy and social. Would recommend to anyone.

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    Christina S.
  • What an awesome experience! We seen our dog on their website and sent them an Email. Mitch called us and personally walked us through the process and made sure we had the right dog for our family. We couldn't be happier when we picked up our dog Ramsey, Erica made sure we had everything we needed and then some. They are truly amazing people who breed truly amazing dogs!

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    Jim T.



Bruiser Bulldogs are known to be healthy.  As English Bulldog Breeders, how do you breed for a healthier English Bulldog?

Like all things in life, breeding for health is simply a matter of priority.  We are blind to many of the breed priorities that distract other AKC bulldog breeders from improving the health of the English Bulldog.  We focus on health and personality and very little else.  We are not interested in winning a blue ribbon in the show ring.  Rather, we test for things like elongated soft palates, narrow tracheas, stenotic nares, luxation in the patellar tendons, heart defects, cherry eye, optic cilia, entropion, ect.  We focus and prioritize creating healthy bloodlines, therefore our bulldogs are typically much healthier than the breed as a whole.  While it’s not rocket science, it is a uniquely different take within bulldog breeders.  


After breeding for health, what other priorities are you focused on?

Our true desire is to create the perfect family bulldog.  We believe a healthy bulldog = a happy family.  We also believe a bulldog bred for the correct personality is essential to the family unit as well.  A Bruiser Bulldog is bred for intelligence and playfulness.  We want our bulldogs to be full of personality and some quirk.   We believe a full personality along with a little stubbornness is the true North star of the bulldog breed and is what makes them unique among other breeds. We look for these personality traits in our adult bulldogs and continue to create bloodlines that reflect these qualities. 


I am looking for English Bulldog Breeders near me.  Where are you located?

We are located in the Northeast corner of Indiana.  We just happen to be about 2.5 hour drive from the Illinois state line and specifically Chicago.  We are also about a 30 minute drive from the Michigan and Ohio state lines.  Other major cities within 2.5 hour driving distance are Indianapolis, Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland.   If you are looking for an English Bulldog breeder near you and happen to be in one of these areas we are certainly within close proximity.  


What if I am not located locally?  Do you offer delivery services?

A large portion of our adopters are located on the East Coast and Southern states.  While many do make the drive to pickup, we also offer a delivery service to those with extremely busy schedules or limited ability to travel.  We personally hand delivery our AKC bulldogs to our East Coast and Southern adopter’s homes to ensure they arrive safe and stress free.  We also utilize our own flight nanny for our West Coast adopters looking to have their puppy hand delivered.  Whether through pickup or through delivery service, we try to be the type of bulldog breeder that is ethical and responsible to both our bulldogs and adopters.  



“If you are interested in learning more about our breeding philosophies here at Bruiser Bulldogs, the following articles that we have written might be helpful”


1.  How does a top Bulldog Breeder think and act?

2. What are the specific Bulldog coat colors that we offer at Bruiser? 

3. Want to check out our page specifically devoted to Chicago adopters?

4. Learn about our foundational females. 

5. Check out our stud page to learn about our top male bulldogs.

6. Learn about the week by week growth a bulldog puppy.

7. What to look for in a bulldog breeder.

8. Should you adopt from a local breeder?


“Lastly, If you are interested in a specific color of Bulldog we have specific articles devoted to each color we breed for along with opinion of each coat color.  If you are interested in a specific color, we suggest it is worth your time to read up on our first-hand opinions.”


Coat Color Articles

1. White Bulldog Coat

2. Red Bulldog Coat

3. Lilac Bulldog Coat

4. Blue Bulldog Coat 

5. Black Bulldog Coat

6. Chocolate Bulldog Coat

7. Brindle Bulldog Coat

8. Fawn Bulldog Coat