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Bruiser Bulldogs - AKC English Bulldog Breeders


We are an AKC English Bulldog Breeder focused on healthy Bulldogs

We are reputable English Bulldog breeders focused on an ambitious idea. The idea centered around our desire to create a bulldog solely designed to excel as a family dog. A bulldog designed to fix the many issues that currently plague the breed today. This bulldog would excel in functionality as much as beauty. The health of the bulldog would be valued and prioritized first and foremost before any other consideration. We would fight to improve the breed, correcting the many poor decisions uneducated breeders have made over the years that have weakened the breed as a whole. Being a family dog, the bulldog would not only need to be healthy, its personality would also need to be loving and friendly, being the absolute joy of the entire family. This founding idea, to create a healthy, functional, and loving bulldog has guided and driven every decision we have ever made with our breeding program and quite possibly is the best way to describe what a Bruiser Bulldog really is and what makes us different from your average bulldog.

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While many years have separated us from our original idea, the vision it created still drives us every day and has created the value system in which we operate.  Our belief is that every breeder has a value system that drives their actions whether they acknowledge it or not.  Some breeders value rare colors, some value winning AKC championships, while other bulldog breeders simply value making the quick dollar.  While some value systems are better than others, we would argue very few breeders value the health of their bulldogs as their number one priority.  There are simply too many distractions!  Our value system is built on the creation of the perfect family bulldog, a bulldog that is healthy, carries a great personality, and is well socialized. I hope you will join us and continue reading about how we go about creating the perfect family bulldog!

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Thank You,

Mitch and Erica Wysong





     The foundation that drives our breeding program is producing healthy English Bulldogs.  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” everyone is talking about? Our first step in creating a healthy bulldog is to actually define and address the major “health issues” the bulldog suffers from.  What we know is that the major bulldog health issues can be broken down into 4 categories: the joints, the eyes, the heart, and the breathability of the bulldog.  While there are other minor health issues, ie. allergies, we feel it is vital to address these four health categories as priority.  It is important to note that many other dog breeds suffer in some form or another from these same four categories.  The key is to reduce and eliminate the issues through proper genetic selection.  All of our bulldogs must pass our Gold Star Health Standard, which considers all four major health criteria, before being eligible for our breeding program. The only way to create a healthy bulldog is to pair together healthy parents that complement one another and our Gold Star Health Standard ensures that we only breed to healthiest bulldogs available all while striving to be one of the top English bulldog breeders in the country.


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Balanced Personality


A great personality is essential to any bulldog fitting in seamlessly with a family. We consider the bulldog breed to have one of the top personalities amongst any dog breed. Their combination of friendly humor and laid back nature fits in with almost every type of family. As a family and high quality English bulldog breeder we do however have a very selective standard for personality that we require from all our bulldogs. We strive for what we like to call a balanced bulldog. A balanced bulldog represents what is best about the bulldog personality. On one hand, the balanced bulldog is very playful and is always willing to romp, play tug o’ war, or fetch when the family is interested in doing so. Playfulness, while part of the balanced bulldog, certainly does not define it completely. Equally important is the bulldog’s willingness to relax, lie down, and snuggle on the couch. A balanced bulldog has the intrinsic understanding of whether their owner wants to play or relax and responds appropriately. This type of bulldog can be a family’s greatest joy and is what we pride ourselves in producing. 


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Comprehensive Socialization


Proper socialization ensures that your puppy will adapt smoothly to its new home, friends, and family. Each of our puppies is introduced daily to new sounds and experiences that help mold their personality and character. We allow them to interact with other dogs, children, strangers, and experience things such as a bath to help them develop confidence and ensure proper behavior as an adult. Many of the behavioral issues that adult dogs display are directly related to their upbringing as a puppy and the breeder that raised it. If you are looking for a well socialized bulldog, we are one of the leaders and innovators in raising confident, socially adept puppies. Along with correct socialization and having healthy high quality English Bulldog puppies, we also believe in placing the right puppy in the right home. Like humans, puppies all carry different personality traits and respond more positively to certain environments. At Bruiser Bulldogs AKC English Bulldog breeder, we conduct a series of personality tests with each of our puppies that will help you decide which puppy fits you best. Potential owners are able to choose a bulldog baby with the color, sex, and personality that they like best from our English Bulldogs for sale.


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The little ones talking about what it would take to be one of the best english bulldog breeders 🙂





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world's best english bulldog breedersGreetings from the Wysongs! Northern Indiana based, Bruiser Bulldogs offers purebred AKC English Bulldog Puppies to loving adopters seeking to find a higher quality English Bulldog.  As English Bulldog breeders, 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 English Bulldog 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 Puppy for sale 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 English Bulldog 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.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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“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 you time to read up on our first hand opinions.”


Coat Color Articles

1. White Bulldog Coat

2. Red Bulldog Coat

3. Lilal Bulldog Coat

4. Blue Bulldog Coat 

5. Black Bulldog Coat

6. Chocolate Bulldog Coat

7. Brindle Bulldog Coat

8. Fawn Bulldog Coat