Posts by Bruiser:


    What are Pinched Nostrils?

    01 May 2021 in Uncategorized

    Most English Bulldogs have Stenotic nares, or pinched nostrils. Pinched nostrils mean that their nostril opening is very small or pinched together. This small amount of space can easily lead to difficulty breathing. Unfortunately, this has become a side effect of the approach of traditional bulldog breeders. Why is it a problem? Restricted airflow can spell disaster for bulldogs. Years of breeding have created multiple different health problems for bulldogs. Such as narrow tracheas and elongated soft palates. Those problems...

    English Bulldogs and Doggy Day Care

    15 Jan 2021 in Bulldog Care & Bulldog Supplies & Getting a New Bulldog Puppy

    English Bulldogs and Doggy Day Care So you’ve bought your first AKC registered English Bulldog from us, but after a few months, life has hit full swing and is pushing you in every which way, diverting your time from the newest addition to your family, Jack. We all understand when life hits those busy seasons whether around the holidays or during the school year and encourage considering doggy daycare for those busy seasons.       PUPPY HEALTH   While...

    Potty Training Your Bulldog Puppy

    07 Dec 2020 in Bulldog Care & Bulldog Supplies

    Potty Training Your Bulldog Puppy Whether it’s the toddler or puppy running around your house, potty training often receives a groan of exasperation when it comes time to start the process. It can be frustrating and feel like a long process, to potty train your new English Bulldog puppy.   However, with discipline and dedication, a new bulldog puppy should be able to master the potty training process in a few short weeks.    As English Bulldog breeders focused on...

    Is Your Bulldog Eating Too Fast?

    08 Aug 2020 in Bulldog Care & Bulldog Supplies

    Is your bulldog eating too fast?   Bulldogs love to eat and can eat extremely fast.  Eating to quickly is not ideal and can cause aspiration pneumonia (inhaling a piece of food or a food particle into the lungs).    So the questions is… how do I slow down my bulldog from eating too quickly?   First you want to make sure that your bulldog is eating at the correct height, to be honest this isn’t a huge issue with...

    Feeding Your Bulldog Puppy

    06 Jul 2020 in Bulldog Care & Bulldog Supplies

    Feeding Your Bulldog Puppy   After much research and many phone calls to manufacturers we decided to go with Diamond Puppy/Adult food. This decision came after many years of using Royal Canin which we were mostly happy with but felt that we should find a food formulated for our moms.  Diamond puppy food is specifically designed for pregnant, nursing moms and puppies.  It exceeds the minimum amount of calcium and phosphorus that a pregnant and nursing mom needs.  I include...

    The Best Toys for Your Bulldog

    02 Jun 2020 in Bulldog Supplies

    The Best Toys for Your Bulldog       We are often asked about toy selection for our young bulldog puppies.  While each bulldog puppy does have unique preferences, a few general recommendations can be made that are typically accurate of most bulldog toy preferences.    Appropriate toy selections can be broken down according to the age of the bulldog.  Young, English Bulldog puppies prefer to have a wide variety of toys.  A shotgun approach to toy purchasing is strategic...

    Selecting the Correct English Bulldog Puppy for Your Family

    07 May 2020 in Getting a New Bulldog Puppy

    Selecting the Correct English Bulldog Puppy for Your Family     At Bruiser Bulldogs we like to take a macro approach to understanding our adoption process and how we view the variables that dictate whether our bulldog and adopter relationships are eventually “good”, “bad” or somewhere in between those extremes.  After health, the most important factor within a bulldog puppy and an adopter relationship is personality fit.  We believe that every bulldog is a perfect fit for some family, BUT...

    Why Sloppy Biosecurity Practices Can Put Your New Puppy At Risk

    07 Apr 2020 in Bulldog Care & Getting a New Bulldog Puppy & Health

    Why Sloppy Biosecurity Practices Can Put Your New Puppy At Risk   There are always moments in life that you will never forget.  Points in time, that are so important that you remember every detail.  For many bulldog lovers, one of those moments is when they pick up and bring their new English Bulldog puppy home for the very first time.  There truly is nothing like a brand new puppy and the excitement that fills a home with the addition...

    Upper Respiratory Infection

    28 Mar 2020 in Bulldog Care & Getting a New Bulldog Puppy & Health

    Upper respiratory infections     Is there anything better than sweet bulldog puppy kisses?  How many pleasures top snuggling with a 10 week old bulldog on a sleepy Sunday afternoon?  In the world of Bruiser Bulldogs, there is nothing better!  Many a bulldog pup has pitter pattered its tiny feet across our hardwood kitchen floor and yet the sound never tires; it’s always new, always welcomed.  The kisses, the snuggles; they are always precious, never a drop of monotony.                ...

    English Bulldog Puppies and Doggy Daycare

    07 Jan 2020 in Bulldog Care & Bulldog Supplies & Getting a New Bulldog Puppy

    English Bulldog Puppies and Doggy Daycare So you’ve bought your first AKC registered English Bulldog from us, but after a few months, life has hit full swing and is pushing you in every which way, diverting your time from the newest addition to your family, Jack. We all understand when life hits those busy seasons whether around the holidays or during the school year and encourage considering doggy daycare for those busy seasons.   PUPPY HEALTH   While some people...

    Why The AKC Must Change to Save the Bulldog Breed

    31 Dec 2019 in Health

    Why The AKC Must Change to Save the Bulldog Breed Ever feel like the rules are stacked against you?  Like you literally cannot win no matter how hard you try?  Recently, I took a trip to beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada – the land of fun and fantasy.  The buildings, food and even the shows are dripping of luxurious entertainment.  It’s easy to forget that Las Vegas, from the Bellagio to Circus Circus is simply a business model with rules designed...

    Bruiser Bulldog Health and What That Means For You

    10 Sep 2019 in Getting a New Bulldog Puppy & Health

    Bruiser Bulldog Health and What That Means For You There is nothing like tooting your own horn right?  Some days it seems like our health “message” feels exactly like that; self-complimentary and aggressive.  We repost testimonials that tout the extraordinary health and experiences past adopters have had.  Most of the content on our YouTube, Instagram and Facebook is never too many steps away from a nice reminder that we are different in our approach to breeding.     Part of...

    Working towards creating a bloodline that excels in health

    11 Jul 2016 in Getting a New Bulldog Puppy & Health

    Recently we agreed to partner with a trusted breeder within our network to use their stud, Hollywood (pictured below) in a series of 4 breedings. Hollywood is everything that I believe in and want in our bloodlines. From a phenotype standpoint, he breathes better than any bulldog I have been around which means he has a huge trach and no palate issues. His snout is extended slightly by about 1/2 inch which gives more room for his palate and reduces...

    A Healthy Show Dog

    11 Jul 2016 in Uncategorized

    This photo has been on my mind the last couple days. It’s a photo of one our offspring cleaning house at a ABKC (american bully kennel club) bulldog show. She took on 150 English bulldogs in the ring and won best of breed. What you all need to know is that this would have never happened in an AKC show ring. The ABKC has intentionally developed a bulldog breed standard that requires the dogs to have athletic and healthy features....

    What is the most important ingredient for successful bulldog breeding?

    09 Jul 2014 in Bulldog Care & Getting a New Bulldog Puppy & Health

    What is the most important ingredient for successful bulldog breeding? Occasionally I am asked what the single most important factor in producing healthy, English Bulldog puppies is. My answer is always the same, the stud. Having a line of studs that consistently produces high quality Bulldog puppies is by far the highest priority in our breeding program.   Because the ratio of females to males in a breeding program is typically 3:1 or greater, the impact of each male within...

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

    05 Mar 2014 in Bulldog Care & Health

    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.

    28 Feb 2014 in Bulldog Care & Health

    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

    05 Apr 2013 in Bulldog Care & Bulldog Supplies

    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! . 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 to Canada,...

    How to properly use a crate

    05 Apr 2013 in Bulldog Care & Bulldog Supplies

    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?

    28 Mar 2013 in Bulldog Care & Bulldog Supplies

    One of the first steps in preparing for the arrival of your new bulldog puppy 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 hassle; it can also jumpstart your potty training program.  The...

    Collar vs. Harness

    25 Mar 2013 in Bulldog Care & Bulldog Supplies

    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

    19 Mar 2013 in Bulldog Care & Health

    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

    19 Mar 2013 in Bulldog Care & Health

    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 English Bulldog

    12 Sep 2012 in Bulldog Care & English Bulldog Puppies For Sale

    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 English bulldog puppy is within the first 3-15 weeks...