Posts by Bruiser:


    Why The AKC Must Change to Save the Bulldog Breed

    31 Dec 2019 in Health

    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 with luxurious entertainment.  It’s easy to forget that Las Vegas is simply a business model with rules designed to take money out of your wallet.  We are drawn to the allure of winning big,...

    Bruiser Bulldog Health and What That Means For You

    10 Sep 2019 in Bulldog Breeding & Health

    There is nothing like tooting your own horn right?  Some days it seems like our Bulldog health “message” feels exactly like that; self-complementary and aggressive.  We repost testimonials that tout the extraordinary health and experiences past adopters have had. The content on our YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook has frequent reminders about our differences in our approach to breeding. Part of this reasoning is the disgust that simmers in our hearts as we have watched how the bulldog has been bred...

    Working towards creating a bloodline that excels in health

    11 Jul 2016 in Bulldog Breeding & Health

    Recently we agreed to partner with a trusted breeder within our network to use their stud, Hollywood (pictured above) in a series of 4 breedings. Hollywood is everything that I believe in and want in our bloodline. From a phenotype standpoint, he breathes better than any bulldog I have been around. That 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 Bulldog Breeding

    This photo has been on my mind for the last couple of days. It’s a photo of one of our offspring cleaning house at an 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 dogs to have athletic and...

    What is the most important ingredient for successful bulldog breeding?

    09 Jul 2014 in Bulldog Breeding

    Occasionally I am asked what the most important factor in producing healthy, English Bulldog puppies is. My answer is always the same. The studs. Having a line of studs that produces high-quality Bulldog puppies is by far the highest priority in our breeding program.   The ratio of females to males in a breeding program is typically 3:1 or greater. So, each male has a greater impact on the breeding program as a whole. A single stud can change the...

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

    05 Mar 2014 in Bulldog Breeding & 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. However, it’s important to explain how we reach these goals, and a vertical pedigree is a big part of that. As...

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

    28 Feb 2014 in Health

    The foundation that drives our breeding program is health. If you research the bulldog breed you’ll hear that the bulldog is difficult to care for because of “health issues”; but what are these “health issues?”. Our first step in creating a healthy bulldog is defining and addressing the major “health issues” the bulldog suffers from. One of the most glaring issues that the bulldog breed suffers from is breathing issues. As we know, many bulldogs famously suffer from breathing issues...

    7 tips to traveling with your bulldog

    05 Apr 2013 in Bulldog Care

    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 To start, 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. For instance, pets traveling to...

    How to properly use a crate

    05 Apr 2013 in Bulldog Supplies

    In a previous article, we wrote about what size of crate you should buy for your bulldog. Now, you will need to have a fundamental understanding of the dos and don’ts of crate training.  Crating Philosophy When considering the natural habitation of a canine, often its home is a den, cave, or similar close-quartered shelter. They used this space as their home, to sleep, escape from danger, and raise their young. Obviously, your bulldog would not appreciate roughing it out...

    What size of crate should I buy for my puppy?

    28 Mar 2013 in 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 Supplies

    The question comes up all of the time. Should you use a harness or a collar for your 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 the most common choice, they may not be the best choice for all of your...

    Entropion

    19 Mar 2013 in Health

    Entropion (inward rolling of the eyelid edges) is a common eye problem that most commonly affects the lower eyelids.     What is Entropion? Any breed of dog can have entropion, but the problem often centers around a few, very specific breeds. It is very common to see it in breeds with wrinkled or exaggerated facial folds… hmm sounds a lot like the bulldog. We all know that it is irritating to have something in your eye. It causes you...

    Interdigital cysts

    19 Mar 2013 in 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 have noticed small, wart-like cysts that 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 treated and avoided...

    Socializing your English Bulldog

    12 Sep 2012 in Bulldog Care

    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...

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