The Best Toys for Your Bulldog


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


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


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


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.                ...

Why The AKC Must Change to Save the Bulldog Breed


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


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


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


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?


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?


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...