English Bulldog Care

 

Climate

Take note, this is one of the most important factors related to the English Bulldog breed.  This is also one of the biggest differences between English and American Bulldog care.  American Bulldogs are very hardy, working dogs that are able to endure a wide variation of climates.  This is in their genetic make-up.  English Bulldogs, in contrast, can not tolerate extreme temperatures. Due to their heavy builds and physical characteristics, during the summer they should not be left outdoors for long periods of time, and must have access to shady areas. It is best to keep them indoor with air conditioning. If they must be outside, it is good to have a shady area. Due to their short hair, English Bulldogs also must have a good heat source in the winter.


 

Feeding

Our Bulldogs love to eat!  In fact, obesity is a real problem with  English Bulldogs. It is best to feed a high quality dog food on a set schedule. Snacks should be limited. Feed a two to four month old puppy four times a day. There are several good brands of puppy food. You want a food that the puppy likes and which produces a nice coat, keeps the puppy round, but not obese, and produces solid stools. Check the list of ingredients on the bag. We have found that different dogs respond to different foods.  One brand of dog food is not the end all solution for all dogs.  Your food manufacturer will have the recommended amounts to feed on the bag according to the age and weight of the puppy.

From four to six months a English Bulldog puppy for sale‘s feeding regimen should remain the same but the number of feedings may be reduced to three. At about six months this number can be reduced to two. In most cases continue feeding the puppy as much as he wants. How often you feed at one year of age and older depends on your preference and the dog’s. Most dogs do well on one meal a day. Some do better on two meals a day. You may prefer to feed in the morning or the evening. This is up to you. If you like it and the dog likes it, it’s the right way.

Our Bulldogs usually eats puppy food until it is at least a year old. Most Bulldogs are changed from puppy to adult food at around twelve months of age. The best change is to the adult version of the puppy food you have been feeding him. It does not hurt your Bulldog to change from one brand of dog food to another as long as each change is done by gradually, substituting more and more of the new brand for the old. If your Bulldog is spayed or neutered or as it ages and becomes less active, you may need to start feeding a reduced calorie dog food to keep it from becoming too fat. Most good brands of dog food have regulated diet formulas. Again, it’s best if you stay with the same brand you’ve been feeding and change to the “lo-fat” version.


 

Toys

When it comes to Bulldog toys you cannot go wrong with a Kong brand toy. These toys are indestructible!  Kong brand toys save you money and are safer for your Bruiser.  Cheap toys that fall apart in a day, often are consumed and digested by your Bruiser. Also, it is important to remember to never give your Bulldog a rawhide toy. They can tear a piece off the rawhide and choke on it.

If you are looking for a puppy toy, you do not need to look any further than your sock drawer.  Bruiser puppies love knotted socks to shake and play tug of war with.


 

Grooming

If you want your Bruiser to have a shiny coat and healthy skin, grooming is a must.  Many experts believe Bulldogs should be thoroughly brushed at least three times a week. We have found that most of our Bulldogs love to be brushed. Use a soft bristle or rubber brush. Start at the rear and brush against the hair. After you’ve brushed the entire dog against the grain, brush it again with the grain. Follow this with a good rub down. This will keep his hair shiny and his skin healthy. The idea is to remove the dead hair and distribute the natural oils.  Consistent grooming will keep your Bruiser healthy and out of the bathtub as much as possible.


 

Bathing

Bathing your Bruiser Bulldog should be kept at a minimum because it can dry out the skin and strip your dog’s coat of its natural oils. This is why we stress brushing your Bruiser.  Frequent brushing allows you to avoid those skin drying baths.

Whenever a bath is needed, use a deep sink or bathtub filled half-way with lukewarm water. Always keep water levels below the Bulldog’s mouth and lower jaw. Before you wet the coat, place dry cotton balls gently in both ears so that no water accidentally gets into the ear canals. Next, thoroughly saturate your Bulldog’s coat with water starting at the neck and working back to the tail. DO NOT get water on your Bruiser’s face. You will clean the face later with a wet washcloth. At this point, lather up a gentle, tearless, dog shampoo in your hands and then work it throughout your Bulldog’s coat, paying special attention to the body wrinkles, legs, feet, belly, tail and genital areas of your Bruiser. After the shampoo is applied, you will need to rinse completely with fresh warm water and then rinse again. Any shampoo residue left behind can irritate English Bulldog skin.

Next you will need to clean the face, including those delicate Bulldog wrinkles. Take a clean, wet washcloth with NO SOAP OR SHAMPOO and gently wipe around the Bulldog’s eyes, nose, outer ears and inside/outside the wrinkles. Once again, never put soap or shampoo on your Bulldog’s face and never pour water directly on this area as well. You can now towel dry your English Bulldog and remove the cotton balls.


 

Wrinkles

English Bulldogs have wrinkles that need to be cleansed thoroughly. We have found that bathing your Bruiser is not the only time to clean wrinkles. Wrinkle cleaning should actually should be done daily. The area inside the Bulldog’s wrinkles can trap moisture and debris. This in return becomes an ideal breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria that can eventually lead to infection. To prevent this from happening, clean the wrinkles, inside and out, daily with a wet washcloth. Remember to never use soap or shampoo on the facial wrinkles. After cleaning those Bruiser Bulldog wrinkles, gently dry them with a blow dryer set to low or cool heat.


 

Bedding

Deep down, your Bruiser really wants to sleep in your bed with you as an owner and English Bulldog breeder we know the struggle!  If that is not an option, and we do not blame you if its not, there are some great bedding options out there. Bedding material used for your Bulldog should be warm and comfy.  We have found the best material to be cotton rugs or blankets which can be washed with ease. Fake sheepskin rugs, available from most pet stores, also make good beds as they are soft and wash and dry with ease. The important thing for bedding is that it be easily washable and provide a soft resting area for the Bulldog.


 

Exercise

Bruiser Bulldogs should be exercised every day.  You will find that many English Bulldogs often will not desire to go outside to romp and play.  It is important to get your English moving around in some way or another.  We have found that walks, short rounds of fetch, and fun in the sprinkler are great ways to exercise a healthy English Bulldog puppy or adult.

Greetings from the Wysongs! Northern Indiana based, Bruiser Bulldogs offers purebred English Bulldog Puppies for sale 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

  • Leah H. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Leah H.
    4/08/2021 - Google

    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!

  • Emily R. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Emily R.
    4/08/2021 - Google

    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.

  • Elizabeth W. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Elizabeth W.
    4/01/2021 - Google

    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.

  • Jonathan E. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jonathan E.
    3/22/2021 - Google

    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.

  • Mitch C. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mitch C.
    2/22/2021 - Google

    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.

  • Adam B. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Adam B.
    2/22/2021 - Google

    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.

  • Collyn C. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Collyn C.
    2/22/2021 - Google

    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!

  • Christina S. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Christina S.
    2/22/2021 - Google

    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.

  • Jim T. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jim T.
    2/22/2021 - Google

    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!