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What is a Dog Breeder’s Job?


We are dog breeders   For a lot of people, hearing the phrase dog breeder brings up a very negative picture. They think of someone who is greedy and unethical, who is willing to overbreed their dogs with no care for their wellbeing.   Unfortunately, there are some breeders who fit that description. But, it doesn’t apply to them all.   By: Bruiser Bulldogs / Sept. 1, 2021     What is a dog breeder’s job? In general terms, a...

Selecting the Correct English Bulldog Puppy for Your Family


At Bruiser Bulldogs we like to take a macro approach to understanding our adoption process. That’s how we view whether our bulldog and adopter relationships are eventually “good”, “bad” or somewhere in between those extremes.  After health, the most important factor within an English Bulldog puppy and an adopter relationship is personality.  Every Bulldog will be the perfect dog for a family. That doesn’t mean that they are the perfect dog for every family. It is extremely important to understand...

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.  One of those moments is when you bring your English Bulldog puppy home for the very first time.  There truly is nothing like the excitement that fills a home with a brand new puppy.  Imagine the devastation for many families when their new puppy becomes sick only days after coming home. It replaces puppy kisses and playtime...

Bruiser Bulldog Health and What That Means For You


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


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


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?


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?


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...