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Should my Bulldog go to obedience class?


Obedience class is a must for English Bulldogs. A dog who has been through an obedience class is a very well-behaved family dog.  A dog that hasn’t been to obedience class can cause problems in its new home. We want our dogs to be the best fit possible with their families. The English bulldog can be a great family dog. Part of what goes into making sure they become the great family dogs they can be is taking them to...

How to Give Your Bulldog Puppy a Bath


Once your new puppy is home, you’re going to need to start giving them baths. It’s not just to keep them clean, it’s also a valuable socialization tool. The more consistent you are with bathtime now, the easier it will be to give your bulldog puppy a bath as they get older. Getting ready Before you start, make sure you have everything you need right next to the sink or bathtub where you intend to bathe your dog. It’s not...

English Bulldogs and Doggy Day Care


So you’ve bought your first AKC registered healthy English Bulldog from us. 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 may discourage daycare, we...

Potty Training Your Bulldog Puppy


Whether it’s the toddler or puppy running around your house, potty training often receives a groan of exasperation. It can be frustrating and feel like a long process, to potty train your new English Bulldog puppy. With discipline and dedication, a new bulldog puppy should master the potty training process in a few weeks.  As English Bulldog breeders focused on the health and wellbeing of our bulldogs, we encourage our adopters to implement potty training methods focusing on the instinctual...

Is Your Bulldog Eating Too Fast?


Bulldogs love to eat and can eat extremely fast.  Eating too quickly is not ideal and can cause aspiration pneumonia. That’s when the dog inhales a piece of food or a food particle into the lungs.   So the question 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. This isn’t a huge issue with bulldogs because they are pretty low...

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. We felt that we should find a food formulated for our Bulldog 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 that information to help...

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...

English Bulldog Puppies and Doggy Daycare


You bought your first AKC registered English Bulldog from us, but after a few months, life hit full swing. It’s pushing you in every which way, diverting your time from the newest addition to your family, Jack. Life hits busy seasons whether around the holidays or during the school year. That’s why we encourage considering doggy daycare for those seasons.   PUPPY HEALTH While some people may discourage daycare, we believe it helps develop and maintain a healthy English Bulldog....

7 tips to traveling with your bulldog


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...

Socializing your English Bulldog


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...