Information You Should Know About Your English Bulldog


Pair of English Bulldogs


As English bulldog breeders, we view our sphere of responsibilities as two connected by separate platforms.  We first and foremost believe in raising great bulldogs and secondly in educating our adopters. We first strive to raise healthy, beautiful and happy puppies for responsible families looking for English Bulldog adoption. This is our true love. The entire process is a beautiful experience from the first breath of our baby bulldogs to watching each furball find a family that truly falls in love with them. We love watching as our bulldogs become part of each family over time. This is one reason we enjoy staying in contact with our adopters through social media sites like Facebook and through e-mail. Our adopters know we are only a text, instant message, e-mail or phone call away.  Our second responsibility as bulldog breeders is to educate. This is one of the areas that set up apart! Adopters need to know what to expect when potentially bringing a bulldog into their family. We like to inform our adopters how to care for their new bulldog from a social, physical, and dietary perspective. The bulldog is a higher maintenance dog than many other breeds and requires an informed adopter and an experienced breeder for proper care. Adopters that purchase a Bruiser Bulldog are properly equipped to care for their new bulldog puppy on the highest level  Below is some additional information that you will want to know about the breed as well as our bulldogs In particular, Enjoy!



Historical English Bulldog

There is some controversy about the complete history of the English Bulldog but we do know Bulldogs dogs who drove and caught cattle and guarded their masters’ property. At one time, the breed was used in the grueling sport of bull baiting. With the outlawing of the sport in England in 1835, the original type of Bulldog, most closely resembling the current American Bulldog, disappeared from Britain and was replaced with the dog we now know as the English Bulldog. While the original Bulldog was preserved by immigrants who brought their working dogs with them to the American South, the English Bulldog was created back in England. Breeders proceeded to eliminate the original characteristics they considered undesirable by crossing the Pug into the bloodlines. Over time and many generations the breed we recognize as the English Bulldog was created.


What Your Bulldog Should Look Like


We strive for a moderately sized bulldog and try to stay away from the over sized look that is currently plaguing the breed. An overweight, giant bulldog is prone to heart disease, weak joints and shortened life. Every breeding decision we make is always connected to the health of our bulldogs. By producing a moderately sized bulldog typically ranging from 40 to 55 pounds, we believe we improve the health of our bloodlines while maintaining the original look of the bulldog breed. Specifically, a bruiser bulldog is known for its light wrinkle set, athletic build, and functional characteristics.  This is our trademark of a healthy English Bulldog puppy. We are distinctly opposed to the heavy wrinkled, heavy boned build that is currently plaguing the breed.  We understand the look represents a plethora of health issues and should not be viewed favorably. We encourage you to read more on our English Bulldog page about English bulldog care tips.


What Your Bulldog Should Act Like




We require that our bulldogs carry themselves with a certain level of confidence and might I say, swagger. The bulldog should portray vigor, strength, and stability. A bulldog should be kind, resolute, and courageous. By nature and through our unique socialization techniques our bulldogs are not aggressive and are always great around children and strangers alike. Our goal is for our bulldogs to be the perfect family dog!


Colors of Coat


Our Bulldog puppies come in a variety of colors. Brindle and white is the most common color combination among our puppies. We also will have red brindles which are absolutely gorgeous. Following these two coats of color would be our solid fawns and solid reds. You can see examples of these colors on our English Bulldog Females page. Lastly, once in a while we will have a pure white bulldog puppy. Sometimes deafness is connected to all white, female puppies but not always. We have had numerous all white bulldogs that have had perfect hearing ability. We always do multiple vet checks for our puppies to ensure each puppy is completely healthy and free of genetic defects before they go to their new homes. 




Other Pets and Children


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Most English Bulldogs do very well around other pets. Once in a while there is some jealousy issues among same sex pairings, but not typically. Bulldogs have become extremely popular because they are great among people, pets, and different environments. They are especially great among children and are a great option for someone looking for a child friendly companion. Read more about Children and English Bulldogs here




AKC rates English Bulldogs as good watch dogs. We strongly disagree! As an experienced English bulldog breeder, we know that Bulldogs have a number of great traits that make them very unique such as being lovable, playful and a great family dog. We also know what they are not, which are great watch dogs. We joke the our bulldogs would probably greet an intruder at the door and welcome them in.


healthy English Bulldog

Bulldogs are a higher maintenance breed. Some of the common problems that the bulldog breed struggles with are: hip and joint issues, cherry eye, heat exhaustion, hypoplastic trachea, and elongated soft palates. We have dedicated our breeding program to reducing these types of problems in the breed and in the process are creating a better breed. While we can never promise that your bulldog will never struggle with a health issue, we do promise that we work very hard on our bloodlines and produce extremely healthy bulldog puppies for sale.




English Bulldogs are couch potatoes! While it is good to get your bulldog out and about, hardcore exercising is not one of their favorite activities. A bulldog does great playing in the yard and with children but is not the type of breed to enjoy a 5 mile hike or a long jog. Many a bulldog owner has experienced when their bulldog thinks they have had enough exercise. The bulldog will let you know by laying down and simply refusing to take another step!

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

  • 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!

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    Leah H.
  • 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.

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    Emily R.
  • 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.

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    Elizabeth W.
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    Lady L.
  • 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.

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    Jonathan E.
  • 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.

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    Mitch C.
  • 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.

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    Adam B.
  • 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!

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    Collyn C.
  • 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.

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    Christina S.
  • 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!

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“If you are interested in learning more about our breeding philosophies here at Bruiser Bulldogs, the following articles that we have written might be helpful”


1.  How does a top Bulldog Breeder think and act?

2. What are the specific Bulldog coat colors that we offer at Bruiser? 

3. Want to check out our page specifically devoted to Chicago adopters?

4. Learn about our foundational females. 

5. Check out our stud page to learn about our top male bulldogs.

6. Learn about the week by week growth a bulldog puppy.

7. What to look for in a bulldog breeder.

8. Should you adopt from a local breeder?


“Lastly, If you are interested in a specific color of Bulldog we have specific articles devoted to each color we breed for along with opinion of each coat color.  If you are interested in a specific color, we suggest it is worth you time to read up on our first hand opinions.”


Coat Color Articles

1. White Bulldog Coat

2. Red Bulldog Coat

3. Lilal Bulldog Coat

4. Blue Bulldog Coat 

5. Black Bulldog Coat

6. Chocolate Bulldog Coat

7. Brindle Bulldog Coat

8. Fawn Bulldog Coat