Thinking Of Purchasing A Bulldog Puppy?
We don’t want to scare anyone off or put you through “the ringer”, but there are a few things every future Bulldog owner should consider before they take the plunge. For most readers a lot of this information is already understood, but we aim to make certain our puppies are cared for properly when they leave us.
Consider The Following:
Have you properly researched the Bulldog breed yet? These aren’t your average “set it and forget it” dogs. Bully’s require special attention for their ears, wrinkles, and coat at least twice a week to help them stay clean and prevent infection. Bulldogs are commonly thought of as being lazy or that they don’t need exercise. Actually, they do require light exercise; they love to get a lot of attention from their owners and truly enjoy playing. Bulldogs can NOT swim unless closely supervised and wearing a life preserver! If you own a pool, it could prove to be a challenge to keep your puppy safe. I don’t want to hear anymore sad stories of Bulldogs drowning in the family pool.
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Where Will You Keep Your Bulldog?
If you’re looking for a dog to keep outside, you should reconsider purchasing a Bulldog .It’s not good to put them out in temperatures below 35 degrees and they should only be outside for very short periods of time when the temperature goes above 75 degrees. These temperature restrictions are needed because of the Bulldog’s inhibited ability to cool and heat himself effectively. Bulldogs should be considered “inside dogs” and in extreme heat your home must be air conditioned for them.
Have you carefully considered and made ready your new puppy’s living quarters? Is your yard fenced in or will you require an in ground fence? If you’re a smoker, please don’t smoke in your home with your puppy; this can cause respiratory problems for any dog, especially a Bulldog. Be prepared to pick up where your breeder left off with the puppy’s potty training. A new puppy will require consistent patience and will have many “accidents” on your new carpet. Please don’t purchase a puppy if you don’t plan to spend at least 6 hrs a day with him.
Bulldogs have health needs that are specific to their breed and you are encouraged to find a quality Veterinarian who specializes in them. In our experience some Veterinarians aren’t very familiar with Bulldogs and have even been known to misdiagnose them.
A Lifetime Commitment
Do not buy a puppy if you don’t plan to provide a forever home to them. Puppies are not to be bought one day and abandoned the next. They require unconditional love and they deserve it from you. When purchasing a puppy your life will change similar to the way it does when you have a child. If after reading this page, you had some questions pop up in your head please visit our Bulldog Q&A. There are other current/potential Bulldog owners who would love to chat with you! You may also connect with us through our Contact Page. We’re super friendly and don’t mind answering any questions you may have.