English Bulldog

English Bulldog

History of the Bulldog

The term "bulldog" was first used around 1500 and might have been applied to various ancestors of modern bulldog breeds. In the 1600s, bulldogs were used for bull baiting, a wagering sport popular in the 17th century in which trained bulldogs leapt at a bull lashed to a post, latched onto its snout and attempted to suffocate it. The practice of bull baiting was banned in England in 1835.

After bull baiting was banned, the breed began to die out (known as the Old English Bulldog) until fans turned to conformation dog shows. The first show to have a class for bulldogs was in Birmingham. Just a few years later, in 1864, a club was organized to enhance the breed. Unfortunately, this group never picked a specific breed standard, and in 1891 the two top bulldogs, King Orry and Dockleaf, were greatly different in appearance. King Orry was reminiscent of the original bulldogs -- lighter boned and very athletic. Dockleaf was smaller and heavier set -- more like modern bulldogs. Dockleaf was declared the winner that year. Although some argued that the older version of the bulldog (known as the Old English Bulldog) was more fit to perform, the modern version’s looks won over the fans of the breed.

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English Bulldog Puppy Page/ English Bulldog Puppies For Sale- English Bulldog Puppy

We Ship worldwide our beautiful English Bulldog puppies. All of our puppies are Akc registered and Champion pedigree. Please contact Janet at 775-751-2437 if you are interested in one of our babies or up coming litters.

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English Bulldog Misconception and Inherited Problems in Bulldogs

When searching the web, I see many ads referring to Bulldogs that are 65-85 plus pounds, and I say to you to please refer to AKC standard. Do you think if I am 4 foot tall that I should weigh 200 lbs? Basically these breeders are saying this is OK."It is not" A bulldog should weigh between 40-60lbs. To better preserve the length of your dogs life, diet is very important. Please consider this tid bit of information. If a breeder is trying to sell you the fact that they have these obese dogs then I would have to say to you that they do not really care about the well being of their animals".

English Bulldog Fact or Fiction
Do all Bulldogs have to have respiratory issues? The answer is NO. I have English Bulldogs with Champion AKC pedigree's that can jump over 3 feet. A bulldog can lounge around, be your best friend and be a playful, healthy companion.

Hip dysplasia: Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint resulting in a poor fit between the head of the femur bone and the hip socket, in which the femoral head normally lies. Please be advised that this is common in the breed. If your vet specializes in the Bulldog breed then they will know this, if not look out, because you are in for a lot of vet bills.

Luxating patella:This refers to a dislocation of the patella, the small, flat, moveable bone at the front of the knee.

Cherry eye: Cherry eye is a swelling of a gland in the inner eyelid. This is a common condition in Bulldogs and is usually treated by cutting the gland out if the swelling is a recurring problem.

Ingrown eyelashes: There are a few different names used for this condition. Due to the loose skin and folds on a Bulldog face, sometimes the eyelashes will cause irratation to your dogs eyes. If not taken care of, your dog can go blind.

Elongated soft palate: This occurs in Bulldogs and other short-faced breeds. It often results in some degree of obstruction of the dog's airway. In severe cases of elongated palate, the palate partially blocks the opening into the voice box. If your Bulldog begins to honk like a goose, puts his head back, and gasps for air, consult your Bulldog vet to see if he considers your Bulldog a candidate for surgery.

Shipping: We can ship your Bulldog puppy to new homes in Alabama, AL; Alaska, AK; Arizona, AZ; Arkansas, AR; California, CA; Colorado, CO; Connecticut, CT; Delaware, DE; Florida FL; Georgia, GA; Hawaii, HI; Idaho, ID; Illinois, IL; Indiana, IN; Iowa, IA; Kansas, KS; Kentucky, KY; Louisiana, LA; Maine, ME; Maryland, MD; Massachusetts, MA; Michigan, MI; Minnesota, MN; Mississippi, MS; Missouri, MI; Montana, MT; Nebraska, NE; Nevada, NV; New Hampshire, NH; New Jersey, NJ; New Mexico, NM; New York, NY; North Carolina, NC; North Dakota, ND; Ohio, OH; Oklahoma, OK; Oregon, OR; Pennsylvania, PA; Rhode Island, RI; South Carolina, SC; South Dakota, SD; Tennessee, TN; Texas, TX; Utah, UT; Vermont, VT; Virginia, VA; Washington, WA; West Virginia, WV; Wisconsin, WI; Wyoming, WY; Canada and we can ship bulldog puppies to approved homes out of the country. There are a lot of shipping guide lines when shipping your puppy. It is very safe to fly a puppy. Alaska Airlines, Delta and United are a few of the airlines we use on a regular basis.

 

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What about temperment?

Contrary to classic cartoon parodies and nicknames of the breed, such as 'Sour-Puss', that depicted the bulldog as ferocious and wearing a spiked dog collar, the bulldog is not a vicious dog breed and gets along well with humans, including children, and sometimes other dog breeds. The reputation of being ferocious was true during the days of bullbaiting, but the aggressive tendencies were bred out of them by the time of the Second World War. Bulldogs are very friendly and playful, whilst also being stubborn and protective.

 

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Buying a Show Puppy

If you plan to show your puppy, you must first deal with a reputable breeder. The puppy's pedigree should include one or more champions in the first and second generation. You should be familiar with the breed and breed standard so you can know what qualities to look for in your puppy. The breeder's observations and recommendations also are invaluable aids in selecting your future champion.If you consider an older puppy, be sure that the puppy has been properly socialized with people and not isolated in a kennel without substantial daily human contact.

Meet the Parents
Because puppies are a combination of genes inherited from both of their parents, they will reflect the qualities and temperament of their sire and dam. When visiting a litter of pups, spend time with the dam and observe her behavior with her puppies, the breeder and strangers. The sire should also be observed if on premises. There are a lot of scams on the Internet, and when buying a dog please do not go off a picture alone on dam and sire. Have the breeder show you a copy of pedigree showing ownership. Anyone can take a picture of a dog and say this is sire and this is the dam. Please be careful.

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Books about Bulldogs

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