English Bulldog Puppy for Sale
Thousands of English bulldogs are abandoned every year by their new owners or first-time buyers. Families buy them only by seeing their cute face and popularity in the market, but then they realize the dog requires too much work. Buyers are intrigued by their charm, only to discover later all the special attention and care that may come with their wrinkles, eyes, flat faces, tail, unusual structure, irregular energy levels, and genetic defects resulting from irresponsible breeding. So, in today’s post, we will be discussing the English Bulldog puppy for sale or you can say a Buying Guide for English Bulldog Puppy.
|Height (average)||31-40 cm|
|Weight (average)||Male: 24-25 kg, Female: 22-23 kg|
|Life Expectancy||8 to 10 years|
|Best Enviroment||Apartment Living. Outside can be difficult if too hot.|
|Temparment||lazy, confident, clever, playful.|
Is the English Bulldog Right for Me?
This is the first question you should ask yourself before buying. The English Bulldog has been in the list of the popular breed since the 18’s period and was originally bred for the only purpose of strength and courage. Till then, they were not that much appreciable for their face value.
While owning a Bulldog, you must be committed to meet their basic needs, because it won’t be long before you realize that your little puppy has become quite stubborn and doesn’t like to listen to your commands. Even so, it is a dog breed that loves to be with family and children.
Well! If you are still wondering if the Bulldog puppy is right for you, then the best place to take the final decision is to get some books about the English Bulldog. If you know someone that already has one, then they will be the best judge for you.
Choosing My Puppy
Finding a reputable and responsible breeder is the only key that will ensure or determine whether you will end up with a healthy and purebred pet or not. So, When are doing your homework on finding a reputable dog breeder, then ask them the few sets of questions while you are visiting their hood of puppies:
- Do the puppies seem decent and healthy?
- Do the breeders keep them in the house with cleanliness or are they left outside in the open yard?
- Do they have proper socialization with their pups or any kids that the pups can socialize with?
- Do they all have healthy appetites and are they free of all parasites?
Temperament is the another factor which will determine whether the lifestyle of Bulldog is similar to yours or you are capable of matching it up.
- Even though they took a little terrorized or like they are in anger, they are very gentle and co-operative with kids.
- They are described as affectionate and dependable, but known for courage and excellent guarding abilities.
- They are very hard headed and don’t give up very easily on any task.
- They love people and demands lots of attention. They will actually seek you out to get all they can get.
- They need an owner who knows with strong domination and leadership who understands their behavior.
- They are good with other pets and creatures, but some can be a little pushy with other dogs while trying to keep their place as leader of the pack.
- When they are young, they are full of energy, but with the increase in their age number, they become less active.
English Bulldogs, so called luxurious dogs, requires very high maintenance. Special attention must be paid to their face elements like ears, coat, eyes, and wrinkles or heavy skin folds present on the face. Regular brushing is also a necessity.
As your dog gets older, you may see issues in their eyelids. You may notice the eyelids tend to roll inward or outward away from the eyeball which may lead to partial blindness so a surgery will be required in that case.
Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly about three times a week and busy him with toys that can help with canine dental health.
Be careful in case of bath, not much often. A bath up to two times a month is sufficient. Any more can cause skin irritation.
- After weaning, the bulldog puppy’s digestive system in not fully developed or having a reduced digestive capacity. Situations of high stress can also be seen as when being separated from its mother.
- At this stage of age, it is mandatory to feed food that is full of energy and proteins. This will help develop better digestive abilities, and ensure intake of both calcium and phosphorus that is crucial at this stage.
- It is also important to not change the diet for the first 3 to 4 months. Doing this will help alleviate problems of diarrhea and other digestive issues. So, plan on feeding the same brand of food that the breeder was using for some period of time.
- A balanced diet containing the essential nutrients is a must in correct proportion, with plenty of fresh water.
- How often you feed your dog depends on your schedule. Some owners, because of working conditions, feed theirs only once a day, While some feed them two times a day. In my personal experience, you should feed your dog smaller portions throughout the day as it can help reduce the occurrence of flatulence and Gastric torsion.
Common Health Issues
As like other breeds, there are a few health problems that come with English Bulldog puppy that you should be aware of before making the final decision. Here is list:
- Brachycephalic syndrome
- Vaginal hyperplasia
- Facial fold dermatitis
- Interdigital dermatitis
- Hip dysplasia
- Cherry eye
- Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
- Ventricular septal defect
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Aortic stenosis
- Congenital elbow luxation
- Urethral prolapse
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