Calling all BULLDOG owners

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve got a Frenchie but we were planning on getting an English… I highly recommend the first thing you do is get pet insurance. Bullies tend to have lots of health problems and allergies and vet bills can stack up quick! These dogs are probably some of the most expensive little money pits! They snore, fart, and are messy eaters. They overheat quick and can have breathing problems as well as lots of food allergies.

While they can be “stubborn” and enjoy mental stimulation, they generally would rather cuddle and snooze all day. They definitely require a lot of social interaction and I warn against getting one if you have an active social life or are not home much. They are lovers and I doubt I will own anything other than a bullie in the future. They’re such clowns.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MissCalifornia:  I have 2 bully boys who are VERY expensive. Lots of allergies which means cleaning the folds & taking them to the vet frequently. They are SO LAZY, & SO FUCKIN FAT… I LOVE THEM to death. They are worth it — But high maintenance! I am so happy that you are getting an adult rescue — SO many bullies need homes. So please be patient & do that, I wish I would have.

 

Here are some photos of my boys:

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Definitely get pet insurance and have a LOT in savings for what the insurance won’t cover. FI is obsessed with pugs, which can have many of the problems that bulldogs face. He has recently been hinting at getting a bulldog, and I put my foot down on that one. They are so expensive to take care of!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well, I know pit bull mixes don’t really “count”, but we have all sorts of bulldogs in our walking group and the common thread amongst all of them is allergies.  Purebreds and mixes alike, everyone has had experience with sensitive stomachs and/or skin!  For my dog, who was eventually diagnosed with IBS, the vet recommended feeding him a truly novel protein (in his case, fish but I’ve seen bison, venison, and even kangaroo!) in a grain-free formula to see if that cleared up his tummy issues/overall pinkness.  Luckily for us, it did, and we were subsequently able to pinpoint poultry and grain as the source of his issues.  I believe there are scratch- and blood-sample-based allergy tests that your vet can run, but their accuracy and specificity varies – in my experience, trial and error was the best/easiest way to figure out what was going on.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@allyfally:  Thank you! They make me laugh everyday. So funny and pudgy. We love them to death.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have a boxer, who would look great as a bulldog mix, lol. I also love mastiffs. I am shamelessly looking at this thread because I want to see pictures 😀

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Barbiestylez:  OMG!! Is the little one a puppy, or is the other one just massive? I love love love your dogs. The price of bulldogs is what deferred us – the average seems to be about $3,000 and that’s a lot! Add in the wrinkle maintenance, and we just couldn’t commit at this time.

However, we do love Olde English Bulldogs and they seem to be less work.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsPanda99:  The last photo was when the white one was a puppy — the night we brought him home. SO freaking cute! The middle photo is him all grown up in the back. They are both about 80 lbs of love:)

As far as the cost, oh yes we have about 8k tied up in purchasing them alone. Thats why I so wish we would have rescued! But I love my boys… In the future, I will rescue for sure. They really are like bumps on a log, they typically just sloth around and sleep:) Occasional bursts of running & playtime happen, but dont last long! HAHA.  I told FI if we didnt have these two, we would probably be 15k richer. But they make our daily lives so much fun, its worth it to us!

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Barbiestylez:  I have never seen a bulldog in a rescue organization. We would love to rescue, but they never have the dogs that we are after. Bulldogs are so expensive, who the hell would give them up?! And why?! They don’t even do anything, lol.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsPanda99:  From what I hear, people buy them not knowing they are high maintenance & then just dont want to pay to take care of them. 🙁 So sad. There are a lot of older bullies available… and since they have been through rescue– the rescue should be able to tell the new owners what food to feed, and what medical issues are to be taken care of. I know where I live in ohio, theres an ohio bulldog rescue — but depends where you live — I know theres alot in Cali & New york…. I am friends with a facebook group thats all about bulldog rescue & owners post photos of their bullies — its so cute and lots of bully pics and info. Its called Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network   — I creep it daily:)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have to add more pics of my boys…  I cant help myself! Any other bully owners on the bee?:)

 

Curtis from puppy to adult:

 

& Puppy:) yes his name is “Puppy” LOL:

 

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