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DenverFanMan6
07-01-2010, 10:11 AM
Sorry if this is off topic but I was wondering if anyone on here has got an english bulldog. And where did you get it

crush17
07-01-2010, 10:15 AM
www.petfinder.com (http://www.petfinder.com) - start there.
http://www.bulldogbreeds.com/ - or here

just FYI - be ready to pay upwards of $3-5K for a quality purebred.
also, if you live in a hot climate, be careful. these dogs do not do well in heat and have lots of health issues.

Pony Boy
07-01-2010, 10:41 AM
England?

Beantown Bronco
07-01-2010, 10:54 AM
Paging Dom.

Pony Boy
07-01-2010, 11:00 AM
You might give Michael Vick a shout....

HorseHead
07-01-2010, 11:26 AM
Heads up, as stated previously, major health problems. Short life expectancy, (7-8 years).

That being said, great personalities, good with kids. And cute as hell...major gas though..

cutthemdown
07-01-2010, 11:29 AM
The just die too young and I get so attached to my animals. My Jindo is 12 and I am hoping she can live to be 15 at least.

DomCasual
07-01-2010, 11:44 AM
We're on our second one. The first one lived to be an old lady.

I personally LOVE them! They have personalities like no other. They snore, fart, belch, and slobber - and they have really sweet temperaments.

The drawbacks should be considered, though. They generally don't live as long as other dogs (eight or nine years is pretty typical, although our first one was almost eleven). They can have lots of health problems. Boris, the one we have now, has been problem-free so far. Athena was a bit of a mess - I bet we spent $8K - $10K in vet and medicine bills, when all was said and done. They're also not dogs that want to do a lot of active stuff. I walk Boris 1/2 mile to a mile a day, and that's about all he's interested in.

But I've never met one that didn't love all people. Both our kids climb all over them, and have never drawn so much as a growl. And everyone approaches us when we walk them - they're just so unique.

My best advice is to do LOTS of research on breeders. If you are hesitant at all about the cost of buying one, get a different breed. They are expensive dogs, so lots of dumbasses irresponsibly breed them for profit. We were much more selective with Boris than we were with Athena. Boris's breeder has been around forever, and came highly recommended. Athena's breeder was just some guy. We paid about $800 less for Athena; but we really paid for it, in the long run.

In my opinion, the positives far outweigh the negatives with them. Boris is two now; so he should be around for another eight years, or so. After him, I would bet anything we'll get another one.

I'll post some pictures, when I get a minute.

cutthemdown
07-01-2010, 12:07 PM
If I owned Bulldogs I would have to go through 3-4 more pet deaths in my lifetime. Just seems like a drag. I love having a dog though can't imagine not having one.

I think my next one will Bull Molleser. They live to be 14, hardy, not a lot of bruching, short hair, no genetic health problems.

Also known as great protectors which is important to me.

philiptr2
07-01-2010, 12:21 PM
I had a victorian bulldog (fairly new breed with hopes of getting rid of some of the typical bulldog health problems). Bulldogs are great dogs...Like Dom said, they have great personalities.

I would definately invest in some dog insurance (yes, they sell it and yes, its worth it). My bulldog died last October (only 6 years old) from Lymphoma, but also had issues with allergies, torn ACL and other things. Insurance saved me a butt load.

Here she is...
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hookemhess
07-01-2010, 12:35 PM
I grew up with 3 bullies. The first was about 60 lbs. and had the body of a pitbull. That dog would play soccer for hours. Very athletic, muscular body. Active as my current golden retriever. Coolest personality in the world. Everybody's best friend. He died of kidney problems at 3.

The other 2 are brother/sister and are morbidly obese. At his largest, he was 120 lbs. Lazy, fatass dogs. Great personality, chill dogs. Always friendly. Still going at 11 years today.

English Bulldogs might be the coolest dog in the world--but they are heart breakers. Their health problems are huge and medical expenses high. And watching Pudge (the first dog) fight kidney problems for a year was miserable. I guess the other two are anomalies.

DenverFanMan6
07-01-2010, 01:15 PM
I have one now his name is boss he is a great dog I live in south dakota so I don't have much choice for breeders, and I want anotherwhite female so if you guys know any good breeders let me know thanks.

Bronco Boy
07-01-2010, 01:22 PM
You could teach it to do this:

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Cool Breeze
07-01-2010, 01:26 PM
Very cool dogs!

SouthStndJunkie
07-01-2010, 01:42 PM
Get yourself a good short haired Jack Russell Terrier.

Their life expectancy is about twice as long and they are kick ass energetic and loyal little dogs.

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DomCasual
07-01-2010, 02:11 PM
Boris
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2285/snowmonkey.gif

Another Boris
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/3875/hillis.gif

Athena (RIP, you b****!)
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/1219/athena2g.jpg

DomCasual
07-01-2010, 02:14 PM
Boris has a Facebook fan page (Boris, the angry Bulldog). Here are a few pictures/stories from his page:

Lucy had decided to 1) strip naked, and 2) go visit Boris at the fence. And really - who among us doesn't sometimes feel the same urge? I love this picture. It represents the fact that there really isn't any proper protocol for conversation in such a situation.

Lucy: "Um, so Boris, what's new with you?"

Boris: "Nothing much. Great weather we're having, though."

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v370/41/4/546552147/n546552147_952011_8333.jpg

DomCasual
07-01-2010, 02:15 PM
So the other day, I put Boris in the shower, in an attempt to wash off some of his manly scent.

Now, Boris isn't completely opposed to hygiene - it keeps him popular with the ladies. But on this day, Boris was not in the mood for showering shenanigans.

He could have ripped out my jugular - make no mistake. Instead, Boris decided to declare his dissatisfaction in a different way.

Lucy has a collection of stuffed Teletubbies - you could say she's a fan. On this day, Lucy had been playing with said Teletubbies, and she had left them scattered about.

No one knows what occurred that day between Boris and Dipsy, the green Teletubby. Perhaps, Boris simply didn't like the way Dipsy was looking at him. What we know is that whatever happened, Boris took offense.

And God was watching.

Lucy will probably need the passage of time - and lots of therapy - before she will forget the images of that day.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2728/41/4/546552147/n546552147_1519325_7491408.jpg

DomCasual
07-01-2010, 02:19 PM
So, Boris has this routine of pulling his bed out his dog door. (He also has a routine of chewing the wall around his dog door - hence, the particle board temporary walls - but I digress) So, I have been on a quest to find the biggest dog bed known to man and beast.

My quest ended at Costco.

The bed you see in this picture could probably more accurately be described as "furniture."

But Boris - ever the trooper - decided he was up for the challenge.

This photo was taken after about a half hour of trying. He finally gave up, then realized he was stuck out in the snow - his bed stuck in the dog door like a cork in a bottle.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2323/41/4/546552147/n546552147_1307767_3706.jpg

Boris, feeling sheepish about the laughter taking place at his expense.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2323/41/4/546552147/n546552147_1307768_4862.jpg

After we let him back in, he had the fruits of his efforts still hanging from his mouth.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2323/41/4/546552147/n546552147_1307769_5665.jpg

Getting a little tired of the laughter, Boris starts to howl. It was an angry sound, starting in his belly and bubbling up through the night. It was a howl that says, "I am going to start ripping out people's jugulars!"

I'm still haunted by that sound.

Fear Boris.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2323/41/4/546552147/n546552147_1307770_6761.jpg

Boris, eating bed. That's murder in his eyes.

Fear him.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2323/41/4/546552147/n546552147_1307797_6823.jpg

DomCasual
07-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Boris wants to eat your children.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v370/41/4/546552147/n546552147_952012_8614.jpg


Sick balls, Boris! Sick balls!

Fear Boris. Just fear him.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2323/41/4/546552147/n546552147_1307806_9821.jpg


Boris is getting ready to inflict great pain upon his prey.

Fear him!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v370/41/4/546552147/n546552147_952027_2535.jpg

DenverFanMan6
07-01-2010, 02:23 PM
I will be posting pictures of boss here as soon as I get to my picture

tesnyde
07-01-2010, 02:28 PM
Had one...hours and hours of entertainment by just looking at 'em. Mine died last January at 9 yrs old from lymphoma. He also had had an ACL repair. ( Same as a previous post). Great friend, good with my kids, and would do it again. Be careful though, puppy mills have jumped in the bully market.

DenverFanMan6
07-01-2010, 02:32 PM
I really like the bulldogs from macnaughtybulldogs.com check it out let me know what you think

DenverFanMan6
07-01-2010, 03:04 PM
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=1305953&id=1073913933&fbid=1433500912223

DenverFanMan6
07-01-2010, 03:11 PM
boss at 4 months

Knuckle Dragger
07-01-2010, 04:22 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z40/Knuckle_Dragger/DCP01594.jpg

Gracie

I can't really comment on the health issue. She is the first Bulldog, and so far so good. This is almost a year ago, she has filled out and a little taller. I wanted a Bulldog since I was 6 but never had the money. A friend of mine was friends with a local breeder. They had a family crisis and need to find homes ASAP for the pups. The gave Gracie to us with the understanding she was going to be well cared for. She won a couple of blue ribbons as a pup, but we're just happy to have her as part of the family so now she lives the house dog life.

Doggcow
07-01-2010, 04:50 PM
Get yourself a good short haired Jack Russell Terrier.

Their life expectancy is about twice as long and they are kick ass energetic and loyal little dogs.

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Yeah, if you want to listen to him bark all the time :P

spdirty
07-01-2010, 05:46 PM
Had an English Bulldog during my teen years. She was a badass lil girl. But lazy as hell, dumb, and was a pain in the ass to potty train. But she was still badass. Died of a heart attack when she was 8.

We now have a blue heeler. Real badass girl. Completely different from the bulldog. Energetic, smart, loves to walk, though she does eat my underwear every chance she gets.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs294.snc3/28379_112543122118596_100000887274632_73410_318042 9_n.jpg
http://http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs294.snc3/28379_112543122118596_100000887274632_73410_318042 9_n.jpg


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enjolras
07-01-2010, 06:06 PM
I'll just take this moment to beg you to skip the purebred and adopt a pound-puppy. They make great pets (we have two rescues). Buying from a breeder just furthers the problem of far too many puppies and not nearly enough homes.

That is all:)

Dedhed
07-01-2010, 06:19 PM
Sorry if this is off topic but I was wondering if anyone on here has got an english bulldog. And where did you get it
If you get one, get pet health insurance. I'm serious.

I should first say that I love bulldogs, but I would never own one. Expect skin issues, perhaps trachea issues, nasal surgery, surgery to repair cherry eye, cleaning skin folds, at least one ACL repair if you choose to do anything active with it (80% chance you'll have to do the other once one goes). Hip, shoulder, and elbow issues are common. Maybe a bout of heat stroke if the temp gets above 80 where you live.

I work with dogs every day, and there is no breed that carries greater fiscal liability. If you're okay with that, they make for riotous pets, but go in with your eyes wide open.

Cool Breeze
07-01-2010, 08:28 PM
REP!
Good post
Thanks for the info.

SoDak Bronco
07-01-2010, 08:51 PM
http://www.orangemane.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=18296&stc=1&d=1168228335
This is Sadie my english bull dog..This was taken when she was younger, she's like 4 yrs old now. She was my first dog i've owned, and I am really happy we got her. We've had 2 kids since having her, and she is really good with them. They crawl, jump, grab her and she just takes it and is super chill. I also love that she isn't a barker, isn't the most active dog, but that fits with our family. Very easy going, and loving.

ZONA
07-01-2010, 09:00 PM
Had an English Bulldog during my teen years. She was a badass lil girl. But lazy as hell, dumb, and was a pain in the ass to potty train. But she was still badass. Died of a heart attack when she was 8.

We now have a blue heeler. Real badass girl. Completely different from the bulldog. Energetic, smart, loves to walk, though she does eat my underwear every chance she gets.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs294.snc3/28379_112543122118596_100000887274632_73410_318042 9_n.jpg
http://http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs294.snc3/28379_112543122118596_100000887274632_73410_318042 9_n.jpg


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Sorry, gotta tell you a story about my Blue/Queensland Heeler. Got a pup many years ago from a rancher who bred them. It was a male. The rancher guy who sold him to us said you only need to know 2 things with these dogs.

1) they need lots of exercise
2) they are maybe the smartest breed there is and excellent escape artists


Of course we ran that dog miles every day and he just wanted more. The other, he was indeed the master of escape. I could not believe how smart that dog was. After he escaped jumping over walls and digging under fence a few times, I made the chain link fence go 2 feet down into the ground and made it high enough he could not jump over it (which had to be high cuz he could jump, think we made it 7 feet. I said no way is this dog going to get outta here. And what did that dog do? He used his teeth (and he had some strong jaws) and pulled the chain link fence back and broke the metal wire that held the fence to the poles, and then crawled out under it. That was the last time we saw him.

DenverFanMan6
07-02-2010, 12:18 AM
So dak bronco where do u live in south dakota?

Rohirrim
07-02-2010, 05:16 AM
My two current dogs are a Lab/Pointer mix and a Rhodesian Ridgeback. I've already decided that the next dog I get will be a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog:

http://www.uaedogsclub.com/images/dogs/GreaterSwissMountainDog.jpg

I couldn't own a dog that leaves a slime trail across my living room floor. ;D

SoDak Bronco
07-02-2010, 10:15 AM
So dak bronco where do u live in south dakota?

SouthEast SD by sioux city ia

DenverFanMan6
07-02-2010, 12:54 PM
Right on I figured you would be west river because you like the broncos. Where did you get your bulldog