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Old 07-01-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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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
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:00 AM   #5
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You might give Michael Vick a shout....
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Old 07-01-2010, 12:35 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:15 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:22 PM   #13
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You could teach it to do this:

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Old 07-01-2010, 01:26 PM   #14
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Very cool dogs!
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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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Old 07-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #16
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Athena (RIP, you b****!)
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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."

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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.

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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.


Boris, feeling sheepish about the laughter taking place at his expense.


After we let him back in, he had the fruits of his efforts still hanging from his mouth.


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.


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

Fear him.
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Boris wants to eat your children.



Sick balls, Boris! Sick balls!

Fear Boris. Just fear him.



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

Fear him!
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:23 PM   #21
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I will be posting pictures of boss here as soon as I get to my picture
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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.
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I really like the bulldogs from macnaughtybulldogs.com check it out let me know what you think
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