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Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:

Q: Why do Bulldogs cost so much?
A: There is a great deal of time and money involved in selecting a genetically healthy and phenotypically superior pair, having them bred, delivering and caring for the pups until they reach 8 weeks of age. They generally have small litters. This is a breed which requires artificial insemination, a c-section birth, and constant monitoring of the pups (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Q: Do Bulldogs really need a c-section?
A: Yes, all of our deliveries are by c-section. To attempt a natural birth on your own could result in the death of your female as well as her puppies. You should never attempt this without the assistance of your veterinarian.

Q: Will my Bulldog need a special vet?
A: We recommend that your vet is experienced in dealing with English Bulldogs. Some vets may not understand the special needs of the English Bulldog. We strongly recommend that you interview your vet about his/her understanding of the breed.

Q: What is the difference between a Bulldog and an English Bulldog?
A: The English Bulldog is registered in the United States with the American Kennel Club as "Bulldog". "Bulldog" is the correct term for the breed. The Olde English Bulldogge is much larger, have a longer nose,and tail than the English Bulldog. The English Bulldog is shorter in stature, have the screw tail, stub nosed and at maturity weighs around 45 - 50 lbs. We refer to them as the English Bulldog so as to help identify them more easily than the Olde English Bulldogge, American Bulldog, Bull Terriers, Bull Mastiffs, etc. See the AKC guidelines on the for more detail or see Page for photos.

Q: Should I get a male or a female?
A: Gender of the pup is purely a personal preference. Each person has their own personal feelings about the intelligence, trainability and affection of each gender. 

Q: Does the Bulldog make a good family pet?
A: You bet! The Bulldog is affectionate, gentle, very sociable, loyal, and good listeners. Once you have owned a Bulldog, there is no other pet that will compare to his loyalty.  (Special Note: As with any pet you should always consider and be watchful of very small children. Pets do not mean to cause harm, most times, but in their excitement and enthusiasm, may knock over small children.) 

Q: What is the oldest age my Bulldog might reach?
A: The average lifespan is around 10-12 years. Of course, a balanced diet, regular exercise, regular checkups, and good living conditions, just as with us humans, can help increase this time frame.

Q: What about grooming?
A: Daily brushing and weekly bathing will help keep your Bulldog's coat looking sharp. This also helps to reduce shedding, although the Bulldog sheds very little. The wrinkles and tails need to be kept clean and dry. Ideally your Bulldog should not need any cosmetic surgery (i.e. dew claws removed, ears changed or cropped, etc).  The English Bulldog should be able to go through life, looking as beautiful as the day he was born, with no cosmetic alterations. 

Q: What about spaying/neutering?
A: Consult with your veterinarian. Spaying/Neutering have great benefits for the dog, if done early in life. Always practice good breeding habits. Don't allow a female to breed without having plans on placing each pup in the best home you can find. No one deserves to be homeless or live a short life in a shelter.  

Q: When should my dog be vaccinated?
A: Your new puppy will have all of his/her first shots and wormings. We will provide you with the shot records. Take this record with you to your first vet appointment. Your vet will make recommendations and schedule all follow up boosters. See page for more detail. 

Q: Can my Bulldog live where the temperatures are very hot or very cold?
A: Yes, just as we make adjustments for ourselves, our Bullies  will also need to live in comfortable conditions. Bulldogs should always be indoors, where it is air conditioned, in summer temperatures that reach over 80 degrees. Keep plenty of fresh, clean water available for them. When going on walks take along a water bottle for them as well. Winter temps don't seem to affect the Bully as much but you should still have comfortable temps just as you would for yourself. 
 

Q: How long does a heat cycle last?
A: Usually 21 days from start to finish.

Q:
How do I know I am getting a healthy puppy?
A: Make sure you are dealing with a breeder that cares for the health and quality of the puppy.  Ask for a contract that specifies the details, such as the health guarantee, pedigree, and the care for the puppy. Get referrals of past Customers.  You should receive a healthy, well socialized puppy of even temperament. A reputable breeder should have no problem providing these things to you.

 

  


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