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    09-19-2012, 05:58 PM
English Bulldogs!

Hi there, I am considering getting an English Bulldog and I would like if people shared any experience they've had with them.
I usually like big dogs, but my house and yard wouldn't be a good place for one. I like the bulldog's size, the amount it sleeps, and the minimal grooming (because I have enough to do with the horse lol).
So any tips about training, tempermant, health issues, how they behave with horses, etc..would be appreciated! Thanks!
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    09-19-2012, 06:07 PM
English Bulldogs have a lot of health issues. They cannot breed or whelp themselves. They can overheat quickly due to their short noses. If you get one, make sure it is from a very careful breeder.
They generally have awesome BIG personalities but tire quickly. If you want a dog to trot around by you while on the horse, this might not be the breed for you. They are also prone to being over weight which is obviously NOT a good thing so watching feed is a must.
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    09-19-2012, 06:09 PM
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Bulldogs are not minimal grooming. All those wrinkles and folds? You have to continually wash/dry them out to prevent skin infections.

The larger a dog, the less active it usually is. I have a BullMastiff..... otherwise known as a furry carpet. He eats and he sleeps with a random trip outside to go potty. Everyone giggles because he comes to the barn with me, plops down right outside the arena gate while I ride and SNORES!
    09-19-2012, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the heads-up. I know that their puppies have to be born c-section, but I'm a sucker for male animals so that won't be an issue lol. I know they are prone to heart issues too, so another reason to keep them trim. And I most definitely do not want it running around while I'm riding, I was just wondering on their general reaction to horses (barking, scared).

And by minimal grooming I meant fur. Obviously I wouldn't let it become dirty and infected.
I also heard that they sleep alot, and am glad that they tire easily.
    09-19-2012, 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by Delfina    
. Everyone giggles because he comes to the barn with me, plops down right outside the arena gate while I ride and SNORES!

Ha Ha Love it! I used to have a Rottie that did that. I still have Rotties but none of these guys snore as loud as my old boy did.
    09-19-2012, 06:30 PM
I had an English bulldog and she was the craziest dog I've ever owned she was full of energy and would attack my husband. She was doing it playfully but it hurt. That was his fault though because he allowed it to happen and his puppy voice really excited her! We had to rehome her due to her excessive energy. I thought they were couch potatoes too but found out otherwise. Still miss her though lol. They sure are cute, but can be a real handful!
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    09-28-2012, 01:42 PM
I am a breeder and mom to French bulldogs I have 2 mini horse and a Clydesdale and not one of them bark at here or even care that she is there .The dogs were here before the horses and I was afraid that my dogs would get hurt .My dogs come up and in with me with my horses and no issues.My one guy Yoda when I first got the mini's did not care for them but he is fine now.With bulldogs there is care and maintenance with them but not bad at all.Just heat is my biggest worry with them so as long as they live in doors and have A/C or fan then or ok.
    09-28-2012, 02:01 PM
If you have any specific question feel free to contact me I have French bulldogs they are just smaller then and English and there ears are up!Pics of some of my guys!My guys are laid back and are couch potatoes most usally are..
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    09-28-2012, 02:03 PM
Not a fan of regular bulldogs, but those French bulldogs are adorable!
    09-28-2012, 02:04 PM
Thanks speed racer I love my frenchies they are as cute as can be you either find them cute or some people think they are just but ugly..lol
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