English Bulldogs! - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > Other Pets

English Bulldogs!

This is a discussion on English Bulldogs! within the Other Pets forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

Like Tree1Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-28-2012, 02:07 PM
They remind me of Boston Terriers, which is another breed I find quite adorable.

I think English bulldogs are hideously ugly, not to mention their horrible health issues. They look like a canine version of Winston Churchill to me!
Sponsored Links
    09-28-2012, 05:50 PM
They are shorter and wider then a boston..
    09-29-2012, 07:11 PM
Thanks everyone!
Those frenchies are just too adorable! I think I have settled with just getting something from the local shelter, as they are advertising that they have too many and they don't have a no-kill policy. If it were up to me I'd take them all LOL
    09-29-2012, 08:30 PM
(Disclaimer: I am a vet. I have never lived with a bulldog, just dealt with them in my clinic)

All of the bulldogs I have met have had good personalities. However...

All of them I have met have also had expensive to manage medical issues. Hypothyroidism, allergies to food and/or pollen and/or parasites, eye issues (cherry eye, ulcers, entropion), skin infections, excessive skin folds that require constant management or surgery to take off, sensitive stomachs +/- horrible gas, the need for special/expensive food, ear infections, dental infections/gum disease/bad breath/tooth loss, mast cell tumors, cancers in general, joint disease and arthritis, often compounded by owners allowing them to get fat, the inability to breath properly due to poor breeding practices (brachycephalic syndrome) leading to snoring, tiring easily, heat stroke, and potentially death.

In short, I don't recommend bulldogs to clients unless they are fully aware and have the savings and cash on hand to deal with the medical issues the dogs are very likely to have. Nice dogs, but humans have done them a huge disservice by breeding away from the powerful athletic dogs that they used to be when they were able to chase and grab a bull to these medical messes that people think are cute today.
Dog Forums

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thinline Boots, English Irons,HS English Spurs, Polos, Barn Supplies RockHorseRanch Tack and Equipment Classifieds 29 10-29-2011 09:03 PM
16.5" Crosby CC English Saddle + More English Tack/Apparel- OFFERS ACCEPTED MUST GO! tana Tack and Equipment Classifieds 13 10-03-2011 04:11 PM
wanted: bell boots, english saddle and other english tack hburke Tack and Equipment Classifieds 16 01-26-2011 09:07 AM
FS: Nintendo DS, English apparel / Wanted: English CC Saddle ponyrawr Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 10-17-2010 08:35 PM
Show me your AMERICAN BULLDOGS! TwisterRush Other Pets 7 01-01-2010 02:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0