A: Silent heat happens to virtually every dog after they stop bleeding. It usually lasts up to 4 weeks. Standardly, you should not spay the dog unless it has been 6 weeks since the last period. It is very dangerous, as there is more bleeding, and the tissues of the uterus are like jello. They break easily, and cause more problems in surgery. Our vet won’t EVER do a dog right after it’s heat, and I would not be surprised if your vet would tell you to reschedule the appointment. Either way, do book it at a later time, it is best that way.
Q: English bulldog?
We have a beautiful loving 2 year old enlgish bulldog named Missy.
Unfortunately we travel a lot for business and we’re finding she spends at least a day a week if not more home alone with a neighbor stopping by to feed and play for short periods of time.
I know english bulldogs are hard to find and very expensive but I want to make sure she goes to a good home. She does not like other dogs at all but is a total love with people.
I’ve never been in a situation where I have a dog that’s worth a couple grand and are hard to find in the portland area so I don’t know if I should just go word of mouth and make sure it’s through someone I know or use craigslist or the paper? My worst fear would be selling her to someone I don’t know and not knowing if she’s being taken care of. Anybody been through this?
A: My sister has a male English Bulldog and he is the same way with other dogs but, loves people. I am not sure where you are at but, if you go online you can find places that will put her into a foster home until someone will adopt her. It is too bad that you can’t keep her because they are very loyal and family friendly dogs. My sister often find herself leaving the dog alone during the day. Bulldogs are OK with that as long as you leave them some toys to play with. Bulldogs sleep a lot during the day so it is not like they are getting bored and if they do get bored leaving a few toys for them is good. They are real easy going dogs especially females. If you absolutely cannot keep the dog then I would look into the foster care alternatives. You can go online and punch in Bulldog foster care and you will see a bunch of places. I hope this helps. It really breaks my heart that you cannot keep the dog they really are just awesome dogs that will offer years of companionship. Perhaps your neighbor would like the dog. Otherwise look into the Foster Home programs around your area. I hope this helps take care and good luck with your friend.
Q: english bulldog?
i have an english bulldog, and i got him for only $3,000 and i want another one, but i cannot find a good one. is anyone selling any english bulldogs? preferably male. please tell me asap
those cheaper dogs that are only 1,00-2,000 are ugly and yea ew. 3,000 is NOT expensive for an english bulldog. if only you knew that they were rare. ew. can ANYONE help me find a good one to buy..?
I HAVE ALREADY WENT TO PETFINDER.COM, BUT THEY DONT HAVE ANY GOOD ONES.
A: only 3000 dollars??? You got ripped! You can get them with papers for like 1200
Q: When do the english bulldog’s teeth start to protrude from there bottom jaw?
We have a english bulldog and she is 5 months old! When will her teeth show out the bottom as the older ones i see?
A: I don’t recall when my english bulldog’s teeth came through but it should be soon.
Just make sure you don’t let your english bulldog near a pool or pond because my english bulldog fell in my pool 3 weeks ago when we let him out to the bathroom in the morning and when we went to let him in, he was drowned in the pool English bulldogs can’t swim, they sink to the bottom.
Q: How much would an English Bulldog cost from a breeder with its shots and everything?
I want to get an English Bulldog in Maine and I don’t know how much it would cost from a breeder.
A: If you go to a reputable and responsible breeder (which you should since you don’t want to support backyard breeders) depending whether you want pet or show quality, you will most likely be paying in the high thousands. I’d say about 2000+
But if you rescue a English Bulldog, not only will you pay considerably less, but you’ll be saving a life. You can research rescues in your area and if it MUST be a purebred look into breed specific rescues. A good place to start is http://www.petfinder.com/
Here you can look up rescues by breed and find any dog, any age in your area
email me if you have any questions
Q: Is an English Bulldog a good dog to have? What is the negative side to getting one as a puppy?
I want to get an English bulldog puppy. I’ve always wanted a dog and to take care of one but I don’t know much about this breed. Can anyone who owns one or has own one tell me the good and bad stuff about the breed?
A: My major concerns would be:
1. Stubbornness. Despite their sweetness, English Bulldogs are not Golden Retrievers. They are not pushovers to raise and train. Most Bulldogs are extremely stubborn. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say. (Food rewards help a great deal!)
To teach your Bulldog to listen to you, “Respect Training” is mandatory. My Bulldog Training Page discusses the program you need.
2. Occasional animal aggression. Some male Bulldogs may act aggressively toward other male dogs. Some Bulldogs do not get along with cats. Never feed an English Bulldog in the presence of other animals.
3. Shedding. Bulldogs shed much more than you might think. Their short, coarse hairs come off on your hands when you pet them, and stick tenaciously to your carpeting, upholstery, and clothing.
4. Bulldog sounds. Though they seldom bark, English Bulldogs are far from silent. Because of the short face, they snort, snuffle, wheeze, grunt, and snore loudly. The sounds are endearing to some people; nerve-wracking to others.
5. Slobbering. Most people are not prepared for how much English Bulldogs slobber and drool, especially after eating or drinking. When they shake their heads, you will literally be toweling saliva and slime off your clothes, furniture, and walls.
6. Gassiness (flatulence) that can send you running for cover. Fortunately, Bulldogs who are fed a natural diet of real meat and other fresh foods have much less trouble with gassiness. See my Bulldog Health Page for more information.
7. High cost. English Bulldog breeders charge $1000 to $1500. They explain that this is to cover their costs of artificial insemination (because most English Bulldogs can’t mate without assistance) and C-sections (because the puppies’ heads are too large to be born normally). But that’s just the beginning of your money outlay, because typically you’ll be spending a great deal of money on veterinary care for this breed.
8. Serious health problems. Make no mistake about it, English Bulldogs are grossly deformed and modern breeders, especially show breeders, perpetuate the health problems with every litter they produce. It’s been said that if you feel like supporting your vet with great chunks of money, get an English Bulldog. They suffer from hip problems, heart problems, and skin problems. Their compromised respiratory system makes it very risky to anesthetize them.
Many Bulldogs can’t even walk normally, or run without gasping for breath. Many of them struggle to breathe in hot or humid weather. In the summer they should be kept in air-conditioning and supervised during outside activity so they don’t over-exert themselves and become overheated.
Q: How do I get my English Bulldog to stop biting?
My grandparents just got an 8 week old English Bulldog. Ever since we took him home he kept snapping and biting us. We’ve tried to tell him no but he is unresponsive. Now my grandmother has bruises on her feet from his bites. We know that its typical because he is teething and it’s his breed, but how do we stop it in the meantime?
A: He is not teething yet. Just like babies this is his only way of tasting, knowing, and feeling the world around him. They do not bite as a breed. What I suggest is to get bitter apple from the pet store, spray it in his mouth and say NO, then put what is good for him to chew in his mouth. Once he does this praise him. He is eight weeks and you guys are now his litter mates so it may take some time. Another thing I do is when they bite put your thumb in his mouth with the rest of your hand below it and pinch (not hard) mostly clench and say no. This causes the chin to go down and they don’t like it and will not hurt you. I would also crate him as he needs to know boundaries. If you don’t crate at least have a Naughty space for him. When he is about 4 months he will go through teething then everything will be fair game. I breed them and sometime they are devils. Starting young will help to deter this. Good luck and fun lovin’. They are brachialcephalic never hit in the face, never hit a dog period! Nor a kid for that matter they don’t learn only hate.
Q: Would an english bulldog and english mastiff be a good match up to be raised together?
I was thinking of getting an English Bulldog and English Mastiff, but didn’t know if they would be a good match up together. And I have heard it would be better to get the Mastiff first because they can become jealous dogs. Is that true also?
A: Any 2 dogs can be a good match if both are properly socialized and trained. It wouldn’t matter which you got first, for you to have 2 dogs together, you would need both to be well trained and socialized for it to even begin to work.
(It also makes no sense to get the jealous dog first, that would just be creating more problems by then later introducing a new dog for it to become jealous of…)
Q: Will a new English Bulldog puppy and our 2 year old cat get along?
My wife and I have a 2 year old cat and we are planning on getting a new English Bulldog puppy. Will the animals get along? Is there anything we should be concerned about?
A: They might not get along right away. But give it time and soon they will learn to live with each other.
I have a Yellow Lab, 4 years old, and a cat. At first they were shy and scared of each other, then after a month or so they even slept in the same room together.
Q: How do teach my english bulldog how to skateboard?
I have a white english bulldog it looks like the one from rob & big show meaty but shes a girl.
A: Actually most bulldogs learn to do this on their own. Bulldogs love having fun and anything that moves usually perks their curiosity. Just put a skateboard out and let it roll around, see if the dog picks it up, if not it was not meant to be.
I do just want to say that Meaty is from one of the biggest bulldog scammers we know. The Bulldog club of america even has a disclaimer about him.
Also just be careful with the skateboard, the dog could blow his knees out.
Q: What is the difference between and Ole English Bulldog dog and just a regular English Bulldog?
I haven’t heard of “Ole” English Bulldog before so i was just wonder what the difference between them are.
A: the “olde” english bulldog has more wrinkles… believe it or not, it is actually a newer breed than the regular “bulldog”!
the original bulldogs didn’t have a whole lot of wrinkles, and they weren’t particularly brachiocephalactic (spelling?) they were rather short, stocky dogs, who had large heads and jaws, and were VERY game. the wrinkles and bowed legs were bred into them mostly after they were no longer used for sports like bull baiting.
Q: How much should my english bulldog way?
How much should my 5 year old english bulldog way?
It is a female and she is short. Right now she ways about 90-100 pounds.
Im not sure how big her parents are. I just got her about 6 or 7 months ago.
A: It depends on the dog. What were the sizes of the parents? The dogs take after their parents so if you know the weight of the parents you can calculate an estimate. However, if the dog is healthy and happy, why does the weight matter?
Q: My English Bulldog seems to have a serious skin infection around his face? Any help?
My English bulldog, mambo, is a little over a year old. Here in the last couple of days, he has been somewhat depressed. I took a look at his face, as it seemed to be breaking out. His skin is horribly upset, with redness. He has lost hair around his face. Under his chin. There are some bumps, patchy hair loss, and overall the skin just looks miserable. Any clue what this could be?
A: does he eat or drink from a plastic bowl. This can cause break outs use stanless or porcelain.
There are so many things that could be going on. are you keeping his wrinkles clean. I would say a trip to the Vet is needed that way he can give you something to relieve it.
Q: How to get an english bulldog to like me?
Okay. So long story short, I am going to be making my first visit in a few weeks to my girlfriend’s hometown and meeting not just her parents (she’s an only child), but an english bulldog that her parents and her treat as if it’s her brother.
I have been forewarned (half-jokingly, of course) that whether or not this dog likes me will set the tone with the parents. Of course I don’t put much stock into this, but I am not necessarily a dog person (I grew up with outdoor cats that we saw every few days) and I know that every little bit helps. I am not necessarily a dog fan (she knows it), particularly of bigger dogs like labs that won’t stop jumping on me – obviously not the case with an english bulldog.
Any advice on how I can best win this dog over? We have some side betting between the two of us on this as well, so there’s a little bit more on the line than it may seem!
Thanks for any input.
A: OK, here goes…As you are approaching the home, do the 5-5-5 breathing, which will really relax you, and the dog, nor the parents will sense your nervousness.. Inhale to a slow count of 5, then hold for a count of 5, then exhale for a count of 5, and repeat the technique 5 times.. You will find that it lowers your blood pressure, and relaxes you (airline pilots do this when stressed)
When you get there, ignore the dog, if they aren’t pushing it at you, until you have said all ‘hello’s’ and are seated.. Speak of the dog, saying, so this is the Fido I have heard so much about! And call the dog softly to you..If he comes, hold out the back of your hand at his chin level…(Don’t have cologne on that hand) and allow the dog to sniff, as that is doggy etiquette..If he seems friendly enough, then pet him on the low shoulder, or chest, or neck..NOT on top of the head..He should become relaxed, and then you can play it by ear..Just don’t do what most people do and pat the top of his head, as this is reserved for intimate friends.Keep all petting under his eye level, so he is not nervous about what you are doing over his line of vision…If he is relaxed, he will like a scratch under his ears..
another tip, don’t look him in the eye, as this is considered rude (aggressive) to a dog, unless you are a loved one.
Q: How much is a English Bulldog male puppy worth?
If a vet certifies it to be a genuine English Bulldog, but has no AKC papers.
The dog is a beauty, but the breeder is outside the U.S. Actually, I have one from him and most people have asked me who was my breeder. AKC papers do not guarantee a dog is without medical issues. My dog only has had allergies due to lamb.
I know how important papers are for some, but again, are you willing to buy an English Bulldog for a fraction of the price without the papers.
A: Something doesn’t sound right about this. English Bulldogs are expensive to breed, and an AKC English bulldog can be worth $3000 or so. However, I’m not going to take a vet’s word for it that a puppy is a purebred. Without papers to guarantee pedigree, and knowing the health problems an English bulldog has, no one should pay more than $100 for the puppy with the mystery pedigree, and it should be up-to-date on vet visits.
Hope you are actually going to physically pick up the puppy. Lots of scams out there.
Again, I don’t like the sound of this at all.