Looking for English Bull Dog

Looking for English Bull Dog

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Kara

Bowling Green, KY

#1 May 22, 2012
I am looking to get a dog for my family. I would love to have an English Bull Dog- but here's the thing. I don't want to pay the price for a full blood AKC Registered. It can even me a slight mix as long as it looks like a E Bulldog. Unfortunately I cannot justify paying $1000 or more for a dog. A couple hundred makes sense. If anyone has any information on where I can find a puppy like the one I am describing please let me know. Thanks.
Mom

Richmond, KY

#2 May 22, 2012
Try England maybe?
Bulldog Mommy

Owensboro, KY

#3 May 22, 2012
I have an English Bulldog AKC Registered and from experience, they are very expensive breeds to have. If you don't want to pay the price for the puppy, you won't want to pay for the upkeep. They sometime have to have surgery on their wrinkles, they have chronic allergy problems with their wrinkles and ears. I love my Bulldog but he is alot to deal with. Just wanted to let you know what you were getting into.

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#4 May 22, 2012
Kara wrote:
I am looking to get a dog for my family. I would love to have an English Bull Dog- but here's the thing. I don't want to pay the price for a full blood AKC Registered. It can even me a slight mix as long as it looks like a E Bulldog. Unfortunately I cannot justify paying $1000 or more for a dog. A couple hundred makes sense. If anyone has any information on where I can find a puppy like the one I am describing please let me know. Thanks.
You should try petfinder. They usually have several in the area at shelters, rescues, etc. You may have to drive to Louisville or something for a pup though.You've probably done your research, but just in case you didn't know, English bulldogs are an expensive breed to own typically. They are prone to a lot of illnesses and diseases, and to developing hip and leg problems and allergies, and have to have all their wrinkles cleaned daily to prevent infection, etc. If you don't want to spend that much on vet bills I would recommend that you look at a different breed. Boxers make great family dogs too, and are also considered a bull breed. They are a little more high maintenance than say a beagle or a lab, but not nearly as much as an English bulldog. I've also had some great Rottweilers. They're super smart and very loyal, and make great family dogs. Sorry if you already know all this, it's just that I wanted an English bulldog at one point too, and had no idea how much maintenance they were, and that they were prone to so many problems. I ended up getting a pair of boxers and haven't regretted it! They're AWESOME dogs. I agree that paying so much for a dog is rediculous, when there are so many dogs that need good homes. Good luck with whatever kind of dog you go with!

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#5 May 22, 2012
I just looked and there are some really cute young bulldog mixes in zanesville Ohio.

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#6 May 22, 2012
Bulldog Mommy wrote:
I have an English Bulldog AKC Registered and from experience, they are very expensive breeds to have. If you don't want to pay the price for the puppy, you won't want to pay for the upkeep. They sometime have to have surgery on their wrinkles, they have chronic allergy problems with their wrinkles and ears. I love my Bulldog but he is alot to deal with. Just wanted to let you know what you were getting into.
They are so stinkin cute! I can see why you love them!
Mags

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#7 May 22, 2012
Bulldog Mommy wrote:
I have an English Bulldog AKC Registered and from experience, they are very expensive breeds to have. If you don't want to pay the price for the puppy, you won't want to pay for the upkeep. They sometime have to have surgery on their wrinkles, they have chronic allergy problems with their wrinkles and ears. I love my Bulldog but he is alot to deal with. Just wanted to let you know what you were getting into.
I absolutely agree they require tons of upkeep and they usually need obediance training they are very stubborn. My sister and her husband paid an enormous amount for an AKC English puppy then after the upkeep and the lack of training they ended up selling her to a lady that had a male and had experience with the breed. They were out about 4k on her (she had skin issues) ina four month time span and sold her to the lady for 400. You need to be level headed and I hope you know what you are getting into. A mix might be less upkeep.

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#8 May 22, 2012
I have a AKC puppy EB and yes they are expensive I paid 1500$ for him and in bills alone so far have probably invested the same or more! EB are a man made breed and require a lot of work and special attention! They are a very social breed so if your family works full time and if you aren't willing to pay the price maybe it's not your breed? I am not trying to make you mad maybe look into a Boston terrier! EB can have many things go wrong cherry eye wrinkle surgery soft palette allergies toe cysts spinal bifidia digestive disorders there are lots of what ifs out there! Any I mighty be picky but mine eats a strictly raw diet to keep allergies and hot spots away?
True

Centertown, KY

#9 May 22, 2012
Bulldog Mommy wrote:
I have an English Bulldog AKC Registered and from experience, they are very expensive breeds to have. If you don't want to pay the price for the puppy, you won't want to pay for the upkeep. They sometime have to have surgery on their wrinkles, they have chronic allergy problems with their wrinkles and ears. I love my Bulldog but he is alot to deal with. Just wanted to let you know what you were getting into.
Agreed! Crazy country girl, please use common sense when it comes to responsible dog ownership. If this person clearly isn't willing or can afford the upkeep of this breed, please don't encourage them just to satisfy your need to constantly post of this forum.

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#10 May 22, 2012
True wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed! Crazy country girl, please use common sense when it comes to responsible dog ownership. If this person clearly isn't willing or can afford the upkeep of this breed, please don't encourage them just to satisfy your need to constantly post of this forum.
Oh shut up. You didn't even read my post or you would have seen that I told her if she didn't want to spend that much money she should consider another breed because they require a lot of maintenance and can acquire some large vet bills.:p I did point her to some cute mixes that are at a rescue, because sometimes an English bulldog mix tends to be a bit easier to care for than a full blooded one, depending on what it's mixed with, etc. She would obviously have to check with the rescue for specifics, and an animal rescue will not adopt a dog out to anyone who isn't informed about the breed. And maybe she is prepared to deal with the cost and upkeep of an EB and simply doesn't want to pay 1,500$ plus to a breeder when there are dogs who need good homes for much less. So maybe you should pay attention to what's being said before you satisfy your need to tell other people what to do!

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#11 May 22, 2012
GQKNOWITALL wrote:
I have a AKC puppy EB and yes they are expensive I paid 1500$ for him and in bills alone so far have probably invested the same or more! EB are a man made breed and require a lot of work and special attention! They are a very social breed so if your family works full time and if you aren't willing to pay the price maybe it's not your breed? I am not trying to make you mad maybe look into a Boston terrier! EB can have many things go wrong cherry eye wrinkle surgery soft palette allergies toe cysts spinal bifidia digestive disorders there are lots of what ifs out there! Any I mighty be picky but mine eats a strictly raw diet to keep allergies and hot spots away?
I have hot spot and allergy issues with my boxers too! They also have really sensitive stomachs. I've had a lot of success with supplementing raw food with a good grain free dog food. I don't give them a lot of it, maybe 1/2 to 1 cup a day. They like it! Maybe your EB would do well with that occasionally for some variety?
True

Centertown, KY

#12 May 22, 2012
Crazy Country Girl 26 wrote:
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Oh shut up. You didn't even read my post or you would have seen that I told her if she didn't want to spend that much money she should consider another breed because they require a lot of maintenance and can acquire some large vet bills.:p I did point her to some cute mixes that are at a rescue, because sometimes an English bulldog mix tends to be a bit easier to care for than a full blooded one, depending on what it's mixed with, etc. She would obviously have to check with the rescue for specifics, and an animal rescue will not adopt a dog out to anyone who isn't informed about the breed. And maybe she is prepared to deal with the cost and upkeep of an EB and simply doesn't want to pay 1,500$ plus to a breeder when there are dogs who need good homes for much less. So maybe you should pay attention to what's being said before you satisfy your need to tell other people what to do!
Oops! Guess when I scroll through I'm bound to miss something because every other post is from you.

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#13 May 22, 2012
Crazy Country Girl 26 wrote:
<quoted text>I have hot spot and allergy issues with my boxers too! They also have really sensitive stomachs. I've had a lot of success with supplementing raw food with a good grain free dog food. I don't give them a lot of it, maybe 1/2 to 1 cup a day. They like it! Maybe your EB would do well with that occasionally for some variety?
he is on a full raw and gets 1/2 cup of dry daily for teeth I do love and would not trade him for the world either :)

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#14 May 22, 2012
True wrote:
<quoted text>Oops! Guess when I scroll through I'm bound to miss something because every other post is from you.
Awwww! I have a hater! I feel so special!:)

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#15 May 22, 2012
GQKNOWITALL wrote:
<quoted text>he is on a full raw and gets 1/2 cup of dry daily for teeth I do love and would not trade him for the world either :)
Where do you get your raw? I get it from a place in Reo, but it would be nice to find somewhere in town!

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#16 May 22, 2012
Crazy Country Girl 26 wrote:
<quoted text>Where do you get your raw? I get it from a place in Reo, but it would be nice to find somewhere in town!
I get live in Evansville sorry but I get them from give a dog a bone because they do proof of purchase program after 12 UPC's you get free !!
nope

Owensboro, KY

#17 May 22, 2012
Kara wrote:
I am looking to get a dog for my family. I would love to have an English Bull Dog- but here's the thing. I don't want to pay the price for a full blood AKC Registered. It can even me a slight mix as long as it looks like a E Bulldog. Unfortunately I cannot justify paying $1000 or more for a dog. A couple hundred makes sense. If anyone has any information on where I can find a puppy like the one I am describing please let me know. Thanks.
They are disgusting pets. You don't want one. They look cute but they slobber everywhere. My friends died. I think they have a lot of health problems.

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#18 May 22, 2012
Nope really they aren't disgusting at all but it isn't with a argument OPNIONS are like a** holes and everyone has one!

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#19 May 22, 2012
GQKNOWITALL wrote:
<quoted text>I get live in Evansville sorry but I get them from give a dog a bone because they do proof of purchase program after 12 UPC's you get free !!
That's awesome! Wonder if owensboro has anything like that?

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#20 May 22, 2012
Crazy Country Girl 26 wrote:
<quoted text>That's awesome! Wonder if owensboro has anything like that?
Crazy girl I am using the instinct raw and they are high protein with a percentage of raw bone included I feed 1 patty with 1/2 sweet potato patty and 1 TBL spoon cottage cheese it don't take him long to wolf it down :) he gets 2 patties a day and the add ins vary depending on what I have :) I belong to a bulldog health forum on Facebook and get a lot of GREAT info

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