The English Bulldog and English Bulldog Puppy
Back in the day, the bulldog’s toughness and tenacity were a trait sort after by breeders who were seeking the ultimate “bullfighting” dog, hence the “BULLDOG” name we all came to love.
Selection for the flat bulldog nose allowed breathing even while holding the bull by his nose.
Bulldog bullfighting is now outlawed
English bulldog and The English Bulldog Puppy CURRENT STANDART
These days bulldogs are still known for their stubbornness, but they are relatively docile, well suited to the indoors such as homes and apartments, and have become a traditional family pet.
English bulldog puppy is now ranked as the 4th most popular breed in the USA.
Unfortunately, due to the high ranking, some disreputable breeders have taken advantage of the newfound popularity of the breed.
English Bulldog and The English Bulldog Puppy COMMON HEALTH RISK
Common English bulldog puppy health risks and medical ailments include:
Bulldog and French Bulldog Respiratory Problems:
BULLDOG PUPPY ELONGATED SOFT PALATE
English bulldog puppies are highly prone to the elongated soft palate, a condition usually manifested by breathing difficulties and vibrating breathing sounds during excitement and activity (Stridor).
Bulldog and French Bulldog OVERHEATING PROBLEMS:
Primarily due to their predisposition to the brachycephalic syndrome that affects their airways and thermal body regulation.
Bulldog and French Bulldog ORTHOPEDICS:
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Hip Dysplasia
- ACL tears
Bulldog and French Bulldog BACK PROBLEMS:
- Bulldog vertebral malformation
- Spina bifida
Bulldog and French Bulldog SKINFOLD PROBLEMS:
Skin Fold Problems manifested as skin fold moist dermatitis in areas such as:
- Nasal & Facial Moist Skinfold Dermatitis
- Tail Skinfold Moist Dermatitis (corkscrew tail)
- Paw Skinfold and Pododermatitis
- Vaginal skinfolds
Bulldog and French Bulldog DERMAL PROBLEMS:
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Food Allergy
- Contact Allergy
- Demodex Mites
- Flea Allergy
- Bulldog Acne
Bulldog and French Bulldog EAR DISEASE PROBLEMS:
- Otitis Externa
- Allergic Otitis
- Ear Mites
- Stenotic End Stage Ear Disease
English Bulldog and The English Bulldog Puppy WELLNESS:
Fecal Test: including a screen for protozoa like Giardia (common to breeder facilities)
Core Vaccine: 3-4 times every 3 years after the first year booster.
Dewormer: for common puppy worms like roundworms
Heartworm Preventive: Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos
Microchip: Microchip ID and Proof of ownership
Pet Insurance: At least for the first year
Dr. Kraemer Bulldog Prevention & Maintenance: Bully Wellness & Preventive including
- SKINFOLDS CARE
- EAR CARE
- JOINT & BACK CARE
English Bulldog Puppy DR. KRAEMER’S TIPS
Bulldog Puppy Tip #1 BREEDER:
I recommend that you seek a reputable breeder
Bulldog Puppy Tip #2 BULLDOG VET:
Have your puppy screened by a veterinarian familiar with the breed’s unique medical problems.
Bulldog Puppy Tip #3 BULLDOG RESCUE:
Before buying a new bulldog puppy you might want to consider checking your local rescue.
The cost of a rescue puppy is much lower and you will have the added bonus of saving a bulldog that is in desperate need of a loving family and a new home.
For more information on how to adopt a rescued bulldog and how to support and Empower Rescue, click here.
Bulldog Puppy Tip #4 PREVENTION & MAINTENANCE:
Before or after buying or adopting a bulldog puppy or other Brachycephalic breed pets like the
The cornerstone of my website is bulldog PREVENTION & CARE. It is written in easy language and is complemented by photos and videos.
By using this site as a guide you will learn how to become a “Bulldog Certified Yoda Master”, keeping your puppy healthy and doing safely and at a minimal cost.
An Ounce Of PREVENTION Is Worth A Pound Of CURE
*This guide was compiled courtesy of Dr. Kraemer, a “must-read” manual for any current or future bully owner