English Bulldog Breed Resources
We sure do love our bulldogs! They are a sweet, gentle, loyal breed. Bulldogs are usually good around children and other pets, making them very good family dogs (for the family who can give them the proper care). It’s a good thing they’re so lovable, because bulldogs are a high maintenance breed!
Before making the decision to bring a bullie home, here’s some info to consider. Not everyone is up to the task of properly caring for a bullie. While the stubborn bulldog would have you think he is totally independent, caring for a bulldog is a lot like caring for a child. A bullie will be ok left alone for a short time, but they require constant monitoring, interaction, care, and affection. Parenting a bulldog is a laborious and expensive endeavor, but is also one of the most rewarding experiences in life. A happy healthy bulldog will reward you every day with gratitude, affection, and constant joy.
Please take some time to review the information below and be honest with yourself about the amount of time and money you are able/willing to invest in your pup’s wellbeing. Expect to spend at least $1,000 to $2,000 per year on a healthy bulldog. Those numbers substantially increase if you encounter one of the many problems bulldogs are known to have.
First and foremost, we recommend getting your vet’s advice on any issue related to your bullie’s health. Another great resource is a site called English Bulldog News Forums . This is a place where other bulldog parents come to ask and answer questions. You will find a lot of useful info in the forums. Please remember, though, to consult your vet before making any significant changes to your bullie’s care regimen and always have your vet inspect anything out of the ordinary.
The information below should be used as recommendations only and not in the place of normal veterinary care. Every dog is different and may not do best with what is listed here. Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs and their volunteers cannot take responsibility for any dog that is affected in an unhealthy way from the recommendations made below.