English Bulldogs are curious, loving, gentle and loyal. They are good with children and English Bulldogs make wonderful family pets. They are generally very chill but playful.
Most English Bulldogs are well behaved, sweet and loving dogs. However, English Bulldogs can also be strong willed and protective.
English Bulldogs do not require a lot of exercise but love to go for daily short walks. English Bulldogs would do well in a fenced in yard. They are muscular, have short legs and stocky barrel-chested bodies which can be known to cause health problems.
It is common for English Bulldogs to have skin allergies. English Bulldogs are part of the Brachiocephalic family which means they are short nosed. Their smashed in faces can cause breathing issues. English Bulldogs are known to snore and may drool depending on the dog.
In addition, English Bulldogs can overheat during exercise and caution should be taken as they cannot endure extreme heat and cold.
English Bulldogs are social, they are eager to love and be with their human families. They do not do well being left alone for long periods of time. Early socialization is important for English Bulldogs.
While English Bulldogs make great family pets, it’s their popularity and high prices that make them an attractive business model for unscrupulous dog breeders. They are sold online by USDA commercial dog breeders, online puppy broker websites, backyard breeders otherwise known as puppy mills.
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It is for this reason that our Puppy Mill Watchdog monitors and reports on English Bulldog breeders and other online puppy sellers as well as puppy broker websites.
Please do your research before you buy an English Bulldog puppy — If you can’t meet the mother dog and see where she and all of the breeders dogs live, find a new breeder. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
About the Breed: English Bulldogs
English Bulldogs are purebred dogs, originally from England. English Bulldogs can range in size, but the most common height is around 12-14 inches tall. English Bulldogs can weigh 40-55 pounds.
Age Expectancy: 10-13 years.
Temperament: English Bulldogs are low energy, laid back.
Coat: Short hair, flat, smooth.
Color: A variety of colors. Beige, brindle, white, pied (white with brown or black spots).
Grooming: English Bulldogs are low maintenance but require regular brushing, cleaning of face folds and brushing of teeth and an occasional butt wipe.
Training: It is suggested to start positive training your English Bulldog puppy early.
Vet Care: Regular vet care is essential and recommended for the health and well-being your English Bulldog.
Types of English Bulldogs
FAQ’s About Buying English Bulldog Puppies Online
When buying an English Bulldog puppy, you want to make sure it was born in a loving clean environment. English Bulldogs have so many health issues, it is import they are well bred and healthy.
Buying a puppy from a picture is risky, always meet your new puppy in person before you buy him. The puppy should have an overall healthy look to him. Make sure his eyes are bright, he is clean and happy. Look at his overall body language is he happy, is his tail wagging. Is his posture good? Does he hold his head up, is he curious? Does he run up to you or is he afraid to approach you? These are all clues to his overall health and mental state. You want a happy well adjusted puppy and unless you meet them in person, you have no way of knowing.
There are so many risks to buying an English Bulldog puppy online. This breed has so many health issues and because your English Bulldog will live for 10-13 years it is important to see firsthand where it was born. Make sure your breeder is not a puppy mill.
Never have the puppy shipped to you. Always pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition. She should be clean, happy and well adjusted. If the breeder won’t let you meet the mother and see where she lives we recommend finding another breeder. No excuses. Reputable breeders have nothing to hide. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
It is not safe to buy any puppy online. It is not safe to have an English Bulldog puppy shipped to you by plane, delivered by nanny and never meet the breeder halfway or in a parking lot. If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, meet the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you might be supporting a puppy mill.
Over 1 million puppy mill puppies are sold online each year and it is in your best interest to make sure your new puppy is not coming from one of these bad breeders. It is in your best interest to get a healthy, happy well bred puppy and to not support cruelty of any kind.
It takes time to find a new happy healthy English Bulldog puppy and that is ok. Your new English Bulldog puppy will be a part of your family for 10-13 years and it’s important to find a healthy well bred and happy puppy. Never take a breeder’s word for it. Sending you photos and videos, doing video chats is not the same as seeing in person.
Since English Bulldogs are purebreds, you should first visit the English Bulldog Club of America and find a breeder that is a member of their clubs. These breeders breed by a code of ethics. They breed to improve the breed. But, always meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition and where she lives before you buy a puppy. See where and how she and all of the breeding dogs live. If they have excuses why you can’t come…walk away!
A puppy mill is any dog breeder who puts profit over the health and well-being of the breeding dogs and puppies produced. These bad breeders come is all sizes, Some could have ten to twenty dogs, while larger breeders could have hundreds of breeding dogs. Puppy mills are legal too!
Puppy mills keep the mother and father dogs pregnant and sell the puppies. The breeding dogs never leave, they are forced to breed twice a year or at every heat cycle and they are usually kept in wire cages, many times stacked in dark pole barns. Yes, this is legal and how most USDA dog breeders keep their breeding dogs.
The breeding dogs are not groomed, they are not given opportunity to exercise nor do they know the touch of a loving hand. They are not given veterinary care and most are living and breeding with painful health and mental conditions. Imagine living with urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors — that never get addressed.
It is important to know that any breeder can be a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you come to see where and how the breeding dogs live, if you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, we suggest you find another breeder. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.