Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Bulldog Puppies

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Anna Olson
Mar 24 ·

Getting a new bulldog puppy is exciting, but may also be stressful for a new owner. There are many aspects of care and health to take into consideration with this breed. You will want to make sure your breeder or rescue organization is really responsible and has a good reputation. We’ve listed five tips on what to look for when looking at bulldog puppies.

Choosing A Bulldog Puppy

When looking for a bulldog puppy, you will want to pay attention to genetic history and the likelihood of certain health issues. Choosing a healthy puppy does not guarantee an absence of these issues, but will make it less likely that they will develop. Check out our bulldog puppy adoption tips here.

1. Find A Responsible Bulldog Breeder

You will want to make sure you buy your bulldog puppy from a responsible and ethical bulldog breeder. Certification from organizations like the AKC (American Kennel Club) goes to breeders who follow the best breeding practices. Do outside research on a breeder. If they have sold puppies from previous litters, try to get references from them before committing.

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2. Meet Your Bulldog’s Mother

Since most bulldog puppies are created through artificial insemination, you might not be able to see their fathers. However, you should definitely meet the mother. A puppy’s mother will give you a great idea of their temperament, appearance, and behavior. You should also ask how many litters their mother has a year, to make sure they’re not overbreeding.

Bulldog Puppies

3. Check Their Vet Records

A responsible breeder takes their puppies for their vaccinations and first vet visits at around 6 weeks of age. A breeder should have their records and any pertinent health information on hand for you. Also check the health history and any genetic testing results of the parents, which should give you an idea of any health issues your puppy might develop.

4. Check For Wheezing

A wheezing bulldog puppy may develop severe breathing problems in adulthood. This is a breed prone to breathing issues due to their short faces. However, they may also develop a condition called brachycephalic syndrome.

5. Look For A Good Walker

If a bulldog puppy looks weak or dizzy when they walk, it could be a sign of hip dysplasia or joint issues. You do not want these issues to get worse as your puppy grows. Keep in mind hip dysplasia will need to be managed with medication for a bulldog’s whole life.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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