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Where To Buy Bulldog Puppies

Jun 12, 2008
The history of the American Bulldog begins with the Old English Bulldog in Britain. Bulldogs were used to bait bulls and in other violent dog fighting competitions. When Britain passed its Cruelty to Animals Act in the 1800s, Bulldogs lost their usefulness and popularity.

The history of the Bulldog begins in England. Bulldogs descended from the Old English Bulldog - a breed now extinct. French and English Bulldogs were bred with Pugs down to a smaller, compact size. The American Bulldog retains the closest resemblance to the original Old English Bulldog.

Some Europeans brought original Bulldogs with them when they immigrated to America. An American, John D. Johnson, developed an interest in this larger Bulldog and bred what is now known as the American Bulldog. American Bulldog puppies are more similar to Old English Bulldogs though they are no longer bred or trained to be aggressive fighters as were original Bulldogs.

American Bulldogs have not been registered with the American Kennel Club but were registered with the United Kennel Club in 1999. American Bulldogs have grown in popularity due to their similarity to cousin, the American Pit Bull Terrier.

Buyers should be experienced dog owners before purchasing a breed such as the American Bulldog. This breed requires attention and discipline from the beginning and an inexperienced owner will not have the skills needed to raise successful Bulldogs.

For experienced buyers, American Bulldogs can be found by asking local breeders or visiting websites that advertise National Kennel Club or United Kennel Club certified breeders. Because of the volatile nature in the breed's past, buyers should never buy American Bulldog puppies with questionable ancestry or pedigree. Only well-documented, certified puppies should be purchased and puppies should immediately receive discipline and training.

Buyers should only buy American Bulldog puppies from certified breeders who maintain their own kennels where buyers can visit and meet breeder dogs, have extensive knowledge about the breed, are affiliated with American Bulldog rescue centers and shelters and interview the buyer to make sure buyer and puppy are a good match. Reputable breeders also provide medical and immunization records, certification of ancestry/pedigree information and a limited warranty or guarantee. Answering questions about care, grooming and training should be second nature to a good breeder.

Good American Bulldog breeders will ask buyers questions about their knowledge of the breed to make sure puppies are going to a home that meets their needs. They will provide documentation of puppies' medical records and make sure buyers have a veterinarian to provide follow up medical care. They will also help buyers set up a schedule for puppies and answer questions about general care, discipline and grooming.
About the Author
Bobby Callahan is an avid lover of the Bulldog and has a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Bulldog. Among other topics there, you can also learn all about Bulldog puppies plus a whole lot more.
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