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Caring For Your Bulldog The Right Way

Jun 17, 2008
The Bulldog is one of the most popular purebred dogs. It is popular among celebrities and families. The broad shouldered,stocky bulldog with it characteristic under bite and pugnacious gait has long been a mascot of sports teams and military units.

Similar to its personality ,the bull dog care is also unlike any other dog.But their docile,even tempered personality that belies their tough guy image makes them good pets for families with young children. They are so expressive. If one looks into their eyes one can almost see what they are thinking.Their growing popularity with celebrities have added to their publicity. The breed is the second most popular dog in Los Angeles.

An English bull dog puppy makes a great companion. A prominent characteristic of this breed is that they are attention seekers and get along well in a home with children and other pets. If they are given proper care and attention ,you are ensured of a very loyal and loving pet in return. Nevertheless,the care of an English bull dog puppy requires a bit of firmness. It will be difficult to deal if you spoil them. In case they are used to a lot of attention and loses it ,for instance,when its owners' have a baby, it can act out by barking or biting. Therefore, attention needs to be consistent and firm, so that the dog senses its place in what it sees as its group.

It must be remembered that an English bull dog they become less interested in exercise as they age. While these dogs are short and stocky they should be put through regular exercise on to prevent obesity. As they are exhausted by exercise they should be given water often. Another peculiarity of this breed is that it has so many folds. Therefore, cleanliness is really important in the English bulldog care routine. If not cleaned well it can cause bacterial or fungal infections.

On the other hand,an American bull dog is a breed of working dog developed for catching livestock and for protecting property. Though larger in size, they are the closest surviving relative of the old English bulldog. There are generally considered to be two types of American bulldog, the johnson type and the Scott type, named after the breeders who were influential in developing them, John D. Johnson and Allen Scott. These are more commonly known as Classic or Bully type and Standard or Performance type. The American Bulldog is a stocky, strong-looking dog. Its coat is short and either white or white with patches.

The growing popularity of bull dog has a downside. Thy can suffer from breathing problems and should only be treated by experienced veterinarians. Bull dogs are also unable to swim. Breeders use artificial insemination and caesarean sections when breeding the dogs to reduce the high risk of injury caused by the large size of the dog's head in proportion to its hips. The elaborate precautions required when breeding bulldogs puts the cost of a typical purebred bulldog care on the higher side.
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For more facts and info on the bulldog or a full list of dog breeds take a look at this Dog Behaviour website.
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