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    Default Breeders selling "mini-English bulldogs"...

    I've noticed there are some EB breeders who are selling mini-EBs. The minis don't get larger than 30-40 pounds and are a little shorter than standard EBs.

    Do you guys have any good, bad, or indifferent thoughts about these EB minis?

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    Default Re: Breeders selling "mini-English bulldogs"...

    Personally with what I've read, I would stay away from anyone trying to breed mini's. There is a lot of controversy over this. Some say they have bred down size intentionally, using the runts of litters. The runts are not the most robust of puppies many times so this has been said to bring out many health issues. Other rumors are they are cross bred with other breeds to make them smaller in size.

    Regular EBs can also be small even when their parents and littermates are bigger. I really would research this more and find a breeder who breeds for health first and foremost, and tries to breed to the EB standard. Finding a good EB breeder is not easy, but interview them and hopefully you will find a great one. You can check out the puppy buying tips for more help on finding a great breeder.

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    Don't fall into this trap. There really isn't a such thing as a mini bulldog. They do try to breed down the size. My Brutus is a "mini" and he weighs 62lbs, and is just a touch shorter than his Victorian Bulldog brother Frankie.
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    Default Re: Breeders selling "mini-English bulldogs"...

    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    Personally with what I've read, I would stay away from anyone trying to breed mini's. There is a lot of controversy over this. Some say they have bred down size intentionally, using the runts of litters. The runts are not the most robust of puppies many times so this has been said to bring out many health issues. Other rumors are they are cross bred with other breeds to make them smaller in size.

    Regular EBs can also be small even when their parents and littermates are bigger. I really would research this more and find a breeder who breeds for health first and foremost, and tries to breed to the EB standard. Finding a good EB breeder is not easy, but interview them and hopefully you will find a great one. You can check out the puppy buying tips for more help on finding a great breeder.

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    Default Re: Breeders selling "mini-English bulldogs"...

    Great advice has been given. I also heard that there's no such thing as a mini bully?
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    Default Re: Breeders selling "mini-English bulldogs"...

    Excellent! Thank you guys for the info/tips. I really appreciate it. Actually, I didn't want to adopt a mini, but I was curious since I kept running into this same mini-EB breeder. I really appreciate it, guys.

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    Default Re: Breeders selling "mini-English bulldogs"...

    I have a so called mini bulldog my first dog named Tyson . I got him from a breeder in Ohio . When I first started doing my research on bulldogs I didn't realize the difference between the purebred bulldog and the mixed bulldog. I was foolish in the beginning not researching further . I was disappointed at first because I felt cheated because my bulldog was the opposite of what I been reading . The temperament and characteristics. Everything about them. I did my homework carefully and got me a female puppy English Bulldog in August. She is what I been reading about in all the books and research on line . The breeder was excellent I visited her home and she was close by and visited my puppy before I bought her home. What I'm trying to say is mixing the breed with something else to me messes up the chemistry and you won't know what your getting. The first breeder I had in Ohio was a backyard breeder and he wasn't very honest but he was breeding for the $ not for the better of the breed

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    Default Re: Breeders selling "mini-English bulldogs"...

    They often come with more serious health problems.

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    Brutus is a typical bulldog, but I think I got lucky. He does have alot of issues as far as allergies and ear infections, but that is also typical of bullies.
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    Default Re: Breeders selling "mini-English bulldogs"...

    It is sometimes very worrying to hear said that this and that is typical of bullies....A lot less would be typical of bullies if bullies with these traits would not be bred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    It is sometimes very worrying to hear said that this and that is typical of bullies....A lot less would be typical of bullies if bullies with these traits would not be bred.
    so true....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    It is sometimes very worrying to hear said that this and that is typical of bullies....A lot less would be typical of bullies if bullies with these traits would not be bred.
    When I say Brutus is a typical bulldog, I mean his personality and such. Also, the majority of people on this site have similar health problems with their bulldogs. Ear infections and allergies are very common in bulldogs regardless of breeding.
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