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    Quote Originally Posted by LillyNBruin View Post
    I'll try to make this short in reference to people buying EB's b/c their cute and popular...

    My friend had a pit mix who was hyper and she (& her bf) took no steps to train or exercise her. So they were looking for a new apartment, in a town they just HAD to live in b/c of the school system (they have 2 children), found one, wouldn't allow pitbulls, (why they didn't keep searching for an apartment that did) they got rid of her (shelter or adoption place of some sort), the guy for the apartment 'backed out' and they didn't get the apartment (even though they put a deposit on it don't know how this happens or can happen), they eventually find another apartment back in the city they came from that did allow dogs and got another dog (pit/lab mix)..there really is a point So her bf says to me after seeing pictures of Lilly & Bruin 'I want an EB, that's my next dog' So at this point I'm irritated b/c I'm thinking 'you didn't train or exercise your other dog, which was why she was so hyper and you just got rid of her at the drop of a hat to live somewhere that you didn't even end up living!! Then you go get another dog like its nothing! And you want an EB that requires way more attention than you can obviously give'. So all I said was "yea they're cute, but really costly and very high maintenance" Then prayed my butt off that they don't get one. Let me just note that I haven't seen that friend or her bf since. I lost a lot of respect for them when they got rid of their first dog and got another one, all within a few months.
    first off that is a cute add for sure. second i have people when i take sarah to petco for a visit that say oh i want a eb and well i cant help but say yea there wonderful BUT they come with their problems which i list a few. i want people to understand this is a wonderful breed but they are alot of work and need alot of care and attention. i just want to save them having to get rid of it or heaven forbid not taking care of it so its neglected or abused. my neighbors across the street should not own pets but they seem to keep getting them. grrr

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    While I completely understand the high price for purchasing an English Bulldog, I also am glad for the fact that it does take many people out of the market for getting one that would be less than responsible. Granted it doesn't stop all, as our Bully Rescues show, but I can't imagine what it would be like if they were a less expensive breed.
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    Cute picture! It seems that EB have always been commercialized or in cartoon, movies etc. I think that especially now it is the breeders responsibility to interview and select only appropriate owners. Lisa made me jump through all kinds of hoops, lol!!
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    Makes me wonder about all these "celebrities" in CA and elsewhere who are popularizing the English Bulldog by being owners and getting their pictures taken with them. I mean, do they take good care of them, are they up to date with the EB's health care needs, or do they have assistants who do all that? I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt and believe they do take good care of them (they do make enough $$ right?), but still makes me wonder whenever I see photos of these bullies and their famous owners.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    You are soooooooooooo much nicer than I would have been -- friend or not, knowing all you do/did I would have flat out said you can not handle the responsibilities of owning an EB -- EB's are not pets they are family members
    Well I was/am 95% sure they won't. EB's up here in New England are easily $3500 and I know from experience that its really hard to get adoption places to contact you up here. I know they do not have that kind of money and I'm pretty sure they would give up in a week of trying and just go get some other dog at the city pound. It was hard for me to realize that my friend (and this was a close friend) was so irresponsible. It's too bad.
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    Those kind of people should not "own" ANY dog. Especially a bully who is not just any dog....
    They really shouldn't have a dog. I have no idea how they afford the 2 kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LillyNBruin View Post
    Well I was/am 95% sure they won't. EB's up here in New England are easily $3500 and I know from experience that its really hard to get adoption places to contact you up here. I know they do not have that kind of money and I'm pretty sure they would give up in a week of trying and just go get some other dog at the city pound. It was hard for me to realize that my friend (and this was a close friend) was so irresponsible. It's too bad.
    Lets hope your friend doesnt find an apartment that doesnt allow children!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Makes me wonder about all these "celebrities" in CA and elsewhere who are popularizing the English Bulldog by being owners and getting their pictures taken with them. I mean, do they take good care of them, are they up to date with the EB's health care needs, or do they have assistants who do all that? I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt and believe they do take good care of them (they do make enough $$ right?), but still makes me wonder whenever I see photos of these bullies and their famous owners.
    My guess would be 1/2 of them have assistants JUST for the EB. I know I could find enough for an assistant to do with the bulldogs
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    Lets hope your friend doesnt find an apartment that doesnt allow children!!!
    That's a good one!
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    First of all that is a very cute ad. Let's hope it makes some people want a bulldog and they in fact turn to their local rescue!! I'm thinking positive here!!!

    Being involved in rescue I've seen so many reasons for why a dog ends up with us. The majority is because the bully is suffering from one of the usual bulldog ailments and the owner either can't or won't take care of it any longer!!

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