Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Just wondering...

  1. #1
    Dog Groomer luseaann's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lucie
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    507
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Liz and Amy
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Just wondering...

    I have a female 6 month old bulldog and yesterday we adopted a 4 month old female bulldog. The little one, Roxy, has introduced fighting/wrestling. They go at it for hours, but they are sort of pretending. They don't actually bite each other or cause any injuries. I suppose they are establishing pecking order. They go out together and eat together (same bowl) with no problem. Are they always going to fight? Is this just a phase? They seem calmer today than yesterday. Whew! My cats pretended to fight for 5 years. Now they have recently stopped.

  2. #2
    The Ultimate Sourmug Sherry's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sherry Daye S.
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Denver PA
    Posts
    5,284
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jack , Dolly, Grizz, Peggy Sue, and Scrimps
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    sounds like just play, you know you need to add pictures, so I get to say it first !!!


    Life is like a box of chocolate covered

  3. #3
    .................
    Real Name
    Becky
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    14,938
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jake
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    I think it's playing too. You should just watch and if it escalates as they grow..then it'll be important to deal with. We've had lots of females do very well together. I agree with @Sherry..we need pictures!

  4. #4
    ..........
    Real Name
    Lari
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,495
    Bulldog(s) Names
    (HRH) Her Royal Highness Princess Gracie & Princess Amelia Pond (Amy)
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    I agree. Sounds like playing.

  5. #5
    Member of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Alice Kable's Avatar
    Location
    Joseph, Oregon, United States
    Posts
    4,424
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Ruggles and Buster
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    Yep, 2 Bulldogs are going to play; they feed off each other and what one doesn't think of the other one will! It is such good exercise and the best thing you could do for both of them!

  6. #6
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,169
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11506

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    do they 'play-bow' during the wrestling? This is when the have their butt in the air and front legs/paws are stretched out and their chest is on the ground. That will tell you if it is play, if you do not see this happen either before or during the session - it may be time to break it up.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  7. #7
    Head Pooper Scooper I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, Texas
    Posts
    13,246
    Bulldog(s) Names
    BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Katie
    Likes (Received)
    1557

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    It does sound like play, I just would not let them play for a long time without a time out to rest, this will help keep the aggression down. If they start to get too loud, or excited stop them for a little while to bring the excitement down. It is good they want to play, just have to limit the time. Ours would play like that when they were younger, but when they got too loud or excited we would give them a little time out to rest, so they would realize that that getting too excited or rough was not acceptable.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


  8. #8
    "Slug Assassin" and PBS Gardening Dweeb Vicaroo1000's Avatar
    Real Name
    Vicki
    Location
    Mukilteo, Washington State
    Posts
    5,794
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Beefeater's Buxom Beatrice and Lord Harrington's Bodacious Beauregaard
    Likes (Received)
    7

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    do they 'play-bow' during the wrestling? This is when the have their butt in the air and front legs/paws are stretched out and their chest is on the ground. That will tell you if it is play, if you do not see this happen either before or during the session - it may be time to break it up.
    Yes!

    Watch too if either of them rolls onto their back. In a real fight, a dog would NEVER do this.

    Bea is the NOISIEST player in the universe. She can be laying on her back, making all kinds of horrible noises and I come running in here.... just playing. They both look at me like, "What's wrong mom? We're just having some fun!"

  9. #9
    Drool Catcher Suzy2's Avatar
    Location
    Accrington Northern England
    Posts
    201
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Dexter & Winston
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    Yeah I have two males and they play fight daily, can be quite rough at times. Although they both do the play bow and show their bellies. When I introduced our 2nd dog is was several times a day, with humping too. But now,4 months later, it's just a mad half hour, usually in the evening, with the odd hump here and there ! They do grab each others legs and loose neck skin, but don't actually bite.You would definitely notice a difference, with a real fight.
    x Susan x

  10. #10
    Dog Groomer luseaann's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lucie
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    507
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Liz and Amy
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    They are calming down now, but are still a little rough and have to be separated. This is Liz and Roxy when they are play "fighting" (they are blurry, not the photographer!):
    -fight-jpg

    This is them this afternoon getting ready for Dad's BBQ:
    -liznrox1-jpg-lisnrox-jpg

  11. #11
    ..........
    Real Name
    Karen
    Country
    England
    Location
    Grafton, OHIO
    Posts
    8,746
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maggie (My Angel Baby 5/31/2012). Daddy (2 years). Linus (1year). Bella (4 years)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    With a six month and a four month I think you can look forward to this type of playing for many months to come!!!

  12. #12
    "Slug Assassin" and PBS Gardening Dweeb Vicaroo1000's Avatar
    Real Name
    Vicki
    Location
    Mukilteo, Washington State
    Posts
    5,794
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Beefeater's Buxom Beatrice and Lord Harrington's Bodacious Beauregaard
    Likes (Received)
    7

    Default Re: Just wondering...

    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    With a six month and a four month I think you can look forward to this type of playing for many months to come!!!
    ...and then be sad when it stops! ha ha

    @Suzy2 - I love your description of the activity at your house. I can picture it! hahahahahahahaha Awesome!

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •