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    Question Question about bulldog(possible mix)?

    Ok, first of all, please don't come down on my when I say that I bought my Bulldog from a petstore. It is my first post on the site so read through the explanation before getting upset with me.

    So, normally I would not buy a dog from the pet store, you just don't know what you are getting. My wife and I went to the pet store near the house for some bunny supplies and a new bone for our pug Ozzy. While we were there we walked past the puppies(big mistake). We see this bulldog there and we stop to take a look. One of the workers sees up stop and asks if we would like to see her because no one has really been looking at her. I say we aren't interested and she says, just play with her for a min. My wife gives in (again, big mistake) and we go in the little playroom. The worker explains to us that they are having problems selling her because she is kind of a cluts. She gets in the room with a little kid, bumps into the kid, then the parents instantly want a smaller dog. We play with her for a few min, we have the worker put her back, we buy our supplies and we leave.

    4 weeks later we go back to the pet store, that same bulldog is still there. To make maters worse, she is getting bigger so her clumsiness is not getting any better with the little kids. At that point we made a "family decision" to take her home. My wife and I consider her a rescue because she was at that pet store for 70 days while most dogs there only stay half that time. Daisy has been a great addition to our family and gets along with Ozzy great.

    Ok, so the question that I have is, even though Daisy has all of her papers and information, I'm not sure if she is 100% English bulldog. I am looking at this from a purely health issue perspective when I want to know what might be mixed in with her. She seems to have a longer snout and she is not as bulky as most bulldogs. I have included two pictures below and was wondering if anyone else things she might be mixed or if some English Bulldogs have some features that resemble an American Bulldog. I just want to watch for any problems that could occur with her because of another breed that is mixed in. Thanks.
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    You have her AKC papers? I suggest you contact the AKC or go to their online website and do a bit of research. Both Dame and Sire should have a registration number that you can check to see the info on their breed history

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    I have papers but they are not AKC, it is from some other organization like it. We do have a full linage for her but because it isn't the AKC i have to wonder a bit.

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    It is a rock and a hard place with pet stores. You don't want to leave the puppy but you also don't want to support them either. And then again you have the problem you are having now... its heritage. Where did they get the puppy? I don't know how much info the AKC has. I know our ruler's AKC records only give names... they don't specifically state the grandparents are english bulls or cows.
    She is what she is.... just be happy she is no longer sitting in that pet store.
    And btw to EBN. Glad you joined and don't be shy about asking questions. This site is a wealth of information on Bullies,,,, purebred or not Enjoy the site.

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    Default Re: Question about bulldog(possible mix)?

    good advice above, but to me she definately looks like an american bulldog. but she and your pug are both very cute!

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    OK first welcome to the site, and glad to have you here. I know we preach not to buy from pet stores, but thanks for rescuing her from that cage, no telling what may have happened to her later. Anyway she looks like she has either Old English or American Bulldog in her. I'm leaning toward Old English Bulldog. Was her papers from CKC (Continental Kennel Club)? They register these mix breeds. If She is mixed with Old English or American you should still have a good dog, as long as both sire and Damm were health, but you never know what you get from a pet store. People mix English and Old English quite a bit and they are great dogs. She is very pretty and should make a wonderful addition to your family. Please send more pics, would love to see them.
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    First off, welcome! This site doesnt bash so no worries there. We welcome ALL bulldogs mixed, show quality, pet stores etc. They are all fur babies who need love right? You pug is adorable too by the way, how old? I do think your baby looks like it is mixed but I would think so long as the parents are healthy and there are no problems now that it would more likely make a healthier pup than cuz american and olde english have less health problems from what I have read. On a side note, one of my absolute fav puppies ever is an olde english, they are just beautiful. Congrats on your new baby and thank you for saving her from being there any longer. I cant imagine the life they have living in a pet store. We love pics here so you know, you might wanna keep sharing.

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    Welcome!! At least she's in good hands now. Hopefully the pet store realizes how hard she was to sell and doesn't get any more. A pet store near us did that. The thought the bully would go instantly but didn't. They were at the point of giving him to my husband because he was getting too big. He did end up selling, but I haven't seen another bully in the store since. Wether yours is mixed or not she's a cutie. If she is a mix, it shouldn't matter with what if your not breeding or showing her. Health wise, just expect all the normal bully issues LOL!! Temperament wise... I fell it's on in how their raised, so you should be fine.

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    Thanks for all the replies. Someone asked about ages so Ozzy(pug) is 2 and Daisy is one and a half. After we purchased Daisy we actually stopped buy from that pet store because we just didn't want to look at the dogs anymore. I just can't help it, I like to look at them but then I always walk away depressed. I will have to look at which organization her papers came from because I am not sure right off the top of my head but I will post it later. I have been looking for a good Bulldog community because as you all know, they can be a handful and I like to read how others are handling the same problems. Thanks again.

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    You know they do test for genes in pups also, if you are really that curious. I know my in laws couldnt tell what they had and were thinking their pup was part wolf. (got from shelter) Had the testing done for like 100 bucks and came back showing a few breeds and mainly husky. Was worth it to them just to know.
    I am very partial to puggies having my Mugsy and all. Your baby is cute and looks young in the pics. They both are adorable! Hope you enjoy the site as much as we all do, dont be shy.

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    Oh my how beautiful they both are.... I'm going with a American/English mix, but if you could get a pic of her standing
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    Daisy is a pretty girl. Regardless of where she came from or her lineage it sounds like she was one of the lucky ones that found the perfect family for her. That is what's most important!

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