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    Hello Everyone! So this is my first winter in New England with Winston! As all of you New Englanders know this week the winter temps have returned! So my question is I know bullies can't handle heat, but what about cold?? Can I still take Winston on walks in the cold? and if so is there a certain temp that I should just keep him inside? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!! : )

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    Heff prefers winter over summer. In summer we simply can not get him to go for a walk. Once it snows for some reason going for a walk is no problem. Think the fart head is scared of concrete!

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    I live in Southern California and its 85 today ...but I'm sure you will get lots of advice. I do know it's important to make sure their feet are clean and dry after being n the snow!

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    Bulldogs can't handle too cold either. But you can put a sweater on your dog to provide some protection. My bulldog, Bullie, is showing preference to 60's - 75's temperature. She will stay outside longer when it's that temperature. If too low or too high, she is out, then right back in, even with a sweater. I haven't tried using booties - maybe she'll stay out longer with them on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heff101 View Post
    Heff prefers winter over summer. In summer we simply can not get him to go for a walk. Once it snows for some reason going for a walk is no problem. Think the fart head is scared of concrete!
    That is too cute! Winston refuses to walk on the concrete lol but he loves the grass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatess View Post
    Bulldogs can't handle too cold either. But you can put a sweater on your dog to provide some protection. My bulldog, Bullie, is showing preference to 60's - 75's temperature. She will stay outside longer when it's that temperature. If too low or too high, she is out, then right back in, even with a sweater. I haven't tried using booties - maybe she'll stay out longer with them on.

    Anatess! This is the shortest answer EVER for you! Are you feeling okay? Where u been anyway?

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    Thanks for the advice everyone! I noticed yesterday when I took Winston outside to go to the bathroom he ran out did his business and SPRINTED back inside which he never does. lol. Apparently he doesn't like the cold either! Just like his Momma! 85 degrees and sunny sounds perfect!! I guess we will just have to play more fetch inside!

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    Had to put a sweater under his winter vest on Punkin last night because it was -25 degrees Celcius weather. I think it made a difference because he wasn't scurrying back indoors.

    I think with winter, it's best to use your judgement. If you feel that it's way too cold and that their paws will freeze in a short time, better let them do their business and zip back inside.
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    Thank you!! : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Anatess! This is the shortest answer EVER for you! Are you feeling okay? Where u been anyway?
    LOL! Yea, quite a change from my usual wordy posts on the opposite side of the fence as yours. LOL!!! I am more than okay, I'm great!!! How about you? We went on a 10-day, 3,000 mile drive across 7 states and I haven't quite recovered... its was awesome except that we didn't see a single snowflake. We went as far north as Indiana!

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    My bullies were always more snow bunnies.... they do not mind the colder temps over the heat. Banks will stay out till we make her come in, but Nitschke use to always meander around the yard and when he got cold he'd go sit by the door enought to say -- I'M READY -- would you open the door!
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    I think it depends on the Bulldog and what they are used to. We have always lived where it gets cold and snows in the winter, but our dogs have always had access to inside 24/7 via their pet door. We still take them for walks when it is cold, but shorten the walk.

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