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    The cheapest part about owning an English bulldog is the actual purchase price. Coming from good bloodlines is great, but it's not just parents you have to have to worry, it's everyone down the line. My baby has epilepsy. He comes from great lines. His father was the number 1 show dog in Brazil. None of his litter mates, his parents, grandparents, or anybody down the line have this. Yet I've spent thousands and thousands of dollars on him over the last 5 years. 90 percent of it having to do with epilepsy. Get insurance.

    Crate training is the best. I would suggest leaving your bull dog in the crate unless you're home. Do not allow him to use the doggy door when you're not at home. Bulldogs are 1 of the top stolen dogs. They are worth a lot of money.
    We neutered our male at 5 months old. He was starting to show signs of possession ..... and he is not stunted in growth at all. He does pee like a girl tho.


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    Default Re: New English Bulldog Mommy: Expecting

    Quote Originally Posted by Audra View Post
    Thanks everyone! Here are pics of Bologna our baby to be :Attachment 18731

    And Lincoln Casanova our piggie: Attachment 18732
    and to EBN!! All I have to say is OMG you have two piglets.... Just kiddin'. I'm always calling Wilson, my male EB, a pot belly pig.
    I'm on my third puppy in less than a year and the only advice I can give now is to have lots and lots of patience, it's going to be a busy next few months. Can't wait to watch them both grow up!!
    Three Hooligans and 1 Angel - Wilson, Sally, Emma & Jack

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    oh my heart!!
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    to EBN. Keep your camera at the ready cuz we all love seeing bully (and piglet) pix. They are so similar shaped... LOL.. Thanx for joining and hope you have fun and learn a lot here.

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    All this advice has been very helpful. I was concerned about the doggie door. My husband doesn't want our piggy using the doggie door either unless we are home cuz they are expensive like bulldogs and i think we would die if they were stolen. What Brands of health insurance should i look into? I think that is probably the best idea. It makes me sad to even consider my puppy having to have surgery down the road and i hope he is healthy but i guess you never know. Scary though.

    When it comes to crate training, is your puppy supposed to learn not to potty in his crate? Or is it supposed to be where he potties until he is using the outdoors? i imagine he will have to potty in there if we are gone at work for hours.

    I have a cute video i will share a link for when i have enough posts

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    Default Re: New English Bulldog Mommy: Expecting

    i wouldnt put puppy pads in the crate either, just make sure to be home every couple hours to let puppy out for the first few weeks or so. you never want him to get used to peeing in the crate! i look forward to seeing piggie and puppy pics....your house is going to be so full of love!

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    OMG!!! I've can only imagine the wonderfulness of living with these two babies! What great BFF's they're gonna be. Wonder if piggies need shots too. Well you know pictures and video will be a must now. Do pigs snore like bulldogs? LOL
    Wilson & BabyGirl

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    Ha ha, my piggy snores a little. He sounds like a baby when he sleeps and has little piggie dreams so he twitches and runs, just like dogs do. He gets really snorty here and there but mostly when awake and wants something. From everything ive learned about pigs, they really only need shots if around other pigs because they can share sickness with each other (livestock) but not dogs or cats or furry animals. The only thing i will give him is a wormer, but even that is optional. He is super easy to take care of, fully indoor pet. He uses a litter box and hardly chews things. He nibbles but doesnt really do damage. He is sloppy when he eats and sometimes drives me nuts going potty right next to his litter box. but other than that i have a feeling he will be my healthy easy pet compared to my bulldog puppy.

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    Default Re: New English Bulldog Mommy: Expecting

    Quote Originally Posted by Audra View Post
    All this advice has been very helpful. I was concerned about the doggie door. My husband doesn't want our piggy using the doggie door either unless we are home cuz they are expensive like bulldogs and i think we would die if they were stolen. What Brands of health insurance should i look into? I think that is probably the best idea. It makes me sad to even consider my puppy having to have surgery down the road and i hope he is healthy but i guess you never know. Scary though. When it comes to crate training, is your puppy supposed to learn not to potty in his crate? Or is it supposed to be where he potties until he is using the outdoors? i imagine he will have to potty in there if we are gone at work for hours.I have a cute video i will share a link for when i have enough posts
    Shout-out to another Utah Bulldog!!! Whoooooo!

    1) Not sure what part of utah you are in... and not to scare you... but in the SLC burb's, Bullies are stolen quite often. I wouldn't do the doggie door thing but then i'm paranoid.

    2) We use Trupanion (http://trupanion.com/). Here is a tip for another Utahn.. If you pick 'Bulldog' instead of 'English Bulldog' your rate will be lower! Just make sure your Vet has him down as a Bulldog. Since there is no difference between the two, our vet didn't have a problem with this.

    3) Make sure you pick a Vet that knows about Bulldogs.. My wife grilled ours for about 15 minutes before she decided she liked him

    4) Crate training, Crate training, Crate training!

    5) Good luck finding high quality pet food in Utah! Read the posts on this site about the best Bully foods. We started with Avoderm puppy then moved to 'internet order' for Fromm.

    6) Make sure you read up on Bulldogs. Too much heat is bad for them (and, well.. utah is a desert).

    We had a HARD time waiting for our puppy to come home... GOOD LUCK!
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    thank you for that! i will definitely be looking into this insurance thing, someone at work also recommended VPI so i will research both that and Trupanion. I had a feeling if i specified EB it would be more but it is good to know it is legal to do that.

    Yes utah! i am in the west jordan area are you near by? we would love to have bulldog friends when Bologna is older.

    I have a feeling that Bologna is going to be inside a lot. I guess my next idea is to buy a play pen and put his crate and puppy pads inside that way he doesnt get in the habit of using the crate to potty if we aren't home and he can have a little more freedom.

    Does anyone think there is a problem with that idea?

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    Hello and welcome to EBN!
    You've had some good advice from other responders. I will add that I've had pet doors for over 30 yrs. and only once did I have to haul my Bulldog in because I was concerned about overheating. That was when our neighbors got a new puppy and Sherman was running the fence line with the puppy. They like to sunbathe but when they get hot they move to shade or come in the house. I love having a pet door, it makes potty training so easy and no UTIs! Also, we have always lived in rural, low crime areas and haven't had to worry about our dogs getting stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audra View Post
    Yes utah! i am in the west jordan area are you near by? we would love to have bulldog friends when Bologna is older.

    I have a feeling that Bologna is going to be inside a lot. I guess my next idea is to buy a play pen and put his crate and puppy pads inside that way he doesnt get in the habit of using the crate to potty if we aren't home and he can have a little more freedom.

    Does anyone think there is a problem with that idea?
    My wife works from home and for her, the play pen was a must have (we got this one .. which is surprisingly big). You'd be surprised how crappy (ha! pun!) things can get if you take your eyes of the puppy for a few seconds.

    I've done the puppy pad things before with other dogs.. It worked but its a bit tricky to ween them off the pads. There are some good resources online on the best way to do it. Bulldogs might be incredibly stubborn... but they are very smart. If you are consistent with the potty training you shouldn't have any problems.

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