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    I have noticed a trend in my general area lately...tons of english bullies popping up in shelters and rescues. I like to check petfinder often because I am a sucker for a dog in need. We have fostered for overflowing rescues and have even paid fees to buy dog more time when we have been able....but never an EB. They were just a breed we have rarely seen in a multi-breed rescue, let alone a shelter.

    This year alone I have seen more english bullies in shelters than ever. Here's the kicker...browsing petfinder today and saw an EB puppy in a shelter! Whoa...that's a new one on me. Do you suppose the economy is driving this trend? It's craziness!

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    I'd like to say no, but you're probably on to something. We here know that the cheapest thing about a bulldog is the purchase price, to keep them healthy is the big eye opener. Praying that the bullies find great homes.
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    I bet its a mix of the economy and people not realizing the cost to own an EB! I think people fall in love with these guys (who wouldn't!!) without looking into the breed first. We found Gio online from a young family who couldn't afford him anymore, and he was only 20 months!! P.S I also look at petfinder and other websites for EB weekly... 3 dogs wouldn't be too many right??!

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    That's the problem I think, too many peeps get the bullies then realize they are too expensive to own. They should do their homework before buying one.
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    I agree that people just don't realize what it takes and cost! I would beg,borrow,steal if I had too to take care of my family(bullie and pit included)
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Size:  4.1 KB <== hard to believe that this little face ended up at rescue --- but it did. Thank goodness that the folks that got him realized their error early on and remedied the situation through rescue --- instead of Craigslist or something. My heart aches for all those dogs -- EB or not -- that are chained up outside because their owner can't figure out how to potty train or manage the behavior issue that keeps them out in the yard. Idiots.

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