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    Hello i ask because 3 months ago me and my brother got 2 pups from the same breeder, but they were from different litters... but only 2 weeks apart. At the time the were pretty much the same size other than his pup being wider up front. So yesterday he brings his pup over for me to pet sit and i couldnt believe my eyes. His boy is so much bigger than my boy. longer, wider his head and way bigger. he is bo legged and he looks like what i expect a bulldog to look like. My boy look nothing like this. they are the same height but he has a small head and his legs are straight and his chest isnt broad at all....

    I called the breeder and all he could really say was be patient, some dogs grow slower than others. im really thinking i may have got the runt out the litter...and my dog will never look like my brothers. Im really upset. it tooks years for me to finally decide to get a bulldog and spend that type of money to not be happy..

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    Default Re: Can a pup grow that much slower than another pup...

    we both feed totw 3 cups a day as well...

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    Default Re: Can a pup grow that much slower than another pup...

    Whoaaaaaa! Please don't compare your Bully to another..ANY other. Yes..they grow completely different! Even in the same litter. Jake had 6 males in his litter. While..we weren't trying to get the biggest or smallest...Jake was probably 2nd biggest. The biggest pup was huuuuge compared to Jake and all his brothers. We do get to hold a "playdate" regularly with his litter and slowly but surely..they have all evened out. In fact..the "runt" is probably the biggest now..all the others are within a few pounds of each other.

    You are dealing with different litters..not comparable at all. And it takes up to 2 years until they are "done"!! Jake is still getting wider and new wrinkles all the time. I would hate to think you are disappointed in your . Just love him and enjoy him ..let him be him..and give him time.

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    Thanks for the feedback... ill be patient..

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    I guess I am really confused as to what you are asking.
    - Were you planning to show your dog in competition?
    - Are you afraid he might have health issues?
    - Anything else I can't think of at this moment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by widebody View Post
    Thanks for the feedback... ill be patient..

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    I guarantee..you won't be disappointed! I kinda think..you'll end up with the best pup of ALL!

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    I hope so I've always loved bulldogs, he is 6 months now and 33lbs... I just expected him to be more bully like my brothers, ill just wait it out. Thanks again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesspa View Post
    I guess I am really confused as to what you are asking.
    - Were you planning to show your dog in competition?
    - Are you afraid he might have health issues?
    - Anything else I can't think of at this moment?
    I was asking about my pups growth... and could they grow slower than others... cause he looks like a baby to my brothers pup at the same age...

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    Quote Originally Posted by widebody View Post
    I hope so I've always loved bulldogs, he is 6 months now and 33lbs... I just expected him to be more bully like my brothers, ill just wait it out. Thanks again....

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    Listen..Jake was long legged and didn't weigh much either! Now at 19 months..he's 53 lbs..and has filled out and is still filling out. My vet..says its so much better for them to have a slow growth pattern. It's too much stress on their growth plates..joints and hips to grow too fast too quick. Which..I believe is why Nature gives them extra time to finish. Bully's aren't supposed to be massively huge...that only causes lots of problems. You really need to relax and enjoy him..who cares what your brother's looks like? well..besides you..I guess! come back in 2 years...and you will have a different outlook. Well...that doesn't mean literally "come back"... Because we hope you'll stay!

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    Default Re: Can a pup grow that much slower than another pup...

    With lots of love, and a little food he will grow into a bullie that you will love forever

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    My puppy is 5 months this week and his growth is on par with your boy's. I would say, as the others have said, that YOU are the lucky one. Your puppy will undoubtedly fill out eventually and the slow growth will be healthier for him (and cheaper for you) in the long run. Honestly, I would prefer if my bulldog didn't get so bowlegged and broad, because that usually (not always) leads to health problems and PAIN for your dog.

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    Well, I'll chime in my 2 cents...my little bully, Kaida is on a slow growth pattern, but like the others have said it'll mean a healthier bully. My vet says she is in great health and not to worry. She's 4 months now and weighs about 14lbs. She's got large paws though, so I can only guess that she'll grow into them when she matures around 2.
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