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    Thanks guys =)
    And thank you jbm45. I was only 15 when I did that, so at the time I really had no clue what a puppy mill was. I found the litter advitised in the newspaper, and called. I now know better.
    Oh, and I picked the yellow one lol I am so excited lol

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    Congrats on your new puppy. I was surprised how easy the road trips were when I got Wilson and then Emma. We drove 5 hours one way for Wilson and then 14 hours one way for Emma and drove straight back with her. I found that a small doggie bed really help because I was able to put that on my lap and she could sleep and sit in it. We brought a crate but never ended up using it. Bring a light weigh blanket too to keep them snuggly warm if needed.

    36" for a crate would be width/length. Make sure you can an open crate and not one of those plastic ones with closed in sides. Bullies tend to get warm easily and those aren't great for air circulation.
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    My boyfriend will be driving. We have to go through some bigger cities and city driving scares the poo outta me lol
    Me and him went to a local petshop today and were checking out the crates and such. I was thinking 36' tall and was like what.... Why.... Wow lol And I was looking at the wire ones. I don't think I have to worry about my girl over heating in my apartment. It stays pretty cool in here. I live almost underground. My building is an old house, with the down stairs set in a hill, and that's where mine is. Last summer I had to use a space heater some nights lol
    is it better to have her on my lap or keep her in the back seat? That's where we make Kira our toy poodle sit while we're driving. So I was wondering if I should start her right off on that.
    Its been a while since I've had a puppy, and never a bully breed lol my sister has bullterriers that's as much bully exsperiance as I have lol

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    I can't sleep lol I keep looking over her photos thinking "will she really be mine" I can't believe it lol

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    I'd be surprised if you could sleep! But you're going to miss sleeping for a while, Yellow puppy is going to have to go outside frequently during the night for a few weeks, and probably at least once a night for a few months.

    I wouldn't worry too much about trying to put her in the backseat. The first ride home is very special for both of you, and it gives you some time to make a bond. I would put her whereever she is going to be close to you. The car ride might be scary for her, and the best thing will be for her to be close to you and begin to associate you with safety and cuddles. Even two and a half years later, either my husband or I will ride in the backseat with our Doggy when he goes on trips with us, even just to the pet store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbm45 View Post
    I normally would never post but one part of your post caught my eye. Have you been to the breeders to see the dogs? If not walk away. I got suckered into a "breeder" that was 3+ hours away from my house and I never went even though I was willing to make the drive since the "breeder" always had an excuse on why I couldn't come. The to make my drive "easier" she said she'd meet me so I could save on the driving time. In the end it was a puppy mill that I paid a lot of money too and after having issues with my dog (not current dog) she got very mean with me and my wife. After research she had been sued over similar problems.

    Good luck but be careful. Not all people love bullies as much as true bully owners. They just look at the money end of it not the dog itself
    Great post. Thank you.

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    Since Chunk can't sleep in our room, his crate is in the kitchen, so for the first couple months and then after he was neutered we used a baby monitor. Just the cheapiest walmart one... if your pup isn't sleeping in your room you might wanna pick one up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    Great post. Thank you.
    Very welcome. Don't want to see someone get screwed like we did. These are the best dogs and deserve the best

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    My son is usually in the back seat, but he wont be comeing with us as that weekend he will be at his dads =( But maybe that will be better so she has a chance to look around whith out being bombarded with everything all at once. We will probably be getting her on Saturday, then he will be coming home Sunday, so it wont be to bad right?
    She will be sleeping near my bed at night, so I can hear her if she has to go potty or anything. Make sure that Herbie the cat dosent torment her lol Our cat Minnie is pretty laid back, but Herbie likes to belive that he is king of the castle. He's the baby right now, so he may have been a wee bit spoiled lol He isnt afraid of anything I dont think lol
    I need to start making a list too lol Of stuff I need to do and get before she gets here.
    How often do you clean the wrinkles and tail pockets if they have one? I was watching youtube videos on grooming, and one lady said she cleans the tail pocket 3 times per bath. Dosent that dry them out and make them itchy though? Is it better to use soap or just water? I was also wondering, because I keep hearing diffrent things about brushes, what is better a zoom groom kinda brush or a furminator?

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    CONGRATULATIONS ..... I can tell that you might be just a little bit excited???


    I wouldn't worry too much about a harness right now ..... I'd wait until she's had all her vaccinations and then carry her into a pet store, or go online and measure her up. It's not like you can take her outside for a walk until she's had all her shots, and in those first few weeks they seem to shoot upwards and outwards quite a bit!!!

    First of all, decide what food you are going to feed her. And find out what food she is on. You're going to need to know what food she's on so you have a supply of it. If it's a good food then keep her on it, if not you want to think about a slow transition to a good food. Here's our recommeded list and their ratings ..... http://www.englishbulldognews.com/co...g-Food-Ratings


    Then I'd get maybe some baby wipes for sensitive skins .. no perfume etc. Just get those .. because you won't know how bad your bully baby's tail pockets or wrinkles, nose rope etc really are. Not until you've got them home!!!

    So don't panic and just get the basics .... plenty of time to get into the nitty gritty of things after she's home.

    Crate
    Blankets
    Food
    Baby Wipes
    Puppy Pads - if you're going to use them


    I think that is all you need for the first day or so!!! Then get it as you need it.



    NOW ... ON TO THE MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL


    What's her name going to be????????????????????????????????

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    I can't find a photo of a yellow bulldog anywhere in this thread! Congratulations on your first bullie pup. But beware, many of us could not stop at just one!
    Last edited by luseaann; 02-19-2013 at 10:57 PM. Reason: typo
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    Thanks, yeah. I'm a wee bit excited lol
    I feed my current critters earthborn, and read on here that it was a good brand. So I'm going to switch her to one of the grain free options.
    I have been going over names with my boyfriend, my sister, and my son lol I want something old fashion but that can be shortened to something still cute.
    I have photos of her on my phone so I will have to upload them to my computer lol She is a little brindle and white girl, with a cute little bum lol
    Oh, and I forgot to add that I want a harness for her when we pick her up so when we take her out on our way home. Better safe than sorry. Don't want her running in the road. Would a slip lead work for now?
    Last edited by PsychoPixie; 02-19-2013 at 11:44 PM. Reason: Added stuff lol

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