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    Bo is our first ebd and he is 2. We got him as a pup. Anyway, some rude lady at petsmart told me that bulldogs don't have a long life expectancy.... I guess I'm just looking for real life proof that my sweet boy isn't going anywhere anytime soon. He is healthy aside from dry eye in his left eye. He's 2yrs3months and weighs 50lbs. Any of you have an elderly ebd??


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    Dont quote me on it but i THINK its on average 8-10 years obviously some are longer and some are shorter - especially with all the illnesses bulldogs are more likely to get. Hope this helps a bit :-) xx
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    People always have to tell us these horrible things that we dont want to hear, we just have to enjoy the precious time we have with them and love them to bits

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    Hey sweetie, I have four EBDs of my own and they are all getting up in age. My oldest was born in 2003. She is still acting like a puppy and carries her KONG everywhere she goes. I have learner through the years that is really does depend on the general health. With proper nutrition, dieting, and exercise, I think that determines their life expectancy. The "average " life expectancy of Bullies is usually around ten years but our Mackenzie has already proven that to not always be true. As long as they are well taken of, I think they can live well past ten years. Always remember to keep their shots update, their weight in range, and deworming as scheduled. They do have sensitive skin, white ones are more prone, but that's pretty much everything I can say and back my words. Good luck with your Bully. They truly are the greatest of the breeds I have ever known. Happy Easter to you and your family and your Billy. And remember they are truly lifelong cheeses.

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    It's about 10 years give or take

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    As other's have said, the average is about 10. But I've seen people post about bully's as old as 14. Other's died way to young, so just like our own life expectancy, you just never know and can't worry about such things. Just do what you can to try to keep him healthy as possible and love every day you are blessed with.

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    Default Re: Typical life expectancy?

    I've talked to a couple people who had bulldogs live to be 14. I think that's a wonderful rarity.




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    yep.... 8 - 10 years with some going well past that
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    I agree with all the comments above from members, the life expectancy is about 8 to 10 years. Larger breed dogs tend to have a shorter life expectancy than small dog breeds, and EB's have more health issues than some other breeds, but having said that it also depends on the genetics of the dog, just like people there are certain diseases that we get that we have no control over. There are a lot of preventative things we can do for ourselves and our pets to maybe prevent or prolong life, by living healthy. Good health starts with good food nutrition, vitamins, exercise, going to the doctors for us and to the vets for our pets, for our annual checkups, vaccinations, and dental health as well. If we feed our bullies a high quality dog food, give them supplements like Salmon, or cod liver oil for the Omegas, apple cider vinegar, cranberry pills, and Chondroitin for their joints, we can prevent a lot of diseases in our bullies. Taking them to the vet regularly for their vaccinations and Heartworm and flea prevention will ensure they don't get sick from many preventable illnesses, and if there is a concern the vet can catch it early and treat it. Dental health is also important to our health and the health of our pets, regular dental cleanings will prevent bacteria from plaque on the teeth from going into our blood streams which also affects the heart. Also exercise will keep us and our pets active which will keep the joints active, to prevent arthritis, and will keep us strong and healthy, and the most important one is love. Love can cure a whole lot of things. Enjoy your Billy, keep him healthy and love him, and you will have many great years together.
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    My previous EB Wheezie lived to be 14 years old and she had cancer.

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    One of my EB's is 10 right now and she still has LOTS of life in her! Although we adopted her in January, I feel like she's been mine since she was a puppy! She has so much pep in her step, and she still loves to play with her nylabones (she will even run over and steal my 2 year old EB's toy if she feels like it!).
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    I'm hoping Punk lives a long life. I recently lost my Lilly (Corgi) to lymphoma and she was only 4. I'm going to love my remaining babies - Punk and Missy - bunches and bunches as long as I have them.

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