I bought a pet store dog once (not a bulldog). We loved him, of course. I regretted our decision for a long, long time though. He never did housebreak at all. I used every technique known to man, and I mean EVERY technique. After two years and HUGE investments of time, energy, and cash, we rehomed him. It was terrible, traumatic for the kids, cost us a fortune in cleaning and hiring professional trainers, and made me feel generally like hell for a long time. After the puppy had been peeing and pooping in his cage for weeks during that formative age, his basic desire to in any way avoid his own excrement was permanently overidden. So, yeah, I don't recommend it at all.
And that doesn't look like an English Bulldog to me, either. Cute dog, though. I wouldn't take a pet store dog if someone paid ME, though.
@amtat2-He is so cute! I am so glad you adopted him! We need all the details and more pics please!
Wow, nice looking bulldog. Hope all goes well with you in this compassionate decision.
What a wonderful thread to read. While I always feel sorry for the ones that are in pet stores, if society keeps buying them then the puppy mills will be able to continue to flourish.
Congratulations on your new guy.....he's gorgeous!! Can't wait to hear his story.
Three Hooligans and 1 Angel - Wilson, Sally, Emma & Jack
@amtat2 - I can't wait to hear your pup's story! Hooray for you and your new family member.
P.S. I have tattoos on my feet too.
@amtat2 omg he is adorable! Congrats on adopting! Can't wait to see more pics, and please tell us how you ended up getting that adorable guy!
I found Him localy, I got him from a family that was moving and could not take him with them. He is 3.5 years, I am taking him to the vet next week to get a full check up. His name is Gunny!!
Congratulations! He's going to be so much better for you than a pet store dog!
"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and
filling an emptiness we didn't even know we had."
There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your life.
Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings