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    Default Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    Ok, heres the scoop - I adopted Colossus in March of this year, my first bulldog, and my first dog since my German Shepard that I raised from a pup crossed the bridge in 99 (cant help but think he had a hand in Colossus taking me in). I check the bulldogs needing rescue occasionally on here and came across Bubba (St Louis bulldog rescue, turned in due to owner not having enough time). I am away from the house for approximately 10-11 hours a day depending on commute times, Colossus does awesome during the day and I make up for the time away with good play together time in the evenings.

    I ask for unbiased (if possible) because come on, can we really be unbiased when talking about Bullys?

    My questions are:
    1) Is getting a second bully equivalent to having a second kid, where its not just double trouble but more like 10x more trouble?

    2) Would it be possible that my evenings spent with the boys would be enough time?

    3) How would I go about introducing them together when I will have to be at work no more than two days after getting the second?

    4) Would having a buddy help Colossus during the day?

    Also any other feedback/advice you can provide would greatly be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    Iv never had more than 1 bully at a time so really cant help with answers - just an opinion.
    Its a long time for colossus to be alone and think its a nice idea to get company for them long hours.
    However...
    The only true way to know if it will help keep Colossus company for the days would be to speak to the rescue centre. Make an enquiry and ask to meet Bubba 1:1 and then if you are more encouraged about having the 2 bullys together ask to arrange if possible Colossus meeting bubba and see how they get along.
    Just suggestin this so you dont end up with 2 bullys that dont get along and ur plan for long term company for each other backfires. You wont know if Bubba is the right bully to join your family unless you make an enquiry and visit to help make your mind up - you can still say no afterwards x
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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    I'm truly going through the same thing. I have had Rocky, and Father's Day, I aquired Rambo. One week I work 4-12 hr days, the next week I work 3-12 hr days. Although my daughter is with the boys while I'm at work, and rarely will neither of us be there beyond 8 hrs, even with her part time job. Now, food, vet, maintenance etc doubled, but I always come back to this one question, and go ahead and ask yourself this, when you can honestly answer this question, you'll have your answer, and be non dependant to a poll. "Do I trust anyone else to take care of my pet as I do?" "If I died, and reincarnation was possible, would I want to be my pet?" Please don't get me wrong, because I don't feel I'm a full time dad sometimes, but my pets are cared for before I am. So there's my first answer, and when I'm not home, and my daughters watching them, those two boys play together non stop. As a matter of fact, I think they are inseperatable. One is always seeking the other, and their best friends. When I'm not playing with them, their either asleep like babies, or running, jumping, hopping and skipping throughout the house. The price I pay for their happiness and their health are negligible compared to what they give me, and for the happiness and excitement they create. I've further discovered, anything you train one to do, the other will follow, the flip side of the coin, if one has a bad habit, the other will join in. I think in my thought process having two bullies is like having two children, I wouldn't want to be an only child, and the good part to all of this, is their 6 months difference in age, Rambo being a year old the 28th of this month. I hope this helps with your question, and feel free to contact me with anymore. But having 2 is twice the fun as having one, and your going to take of the one, so what's one more. I don't find it any more difficult. Do you really think your second bully will find anyone to treat him/her as well as you, more experienced than you, do you think he/she will be happier with someone else? I doubt it.

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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    Im sure people with multiple bullies will chime in here shortly to give you advice. I'm also contemplating getting another but wondering if it would be better for Cum having a playmate or if it would upset the chemistry. Good luck in whatever you decide!

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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    I agree with what @Casper has said. No amount of polling can make the decision for you. I apologize in advance if this sound harsh. It is not my intentions. If you are in a place in your life where you have the means, mind set and ability to take on another bully especially a rescue then by all means consider it. If you don't then hold off until you are in a better position.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    Well, I recently got my 2nd bully- duchess is 17 months and duke is currently 5 months- got duchess at 8 weeks and duke at 12 weeks. I'm usually gone from the house from 10-8 6 days a week. I wake up early and play with the hooligans and we stay up late- I do have dog walkers come in 2-3 times a day. My crew does good. Even on my days off ill try to spend more time than normal with them but the problem is they can go hard for about an hour then they wanna go in their crates and sleep! I would think if you had someone that can let them out in the middle of the day you would be ok.

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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    I have two so they keep each other company. They always want to be together, but are also double trouble!!

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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    Me and my husband are going through the same thing and weighing our pros and cons. We spend a TON of time with Ruthie and are with her a lot, so adding one wouldn't be a time problem...it's just the fact of adding another to the mix. Good Luck on deciding. It's a very hard decision...at least for us.

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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    Well they are more trouble the more you get lol.
    Only you can decide if your ready for another one.
    My only worry with more then one (and I have seen it happen unfortnatley)
    If you get a young puppy that's alot of time away from home to train them.
    If you get a older dog can you be certain they will always get along.
    If you leave them out together so thet have company what would happen if they got mad at
    Each other and proceeded to fight? Without supervision they could seriousley hurt each other.
    After alll it only takes one of them to have a bad day and then you have a problem.I know not everyone cratesthere dogs and that's fine but it is a situation to think about .
    When ever I leave for longer then 30 min my girls get crated . Don't get me wrong they are the sweetest things under the sun but they are girls (hormones says it all lol) and they do like to play so I am always afraid they will play to rough and either get hurt or hurt one another. Just something else to consider

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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    I have two babies, Sarge a male 2 years old and my lil Loulou a female who is 5 years old. I got them about 5 months apart. At first Loulou wanted to be the boss and would put Sarge in his place but that only lasted a week or so. Now they truly love each other and respect each other. Its easy for me, Im home all day and we are never away from each other .Sometimes they eat out of the same bowl together.You get double the love and I dont know what I would do without them, Their the reason I get up in the morning.I dont think its easier to have one instead of two. It needs to be harmony and respect. for me having two is a blessing but everyone is different. Maybe one is enough for some and thats ok. As long as you give them lots of love and attention their is no problem.

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    Default Re: Need advice (unbiased if possible) - taking on second bully

    I've almost always had two bullies...I believe they do much, much better in pairs and all of mine have been best buddies BUT, as others have said, you need to gauge your own situation and make sure you have the resources and time to devote to 2 bullies. The only person who can answer that one is you - but my very biased opinion is they do great in pairs.

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    I have always had two.... and alwasy will. As with anything in life... there are ups and downs. Just be sure to introduce them on neutral grounds before bringing them into the home together
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