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    Lol ok ok maybe a bit chunky I talked to her breeder about possibly getting another pup n she asked for photos of porky so I sent a ton!!!! She asked what n how much I feed so I listed from morning to bed time what she eats n then added I know she's fat idk what else to do!!! She then sent me photos of all her breeding bullies n some of Porkys siblings n my jaw dropped!!!! They r hugeeeeee not fat but so stocky n muscular porky looks so tiny in comparison!!!!!! that is her brother it's not the best picture but you can tell he's rather stocky n these r 2 potential fathers to our future puppy Tate and Flynn she reassured me she has never had a bulldog under 50 lbs n none of them are unhealthy or fat they are just bigger so I am a bit relieved that most of her dogs r bigger lol
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    Great looking bullies, thank you for sharing these!

    Cami & I send loving hugs to you & Porky...we are struggling with
    extra poundage too, my fault as I wasn't paying attention and Cami
    weighs 70 lbs. She's a big framed bully (why she was a breeder) and
    came here at 67 lbs, got her to 63lbs then got off track. Bullies gain so
    quickly too! So, we're cutting back on portions (I started feeding too
    much w/out realizing) no snacks and now cooling down so will start
    short walks. All slowly, nothing drastic GOD bless y'all!


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    I hear you! Dudley's father was a massive bulldog -- huge head, huge chest, tall, and weighed 90 pounds. His mother was smaller, but still big and rather tall. Dudley weighs about 80 lbs. I'd like to get him down to 70-75. We are watching treats and like Carol, we can walk again, now that it is cooler!

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    Default Re: Porkys not fat :)

    these post make me feel better.......Forde weighs in now at 70 lbs. and he's not fat...hes just a larger bulldog......each time we visit the vet they comment about how he needs to lose weight and that bulldogs should be 60 lbs.....

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    I'm sure I won't be liked much after this post but this needs to be said.

    According to the breed standard, "Size -- The size for mature dogs is about 50 pounds; for mature bitches about 40 pounds." This is directly from the Bulldog Club of America.
    I believe the British standards allow more weight, but neither club would say that 70-90lbs is within any normal range.

    Bulldogs are considered medium sized, not large. They should not be breed that big either as their physiology really doesn't allow for it.
    Remember, they have breathing problems as well as hip and knee issues that get worse the larger they are. A 70lb bulldog will have less stamina and more difficulty breathing than a 55 pound bullie.
    The larger they get, the more prone they are to tissue related injuries as well.

    Blue was over 60lbs at 9 months. I cut his food by half a cup a day and cut out most treats. He's down to 58 now and I'm watching his weight like a hawk

    I don't care how "large" (read fatish) his mom and dad are, that's like saying "I'm not fat, i'm big boned" please, it's an excuse and nothing more.
    You can totally control your bulldogs weight (within reason of course) and as a responsible dog owner that wants the best for their pups, which I know everyone here does, you should!!

    Ok, off my podium.


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    oops, meant to add this to the above post but forgot.
    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...as-stew-anyone

    I saved the above thread a long time ago when I did a search on recipes. I knew at the time that Blue was getting a little too big, but when he hit 60lbs, I started using the recipe.
    Thank you @Libra926 Blue eats it as if it's his last meal...lol

    Anyone who has a pup who's weight is way above the breed standard, should consider this recipe.


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    While I do agree that too much extra poundage is rough on a bully with their breathing and joints, I also think that a lot of our dogs are no where near the breed standard. I know Tank isn't. In fact, we are pretty sure he is mixed with Olde English as well. So if I tried to get him down to the breed standard weight...he would be malnourished.

    I just wanted to point that out...the vets probably know best when it comes to weight, as we have bulldogs coming from all different backgrounds, we aren't all purebred and standard here

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    Great pics! They look great, not too fat or unhealthy at all.

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    @Blueberrys Mom I will kindly disagree with basing weights on breed standards. Every dog is different and some are not meant to be shown and go against breed standards.

    Some might just be too small (ie small frame) so in turn that doesn't mean that we should feed them more to make them up to breed standards.

    I had a Dalmatian years ago and he was beyond huge - very tall and weighed close to 80 lbs (max by standard is 65) by no means was he fat.

    Right now my Boston terrier/French bull dog mix weighs 50 lbs (both breeds at max should weigh 30 lbs). He is by no means fat. We met his parents and also had him DNA tested because he turned out to be twice the size of his parents.

    Each dog is different and I really feel weigh should be judged by the shape of the body rather than what the scale says. Here are pictures of the dogs I mentioned. Neither fat, just oversized






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    -image-jpg-image-jpg-image-jpg-image-jpgMy two guys are 21 months old, and they weigh 45 lbs each. I don't think they look fat, but my vet says she would like them to be more around 40 lbs. she says it's better for their joints, breathing, and general health as they get older. We currently feed them 1 cup of kibble in the am, and 1 cup of kibble in the pm. The vet suggested we feed them 1 cup in the am, and 3/4 of a cup in the pm. We take bulldozer and Blossom for a walk in the morning, or we take them down to the park at the river, and let them run for 15 or 20 mins. During the day they just go out for potty breaks about every 4 or 5 hours, and then in the evening we go on a walk around the block after dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaAndi View Post
    While I do agree that too much extra poundage is rough on a bully with their breathing and joints, I also think that a lot of our dogs are no where near the breed standard. I know Tank isn't. In fact, we are pretty sure he is mixed with Olde English as well. So if I tried to get him down to the breed standard weight...he would be malnourished.

    I just wanted to point that out...the vets probably know best when it comes to weight, as we have bulldogs coming from all different backgrounds, we aren't all purebred and standard here
    You're absolutely right, and the weight standards are even different between various nation clubs.
    But, they're not huge differences, and I guess what upsets me is a breeder that may say "80lbs is fine". That's just not responsible breeding to me.

    I guess I should have prefaced my post with: "this only applies for purebred bulldogs", as I really have no idea about the pups that are mixed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nubonics View Post
    @Blueberrys Mom I will kindly disagree with basing weights on breed standards. Every dog is different and some are not meant to be shown and go against breed standards.

    Some might just be too small (ie small frame) so in turn that doesn't mean that we should feed them more to make them up to breed standards.

    I had a Dalmatian years ago and he was beyond huge - very tall and weighed close to 80 lbs (max by standard is 65) by no means was he fat.

    Right now my Boston terrier/French bull dog mix weighs 50 lbs (both breeds at max should weigh 30 lbs). He is by no means fat. We met his parents and also had him DNA tested because he turned out to be twice the size of his parents.

    Each dog is different and I really feel weigh should be judged by the shape of the body rather than what the scale says. Here are pictures of the dogs I mentioned. Neither fat, just oversized






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    Bulldogs have health issues that become worse the larger they are. This is not an opinion, it's a fact.
    To say that an 80lb purebred bulldog is not overweight just because they don't look "fat", sounds like a false statement to me.


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