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    Hi all,
    Am new into this site, and has been primarily driven by my interest to own an english bulldog.
    I have always wanted EB, but wasnt allowed when i was young. Now that am married with a baby boy, i would like him to grow up with a close confidant.
    I have decided on english bulldog, believing he will teach many to my kids, incl commitment to clean them, friendship that bonds with them, persistence to train them, and many other things.
    I have so many questions to ask as a newbie.
    I have ordered my EB (pending delivery) and would like some help and ideas from the experts here:
    1. I live near the equatorial line, and thus tends to be more humid and warm. To plan for this breed, am planning to build a house for them fully air-conditioned. Any recommendation for the house in terms of size etc?
    2. A friend of mine recommends me to have 2 EB. Simple reason given that best for EB to have a friend while growing up. View please?
    3. If in deed having 2 bulldog is recommended, is it ok to have 2 male bulldogs?

    Thanks all. I am learning as much as i can to make sure be a good dad for the pup.

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    I think you and your dog will be much happier if he lives in the house with you.

    I would have a mixed pair. They tend to balance each other out.


    Take your puppy through the AKC Canine Good Citizen program or it equivalent if you aren't living in the US. http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/program.cfm

    Congratulations on the new dog!
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    English Bulldogs are NOT outside dogs. Why get a "pet" if thy are going to be stuck outside?! Get a horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Lynn Westre View Post
    I think you and your dog will be much happier if he lives in the house with you.

    Congratulations on the new dog!
    I have to agree here, EB are a breed that really needs to be with you. They love and need you more then any other breed I have had. They don't do well outdoors, more so when it is hot and humid. If you really want to have your son grow up with this dog, then I would suggest that you have the dog indoors with him.

    And congrats on the pup!!!

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    I hate to jump on the band wagon here, but EB's are not outside dogs. They trive on human contact and the love of their families. Perhaps another breed would be a better fit for you.
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    I agree with what's been said regarding bully's are indoor pets only, it's like no other dog,
    you definitely get out what You put it. If you can be true to yourself and nurse through any health problems, shedding, wind etc you will reap the benefits that we see and live with.
    Theres loads of good dog breads you can kennel outside but a bully isn't one of them. Please think

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    Awww I think an EB is a fantastic choice....just maybe not for you...? They are the most loving and loyal little fur babies you will ever have. They need and desire constant love and contact from their humans. In my opinion, there is no way an EB should be living anywhere but in side the family home with the family, regardless of an air conditioned dog house or not.


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    I completely agree with what has been said. They are 100% NOT outside dogs. They cannot handle any form of heat, even 60 degrees can sometimes be too warm for them. And they thrive on human interaction and need to be with their family at all times. I respect you wanting to learn all you can about the breed as do I and the reason I spend SO much time on this site however if you are not willing to have the dog indoors 99% of the time I would consider a different breed. With that said, if you do get a bully there is nothing in this world like them. They are truly amazing and deserve all of the special treatment their breed requires amd more. It is an understatement to say my ENTIRE life changed the day I brought my puppy home and yours will too.
    Proud to be Patton's Mommy.

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    All, thanks for the input. I have to clarified, what i mean is to build a specially design house for him within my house. So he will have a special house (for him to sleep etc) that is fully airconditioned and within my living areas (inside the house).

    Another questions all:, a friend told me that i should space the age of puppies if i am taking 2 puppies. He is worried that if i take two puppies with limited age differential, they will be too dependant to each other. Anyone has this experience?
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    Our bullie boy is an "only child" and does great. He is with us all the time though. Hubby and I both work, but we work somewhat opposite shifts, so Koozer is home alone about 4 hours 3 times a week. He goes to daycare and plays with all sorts of dogs about once a week. Other than that, he goes with us everywhere. I would think that if your bullie is going to have a constant human companion, then you don't necessarily need a second. If you plan on leaving your bullie for somewhat extended times, then yes, a "friend" is probably needed. They are very social dogs and just crave companionship. Good luck with your new baby!

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    Agree with @Gfitz911, we also only have 1 bullie, who lives inside with my family, but I mostly work from home, don't feel pressured that you need 2 bullies at all, there is so many of us that only have 1, because they are part of the family they are happy to be centre of attention. I cannot really give you advice about spacing puppies out as I only have the one, puppies are alot of work so having two is something to think about.

    Congratulations on your New pup, sounds like you are planning and researching alot.
    I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddokun View Post
    All, thanks for the input. I have to clarified, what i mean is to build a specially design house for him within my house. So he will have a special house (for him to sleep etc) that is fully airconditioned and within my living areas (inside the house).

    Another questions all:, a friend told me that i should space the age of puppies if i am taking 2 puppies. He is worried that if i take two puppies with limited age differential, they will be too dependant to each other. Anyone has this experience?

    Hello and to EBN..... do not pressure yourself to get two unless YOU really want two puppies at once. Bulldogs are great companions and love being with their human. In most cases (not all) other dogs to a Bulldog is optional, they love human interaction and center of attention. Since you have a young child, I suggest getting the one pup and allowing them to bond and grow together, if after a year or two you decide another is in the cards then look for that second addition. A young child and two puppies at once can be a lot of work and possibly overwhelming.

    if you do decided to get two at once, get a male and a female as they chances are better they will get along .

    Best of luck in your decision and be surre to post pictures of the pup and the cool new indoor penthouse he/she will have.
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