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    We have a nice pool in our backyard. It's 5.5 feet deep and has a deck around it with a ladder. I know that generally bulldogs aren't good swimmers but do you guys think Belle would enjoy it if we got her a lifejacket? We spend hours in the pool during the summer and I would love if she could swim with us. Has anyone had a bulldog that liked to swim?
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    Was working on it last summer. Hopefully this summer. They did really good but we will never let them around the pool without us watching. Emmitt can swim but not a clue on direction. Rogan can swim but if he wants to quit paddleing he just stops. Two boneheads.

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    Id definitely get the life jacket and teach her. Just keep an eye on her always.

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    Fortunately our pool is enclosed and the gate stays locked. We have young kids so we keep it very secure...she won't be able to get to the water unless we are with her. I'll get her a life jacket and we will see what she thinks
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    All of my bullies have loved the water! Whether or not they could swim was another matter. I would definitely get her a life jacket and get her in the pool! And take pictures. Love the pictures of Emmit and Rogan--they must be a hoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphieBoy View Post
    Was working on it last summer. Hopefully this summer. They did really good but we will never let them around the pool without us watching. Emmitt can swim but not a clue on direction. Rogan can swim but if he wants to quit paddleing he just stops. Two boneheads.

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    great pics Ralphie.!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphieBoy View Post
    Was working on it last summer. Hopefully this summer. They did really good but we will never let them around the pool without us watching. Emmitt can swim but not a clue on direction. Rogan can swim but if he wants to quit paddleing he just stops. Two boneheads.

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    I love the pics and the part where if he wants to quit paddling, he just stops. Such a BULLDOG. lol

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    Blue loves the water and always swims near the shoreline so we have a life jacket for him.
    Don't know about Wellie yet, but either way, we spend a lot of time on the water (weekends) and this summer it'll be even more so- so Wellie is definitely getting a life jacket.

    If you use the pool a lot, why chance it ya know? Get her a life jacket and see how it goes.


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    PS. I forgot I don't let their heads under the water. From the pictures only neck back. I know no two bulldogs are the same but all of ours in the past and theses two have really sensitive ears. Haha we don't even wash their heads on bath night. We thought before we got the boys we might get a life jacket for each of them and maybe jump off the diving board. Haha that Ain't never going to happen. Again no two are the same. Other members might not have that problem. Hope this helps.

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    I agree with the ears. We were in Key West last August and Blue went swimming like he usually does. But this time, he got an ear infection. When we left and went back to my parents, I had to find a vet in Delray Beach to treat it. Really sucked looking for a vet without a recommendation so far from home.


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