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    Default What is it like to have 2 bulldogs? Should I do it?

    So the opportunity fell in my lap to adopt another bulldog and I don't know if I can resist. He is about the same age as mine (about 1yr).

    So for those of you who have more than one bulldog what is it like? The only thing I am really worried about is screwing with the great relationship that I have with my dog. And of course my husband has to say yes.

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    I have always had two so, I really do not know what it is like to only have one..... I would never not have at least two. Until we got Lambeau, we always had male/female... now we have two males and occasionally Cheli (our Frenchie) gets a little 'grumpy' but 99% of the time they do great together.

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    Default Re: What is it like to have 2 bulldogs? Should I do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I have always had two so, I really do not know what it is like to only have one..... I would never not have at least two. Until we got Lambeau, we always had male/female... now we have two males and occasionally Cheli (our Frenchie) gets a little 'grumpy' but 99% of the time they do great together.

    Are they the same gender?
    Both males. Mine is currently intact and the other is neutered.

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    If I can convince my husband to adopt then I will. Otherwise I will foster him until I find him a home.

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    Default Re: What is it like to have 2 bulldogs? Should I do it?

    @KimDe, I asked the exact same question almost 5years ago when I find out a little squirt (then named Hamblin), was available from the same breeder I got my first bulldog from. I ended up taking the plunge b/c I wanted Tate to grow up with a friend and well, b/c I love bulldogs! If you have the resources and the time to commit to raising a 2nd bulldog then go for it. Mine do not get along as well as I had hoped however. Finn is definitely dominate over Tate and likes to always be "top dog". This has led to some behavioral issues that I continue to work on with them. Would I do anything different now that I know what the outcome is like? NOPE! I love the laughter, the fun, the true love and joy my two rascals bring me every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimDe View Post
    Both males. Mine is currently intact and the other is neutered.

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    If I can convince my husband to adopt then I will. Otherwise I will foster him until I find him a home.

    if you do either one, be sure to introduce the dogs on neutral ground.... a park or parking lot somewhere neither dog can be territorial.... otherwise, it could be messy. Since your current is intact, just a heads up many rescues will not foster or adopt to a home with intact dogs.... many reasons for it, but just wanted to make sure you are aware that is a possibility.
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    Default Re: What is it like to have 2 bulldogs? Should I do it?

    I have two and will always have two. They keep each other company and play together. Christine is right though, make sure you introduce them in a neutral setting. This will help your resident dog feel less stressed about the new guy. Can you bring your dog to a meet and greet with the new guy? So really my answer is if you can swing two of everything, food, vet bills, etc... than have at it!!! Congrats on a new baby and thank you for giving a home to a rescue!
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    having two is awesome and SO MUCH FUN!

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    I have always had at least two dogs at a time, now I have two bulldogs… it's been a great experience. I have a male and a female, so gender issues haven't been a problem… it's nice to have two bulldogs because they both have the same temperament and exercise needs. When I had my boxer and a bulldog it was hard because Roxie could go for LONG walks where as Bella was wiped out after 20 minutes. I hope it works out for your family, keep us posted!!!

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    I'm so interested in this discussion since we'd love to get a second bulldog at the end of summer when Winston will turn 1 year. We prefer to wait a bit just to complete the training with Winston: I'd like him to be the "trainer" with his new friend (this time we will go for a female) and I want the family to be ready for a second bulldog. My question for you is: how do we have to manage them in the first days at home? Ok for a first meeting in a neutral space but then, once at home? Winston will keep the priority due to his "seniority" in the family I suppose: other tips? Thank you

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    I had two till recently and never looked back was a wonderful experience , i have total 4 dogs other breeds and a new save coming, they will sort it out with direction from You the alpha , no worries about the hubby , remind him why he married you ..... to read instructions right . lol no jokin 2 are great company for them there will at the start till they figer it out be minor stuff make sure you have new toys for the new pup a bed or cage a place for it to call its own ect ect feed them a sepperate as you can stand by if one finishes before the other and do not allow to approach the othe while feeding , pick up the bowls so there is NO sniffing and licking the bowls ect ect go for it ya know ya wanna !
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    It's so much fun but a lot of work too! But they my world now too


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    It's hell... and a lot of work..
    But it is starting to work out. Reya is gaining some weight (13.5) and Vader (26.5) stopped multiplying in weight each week. They are playing a bit nicer and Vader has always been a good puppy... a little stubborn but a sweet puppy. Reya was the new addition and 4 weeks younger.. I should have either got both as puppies the same age or waited till Vader was a bit older and out of puppy stage. But I see good progress each day and hopeful that they are going to be great pals in the future.

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