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    Question Am I the only one with an energizer bunny for an English Bulldog???

    Hi!! I have a young male English bulldog, he will be 1 year old June 1st. This is my first bulldog and I did lots of research, (or I thought I did) before getting Duke. Everything I have read states these guys are basically couch potatoes.. Well my boy Duke is far from it! We go to the park almost daily and he would fetch for hours if I would let him! He runs and runs and runs some more chasing sticks that I throw for him and when we get home he follows me around with his favorite red squishy ball hitting me on my legs every chance he gets because he wants to play tug of war or he wants me to chase him around the house trying to take his ball from him.. This is favorite game LOL.. So, my question is should I be questioning his authenticity as a pure bred English Bulldog? I didn't adopt him, I purchased him and I'm sure you all are very aware of how expensive these dogs are, at this point that really doesn't matter because he is the love of my life. However, it would make me definitely feel better if there are others out there with overly energetic bulldogs, I wouldn't feel as though I had been taken advantage of.

    Thanks so much for any input!!

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    Default Re: Am I the only one with an energizer bunny for an English Bulldog???

    My boy Nacho is exactly the same way! Lol... we would be at the park ALL DAY if it was up to him! But both your bully and mine are fairly young (mine is about to be 2) and the rumors you saw only are true, but they come with age. Since theyre still young, they still have energy, they want to explore, play, run, etc. I was told that the energy dies down after they turn 3. I guess we will find out! One thing is for sure, as much as I want that couch potato already, when it comes, Im going to miss this energizer bunny! Lol

    Also, did you get AKC paperwork to verify his purity? I have mines and hes 100% EB. That can help you answer that question!






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    This post made me laugh! You are not the only one with an Energizer Bunny. My Louie just turned 2 in February and that boy never stops. There as awhile where he would wake up at 5 am on the weekends and go go go until he passed out around 3 pm. He now does take some day naps but he could play like no one's business. It's actually hard finding other bulldogs that can keep up with him. Right now I am watching his brother for a few days and the two of them together are a force! Lazy bulldogs are a big misconception...they are not all couch potatoes. I actually have to feed Louie more than other bulldogs get because he is so active and burns through calories.

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    @helsonwheels is gonna love this thread... lol. Duke!
    @oscarmayer .. Lala fit this description?


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    Oh yeah. She’s 4 now and settling down a bit. OTOH, MINI is still wide open. I’m in no hurry for it to stop...it’s funny and keeps us amused.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one with an energizer bunny for an English Bulldog???

    We call our Auggie an Energizer bunny too! He's staring at me waiting for me to throw his ball as I type this! He's only about two years old so we're assuming he'll chill out as he gets older, but it's nice to know he's not the only one!

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    It would make me definitely feel better if there are others out there with overly energetic bulldogs???
    @stephw must be the name DUKE!! As most knows here my Duke (white face) I call him the flying torpedo. If I was awake 24/7, I guarantee you he’ll be there to. Both of my dogs are extremely over active. Nyala my brindle moves just as much as him. But Duke will jump a good 3times higher than Nyala. This winter, I was walking down towards the end of the backyard. Both were behind me following. I absolutely have no clue what Nyala n Duke we’re doing but out of nowhere, all I saw corner of my eye is Duke flying pass my elbow n did a rolly polly n landed in front of me. What happened behind me...I just don’t know.

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    My boy will be 1 June 3rd lol he will go and go and go if he has the opportunity. I have a 2 year old, olde English and she gets irritated at times and wants in the kennel to escape for a bit but she usually starts him up and then wants to hide.

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    our thoughts exactly.we have a 9 week old and boy around 8pm she turns into cujo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEFFB1062 View Post
    our thoughts exactly.we have a 9 week old and boy around 8pm she turns into cujo!
    Lol... bedtime zoomies!!


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    My Porkchop was an active little guy too. Rolling down hills, chasing kids at the park, and lots of helicopter jumps turning in mid-air. I wish I had stopped his leaping behavior as the vet said it led to the development of spinal bone spurs. That has now affected his rear leg movement and he can’t go for short walks anymore. The bone spurs cause a neurological issue in the spinal cord. One rear leg now ‘rolls’ instead of moving correctly. It became noticeable when he was about 5 yrs old. The vet also said letting him jump off the bed put too much of a jarring effect on that stocky front end and contributed to his ailment. He did start moving with more ease after being placed on Carprofen and 3 months ago, on CBD oil. Instead of walks, I now put him in his stroller so he can still visit with neighbors and have some stimulation. My layman’s suggestion to you is don’t let him become a bouncy boy, in case my vet is correct. (Sorry this is so long.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw7004 View Post
    My Porkchop was an active little guy too. Rolling down hills, chasing kids at the park, and lots of helicopter jumps turning in mid-air. I wish I had stopped his leaping behavior as the vet said it led to the development of spinal bone spurs. That has now affected his rear leg movement and he can’t go for short walks anymore. The bone spurs cause a neurological issue in the spinal cord. One rear leg now ‘rolls’ instead of moving correctly. It became noticeable when he was about 5 yrs old. The vet also said letting him jump off the bed put too much of a jarring effect on that stocky front end and contributed to his ailment. He did start moving with more ease after being placed on Carprofen and 3 months ago, on CBD oil. Instead of walks, I now put him in his stroller so he can still visit with neighbors and have some stimulation. My layman’s suggestion to you is don’t let him become a bouncy boy, in case my vet is correct. (Sorry this is so long.)
    True, but not much you can do if they are super active. You can’t stop them for the What if or For your own good type of issues. Like telling a toddler not to burn energy. It is what it is. Duke would be a concern but heh, I am not going to stop him from being active. You sure can do maintenance now to prevents future issues. Great oils in their food, essentials oils, feeding raw, long walks.....so much you can do for “The If’s”

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