Anyone's bully swim in a big pool....? I'm going to take rocks into my dads pool when he finishes setting it up for summer...
We have friends whose bully did sink like a stone..and with a life vest on! We do have an in ground pool and plan on very carefully introducing Jake to it. My daughters golden spends hours in our pool! He only visits to swim! But he has webbed feet and bullies just don't have the build!
Last edited by JAKEISGREAT; 06-05-2011 at 09:19 AM.
I heard that bully's arent natural swimmers, but I did see a couple of bully's swim b4. I guess this is rare?
Ya..I've seen them too! Think they can learn..just not natural for them like most dogs! I hope Jake likes it eventually. I've seen videos of bullies diving underwater for things! Now THAT is not what I expect!
As stated above Bulldogs dont swim like most other dogs. Introduce him into the water slowly. DOnt scare it by just pulling it in and hoping it swims around.
You want a make it a nice enjoyable experience instead of a traumatizing one.
While I don't know the people, someone my husband knows has a friend who had their bully on their boat while on a lake a few years ago and it jumped off into the water. It never came back up. I'd be very very careful. Wilson will never be on our boat, even with a life jacket on, not worth the risk of losing my buddy.
Edit: I forgot to mention that's a great looking boy you got there!
Last edited by JeannieCO; 06-04-2011 at 10:38 PM. Reason: good looking boy note
bullies generally do not swim not because they do not know how it's because of their body. Muscle does not float and their legs are too short. The ones who do swim may have some body fat and that helps them stay afloat. I would not chance it. One of our bullies, Lucy Lu, stepped off onto our pool at our old house and sank like a rock, luckily my wife saw her and jumped in after her and got her out safe and sound. Lucy Lu came out coughing and hacking but was fine. The only casulty was my wife's cell phone. Another friend of ours lost one of their bullies to their pool just a month ago. very sad, so please be careful around water and your bully.
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My moms german Shepard jumped in the pool today before my dad even prepared it with all the chemicals, she loves the pool...! I am going to introduce rocks into it slowly maybe in a few weeks, he was ready to jump right after her but I caught him...lol I think he'll be one of those rare ones...cesar millians bulldogs swim...:-D
Last edited by JAKEISGREAT; 06-04-2011 at 11:13 PM.
Horse loves to swim, but he can't by himself, he just sinks. We found out that he can't swim at all last summer when Horse was playing with a Lab puppy in a shallow stream and decided to walk along the stream and find the steepest bank to jump off of, into 10 foot deep water. He swam for about 2 feet towards me then just sank like a rock. Thank goodness I was right there and dove to the bottom and got him. I have to be just as careful with Horse around a pool as I would with a small child, he would just jump in. I plan on getting Horse a lifejacket, but for now he just "swims" with his front arms over my shoulders, hugging me. Bulldogs love water, but I have yet to see one swim.
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