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    Hello, I'm always looking for more information about Bullies and this website looks promising. My wife and I have been researching Bulldogs for awhile now and have learned quite a lot, but there is always more to learn. I guess the biggest first question I have is; how do you even begin to find a reliable breeder? I don't want to waste time or energy on scams. I thought about asking a reputable Bulldog vet about good breeders in the area, is this a good idea? Thanks!!

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    I am by no means an expert and we do not even have our pup yet, but he will be here Saturday. This is also my first bulldog though I have wanted one since I was 10 and now I am 40. I googled bulldogs for sale and the three states that surround me. I was trying to limit my drive to 4 hours or less but I would have driven 6 hours if I had too. I went to their websites etc. I was looking for puppy mills and trying to avoid those. One thing I looked for was if mom and dad were in the house or a kennel. I prefer house. I looked to see if the breeders had kids. Ultimately for me, I spoke to them on the phone and via email and text. I got a good idea pretty quick which breeders I trusted more. I wound up picking a breeder about an hour away that has only been breeding bulldogs for a couple of years but seemed really knowledgeable and caring. She is trying hard to build a business and she was as picky as I was about who she was going to sell hers to. When we visited them at their home we could tell her bulldogs were well taken care of. She seems really honest and my wife and I felt like we knew her and her husband for years. We stayed at their home for 2 hours. She guarantees her pups for one year, which most do. I would recommend just asking a lot of questions and you will get a feel for who you trust. There were three that I spoke with that just didn't feel right. One was only 30 mins down the road but she wouldn't let us come and see her pups for a week or two she said and they were six weeks old. That made no sense to me. Also, the breeder we chose sent the most pictures and videos when I requested. She sent a ton of information and pictures. That was another key to me as a few breeders would send one picture and it would be a closeup of the face.

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    So glad you found us! Just so you know..we aren't allowed to recommend breeders on the forum. But..if anyone has any info and recommendations about breeders in Michigan..they can sure send you a private message! The rest of us will anxiously wait to meet your new family member. In the meantime..read up on all the great info here and ask anything you'd like!


    You can check with bulldog club of America for breeder info too!
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    to EBN....... I hope you find the perfect addition to your family. As you are finding out, there is a wealth of bully info on this site. Have fun and please keep us in the loop as your bully search progresses.

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    Welcome! I did my search for Cutty thru the bulldog club of America. Not only avoid puppy mills but backyard breeders who breed just for money rather than the breed. Good luck on your search!

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    to EBN, good luck finding your new puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    You can also check the Bulldog Club of America website for a list of breeders in your area and then do you homework from there
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    You can ask a good bully vet for recommendations, or local bully club or BCA for good breeders. Plus if you want a good older bully, check out some of the rescues in your area. Good luck with your search.
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    Hi and to EBN!! That's what I did, I really trusted the vet I had back then so I went to him and asked if he could recommend a bulldog breeder for me ... which worked out great because the name he gave me ended up being the wife of someone I had known for most of my life
    I suffer from "M.B.S." (Multiple Bulldog Syndrome)
    because one bulldog is NEVER enough!!

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    Welcome to EBN. I think I found my breeder through Bulldog Club of America - so that's definitely a place to start as everyone has recommended.

    Cant wait to hear about and see your new puppy when you get it!!

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    You've already been given some wonderful advice to get you started on your journey to find your bully!!! All I will add is a big to our site, and I hope you stay with us so we can share your journey to become a bully parent!!

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