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    Default HI looking into buying my first british bulldog

    Hi as above looking into buying my first bd, just doing some reseasch about what i need to know and any tips would be greatly appreciated.
    Also i have have 4 cats, 2 siamese and 2 ragdolls does anyone know if they generally get on with cats.

    Thanks Steph

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    Default Re: HI looking into buying my first british bulldog

    Hi and to EBN Doug gave you all the best links for info to read up on. I tagged a couple members that have cats and can give some advice.
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    Haha I remember as a kid the stud pug my pug mated with. The family had 12 cats and one giant pug Winston king of pugs. to EBN! Im sure you're new bully will have lots o fun!

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    Default Re: HI looking into buying my first british bulldog

    I think bullies get along with cats just fine, its the cats accepting the bully that is our problem! no fighting, just no love! meep was an only cat child for along time before Lola the bulldog joined us.

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    I think you'll have no problems with your ragdolls accepting your bulldog,
    not sure about your Siamese. However, a baby bully most likely will be
    accepted, sooner or later, lol

    When I was healthier, I took in many strays & rescues. I really never had
    any problems with my dogs getting along with each other or, with my cats.
    I had a pair of Catahoulas (brothers) that I never left alone with my cats as
    they have strong prey drive and not recommended. CoCo, my ragdoll, was
    fine with dogs, loved on them but never willingly shared her home w/ other
    cats just tolerated them. At one point I had 4 indoor, longhaired cats and 3
    100 lbs dogs, indoor/outdoor and Mom's pug...always be cleaning, lol

    Please share pics of your new baby and welcome to EBN.


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    Default Re: HI looking into buying my first british bulldog

    You'll find a lot of help on this site as you pursue your search. I have never had cats, but have never had trouble getting multiple dogs to get along.




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    Welcome to EBN.
    Hug your bully today

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    Default Re: HI looking into buying my first british bulldog

    I grew up with a Siamese cat. We could never have any other animals, she wouldn't allow it! We got a puppy once and she viciously attacked it and we couldn't keep it. She was a great cat, she just wanted to be the only cat/animal. My bulldogs have always been cat friendly, even though we don't have cats. Good luck!

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    HI and welcome!

    We have 2 bullies and 2 cats. When we brought Brutus into our home last year it was an extreme struggle because he attacked our cat, several times. We worked very hard with Brutus, the first few months we had him he was on a leash and collar. We would bring the cat around and set his boundaries with her. We now have him to the point where he snuggles with the cat. our other cat was never an issue because she is very reclusive and doesn't come out much. The one brutus attacked is very social. She now identifies more with the dogs than she does the other cat.
    It can be done for bullies and cats to get along and be pals. The social cat of ours is sleeping in brutus' bed right now with Ruthie(our other EB).

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    Default Re: HI looking into buying my first british bulldog

    Thanks everyone for the advice!
    My cats are all softies, especially the siamese so as long as the bulldog is gentle with them they will all get used to each other in no time. I imagine getting a puppy to grow up with cats is easier than adopting a adult dog set in its ways.

    Any other tips on bulldogs? I have been doing my research and frequently read they had many health problems? Can they be trained easily?

    Thanks Steph

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    Default Re: HI looking into buying my first british bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie Lay View Post
    Thanks everyone for the advice!
    My cats are all softies, especially the siamese so as long as the bulldog is gentle with them they will all get used to each other in no time. I imagine getting a puppy to grow up with cats is easier than adopting a adult dog set in its ways.

    Any other tips on bulldogs? I have been doing my research and frequently read they had many health problems? Can they be trained easily?

    Thanks Steph

    Unfortunately, bulldogs DO have many health issues, a very sad fact
    Being so very popular has only increased the demand and puppy mills &
    backyard breeders are churning out unhealthy puppies, the shelters and
    rescues are overflowing with abandoned bulldogs as owners can't afford
    the extreme $$$'s to fix them (if can be done at all). You must be very
    careful and do your background checks & research.

    Other issues are compatibility with the breed. As fabulous as they are, they
    aren't for everyone! Bulldogs are smart and can learn easily, however, they
    may or may not do as commanded unless THEY decide to. Like people tho,
    bullies are individuals, many bullies are mellow and if gotten young & worked
    with, mind very well and without problems. Bullies need constant & daily care,
    they aren't for active lifestyles and/or owners gone a lot. They demand attention
    and many people find their clinginess, annoying. People that need clean houses
    and clean clothes find their constant shedding, drooling and smells, hard to put
    up with! Bullies are expensive to maintain. Be honest with yourself, what you are
    willing to do and not to do, accessing YOUR wants, needs & desires and your life
    style. Do you have any friends you can dog sit their bullies?

    Having said all the above, bulldogs are wonderful and if they suit you, just addictive!
    I've had so many breeds over the years, loved them all. I've cared for one bully (my
    son's ex, for three years), Bruzer caused me to fall in love with bulldogs, I'd never
    been exposed and knew nothing. I researched a year, looked for a year and got my
    1st bully from a friend of my sister (no time for him), when I lost Brutus, I adopted
    my 2nd, a retired breeder (ethical owner/breeder) at 5 y/o and with me now, 2 years
    this May. Cami is very loving, very sweet w/ good manners and is my constant sidekick.
    Good luck and GOD bless & favor your decision!


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

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