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    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum, as well as a new Bully parent. I found my "Rosie" from a couple who had to move and couldn't take her. I got her when she was 11 weeks old. She is now 15 weeks old. I have read a nice article on "ganglies", so I've seen the potential to go through vertical growth spurts, but I was wondering if someone could help me understand what to expect. At what point will she stop gaining height?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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    Hmm, I'm not sure I've ever heard too much about this but I can speak from a bit of recent experience. I have a pup that is also 15 weeks, I got him at 10 weeks and his legs grew much longer in a short period of time but it is sort of like the rest of puppyhood - some things grow faster than the others - which explains the big puppy ears and big puppy paws that don't seem to match the rest of the bulldog body.

    In any case, I would say my bullies stopped getting taller around 7-8 months and then it took another year to fill out completely with those typical bullie features. Bulldogs tend to stay "puppies" a little bit longer than other dogs - in mentality and in stature - in my opinion.

    I don't know this is helpful but are there specific reason you are concerned, at this point, about vertical height? If your concern is growing too fast, make sure you are not feeding the puppy foods that are too high in protein.
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    Yes, it seems like the legs grow first for some reason. The chest will not broaden until around 6 months, so from month 4-6 you will probably be wondering if your 'bulldog' is a real bulldog! But another thing is bullies come in many shapes and sizes, as you can see just be view my signature. All of my bullies have a different 'build' to them, but as they get older, they are changing. You will not know their 'true' look until toward the age of two.

    Mandy was about 1 year 2 months when we got her, and she seemed fat and long legged. But in the past few months her head and chest have gotton broader, so she does not look like such a chubby sausage roll, although she still is. It is 'evening' out I guess you could say.

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    I wouldn't say I have specific concerns, but really just hope I got what I paid for. Like I said, I adopted her from a family that couldn't move with her, and I couldn't resist buying her. She has grown taller recently (she's probably 14 inches tall right now) and her front shoulders aren't very wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwjbama View Post
    I wouldn't say I have specific concerns, but really just hope I got what I paid for. Like I said, I adopted her from a family that couldn't move with her, and I couldn't resist buying her. She has grown taller recently (she's probably 14 inches tall right now) and her front shoulders aren't very wide.
    We would love to see pictures In general though all the height comes in the first year and the all that "bully beefiness" comes in the second year. The second year is when they fill out.

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    I'll try to post a pic. If anyone has a link to instructions, that would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwjbama View Post
    I'll try to post a pic. If anyone has a link to instructions, that would help.
    Here's a link to the tutorial
    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...te-user-albums

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    "Tessa" is my middle child's name!!! Ha!

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    Okay, let's see if this works. The first image was taken just before I got her. The second was taken last week, I believe. I'll try to get some full body pics tonight.

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    Let's try this again, following the instructions.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -july-13-054-jpg   -snc00137-jpg  

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    She sure looks all eb to me and let me say how dang adorable and sweet that face is?!!?!?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali~jenn View Post
    She sure looks all eb to me and let me say how dang adorable and sweet that face is?!!?!?!?!?
    Thank you very much. I'm trying to get those tear stains removed, and would certainly appreciate tips. Her previous owner had her on Science Diet, so we've tried to maintain that. I'm not sure it's the best thing for her, so I'm looking at other options. I still have some SD, so I could start phasing that out soon.

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