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How To Choose An English Bulldog Puppy For Sale.

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Posted on October 10, 2010 @ 2:21 pm
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How does one go about choosing an English bulldog puppy for sale? What criteria need to be considered as primary? In simple terms, health. Your puppy might win a supermodel contest, but if it is not healthy that of what value is that beauty?

The first matter to look into is health. English Bulldogs as a general rule have hip dysplasia and tend towards poor breathing. While it is not true that all Bulldogs have bad hips, most do. As of the time this article is being written there are less than 152 bulldogs whose hips have officially passed OFA hip certification ( To verify this information just go to the OFA website, select the breed BULLDOG and then select hips for report type. Contrast this to over 187,000 Labrador retrievers who have had their hip X rays submitted for consideration. The unfortunate fact is that many breeders, and often show breeders I particular, are breeding skin deep. This needs to change. There is no acceptable reason why Bulldogs need to be consistently bred with poor hips. Find a breeder that has been focusing on improving the hips in his or her bloodline and can document it scientifically. It matters little if the breeder can promise you that their dog has good hips. The X rays don’t lie. And there is a reason why there are over 187,000 Labrador Retrievers whose hips have been submitted for consideration as opposed to only 152 English Bulldogs.

A breeder committed to enhancing the breathing capabilities of their line of Bulldogs should be sought when you are wishing to purchase a Bulldog puppy. Unfortunately, it is common to see British Bulldogs in a show ring clearly suffering from the effects of the heat. Contrary to popular belief, this is not caused by the Bulldog’s short nose. Two other factors prove of much greater importance: their elongated soft pallet and undersized windpipe. Imagine trying to drink milkshake through a straw designed for coffee (they are usually brown and used to stir and drink your coffee through). You can do it but it is not easy. Then there is the soft pallet to consider. In the majority of Bulldogs, an excess of skin and tissue is to be found on the soft pallet and this obstructs the passage of air. When you are searching for a Bulldog puppy, ensure that your chosen pup has wide, open nostrils. A great many English Bulldogs suffer from tight nostrils that are almost closed in appearance. This one seemingly minor problem is in fact quite a serious one.

Be sure when choosing that English bulldog puppy for sale that you choose a puppy that is produced from healthy bloodlines. It will pay off in the end.

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