Do you have an English Bulldog?

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    Apr 17, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    These two friends of mine found a recue dog at the shelter and called me to say, "OMG!! I found your soulmate!!"

    He is a brindle English Bulldog, about 18 months old. All of the descriptions of their temperament make him seem perfect for me... I am meeting him this Thursday.

    Anyone have one? Any stories or advice?
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    Apr 17, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
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    My neighbour has one and he is asleep most of the time LOL

    Nice dogs though icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    Congrats for rescuing a dog from the shelter! He will be very aware you have rescued him and will be very appreciative for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, like most purebred dogs, English Bulldogs have a lot of health issues, but unless you're not financially able to take on a high maintenance dog, I see this as no reason not to rescue the little guy, as it's not his fault he was inbred. In fact, sometimes helping a dog through these problems just makes you closer.

    This breed has a lot of eye and sinus problems. They tend to develop infections along their eyelids which can have a discharge. You just have to keep an eye on it (pardon the pun) and make sure it doesn't get infected. They can easily get Demodectic Mange and other skin problems. If he's solid white, he may have even more skin problems. They are also prone to pretty bad allergies, thyroid issues, heart murmurs and hip problems. And if you live in a warm climate, NEVER leave him outside on a hot day or leave him in the car, as they are extremely prone to heat stroke. If you're looking for a dog to go running with you, this is not the dog! They do not tolerate much exercise. They drink lots of water, so make sure he always has plenty available. Basically, they look like tanks but in reality they are very fragile dogs. That being said, they are normally very loyal and can be very affectionate.
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    Apr 17, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Yes, he writes in iambic pentameter, and humps legs like a sir.

    No I don't really have one, but dogs are awesome.
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    Apr 18, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    No we have an adorable lil Scottish Terrier. Roxie but English Bulldogs are so cute!
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    Apr 18, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
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    My neighbour has one and he is asleep most of the time LOL

    Nice dogs though icon_smile.gif
    Look, my high school mascot! Woof! Woof! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 18, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    I used to breed bullies.

    If you plan to take one on, be prepared to spend a lot of money on its care.

    They are not inexpensive, simple dogs to raise.
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    Apr 18, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    Yes, I have a friend that has bred them too. And they are expensive dogs to keep in good health. But they have great personalities, and are very affectionate. I wouldn't recommend one for someone looking to buy a breed as their first dog. But as a rescue dog, I am sure it will be a great pet!