Be aware that the Bulldog Breed of dog, may have high maintenance or
may have extensive medical care and expense in its lifetime. One must be aware and prepared for that, or opt, at this
time, not to own any Bulldog
The following items are to disclose health problems known to exist in the Bulldog Breed
that are not hereditary. They are widely known to have: Throat (elongated Pallet), nose, ear, eye, trachea, allergy,
skin, breathing, heat intolerance, hip and spine problems, amongst other less prominent genetic, not hereditary problems
and defects that are too often undetectable by the breeder or the examining veterinarian at time of birth. Just a few maintenance issues to be aware of .....The extensive wrinkles build up moisture, dirt,
grime and bacteria. This must be cleaned daily to prevent infections and stains. Many bulldogs have tight and
screw tails. This is the same concept as the wrinkles but can also trap fecal matter. Some need to be cleaned
several times a day or will become infected, painful and could need to be amputated if that happens. Bulldogs must also
be kept cool and not allowed to overheat.
Please do research before purchasing a Bulldog!
These health problems are very serious but most can be prevented by finding a responsible breeder who has bred the unhealthy
traits out of their lines.
Bulldogs are very sensitive to heat and very hard to cool down if overheated.
Bulldog owners need to be ever so careful about walking Bulldogs; to
make certain the distance is tolerable, enjoyable and does not threaten the well being. Only walk a Bulldog during the coolest
time of the 24-hour day. NEVER leave a Bulldog in a vehicle without the air conditioning operating to keep the dog cool…
The Bulldog, if left unattended without the air conditioning operating, can overheat in 2 or 3 minutes, faster than any other
breed with fatal results.
BULLDOGS CANNOT SWIM. BE AWARE OF POOLS AND WATER OF ANY DEPTH. Bulldogs are like two
year old children for the rest of their lives. Please treat them as so! Fence off your swimming pools, ponds or any
pools of water so the dog can not get to them! Never leave them unattended near any pools of water.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC CONDITIONS OF OWNING A BULLDOG ARE:
- Bulldogs must be maintained with normal and adequate veterinary care.
- Bulldogs should NOT be sold through a pet store, Foreign Country Exporter/Importer, or retail
- Bulldogs are never to be neglected of love, attention, training, proper medical and nutritional