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Why we Love Our British Bulldog Puppy

Updated on January 19, 2015
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The Cutest British bulldog puppy ever!

Welcome to our page about our British bulldog puppy. Follow little Belles journey with her new family. And all her adventures, where I share information on raising a puppy and lots of pictures of her and our other big dogs with you.

We named her Belle after the Disney princess character from Beauty and the Beast, because we thought is so appropriate, as she is just so cute. She also has earned the nickname Stinker- Belle.

Boy can she empty a room with her unique aroma. We also have 2 large dog breeds a ,Dogue de Bordeaux Molly who is 2 and Roxy a bullmastiff who is 5, and we always wanted one more dog to finish off our family.

So when we saw this little beauty we just knew we had to have her.

Warning Bulldog lives here - ...and it is spoiled rotten

Funny Dog Signs
Funny Dog Signs

Are you looking for or have you just got a British Bulldog Puppy? Congratulations, you won't be disappointed in the Bulldog Breed, They are irresistible! If you have fallen in love with their Squidgy face, and know there is going to be no other breed of dog for you and your family,

Bulldogs - Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals

As with all our dogs we have bought and read about the specific breed. As with all dogs, care is important, but when you have pedigree bred dogs, sometimes ther are general health problems to that sepcific breed you need to be aware of an look out for.

We love Our British Bulldog Puppy Belle. No wonder the British nation love and have adopted this type of dog as a symbol of their Nation.

Bulldog puppies are just so cute and cuddly, it is hard to imagine that they were originally bred for the cruel and ferocious "bull baiting" sport popular in the 1800s.

Thankfully Bull-baiting was outlawed in 1835, and luckily, although the demand for these Bulldogs diminished, someone saw fit to keep this breed alive and well. They were adopted by the Gentlemen of Great Britain as gamekeeper dogs. This meant that the breed had to be of a certain standard for the Gentle folk of the English country, meaning time and effort was put into defining a fantastic breed.

The British Bulldog is indeed one of the highest breed standards around the world today, however with the popularity of the breed growing, so does interest, and demand.

Bulldog puppies are very cute, but you must realize these dogs, have very specific requirements and should only be bought if you are dedicated to preserving the breed, not as a "status"

Bulldogs (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
Bulldogs (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

I like this handbook as it is easy to understand, This book is a nice, easy to follow guide for people interested in buying a bully. It gives basic care instructions, a short history, product info and such to help you make your decision and let you know if a bulldog is right for you, or, more importantly, if you are right for a bulldog.

 
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bulldog-british bulldog

Introducing our new puppy to the Big doggies

to the other dogs....

To be honest we did take a gamble bringing another dog into the house, however the bulllmastiff and bourdeaux are that laid back they are horizontal, we have looked after many of our friends dogs when they went on holiday so we knew that accepting another dog into their home would be no problem, however it was the fact that our dogs were so set in their ways, would a hyperactive little puppy upset their karma?

Roxy the bull mastiff is "mum" and she was quick to let puppy know what would be tolerated, to be honest the puppy is a very quick learner and as you can see by the photos of them eating their first meal together, Puppy learned quickly!

The Best Food for A bulldog Puppy - ...what is the best food for your bulldog puppy?

These breeds can have all sorts of problems, from digestive to skin complaints, and just like humans "you are what you eat" and to be honest we let the dog tell us if they are happy with their food, but all our dogs have been given a great start and I personally recommend Royal canin puppy food, they specialise in creating a balanced diet for these kind of dogs.

I will say it again, feed them crap, and don't expect NOT to have health problems, give them a great start with Royal Canin, my favourite for all my dogs. I also add in some cooked Tripe I get from our local butchers which I boil and use the juice to moisten the dry food, to give it some added appeal!

Belle settles in with the other dogs!

she loves a cuddle and sitting on the other dogs!

Belle came to us with a crate, our mastiff was crate trained our Dogue De Bordeaux wasn't. this was although the mastiff was trained specifically by the crate method and her behaviour was great, she was the leader of the pack and was the boss.

So the other dogs would follow her lead. Although we did not use the specific crate training method for the other dogs, starting properly with the mastiff paved the way for well behaved and trained dogs.

We decided to put the crate in the kitchen and leave it open so Belle could go in it if she wanted...It is important for any of the dogs to have somewhere to "go" if they want to be alone or hide out, we find when they are in heat they prefer the comfort of the crate and its surroundings. So although we never close the crate door we still keep it.

Large Dog Beds

We just cant seperate these 2! and would find them huddled in the smaller dogs bed, so we bought a lovely big huge comfy bed! And they love it

Bulldog Signs - be a responsible owner

Being a responsible Owner of Bulldogs is an important issue, in today's society many people get these types of "bulldogs" as a status dog, for the look of them, by default we have ended up with these dogs because people have bought them as puppies and soon realise there is more to these Bull Breeds than meets the eye. They have a very domineering personality and you need to be confident when dealing with them. I like to think they have a "cheeky" personality and will give you back cheek in the form of a small bark, they are very stubborn! VERY stubborn, I am not joking if they do not want to do something they just wont do it! However if they are given the proper training right from the start, there should be no problems, however training must be regular, the whole family has to decided on ONE set of rules....

When visitors come to the house it can be a bit overwhelming to have 2 large dogs and now we have a third running toward them. I

have signs up to make people aware

A. what type of dog I have

and

B as a security measure too.

I suggest to anyone with Dogs you alert people that they are on your property.

Keep your Dog busy with Bones and Toys

Funny Bulldog
Funny Bulldog | Source

Funny Picture of Bulldog Puppy

Belle is so cute, when she does not want to come inside, even though it is raining she just lays all flat out, and does not move....not even for a treat, nothing just waits flat out! Waiting on you to give up first....I have to call the other dogs in and only then when she realises I am closing the door will she move.

The Bulldog Is renowned for being stubborn, in fact as Belle has grown if she does not want to go for a walk, she just lays down on the ground and nothing will budge her, luckily she does not do this too often, usually when there are visitors in the house, and she does not want to miss something

Notes from mom

AWhhh......Bulldogs are so Cute and cheeky

Character: cheeky, very cheeky, in fact I don't think I have ever met a cheekier dog!.

Very clever, it takes her once to work something out. Like sit before she gets a treat! Shown once!

and extremely easily trained. However. She has her own mind and knows what she wants. So that means if she does not want to do it she won't.

Very manipulative, puts back her ears and gives you that awesome look, that just melts your heart.

Known as a "bully" I can see this as she tries to work out with my other 2 dogs, who is boss. (which is the mastiff, she keeps order in the house) but even she is a little softer on the puppy, which is kind of cute.)

She does indeed Bulldoze things, puts her head down and pushes her bowl around when she is hungry or having a carry on she will bulldoze the bed through the house.

Exercise: Remember their little bones need to develop so lots of walking is generally out. Just now we walk her 3 short walks a day, this is to help with toilet training, and to getting used to going out on the lead. Although she is very active puppy around the house and will follow you around or chase the other dogs around, she actually does not like leaving the house and will lie down and take some coaching to get outside, once outside she loves it and walks tall beside her sisters. I think she looks outside and thinks too cold/wet out there...

She loves chasing the ball and trying to fetch, just now she just stands over the ball once she has found it waiting on you to walk to her and pick it up and throw it again...see clever!

Feeding: I do not even need to talk about food, apart from, she will eat anything, and has to be fed after our other 2 dogs, She becomes very excitable and will eat anything, from my plants, to the leaves blowing around the garden, and I have found her playing with a slug! SO you need to be watchful over puppy at this stage. Feed your bulldog puppy a good quality meal. We use the Canin Puppy specially for the breed. you need to remember that these dogs are bred with specific, if you put rubbish into them then don't expect to have a healthy dog, It drives me nuts to think people feed their dogs the cheapest option available! It is wrong, these dogs can have so many health issues help it and give it a fair chance, would you eat crap?

Free bulldog coloring pages
Free bulldog coloring pages | Source

Bulldog coloring pages

Learn how to draw A bulldog in easy steps!

Picture Credit: We drew our own picture of a bulldog! Following the easy step by step instructions

WARNING:British Bulldogs Puppies for Sale

I can't believe that they actually have a scam for this, but they do. I can also understand why it has come about, British Bulldogs are a very high standard breed, and recently even more highly sought after, huge demand and very limited supply (which is good as it keeps control of the breed) Although people will capitalizes on that need.

We did indeed spend nearly 1 year, searching back and forth for a bulldog puppy near enough for us to travel comfortably with a puppy. So this is not just about deciding one day, to get a puppy, then a day or so later you have one. this takes preparation and planning.

The Scam: You search for British Bulldog puppies on Google and up pops the most gorgeous puppy ever, you click on the picture, it takes you to an advertising site. Where you can ONLY email your details. They ask all sorts of Questions, where you live, phone number etc...etc..)

You fill out the form and then they ask you for your details, as the bulldog puppy with be "transported" to you? I would NOT be filling out that form!

When we were searching for out bulldog puppy we came across countless adverts like this or similar, in fact if you search further the same pictures of the puppies keep popping up. So

Where you will be able to meet the puppy, and meet mum or dad of the pup.

Do not fall for the we only use our own animal carrier company?

Please only go to a reputable breeder. the best place to start is the Kennel Club, all pure breed dogs are bred to a specific standard and they will give you the right information and list of breeders in your area

I hope they find and stop these people!

Stop by and say Hi to Belle!

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      Tamara14 

      4 years ago

      Hi Belle! You're too cute :)

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      writerkath 

      5 years ago

      These are the absolute most adorable pups!!! I love them, and I love this lens!

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      Monika Weise 

      5 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      Hiya, Belle! I love British bulldogs.

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      Amy Trumpeter 

      5 years ago from Oxford

      Excellent lens, and I love the pics! Thank you or sharing, I am am Jack Russell fan myself, but these British Bulldogs are gorgeous!

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      'Vikk Simmons 

      6 years ago from Houston

      Terrific photos and info. Love Belle. My boys would love to meet her, all 5 of them--and HoneyBunn, too.

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      happynutritionist 

      6 years ago

      Aspen told me to come back and take another look at this cutie:-)

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      renstar lm 

      6 years ago

      Wow very nice bulldog pup Is he the new type? I heard the old bulldogs are outlawed because of health problems

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      norma-holt 

      6 years ago

      Lovely addition to the family, Lisa. Thanks for sharing - very enjoyable

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      BrandonSharp 

      6 years ago

      What an cute pup, very nice.

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      katiecolette 

      6 years ago

      What a cute british bulldog puppy! and your bunny is so adorable :)

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      sidther lm 

      6 years ago

      Hi Belle! She is beautiful! Blessed

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      anilsaini 

      6 years ago

      nice lens

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      seegreen 

      6 years ago

      What a cute little puppy! She is absolutely adorable.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I love Belle at first sight. She's very cute and adorable. It's so luckiest of mine to see Belle and Jura at the same time :) I'm a dog lover.. That's why I do love this lens so much. Tweeted to all my fans. Have a wonderful time.. always.. dear lovely lady Lisa :D

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Although I had already visited and given this a thumbs up, I just had to visit again. Belle is adorable and I couldn't get enough of her photos. Such an enjoyable lens!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Hi Belle! I would love for you to "Meet Bruno"! Ya'll look a good bit alike only Bruno was 1 yr old in July. I wish Bruno had some older dogs around to teach him how to behave. Nice to meet you and you are a good looking dog, for sure!

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      happynutritionist 

      6 years ago

      What a cute little/big thing! Love the likeness to the rabbit, great page.

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      Shivani09 LM 

      6 years ago

      Absolutely adorable!!!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Belle you are beautiful. Still I do think you look like Winston Churchill. You should be proud he was the saver of our nation.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      gave your lens a 'thumbs up'! Glad I browsed upon your lens.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I'm more of a cat person, but Belle looks too cute!

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      clouda9 lm 

      6 years ago

      I am in love with Belle...can I have her? No worries, I know the answer is gonna be "NO!" :) *Blessed because Belle will look marvy with angel dust on her.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Oh, how cute! I never met a dog I didn't love. And the side by side "long lost twins" is just too adorable for words. Great lens!

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      katemiya 

      6 years ago

      I love the picture where Belle is staring at the other dogs eating. It's like she resents the food they get to eat.

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      sousababy 

      6 years ago

      Hi Belle, you are so gorgeous! Loved the Jura vs. Belle split screen photo. Thanks for sharing Belle with us.

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      emmaklarkins 

      6 years ago

      You had me at "puppy!"

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      nightbear lm 

      6 years ago

      Oh little Belle is adorable. What a cutie, How fun that your rabbit is so personable. I'm sure they are fast friends. Your life sure is interesting Lisa. I bet once puppy Belle grows she'll have something to say to Mum. So fun!! Blessed!

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      Jack-in-the-Box 

      6 years ago

      Such a cute puppy! I look forward to hearing how she is doing as she gets adjusted to her new family. Thanks for sharing.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What a cutie! Adorable addition to your family!

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      dahlia369 

      6 years ago

      Puppies are fun and cute! :)

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      Lauren 

      6 years ago from Florida

      She's adorable!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Belle is soooo cute!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      As my Dad would say, "That's a face only a mother could love." :)

      Lisa, kiss Belle all out of shape for me, I want a dog so bad! ~ Blessings!

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      Darcie French 

      6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Oh my Bella is sooo cute!! I'm in love!

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      termit_bronx 

      6 years ago

      Nice doggy! I hope you will have a great time with her! Blessed!

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 

      6 years ago from Ozun

      Hi, Belle, you are cute.

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      Marika 

      6 years ago from Cyprus

      Ow wow this is way to cute!!!!!!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Hi Belle! You are such a cute puppy!

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      rewards4life info 

      6 years ago

      She's looks so adorable! =)

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      Carol Fisher 

      6 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      What a lovely puppy.

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      BEDDING-SETS 

      6 years ago

      Very cute puppy! I hear they make great pets for kids.

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      Karnel 

      6 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      Holy your new little puppy is so cute, what a face...That's good that your other two had no problems with the new puppy, I'm not sure mine would be so accepting...

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      What a face! Sweeeeeet.

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      LisaDH 

      6 years ago

      She's really cute! And I never knew a bulldog could look so much like a rabbit... :-)

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      Heather Burns 

      6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      so cute!

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      Heather B 

      6 years ago

      My boyfriend used to have a dog very similar to her! They must make great companions. xx

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love the story of Belle, she is a real cutie! Thanks for sharing her with Squidoo.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      she is gorgeous!

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