The Beginner's Guide To English Bulldog Puppies

English bulldogs are one of America's most popular dog breeds, but they are not perfect for everyone. Before buying a puppy, many aren't aware of whether it is suitable for their lifestyle. Different breeds of dogs will have their own unique needs and traits. Some think that they can adopt an English bulldog and expect it to be happy forever. But this is not true. There are several factors that can affect the temperament of a bulldog. But proper preparation can prevent most problems that can pop up when you bring your bulldog home. 

The Appearance of English Bulldogs

When it comes to the breed's size, it is a medium-sized dog that has weighs around 50 pounds at full size. English bulldogs have rather small heads, strong arms, short legs, and a smooth coat. They have a calm and laid-back demeanor which makes them ideal for families. But they can also be protective and brave enough to fight larger animals. However, their particular face shape makes them prone to snoring. It is very important to regularly clean the folds of their face to prevent infection. English bulldogs puppies are also known for their flatulence. In spite of those traits, they are coveted for their friendly and affectionate character. 

Prepare Ahead

Prior to bringing an English bulldog puppy home, you will have to prepare for the arrival of your new puppy. This includes preparing for them by making sure they have all necessities such as food and bedding. Plus, if you are going to house train the puppy, it would be wise to stock up on newspaper or training pads. English bulldog puppies can take some time to adjust to new and strange environments. They might whine and cry for the first week or so. They may also be apprehensive and too anxious to eat their meals. To lessen their fears, put on calm music and provide a nice area of their own. Alternately the puppy might feel the need to nap for most of their day. This is normal at its age and is not indicative of any problems. 

If you are searching for a wonderful family dog, then an English bulldog might be ideal for you. These dogs are very amiable and get along well with other pets and children in the household. They don't need a ton of exercise and have a short coat that is easy to tend to. English bulldog puppies can be trained to be a great pet and companion.