So the girls have decided to start their heat cycles together. Thankfully i have my daughter alex here to help me out in a situation that the 4 of them may take to pregnancy. Ottis (of sherburn refuge bulldogs, Princeton MN ) will sire 3 of the litters & barry will pair with Mia (as their last litter was simply adorable) This will be both Mia & Ellie's 3rd and final litters. I'm not improving on responding to e mails. work on the farm and my home + taking care of the Bullies physical & emotional needs has me a bit stretched. so please text me at 507-475-2696 for all inquiries.
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CARING FOR YOUR BABY BULLY
When you arrive home with your puppy, remember - your puppy is a baby Bulldog. Like all babies, he needs lots of love and cuddling
Moving to a new home, leaving his dam and litter mates and the only humans he has ever really known is a very traumatic experience for the puppy; so try to make the move as easy as possible for him. For the first couple of weeks, try to change his life as little as possible.
although you'll want everyone to meet him- it's best to hold off- remember their little immune systems are still developing!
Follow the breeders feeding routine. The same times, the same amount, the same brand of food, the same supplements. Feed him in the same place at each meal. Be sure he has a special area all his own for his bed.
Sometime during the first week, you should take him to your veterinarian for a check up and "get to know you" visit. Take along the record of his immunizations and wormings and a stool sample.
Bring a towel or blanket to set your puppy on... do not let the puppy touch any surface in that office including the scale !!!
Once the puppy is settled securely into his new home, you can begin to introduce him to your way of doing things. If you want to change the brand of puppy kibble he is eating, the change should be slow and gradual. Substitute a small amount of the old food with the new brand and slowly increase the ratio of new to old until the old brand is completely replaced with the new. Please see "feeding" below for proper nutrition....
Your Bulldog should be thoroughly brushed at least three times a week. Most Bulldogs love to be brushed. Use a soft bristle or rubber brush. Follow this with a good rub down. This will keep his hair shiny and his skin healthy. During shedding time, spring and fall, you may need to brush more often, give more frequent rubdowns. The idea is to remove the dead hair and distribute the natural oils.
Most Bulldoggers bathe their dogs when the dog is dirty - when it obviously needs a bath. Be sure to use an oatmeal based shampoo for dogs.
Most Bulldogs need their toe nails cut on a regular basis - about every two weeks. The nails should be kept as short as possible. You may use dog nail clippers or an electric grinder. Be especially careful not to cut into the quick. On white nails you can see where the quick begins. On black nails cut just to the curve of the nail.
Clean the wrinkles a couple of times a week. Some need it on a daily basis. When you clean the wrinkles, wash his nose and apply a good rub of Vaseline to keep it soft. You can clean the wrinkles with a soft, damp cloth and then dry. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and dry thoroughly. One of the best ways is to wipe the wrinkles clean with Baby Wipes with lanolin and aloe. If he develops a yeasty smell use a monostat cream after cleaning
A sizable number of Bulldogs have "tear stains" of varying degrees of color. If the stain is bad, in addition to cleaning you may want to try to remove the stain. There are many treatments, you may have to try several before you find one that works for you. You can make a paste of I Tbs. Hydrogen Peroxide and enough corn starch to make a thin paste (some Bulldoggers add I Tbs. Milk of Magnesia to the hydrogen peroxide and mix the cornstarch into that mixture). Apply to the stain, let dry, brush off excess. Apply on a daily basis until the stain in gone, then weekly to keep stain from returning.