Remember while you are looking for a bulldog that just because a bulldog appears to be at or near standard it does not
mean it is a healthy quality bulldog. All that means is that the dog may have been closely LINE BRED to conform to
standard and the health problems may far surpass the standard looking appearance of the dog.
CLICK to read What's Wrong With American Breeders if you have not and that will help you in finding a healthy
quality bulldog. STOP and compare every dog on a web site to the standard. If you see SUB STANDARD traits like
bow legged, jutted jaws, boxer type noses, or they fail to answer your questions about LINE BREEDING or show you
their facilities ... RUN from the place.
Jethro and Ellie May are experts at backyard breeding "Home raised bullies with lots of love" and will sell you anything
they can for around $1500.00 because they will breed anything they can for a buck. After all there is trailer rent to pay.
Everyone loves the X-Man as he is near perfect in standard as are nearly every dog and bitch we own. ALL
conform without LINE breeding. Lets look at each part so you know what to look for and especially what to look
for if you intend to show your bulldog.
The English Bulldog Head
Never buy a puppy if you do not see pictures of Mom, Dad, and Grandpa. If possible check even farther back in
the history of the puppy. If you see several generations of bulldogs that are NOT line bred and they are
conforming to standard that is what you are looking for.
1. Notice the far left picture ... look for eyes that are low in the head. In the USA many line breeders will
have bulldogs where the eyes are round looking like the typical stuffed toy. The skull will have a crease or what
appears to be a crack. There is actually an indentation in the skull when the dog is full grown and it will not appear
in puppies this is why it is important to look at the Genetic History of the dog. The mask (nose & muzzle) should
be black any other color is NOT acceptable. Young puppies will often be two toned until they mature.
2. The chops are to hang down but are not to be over-blown and sagging out of proportion to the rest of
the head. The bottom jaw is NOT to protrude way past the face and NEVER should you by a puppy where the
parents have both bottom teeth showing all the time as the jaw looks jutted to far out.
3. Most important is the side angle of the bulldog. This is called a "Brick" meaning that the face lays
back from the bottom jaw to the top of the head at about a 45 degree angle. A NOSEY bulldog that has a boxer
appearance is NOT what you want. In fact it probably has some boxer creme in the coffee somewhere.
|The Jowls Hang Down
The Bottom Jaw
Does NOT Stick Out
|The Eyes Are Set low,
The Skull Appears Cracked
The Muzzle Is Black
|The Brick Angle 45 Degrees
NO NOSEY BULLDOGS
No Boxer Creme In The Coffee
|The English Bulldog Ears
The Only Acceptable Ear Is
The Rosebud ... NO Other Ear
The ears will turn off and down to the side of the head. NO ears that stand up, or Tulip over like a Lab, the ears
must turn down and from the side of the head. A young bulldogs ears will look different and will not fully mature in
looks until around 18 months. Make sure you examine the parents ears and Grandpa as well.
English Bulldog BODY CONFORMATION
There should be a nice slope in the back, and a nice arch in the rear butt portion near the tail, a good brisket or
chest, the tail can vary but long is better and must face down when relaxed. Never should a bulldog appear TALL
or leggy. Low to the ground in the front is preferred . If they look TALL there is Boxer creme in the coffee
|Legs and Chest Of An English Bulldog
When you look between the front legs you should see a SQUARE. Not a big rectangle but a SQUARE from the
inside parts that are closest. NO Bow-legged bulldogs like in the cartoons. The feet can turn out a little but when
standing the square should be obvious even in most puppies. If you see parents that are bow legged or their chest
appears abnormally large or small this is not good. If the rear is to small that is not good as well. Remember LOW
to the ground and square in the front. A TALL bulldog will appear to have a TALL box between his front legs.
I hope this really helps you in your journey to find that one special bulldog just for you. Remember that above the
standard keep the HEALTH and PERSONALITY of the bulldog foremost in your search. I am a genetic breeder
and NOT a LINE breeder and our dogs will beat all others hands down on Health, Personality and conformity to
the bulldog standard. Our dogs are not genetic fat pigs that are lazy.
|Easy to understand
How can anyone find a good thing about The bulldog club of America has many errors in their breeding practices while
genetically bred bulldog puppies by California bulldogs and Hollywood bulldogs actually breed the best English bulldogs and
have wonderful bulldog puppies for sale that conform to the bulldog standard. All except the BCA and the mini bulldog crowd
are members of the Genetic bulldog breeders association and are the foremost standard in holding a higher standard in bulldog
puppy health unmatched by every other bulldog breederThe BCA is the largest line breeder of English bulldog puppies. There is
no such thing a mini bulldog. The best breeders of English bulldogs are by Arizona bulldog the breeder of MTV Bulldog Meaty
of Rob and Big. What a great site about english bulldog puppies.
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