May the 4th be With You

May the 4th be with You

Star Wars,  the film series began on May 25, 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars.  The movie became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon and after the 1st movie many other followed.

Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

I think we can all agree that Star Wars is a movie with a major impact and a huge worldwide fanbase. I think there is just one thing that can make Star Wars even better …
How? Well ..duh… with Bulldogs of course. The Star Wars movies are known for all the different characters and there is no creature on this earth with more character than the Bulldog.

Below a couple of auditions for the next Star Wars movie 😀







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Naked man or Pig on Rollerskates?

Monster doesnt like naked man or pig on rollerskates..

Swing Away!

Bulldogs…We have Swag and we Swing!

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Cherry Eye

A cherry eye is also called a third eyelid.

Cause
A cherry eye is not life threatening but can cause irritation and other medical problems such as inflamed nose wrinkles due to excessive teary eyes.
This way it becomes infected and causes injury to the eye.
The cause of cherry eyes is not yet determined with certainty. Some think due to the hereditary predisposition and the degree of folding in the face is a possible cause.

Appearance
If a dog has a cherry eye, you can see a pink lump in the corner of the dog’s eye. The size of the lump differs between 0,5 and 1,5 centimetres.

Treatment

Cherry eye can be treated in two different ways.

First people will first try using ointment massaging the third eyelid into place.
However sometimes this does not work or will only work temporarily. If so it is necessary for medical intervention.

Secondly, there are two ways of corrective surgery for cherry eyes.
The veterinarian can remove the entire third eyelid performing a small medical procedure with a local anesthetic.
The disadvantage of this method and that is that the eyes can dry out quicker causing damage to the cornea.
The other surgical procedure preserves the third eyelid. Here the lid is attached to the inside of the eye with several stitches.
This ensures the probability a shortage of tears does not occur.
The disadvantage of this method is that the dog needs to go undergo general anesthesia which is always a risk.
There is also a chance that the stitches tear making the third eyelid reappear. Repeating the operation is than the only option.

Before starting treatment always consult a veterinarian.

Heatstrokes

Summertime is sunshine, play and happiness and what better way to enjoy the summer than with your dog?
Here is some info, tips and medical advice on how to keep your dog cool during summers and what to do when your dog is overheated.

It’s not only important for us to stay cool in summer, it’s just as important to keep our dogs cool, too. Dogs suffer the same problems humans do, like overheating, dehydration and sunburn. By taking some simple precautions, you and your dog can enjoy the summer months.

A dogs body is less efficient at cooling themselves than people, so they are more susceptible to overheating. A dog’s normal body temperature is 100-102 degrees. They have sweat glands on their nose and pads of their paws which they use to pant and drink water to cool down.

Heat exhaustion in dogs is often caused by dehydration and overheating from running or to much exercising during hot weather. Heatstroke can occur when your dog’s body temperature is too high for a prolonged period of time, and both can lead to brain and organ damage, heart failure and even death. Shortnosed, thickcoated breeds,puppies, seniors and dogs with health problems are especially susceptible.

How to keep your Dog cool:

1. always have fresh, cool water available for your dog, whether on a walk, in the car or in a tip-proof bowl in the house or yard

2. If you keep your dog outdoors, bring him inside during the hottest hours of the day,
and provide a shaded area in the yard, preferably in a well constructed doghouse,
making sure he always has access to cool water, since the hot sun can quickly make water too hot to drink.

3. Never leave your Dog in the car, not even for a few minutes

This is what happens when you leave your dog in the car. In loving memory of Thor who died an unnecessary death. Rest in peace, may your story help prevent other dogs from an unnecassary death due to unknowing and ignorant dogowners. Bulldogs and other short faced breeds are more susceptible to heatstrokes than other breeds. But NO dog or pet should ever be left in a car!

Thor’s Story on KCTV
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4. Protect your dog from sunburn. Many people don’t realize that dogs can get sunburn! It’s especially common in pale and short-haired dogs, usually on the bridge of the nose and tips of the ears as well as the belly, groin and insides of the legs (because of the sunlight that reflects up from the sidewalk and hot sand on the beach). Use a sunscreen (specifically for dogs) on rub it on your dog’s nose and ear tips. If you shave your dog’s coat in the summer, be aware that it will make him more prone to sunburn.

5. Dogs’ paws can get burned on sidewalks, asphalt and sand if walked during the hottest time of the day. You can check the temperature of the surface with your hand before walking your dog, if it’s too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws. Walk during early morning or evening hours and never directly after a meal. If you must walk your dog during the afternoon, make it short and keep him on the grass or at the water’s edge when at the beach to protect his paws.

6. If your dog is more susceptible to the heat there are several products available at petstores like cooling spray and cooling collars and vests etc. I have tried and can recommend the cooling collar. I used it on my bulldog Twister (rip) who had troubles during walks on hot days and it really worked for her. Just put the collar in the freezer and put it on before you go on a walk.

7. If possible give them a small pool in the summer so they can walk in and out and take a quick cool down when needed. Small pools for children are handy for this purpose. When you have a real pool (deep water) never leave your dog alone by the pool, even when he is a good swimmer, a lot of dogs drown each year in peoples pools when left unattented.



Here is a video of my Bulldog James Hond 007 playing with Botox the Bulldog in the Yard. James just drinks from it and drops toys in it and than starts barking for me to get them out. Botox like jumping in and out and retrieving toys even under water; -)

Another Bulldog cooling himself down by taking a dip:

What to do, when your Dog is overheated?

  • Move the dog inside or into the shade
  • Give him water to drink
  • Make him wet, especially making their, paws, ears and chest wet will give a quick cooling down (use cool not cold water!)
  • Put a wet towel under and over the dog

If your dog has trouble breathing, purple or white gumbs or tung,
or is not responding to any treatment as mentioned above
it might be signs of heartfailure or a stroke, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Peaches the bulldog went for her usual daily walk and unlike the typical British weather, it was a very hot day. When her owners returned home with her, peaches suddenly collapsed and had major difficulties breathing. She was rushed into Vet’s Klinic with suspected heatstroke.


Don’t Cook your Dog in a Car

Do you have more tips on how to keep your dog cool in the summer?
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Dog Paws

Walking the dogs in the Snowy weather is fun but  ice and snow can cause damage to your dog’s paws. Snow and ice can get stuck in between the pads on your dog’s paws, causing cuts and uncomfortably cold toes. Even a small amount of build-up under your dog’s feet can pull the sensitive hairs underneath and cause a noticable loss of traction. In addition, rock salt, anti-freeze and other sidewalk treatments can leave your dog with painful, sore feet. During the winter, you’ll need to take extra steps to prevent problems like cuts, infections, sores and painful paws.

bbWhen you’re just coming in from a snowy walk and wonder how to free your dog’s feet from caked snow, the best way is to simply let it melt off in the heat of your home. You can dry of your dog with a towel and clean your dog’s paws with a babywipe, give special attention to the areas between the toes. If salt is stuck in the fur or ice between the pads don not try to pull it of this will be hurtful for the dog, try to soak the paws in some water and try again with some tissue or babywipes. To prevent these painful paws you could also consider dogboots, especially when you live in a climate with regular snowfall this is adviced. Dogs will have to get used to wearing dogboots/dogshoes but it can be a prevention and solution for problems with snow or in summer with hot pavements. Some funny video examples here: Bulldogs in Boots

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Instructions on how to Care for your Dog’s Paws:

  • Wash the paws with slightly warm water after going for a walk. You want to wash off harmful irritants like salt and prevent your dog from ingesting any of the chemical de-icers by licking their feet. This also eliminates any ice or snow that has built up between your dog’s toes that could make walking painful.
  • Inspect your dog’s paws after every walk, particularly when you’ve walked in areas treated with salts or other sidewalk treatments. Be sure to check between the toes and look at the pad for any cracks or sore spots.
  • Cut your dog’s nails and trim the hair on his feet regularly. Hair that is too long attracts snow and slush which can cause problems. Keep from cutting the fur too short, however, as it offers protection for your dog’s feet.
  • Apply some oil to your dog’s paws to help sooth irritated feet. Be careful not to apply too much or too often as pads that are too soft can also lead to irritation. You can also apply just before going outside as it can help protect your dog’s feet but take it off when you get back inside. Pet stores also sell special wax or other products that work the same way.
  • Purchase dog boots for your pet if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow and cold or if your dog is susceptible to problem paws. The boots fit over your dog’s paws and offer warmth and comfort. You may want to look for some that have added traction on the bottom so that you’re dog has an easier time walking on the snow and ice.
  • Treat any cuts, sores or infections that develop according to your vet’s instructions. If you notice that your dog seems to have painful feet even without sores, take a day or two off from walking in the snow.

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Special thanks to Jane Morgan for her input.

Cleaning Wrinkles

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The English Bulldog is known for his unique face, a flat nose and wrinkly face. These adorable characteristics gives the Bulldog his unique appareance. But unfortunately these cute wrinkles can get moisture in them. This causes the skin to get irritated and when not treated it will get infected.  The area will become messy, dark and moist. Also the infected area will stink, which can really effect your cuddle time. To prevent this you have to clean these wrinkles.  How often you clean them depends on the dog. Some do very well if you clean the wrinkles only once a month. Some need it on a daily basis. Here are some tips on how to clean those wrinkles and what type of products to use.

Supplies Needed for Cleaning your English bulldog:

• Cotton balls or dry dog/baby wipes

• Sterile Eye Wash available at pet or drug stores

• Vaseline for the nose

• Dry towels

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Instructions Bulldog Wrinkle Cleaning

1. Clean your Bulldog’s wrinkles and skin folds with a cleansing wipe designed for dogs. Make sure the brand you use is soap-free and safe for animals

2. Make sure the eye and nose area is completly clean

3. When you dry cleaned the wrinkles, wash his nose and apply a good rub of Vaseline to keep it soft

4. Give your Bulldog a shower or bath using a hypoallergenic, soap-free cleanser. Pay special attention to those bulldog’s skin folds and wrinkles, rub your soapy fingers into the wrinkles, making sure to avoid the dog’s eyes.

5. Rinse your dog thoroughly to make sure that all soap and dirt are washed out from his wrinkles, then dry your dog with a towel. Make sure the skin folds are dry, trapped moisture can become a breeding ground for bacteria.

6. There are a lot of different products available, from shampoos to creams, sprays and tissues at the petstores,  if you are unsure which products to use, consult your veterinarian.

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Read more on Bulldog Health:
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Dental Care

Dogs need dental care! Unfortunately, dental hygiene for dogs is sometimes overlooked. Many people seem to just expect dogs to have bad breath, and few people brush their dog’s teeth frequently or do not brush at all. Dental hygiene is just as important to your dog’s overall health as things like nutrition or proper exercise. Help keep your dog healthy and pay attention to those pearly whites!

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1. The Breath Test
Sniff your dog’s breath. Not a field of lilies? That’s okay, a normal doggy breath isn’t particularly fresh smelling. However, if his breath is especially offensive and is accompanied by smell or iron (blood), a loss of appetite, vomiting or excessive drinking or urinating, it’s a good idea to take your dog to the vet.

2. Check the Mouth 
Once a week, with your dog facing you, lift his lips and examine his gums and teeth. The gums should be pink, not white or red, and should show no signs of swelling. His teeth should be clean, without any brownish tartar.

3. Signs of Oral Disease
The following are signs that your dog may have a problem in his mouth or gastrointestinal system and should be checked by a veterinarian: Bad breath, excessive drooling, inflamed gums, tumors in the gums, cysts under the tongue or loose teeth

4. Tooth Decay
Bacteria and plaque-forming foods can cause build-up on a dog’s teeth. This can harden into tartar, possibly causing gingivitis, receding gums and tooth loss. Only way to prevent this is by regular teeth cleanings.

5. Canine Tooth Brushing Kit
Get yourself a toothbrush made especially for canines or a clean piece of soft gauze to wrap around your finger. Ask your vet for a toothpaste made especially for canines or make a paste out of baking soda and water. Never use human tooth paste with dogs. Special mouthwash for dogs is also available at the vets or petshops.

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6. How to start brushing
Taking these steps will make brushing a lot easier for the both of you:
First get your dog used to the idea of having her teeth brushed. Massage her lips with your finger in a circular motion for 30 to 60 seconds once or twice a day for a few weeks. Then move on to her teeth and gums.
When your pooch seems comfortable being touched this way, put a little bit of dogtoothpaste or a paste of baking soda and water on her lips to get her used to the taste. Next, introduce a toothbrush designed especially for dogs. Toothbrushes that you can wear over your finger (or a clean piece of gauze) are also available and allow you to give a nice massage to your dog’s gums (see video).

7. Brushing Technique
Yes, there is actually a technique! Place the brush or your gauze-wrapped finger at a 45-degree angle to the teeth and clean in small, circular motions. Work on one area of your dog’s mouth at a time, lifting her lip as necessary. The side of the tooth that touches the cheek usually has the most tartar, and giving a final downward stroke can help to remove it. Once you get the technique down, repeat this once or twice a week. When you give raw foods you will have to do this more often if not every day.


8.Mouth Disorders

Getting familiar with the possible mouth problems your dog may encounter will help you determine when it’s time to see a vet about treatment, the most common dental problems are:

Periodontal disease
This is a painful infection between the tooth and the gum that can result in tooth loss and spread infection to the rest of the body. Signs are loose teeth, bad breath, tooth pain, sneezing and nasal discharge. This can cause infection of the heart valves (endocarditis), liver, and kidneys.

Gingivitis
An inflammation of the gums caused mainly by accumulation of plaque, tartar and bacteria above and below the gum line. Signs include bleeding, red, swollen gums and bad breath. It is reversible with regular teeth cleanings.

Halitosis
Bad breath, can be the first sign of a mouth problem and is caused by bacteria growing from food particles caught between the teeth or by gum infection. Regular tooth-brushings are a great solution.

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Proliferating gum disease
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ccurs when the gum grows over the teeth and must be treated to avoid gum infection. An inherited condition common to boxers and bull terriers, it can be treated with antibiotics.

Mouth tumors
Appear as lumps in the gums. Some are malignant and must be surgically removed.

Salivary cysts
Look like large, fluid-filled blisters under the tongue, but can also develop near the corners of the jaw. They require drainage, and the damaged saliva gland must be removed.

Canine distemper teeth
Can occur if a dog had distemper as a puppy. Adult teeth can appear looking eroded and can often decay. As damage is permanent, decayed teeth should be removed by a vet.

9. Chewing Toys
Chew toys can satisfy your dog’s natural desire to chomp, while making his teeth strong. Gnawing on a chew toy can also help massage his gums and help keep his teeth clean by scraping away soft tartar. Ask your vet to recommend toxin free nylon and rubber chew toys. Gnawing also reduces your dog’s overall stress level, prevents boredom and gives him an appropriate outlet for his natural need to chew.

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10. Diet for Healthy Teeth
Ask your vet about a specially formulated dry food that can slow down the formation of plaque and tartar. Also, avoid feeding your dog table scraps, instead giving him treats that are specially formulated to keep canine teeth healthy.

Dental Cleaning by Your Veterinarian: 

To prevent dental disease, your dog needs routine dental care at home. But to perform good home care, you need to start with clean teeth. Brushing will remove plaque but not tartar. So if your dog’s teeth have tartar, it is necessary for your veterinarian to remove it and polish the teeth. This professional veterinary dental cleaning is often called a prophylaxis or “prophy.”

A routine dental cleaning consists of:

  • Anesthetizing your dog.
  • Taking radiographs (x-rays) to assess the health of all of the teeth and bones of the mouth.
  • Flushing the mouth with a solution to kill the bacteria.
  • Cleaning the teeth with handheld and ultrasonic scalers. All calculus is removed from above and below the gumline. This is extremely important and can only be done if the animal is under anesthesia.
  • Using a disclosing solution to show any areas of remaining calculus which are then removed.
  • Polishing the teeth to remove microscopic scratches.
  • Inspecting each tooth and the gum around it for any signs of disease.
  • Flushing the mouth, again, with an antibacterial solution.
  • Optionally, applying a dental agent to retard plaque build up.
  • Recording any abnormalities or additional procedures on a dental chart.
  • Determining the best follow-up and home dental care program for your dog.
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Very important for Bulldogowners: 
Most Bulldogs can not tolerate certain methods of anesthesia, due to their flat faces they need more monitoring and need special sedation procedures (like having the dog tubed all times). Always ask your vet about this! It happens to often that a Bulldog dies because of wrong anesthetics, make sure you go to a vet who is specialized in brachycephalic breeds (shortnosed/flat faced dogs). The best way is to prevent, clean your dog’s teeth daily so a visit to the vet and anesthetics are not necessary

An example of a  vet cleaning bulldog’s teeth without anesthesia

 

Make Sure You keep your Bulldog Smiling 😀

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Cleaning Tearstains

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Tear stains are a common problem in the Bulldog breed. Most short faced and wrinkled breeds will need daily care for their wrinkles.  Most of the time a soft tissue will clean the wrinkles from dust or dirt. But sometimes the stain won’t go away and the wrinkles can become irritated. The wrinkles will become a red/brownish color and their fur will be wet.

A very important sidenote on this subject: In a lot of cases the wrinkles are not just dirty from playing outside or from active tear glands. They can be irritated from eyeproblems (like cherryeye or entropion), minerals in the water or allergies (like polls, grain or other food allergies). In these cases no cleaning or cream will solve the problem. So if you are in doubt or when the methods mentioned below don’t work make sure to visit a veterinarian for advice.

So the first thing to do, is to adress the source of the problem and than you can begin to clean and prevent the tear stains. Clean the wrinkles with an eyecleaner daily, get all the filth out those wrinkles and really rub your fingers trough their wrinkles, wipe away from the corner of the eye. When the fitlh is gone, there will still be a stain make sure to completly dry the area after you cleaned it, this is really important! Some people rub ointment on it after cleaning but my advice is to only do that when the wrinkles are clean and stainfree already and when the fur needs to grow back. When their wrinkles are still irritated it is better to keep the area dry and clean.

When a general eyecleaner doesn’t work you can try a eyecleaner with antibiotics in it. You should only use cleaners with antibiotics for a short period of time. Use it to remove the stain and than proceed with a general eyecleaner and unscented cleaning wipes to keep it clean. These methods can also be used for irritated nosewrinkles. If your Bulldog does not have any medical reasons for the tear stains they will be easy to remove with a couple of cleanings. I clean my dogs daily with unscented baby wipes (their ears, nose wrinkles and corners of the eye) and they have no tear stains or dirty wrinkles.

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I asked our members what their experiences were with cleaning tear stains.  Since I have no experiences with the methods named below I can not vouch for these methods.
Here are some of the tips they shared with us:


Thea van Oosten van der Wulp, Ali Bourdeau:
Douxo pads

Sherri Holman-Griffin:
I use baby wipes daily and a little hibiclens if they get irritated. My two love to lick each others faces and ears, so sometimes it’s twice a day cleanings from mom to get the extra slobber off. I also use coconut oil orally and topically

Michelle Allison: 
Diluted hibiscrub washed in the channels everyday keeps bacteria at bay

Kelly Adamchak Durdan:
I thought i would never get rid of my Guys tear stains.I tried every thing under the sun,Till my vet gave me Pharmaseb wipes..these wipes have been heaven sent they cleared up there wrinkles took away the tear stains no more stinky faces..love these wipes

Dorinda van Kessel:
Just a cottonball drowned in milk. It’s a wonder!

Betty Davey:
I used plain old desitin for diaper rash.

Carry Vrolijk:

I use Malaseb shampoo (available at the vet), Anointing pure, leave for 10 minutes and then clean with water (so get off) Then a thin layer sudocreme So I do it with my bulldog Ozzy, and it works

Paula Waterbeek:
The stains can you remove with cooked water and betadine shampoo de stains by the eye dont clean more dan twice a week because when je remove the stains daily the tears production activaded its a normal proces off the eyes When the stains are verry wet , only dry tthe stains and clean only 2 times in a week.

Sebastián Trujillo:
My bully had bad tear stains and a very bad soaring inside the wrinkle over his nose. I tried every thing until a vet told me to use Savlon liquid. I used it once a day cleaning gently with cotton. Those tear stains disappeared.

Kimberly Simmons Daily:
Antifungal wipes work best for us

Vanessa Hinojosa Eubank:
Mal-A-Ket Wipes by DermaPet from Entirelypets.com works wonders!

Inedabully Million:
I use stridex medicated pads under the nose stock and for the tear area. the stridex kills any fungus, yeast and bacteria. I use it daily if there is a problem and then a couple times a week after that or as needed.

Sian O’Brien:
Sensitive baby wipes, allow to dry then sudocrem or sensitive diaper rash cream, careful to avoid the eyes. Irradiates the yeast, soothes redness, smells good, reduces the swelling and works!

Shannon Haley-Anderson:
Apple cider vinegar in their drinking water helps with tear stains also, but the root of the problem stems from what the dog is fed.

Sandra Bryant:
Filtered water in a stainless bowl is what I used and Annabella’s tear staining disappeared. I clean her folds, ears and entire body with unscented baby wipes daily

Vonny Robertson: I bath my babies with Douxo antiseptic shampoo, plus have the Douxo pads. Tear stains are just from active tear glands, which can be that way from wind/dust/my one puppy had tears already at 6 weeks old. Just got to keep the face clean firstly, but more importantly -dry. If you keep putting ointments or wet creams on, it’s just going to create a bacterial infection in the facial wrinkles. My bulldog vet says his motto is “clean and dry, clean and dry!”. Can’t make the tear production stop. Just got to keep it clean and dry

Jenna Adriaenssens:
I use baby wipes to clean and baby powder to dry.

Jennifer Palacios:
Baby wipes on the daily. Fragrant free of course. And I make a solution of part vinegar (small amount) with distilled water and clean the areas if needed once a day when it calms down every other day to weekly using a cotton ball pad.

Christina Smith:
I also put couple tablespoons of braggs raw apple cider vinegar in my bullies water.

Lynne Anderson: I use optrex eye lotion for humans on a cotton pad very safe to rub around the and does not sting and dry with a tissue

Annah V. Luker: I have a cat that cleans them daily! Highly recommended to get your bully a pet cat. For companionship & cleanliness. They are good friends

Related Links and Blogs:
Wrinkle Cleaning
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I am Your Dog

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I am your dog, and I have a little something I’d like to whisper in your ear.
I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise.
It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.

Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours?
They are slightly cloudy now.  That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle.
You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine?  Do you see a spirit?
A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world?
A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time?
That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me.

So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of another of my kind, passing.
Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat.
Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end,
when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes.
Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land.

I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week.
Someday you will shed the water from your eyes that humans have when deep grief fills their souls
and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just “One more day” with me.
Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We have NOW, together.

So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see?
If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart.
Come to me not as “alpha” or as “trainer” or even “Mom or Dad,” come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another’s eyes, and talk.
I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself or even life in general.
You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with. Someone very different from you, and here I am.

I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls.
I do not think of you as a “Dog on two feet” — I know what you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.
Now, come sit with me, on the floor.  Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes.
Look deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears.
Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self.
We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short.

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A little Boy and his Bull

Dave introduces Bella the Bulldog. A cute video of a loving boy talking about his dog…I think he uses the word cute, kind and nice about seven times and in the mean time he is giving his dog kisses and hugs..Now how cute is that?
I say we all give a comment and thumbs on youtube for David and Bella!

Bulldogs In the Army and Navy

A Collection of Bulldogs and Bullybreed Dogs in the Army & Navy
*updated 25-05-2013*

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Bulldog Yoga

Yoga Lessons from Bulldogs. The Five Basics to do a proper Yoga Bulldog Work Out.
Thank You all for sending in your photos and videos.


Viewers in Germany can not watch the video cause of musicrights, for those viewers go to Baggy Bulldogs on Youtube and click the video without music.
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Some trainingtips on how to do Yoga together with your Bulldog.

And for some more Relaxtion, Bulldog Lessons in Sleeping and Relaxation

Bulldogs and Animal Friends

*updated 05-05-13*

Bulldogs are known for their sweet and loving character. They love people, dogs and their love does not stop there. They love all animals. Cats, Birds, Cows, Turtles, Bunnies, Donkeys, Rats, Horses.

A photo and video collection thats shows the true, sweet, loving and gentle character of the English Bulldog. Thank you all for Sharing! Don’t forget to send in your Bulldog for the Next Collection: Easter Bullies.

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Bullerina’s: Just Twist and Drool

Bullerina’s: Bulldogs as Ballerina’s.
Just as light footed and gracefull…

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To Be a Bulldog


Oh to be a Dog… Man’s best friend,
He won’t abandon his owner,
even until the end!
It would solve all problems… what to eat for lunch,
not enough sleep and working a bunch.
Instead… my domain would be the house.
I would hang out and wait to be fed,
Wherever I could find some sunshine
is where I’d make my bed.
No more worries about appeasing my friends,
No more worries about making a mends,
No more worries about money and bills,
Licking myself would provide all the thrills!
So this is my wish, should I die & comeback.
It’s not to be a Shepherd or Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Instead an English Bulldog, all happy and fat,
Spending my days trying to catch the cat.


Author: John C. Thomas

Bulldog Creatures

This is what you’ll get when you cross a Bulldog with a…

..Butterfly

..Jaguar

..a Bee

…Bull Bull

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Rubbing his Butt Parody

A Short Parody of Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up by Sean Lee
Starring Gus the Bulldog Rubbing his Butt..Butt…Butt… against the bathtub
and his owners in the bathtub playing guitar and a hopping unicorn..it doesnt get any better than that:D

Bulldogs Love Volkswagen

Volkswagen famous for being the second largest automaker in the world and famous for…
Their Bulldog Commercials 😀

Sherman the Bulldog and other Bulldogmodels have been starring in a series of Mini Cooper Commercials.

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Baggy Bulldogs

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Bulldog Hall of Shame

*About 10 new Offenders are added to the Hall of Shame. There are a lot of Bad Bullies out there, Lucky for them they are too Cute to stay mad at. * There is a new internet hype with Doggies involved. It is called “Shaming”. When a dog does something wrong it will be shamed by making a picture with a sign, naming the offense of the suspect in the photo. There are several website where you can “shame your dog”  try: www.dogshaming.com or www.shameyourpet.com. Here are some Bulldog and other Doggy Offenders who have been Shamed.

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10 Dog Commandments

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1.
My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any seperation from you will be painfull to me. Remember that before you adopt or buy me.

2. Give me time to learn and understand what you want from me. Have Patience

3. Trust me 100%, trust is crucial to my well-being.

4.  Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, entertainment and friends,…I only have You!

5. Talk to me, even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice when it’s speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I’ll never forget.

7. Remember before you hit me; I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, I just Choose not to bite you please choose not to hit me.

8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m just feeling sick or lonely

9. Take care of me my whole life, even when I get old and sick.

10.Go with me on difficult journeys, ..Everything is easier for me when you are there.


Remember … 

                               I Love You!

James Being Cute

James Hond Playing Upside Down,
being his Cute self and going from Cute 2 Crazy as usual.
Im especially weak for the Paws over the Face move;-)

Heavy Heads

Bulldogs have large heads and just keeping it up costs a lot of energy, so why not lean ?
A pillow, a chair, a sofa or another dog or human will do fine aswell…

Geno the english bulldog smashes his face against a glass sliding door because he doesn’t want to hold his head up

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DogFighting and BSL

After reading and hearing numerous sad stories of dogs being used to fight and dogs that are put down just because they are labelled a fightingbreed, I think it’s time I voiced my opinion on the following issues:

Aggresive breeds/BSL (Breed-specific legislation) and Dog Fighting

For starters: I don’t believe but I KNOW that there is no such thing as a Fighting Breed. Nature didn’t make fighters out of these dogs, people did! Yes, there are dogbreeds that will respond quicker with agression and are more dominant than other breeds but those dogs don’t make the difference but the owners do. No healthy dog is born a killer, not a labrador nore a pitbull.


There are no Bad Breeds only Bad Owners! 

These dogbreeds are not born fighters or unstable. Humans create this unwanted behaviour in them. But somehow we still judge our dogs on their breed and looks even in law.


There are several countries where a number of dogbreeds are forbidden just because of their so called bad reputation. Not only do they use this to ban certain types of breeds, they also have rules like;

  • Every pitbull has to wear a muzzle
  • No stafford or bullybreed is allowed off leash in the dogparks
  • Dogs with simalar characteristics to a bully- or pitbull breed and don’t have the right papers are immediately put down for no other reason than their looks

Simple question…What has been learned from human history?
Do not judge on skincolor, looks, religion or background, judge people on their actions… Should we not do the same for our animals? 

These laws were made by people who do not know much about dogs and who are responsible for a lot of animal and human suffering which is totally unnecessary. With these laws they are claiming to protect humans from these ‘killing monsters’.. When in reality they are letting the real monsters go, the dogowners and animal abusers who are responsible.

As I wrote before I would like to stipulate, dogs are not born fighters or born unstable. It is  humans who create these unwanted behaviours in them. If you look at it that way, it is heartbreaking to hear when they put dogs down for what their owners did to them. It is like putting down a victim of abuse, just because of the fact that they were abused they now no longer fit in, because of their unsocialized character or unwanted behaviour.

You would think that after all the opinions of animalexperts, dogowners, breeders and kennelorganisations and the TV hit the Dogwhisperer these opinions and laws would have been changed by now. You would think that people would have come to the conclusion that it is not the dog or the breed but the owners that are to blame and furthermore  that no matter how bad the behaviour seems these dogs can be rehalibated to be a loving socialized pets. Continue reading

To A Bulldog..


English poet JC Squire John Collings Squire much loved World War One Poem “To a Bulldog” . The Poem was first published in 1917 and dedicated to his friend killed in the great war Captain William Hammond Smith (52nd Bde, Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Annie Smith, He was educated at Faith’s School, Blundell’s School and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge where he gained a BA in Classics. He later studied at the Royal Academy and the Slade School of Art. He was KIA 12th April, 1917).

Sir John Collings Squire (2 April 1884 — 20 December 1958) was a British poet, writer, historian, and influential literary editor of the post-World War I period. JC Squire was born in Plymouth, England on April 2 1882 and died in Rushlake Green in Sussex, England on Dec. 20 1958. He was a leading poet of the Georgian school, a journalist, playwright, and an influential critic and editor. He was educated at Blundell’s School and then at Cambridge University (St. John’s College). He was appointed literary editor of the New Statesman in 1913, and acting editor in 1917.

To A Bulldog..

We shan’t see Willy any more, Mamie,
He won’t be coming any more:
He came back once and again and again,
But he won’t get leave any more.

We looked from the window and there was his cab,
And we ran downstairs like a streak,
And he said, ‘Hullo, you bad dog,’ and you crouched to the floor,
Paralysed to hear him speak.

And then let fly at his face and his chest
Till I had to hold you down,
While he took off his cap and his gloves and his coat,
And his bag and his thonged Sam Browne.

We went upstairs to the studio,
The three of us, just as of old,
And you lay down and I sat and talked to him
As round the room he strolled.

Here in the room where, years ago
Before the old life stopped,
He worked all day with his slippers and his pipe,
He would pick up the threads he’d dropped,

Fondling all the drawings he had left behind,
Glad to find them all still the same,
And opening the cupboards to look at his belongings
. . . Every time he came.

But now I know what a dog doesn’t know,
Though you’ll thrust your head on my knee,
And try to draw me from the absent-mindedness
That you find so dull in me.

And all your life, you will never know
What I wouldn’t tell you even if I could,
That the last time we waved him away
Willy went for good.

But sometimes as you lie on the hearthrug
Sleeping in the warmth of the stove,
Even through your muddled old canine brain
Shapes from the past may rove.

You’ll scarcely remember, even in a dream,
How we brought home a silly little pup,
With a big square head and little crooked legs
That could scarcely bear him up,

But your tail will tap at the memory
Of a man whose friend you were,
Who was always kind though he called you a naughty dog
When he found you in his chair;

Who’d make you face a reproving finger
And solemnly lecture you
Till your head hung downwards and you looked very sheepish:
And you’ll dream of your triumphs too,

Of summer evening chases in the garden
When you dodged us all about with a bone:
We were three boys, and you were the cleverest,
But now we’re two alone.

When summer comes again,
And the long sunsets fade,
We shall have to go on playing the feeble game for two
That since the war we’ve played.

And though you run expectant as you always do
To the uniforms we meet,
You’ll never find Willy among all the soldiers
In even the longest street,

Nor in any crowd; yet, strange and bitter thought,
Even now were the old words said,
If I tried the old trick and said, ‘Where’s Willy?’
You would quiver and lift your head,

And your brown eyes would look to ask if I was serious
And wait for the word to spring.
Sleep undisturbed: I shan’t say that again,
You innocent old thing.

I must sit, not speaking, on the sofa,
While you lie asleep on the floor;
For he’s suffered a thing that dogs couldn’t dream of,
And he won’t be coming here any more

Big Bulldog Bellies

A Collection of Bulldog Bellies. I still can’t figure out what is the Cutest Bulldog Part..
The floppy cheeks, the flat nose, the short legs, the wrinkly face, the wiggly butts or…the round bellies?

Big Bulldog Belly Blubber

Baby Bulldog Belly in Balls

Check out my 6Pack

Bulky Bully Belly

Play Belly iso Play Ball

Belly wants Burgerz

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Bruno and the Bee

Bruno’s Face Off  with Bee (name unknown),  Bulldog intimidating Bee with vicious growl, Bee shaking with fear Bzzz

One Year Old and her Two Best Friends

Cute Girl and her Two best friends a Pitbull and a Bulldog.

Unconditional Love ♥

Sausage Shaped,
teeth protruding,
their nightly snores
I find so soothing.
My real friends are Bulldogs,
true love twenty four-seven
Please God, will they join me in Heaven?
Duffy, Puddin, Fat little Frog,
who cares if they make noise like a hog
I love them, they love me. . . .
Unconditionally.
Truer love you’ll never find
then a dog with a stumpy, fat behind
Pet them, hug them, it doesn’t matter
I live to hear their feet pitter-patter.

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Author: Jacqueline R Goodrich

How to Train your Dog not to Pull

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Would you like a Dog that walks on a regular collar without pulling ? Read On. The answer to how to stop the pulling can be found if we ask ourselves the question “Why do Dogs pull?” The reason Dogs pull is that they want to move forward and explore. There are a lot of things outside than can get the attention of the Dog (other Dogs, smells, people etc).  To make things worse, the dog’s natural pace is faster than ours, so they quickly find themselves at the end of a leash. They pull because it works: they want to go forward (often towards some specific thing) so they pull forward and we give in by going forward with them. It doesn’t take the Dog long to figure out that pulling gets it to where it wants to go. The problem gets worse when the owner resists the pulling a bit. The dog then tries to pull harder and the owner finally gives in, resulting in a dog who learns that if they just keep pulling harder, they’ll eventually get to where they want to go. The main secret to stopping a Dog from pulling is to not allow at all and by also teaching them that they can go where they want when you say so and when they don’t pull. The other part of training involves teaching the dog that when it’s on leash, it must pay at least some attention to where the person at the other end of the leash is.

The most common thing people do when a dog pulls is to yank on the leash. This method might work to teach a dog not to pull but in many cases it has little or no effect. Many dogs don’t seem to mind being jerked with the leash. Often these jerks start as small ones and don’t really have much effect on the dog, so the jerks get progressively bigger, but all the while the dog is building up a tolerance to them and gets pretty good at ignoring them. These leash jerks are our way of telling the dog that what it’s doing is wrong, but we are generally very inconsistent with them. We let the dog pull until our arm gets tired, then we jerk the dog back. What this tells the dog is that most of the time it’s okay to pull, but occasionally it’s not. The dog has no idea when it’s okay and when it’s not.

When your Dog is pulling I advise a regular dog collar with a normal leash (not a retractable leash). Some opinions differ on this but in my opinion using a harness, chokechain or pinchcollar is not the right way to  solve the problem. A harness makes pulling on the leash more comfortable, so it can encourage it. With a harness you are leading them with their body, which can be quite difficult since they can keep turning their head in another direction if they get distracted. Chokechains or pinch collars I don’t use at all. You want your dog to respond to YOU (your verbal and or visual cues) not to its collar! Both options are using force to make your dog listen. Besides, it is not the dog who should decide when it needs to be corrected that is your job. In a lot of ways both pinch collars and choke chains will work counterproductive. Also especially the stronger breeds can get into a “zone” and when they keep on pulling while ignoring the collar or chain this can cause serious health complications. In my opinion those are forms of  fake control. Really having control over your Dog is walking your Dog  on a short leash and normal collar with no tension at all, your dog besides you looking up to you waiting for you to move. This way you don’t feel in control but you are in control and by doing this you and your dog will both enjoy your walks together.

So when you have the right equipment to take control of the dogwalks again, how do you start?

  • First of all, before putting the leash on your dog, it has to be calm and relaxed. When he or she is jumping around and you run after it to put on the collar you started off wrong already. When your dog gets all excited when you get the leash put it back and wait  while till the dog has calmed down again.
  • From the moment your Dog is on the leash, there is One Golden rule: Don’t Walk forward if there is tension on the leash! When the dog is about to apply ANY tension to the leash at all immediately Stop! When the dog turns to see what happened to you, praise for his attention. Encourage the dog back into position next to you, if necessary, take a few steps backwards.

Here are some helpfull videos to help you :

It might seem very simple, but sometimes it is. Just STOP every single time you note that the dog is about to put the slightest tension on the leash and the pulling will go away.  It really works! The key is being consistent and persistent. It helps when training, to tire your dog out before the walk (for example by a game of fetch) and then take him for a walk every day with only ONE goal: to walk without tension and you absolutely refuse to take a single forward step when you feel tension on the leash, he will discover that pulling is is no longer working. It might take a while but (especially Bulldogs are very stubborn, so old habits die hard). But when you have patience and are consistent you will see the lightbulb go on when he realizes this. If you don’t give up, he will learn it!

Bulldog Interdigital Cysts

Interdigital Cysts, (growths between the toes). Nobody really knows what causes them, some people think it is a fungus and some think it is an ingrown hair or that it may form as a result of the penetration of the skin by a foreign body – frequently grass awns. They usually clear up on their own and I am of the opinion they should not be punctured because that can lead to infection. And if possible try to avoid the antibiotic route unless there is an infection. Interdigital cysts are common in some breeds of dog . They are soft to firm fluid-filled swellings that form in the web of skin between the toes. They sometimes rupture and discharge fluid or pus.

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Breed Occurrence

The following breeds of dog are said to develop interdigital cysts commonly :

  • English Bulldogs
  • German Shepherd Dogs
  • German Short-haired Pointers
  • Great Danes
  • Pekingese
  • Scottish Terriers
  • West Highland White Terriers

Signs

  • Pigmentation of the skin and hair between the toes (red-brown-black)
  • Soft to firm swelling(s) in the web of skin between the toes
  • Discharge fluid or pus
  • Increased licking or biting of the feet between the toes
  • Lameness

Complications
Bacterial infection is a secondary complication.

Diagnosis
Diagnosis is based upon the typical location and appearance of the swellings in the interdigital skin. XRays may be taken to detect foreign material eg metal, or underlying involvement of bone, and a biopsy may be taken to eliminate the possibility of cancer.

Treatment
Medical treatment involves the use of corticosteroids (like prednisolone) which are effective in some cases. Surgical exploration of the cysts will help to identify and remove any foreign material eg grass awns.
Surgical removal (excision) off the swellings is the usual outcome if a patient does not respond to medical treatment. Unfortunately recurrence at the same site or in another interdigital web is common.

Prognosis
Good if a foreign body can be identified and removed. Guarded if no primary cause can be found because recurrence is common.

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When the area is not infected applying the bath instructions below in an early stage this will help to dissolve it in a few days in 90% of the cases.
Soak your dogs paws (preferably two or three times a day) with Epsom salts. The easiest way to do this is to do in the tub or fill the laundry tub up with 2 to 3 inches of warm water and 1 cup of Epsom Salts.
Put your Bulldog in the tub and just pet him for about 10 minutes or so. After ten minutes or so have elapsed, put your bulldog on a thick towel and gently pat his affected foot dry.

Some people use the method below when this does not work. My last Bulldog had this problem a few times but the method named above always worked for her so I never used the method described below.
After the first bath with Epsom Salts and drying its paws, fill up a cup with about an inch of hydrogen peroxide and hold his paws in this for a few moments. The area and in particular the cyst itself will respond to the hydrogen peroxide with bubbling, where as the rest of his foot does not. This shows that there is catalase enzyme present in these areas, which is one of the components released when blood or damaged cells are present.

Remember always consult with your veterinarian before starting any kind of treatment.

Bulldogs in the Snow

A Photo and Video Collection of Bulldogs in the Snow.

We have Sledding Bulldogs, Snowboarding Bulldogs, Snow diving Bulldogs, Bulldog Snow Monsters. Just the best collection ever of photos and videos of Bulldogs in the Snow (if I may so myself;). There was just too much Bulldog Snow Cuteness so I suggest you take a cup of hot Coco, Snuggle up on the couch with ur dog and take the time, cause this might take a while, enjoy!

Thank you all 4 sending in ur Pictures & Videos, want to add your Bulldog to his collection? Tweet @baggybulldogs or post on Facebook with #WinterBulldogs

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My Sweet Ms Bean

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Naming Your Dog

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Choosing the best name for your dog is a very important decision for new dog owners. In fact, it may one of the most important decisions a new dog owner makes. The 1st thing that most people ask when meeting you and your dog is “What’s your dog’s name?” How people respond to your dog will be linked with the name that you choose. So, as with naming children, great care should be taken when giving your pooch a name. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to pick a name for your Dog.

  • Avoid names that are longer than a couple syllables, as these will be harder to call out as well as harder for your animal to recognize. If you do choose a long name, consider giving your pet a nickname. If choosing a long name keep in mind the shortened version. A long name will inevitably be shortened, but it may ruin the effect that you were originally looking for.
  • If you have more than one pet, try to allow their names to match, like Laurel & Hardy, Benson and Hedges, Bonnie and Clyde, Abbott and Costello. You can also use phrases like Sugar and Spice or Peanut Butter and Jelly.
  • Unless you are especially attached to a certain dog name, avoid choosing one of the most popular names. You will run into other dogs with your dog’s name and it could lead to some confusion at the dog park or vet’s office. The names Bella, Bailey, Max, Molly, Lola and Buddy are just a few of the most popular names
  • Consider your dog’s appearance and personality. You can choose a descriptive name like “Dottie” for a Dalmatian, “Shorty” for a Dachshund, or “Happy” for a jovial mutt, but this has been done many times before. On the other hand, it can be cute to pick a name that describes the opposite of your dog, such as “Tiny” for a Mastiff or “Attila” for a little Yorkie. Also a very active dog can be called comet or dash, a very lazy or slow dog can be called Turtle
  • Some people like to name their dogs after famous celebrities or historical figures. For instance, a classical music lover might name a dog Brahms or Mozart. Sports fans might pick the first or last names of their favorite players. Literature enthusiasts might name a dog after a favorite author.
  • Another fun idea, if you like the idea of a theme, is to name your dog (or dogs) after something you enjoy. Wine enthusiasts might consider names Merlot. Scientists could name their dogs after chemical elements.
  • No matter what you name your dog, make it a name that you like and one that your dog responds well to. As long as you are pleased with the name, who really cares if it’s highly unusual or incredibly popular? After all, your dog doesn’t know the difference.
  • You might get the idea for a name because reminds you of a certain place, incident or item. For instance, a dog found as a stray puppy at The Home Depot might be named “Depot.” A dog born or adopted in the spring can be called Blossom.
  • For dogs avoid names that sound like the standard commands of No, Stay, Sit, Come, Down or Fetch. For example “Joe” is probably too close to “No”. It can be difficult for dogs to tell the difference between similar sounding words.
  • The name you choose says as much about you as it does about your dog. It shows how you view your dog and your relationship with it. Some names can cause people to judge a dog and react positively or negatively when hearing it. Think about that before calling your pitbull Killer you might rob your dog of a lot of socializing with other pets and owners. Names with negative connotations (“Killer, Fang, etc”) should be avoided, as they can put your dog at an immediate disadvantage. Consciously or unconsciously people often respond to negative names negatively and you might needlessly damage your dog’s reputation. So when choosing the right name for your dog, think positive!

I myself have two Bulldogs now. One is Called James Hond 007 and the other is called Ms Bean. Both English Bulldogs I was thinking they should have typical English Names aswell. I combined that with the personality of both dogs and came up with these names. James as a puppy was a real explorer and adventurer so I named him after James Bond, Hond is dutch for Dog. Ms Bean always had that funny “smart” look that made everyone laugh so she became the female version of the famous tv persona Mr Bean. Before I had Bulldogs with the names: Baggy (named after loose clothes/loose skin), Bulldozer (got her name after chewing trough a door for extra food, where theres food there is a way), Twister (always rolling and swirling around) and Botox (one of the most wrinkley puppies ever). It’s always gives a laugh when their names are called out at the Vets;) Here are some more name suggestions for your dogs, if you like to add a dogs name to the list just tweet @baggybulldogs or post on Facebook.

I devided the names in Male, Female and Couples. Off course some names fith both male and female dogs.

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No Weally Imma Bear..Roarr

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Photograph is copyrighted used with consent of the owner, Thank You!

You Can Help 2 Stop Dogfighting

Dog fighting is one of the most serious forms of animal abuse. Although dog fighting is illegal in most countries, this cruel form of abuse for human entertainment still happens every day. Infact dog fighting is making a comeback in a big way in the U.S. It is estimated by some government sources that there are on average about 16,000 dogs killed each year in organized dog fights and that number continues to grow. All over the world, in backyards everywhere, helpless dogs are being bred to fight and die for this very sick form of human entertainment. These unimaginably cruel and sick dog fighters are even going to animal shelters posing as a loveable new owner when in fact they will force them to fight against their own fighting dogs for training and to give them a taste for blood. Also, dogs are increasingly kidnapped from peoples yards and homes to die in dog fights.

Because fighting dogs is illegal, people who do these cowardly and sick crimes will try to hide any evidence of dogfighting to avoid being caught. So what do we have to look for and what do we do when we suspect someone?
Here are some tips on how to recognize dog fighting dogs and fighting areas and  who to call to report this.

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How to recognize dog fighting
Multiple dogs are generally housed in one location. More sophisticated operations may look more like a kennel; in fact many that breed and fight dogs do so under the auspices of a kennel to deflect suspicion. Less sophisticated dogfighters, especially the urban street fighters generally have several dogs chained in backyards, often behind privacy fences or in basements or garages. Dogs that have been fought have fresh wounds or scars, in various stages of healing, on the head, chest and legs.

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The area

Blood spattered on any surface. Dogs may be fought or trained in basements, garages, barns, and vacant buildings, so spatters of blood on any interior walls or floors should be closely documented. Dogs are often trained outside, so watch for blood spattered outside, especially near training equipment. When live animals are used as bait, there are generally remains of the animals on site. On the training location there will probably be training devices like: Treadmills, catmills (jennys), springpoles (jumppoles), flirtpoles, chains/weights, and any implements used to hang or harness bait animals. Pry bars, bite sticks, or breaking sticks are used to pry the dog’s jaws open when he has gripped onto another animal

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On the Internet
Matches are often filmed and the videos can be used in court as evidence.  Many dogfighters also utilize the internet to maintain contact with other ‘fanciers’, post match stats, to order and sell supplies and dogs, etc. The newspaper can also be utilized to identify potential breeding and selling of fighting dogs. Often classified advertisements for fighting dogs include a reference to ‘game bred’ dogs.


Report suspected Dogfighting in the USA:

Report suspected dog fighting anonymously, from anywhere in the U.S.

Call, toll-free, at: 1.877.215.2250, or visit HelpStopDogFighting.com and submit a form online.

Report suspected Dogfighting  in the Netherlands:
Bel 144 (anonieme meldingen worden hier niet in behandeling genomen) Wanneer u 144 belt, krijgt u de politie aan de lijn. Afhankelijk van de melding kan de politie besluiten de Landelijke Inspectiedienst Dierenbescherming in te schakelen. Als melder krijgt u de garantie dat er zorgvuldig en conform de Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens met uw gegevens wordt omgesprongen. Natuurlijk wordt uw naam niet bekend gemaakt bij de ‘beklaagden’.
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Stop Dog Fighting and Animal Cruelty
Stop PuppyMills
Stop Fighting the Dogs Music Video
Safe a Life and Adopt
Dog Fighting, Michael Vick, Mos Def and Chris Rock

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Happy B-day Pug

This one is 4 Madeline the Puggy that turned 14 this Monday!
Give ur Congrats: Madeline

Candles are Scary Things..Imagine the Look if it were 14 of them!

Stop Puppy Mills

Adopt from Shelters or Rescues or buy a puppy from a good breeder, don’t get your dog from a petstore or from the internet.

Bulldogs and Owners

A Photo Collection of Bulldogs and their Owners
Thank you all for sending in those lovely photos, a Photo Collection that truly shows the Bulldog Character; Loving, Loyal, Cuddly and of course Oh Sooo Cute!


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Turtle Chasing Bulldog

I don’t know if I can call it a chase
but in Turtle Terms & conditions I think this could be a Olympic Medal

The Life of a Puppy

This morning, I woke up & kissed my dad’s head.
I peed on the carpet, then went back to bed.
“The life of a puppy, oh my, this is great.”

Then I thought about breakfast,” I hope it’s not late.”
Mom took me outside, we walked for a while.
This never fails to make Mama smile.
I sniffed of everything, that we did pass,
I ate something weird – it gave me gas.
I’m sure my parents loves me, I know that is true.
They gave me so many great things to chew.
Rugs, plants or rocks, I really don’t care.
What I truly like best, is Dad’s underwear.That obedience book, was sort of yummy.
Though it didn’t sit well on my poor puppy tummy.
I threw up a bit, but that was all right,
When Mom found it later, I was well out of sight.

I made streamers of T. P., while running at full speed.
Mom is pretty quick — but I was still in the lead.
I flew under the bed, and Mom flew past,
She stopped-shook her head, and breathed,
“You’re too fast.”

Mama later phoned Daddy, and said, “It was frightening!”
That afternoon, she was sure I’d pooped lightning.
She’d sat at the computer, while I chewed the cord,
She thought I was mad, but I was just bored.

When Mama had enough, couldn’t take anymore,
That’s when my tushy got shoved out the door.
I love it inside, but outside is best.
Lay in the cool grass, and had a good rest.

That didn’t last long, there was too much to do
Can’t quite remember where I hid Daddy’s shoe.
I found an old bone, and scratched at a flea,
I watched the dumb squirrels as they jumped in a tree.

I barked at the kids, when they got off the bus.
I can’t figure out why this makes Mama fuss.
I barked at the neighbor, I barked at the wind.
I barked and barked, till Mom yelled, “COME IN.”

The sun dipped in the west-soon Daddy would come!
I sure love my daddy: we always have fun.
I barked at my daddy, then turned on my charms,
I woo-wooed, “Hello,” then jumped in his arms.

Sitting under the table — it’s sooo hard to wait.
Daddy slipped me a goodie right off his plate.
I raced through the house, and scattered my toys,
Ricocheted off the furniture, and made lots of noise.

Mom found her purse – the one I abused.
Daddy let loose a chuckle. Mom asked “Amused?”
I cowered down low, I must be in trouble.
Dad said, “Wasn’t MY boy, it must be his double!”

Mom turned off the TV, and said,”Time for bed.”
Dad said “Let’s go boy,” and patted my head.
I got in my spot, between Mom and Dad,
I thought ’bout my day and what fun I had.

Mama kicked out my bone from the covers below,
Then let loose a sigh — a sigh deep and low.
She gave me a kiss, and snuggled me tight,
And whispered so softly, ‘My darling goodnight’.

 

JetSkiing Bulldog

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Bulldog Begging 4 Attention

You Gotta Love the Bulldog Sounds. Ms Bean begging for attention. I was able to resist for a little while. No worry when the video stopped she got lots of Hugs;)

Bulldog Tung Exercise

Miss Bean always letting it all hang out. Normally I just put it back in so her tung doesnt dry hanging out. This time it was to tempting to play and show you;)

Paralized Puppy Walks Again

Spencer the bull dog had been paralized as a puppy. He was found on the doorstep of a family that took him in and did everything they could to make his life easier. His vet said he was either dropped or was stomped on.

Westbrook Brace & Limb out of Tampa Florida had never fitted an animal before and Jason decided to help Spencer get a new lease on life. He formed the casts and created the prostethics that were fitted on Spencers legs and Crocs were the key for keep Spencer balanced. It was a success as the video shows.

Spencer is now home and enjoying walks with his other family member Pork Chop, the blind pig.

The Best of Meaty and Beefy

A compilation of Meaty and Beefy from Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory on MTV

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It’s a Bird.. It’s a Plane… It’s …a Bulldog?

It’s a Bird..
It’s a Plane…
It’s a…Bulldog?

Bulldog making his Bed

Bulldog making his Bed, getting his blanket a pillow and of course his little fluffy sleeping buddy