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Bulldog puppy en route

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Aaron T, Dec 17, 2018.


  1. Aaron T

    Aaron T PetForums Newbie

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    hello good people of dog land. I’ve had retrievers my entire life and just moved into a new place, small garden... my friends bulldog had a litter recently and I ended up picking one. Just wondered if anyone had any advice in regards to what I should expect her to need exercise wise and when can she go out? I’m getting her at 7 weeks ...I tend to disagree with my vet he told me not to take my last Springador out for 6 months so her immune system could build up, that cant be right?
    Also I may have had dogs all my life but this is the first one I’m personally responsible for raising/training/housebreaking etc, as, well it’s my house lol all grown up :(
     
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  2. Emma Wilford

    Emma Wilford PetForums Newbie

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    She will be fine to take out 2 weeks after her last injections.

    Most bulldogs don't need that much exercise, mine plays in the garden and goes on a 20-30 minute walk a day and that does her. Bulldogs are fab!!
    Good luck!!
     
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    tabelmabel PetForums VIP

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    6 months?! Good grief!! I take it you're not in the UK?
     
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  4. Chatcat

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    After her injections it should be 5 minutes for every month old, so at 6 months old she should be walking for 30 minutes. Only!!
     
  5. Aaron T

    Aaron T PetForums Newbie

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    Yep just outside London!
     
  6. Aaron T

    Aaron T PetForums Newbie

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    Almost sounds too easy lol thankyou.
     
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    tabelmabel PetForums VIP

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    That's incredibly old fashioned advice - the knowledge that socialisation windows close at 12 and 16wks has been long known.

    How was your springador? Did you follow the advice?
     
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    Not old fashioned advice at all - more non existent advice. Either the vet was a lunatic or the OP misheard.
     
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    Ha ha yes you're right @Blitz
     
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  10. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    It really depends on the bulldog. If it has severe BAOS then you will have to be very careful about exercising and over-heating. On the other hand if he has a nice muzzle and breathes without making any noises and is generally healthy then you should be able to exercise him like any other dog. Make sure you get insurance as they can have serious expensive health issues. Parents should both have had all the health tests English bulldogs need because they are such an unhealthy breed - not that you can do anything about it now!
    Exercise is up to you, I personally would rather pup gets out and socialised by showing it the world than hide it away in the house until all vaccinations have been done. You can carry the pup around, take it to friend's houses (as long as their dogs are vaccinated), the cafe, park bench, supermarket car park etc, just don't put him on the ground -especially if it is an area with a lot of dogs. Find a good puppy class and go, not just for the training but socialisation etc. And visit the vet often, just pop along for cuddles and treats while pup is young so they get used to the vets and don't get stressed.
    For walking free-running pup can do as much as they like (within reason), but lead walking the general rule is 5 mins per month of age.
     
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  11. Aaron T

    Aaron T PetForums Newbie

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    No I took her out after a month didn’t want her to fall behind in her training/socialisation, joy etc, couldn’t find anything online agreeing with the vet then. We have since changed vets
     
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  12. Aaron T

    Aaron T PetForums Newbie

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    Great. Trickier question, my family (mum) lives on the property in a separate building with the 2 springadors, their both fully vaccinated etc, do I keep the bulldog away from them for the 2 weeks to be safe or introduce straight away? They’ll be sharing a garden ..hopefully
     
  13. Aaron T

    Aaron T PetForums Newbie

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    To be honest I always planned to adopt and never thought of getting a bulldog because of exactly those issues. I met the mum though as a pup and have seen her grow up and she’s the healthiest bulldog I’ve ever seen, also the father is very healthy looking and the breeder has another 2 bully’s aged 11 and 12 so I’m less concerned about the health problems than if I had sought out and bought a dog off an unknown breeder. All happening by chance
     
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    You can absolutely introduce them straight away. I’d probably introduce them one at a time so your puppy isn’t overwhelmed, and similarly watch that the puppy doesn’t make a nuisance of itself - not all dogs appreciate puppies.
     
  15. Aaron T

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    Good advice I’m going to bring them into my house seperately to meet her and get to know her probably the evening of after she’s been in a new place for a few hours, or maybe the next day if she’s a sleepy puppy
     
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    Read the Puppy Support thread above when you get a chance you may well need it at some point.
    Especially when sleep deprivation sets in due to night time outside toilet training in the dark!
    Very exciting tho, & we need pictures when the little one arrives ;)
     
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  17. Aaron T

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    I went and saw her today growing so fast! Picking up Saturday I’m sure there will be pictures lol :). And bites for me apparently mines the bully of the litter
     
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    How exciting for you,get ready for a lot of hard work,:D
     
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    Slight thread de-rail, sorry OP. But I spy another bull terrier owner! *waves* :Hilarious
    I was aware of one other but yours look younger :)

    - back on topic -

    Good luck OP. Welcome to the puppy world.
     
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  20. Aaron T

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    I’m looking forward to it, first dog I’ve had that I’ll be training by myself in my own house ...going to be interesting I’ll prbably on here half the night looking for help haha
     
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