English Bulldog Breed Information and Photos

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Although originally used for fighting and bull baiting, the English Bulldog is now known as an affectionate, good tempered, popular pet choice in the US. This is a page about English Bulldog breed information and photos.
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We have a four year old English Bulldog (Sir Winston Oliver Campbell of Stongate) whose eating habits have become increasingly harder to meet. My husband has spoiled him just a bit and now all he'll eat is pure liver. If I grind it up and mix it with veggies he'll go hungry first. I am concerned about his health as I am sure a pure protein diet is not good for him. Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how did they over come it? I love this dog!

By Janet Campbell from Niagara

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May 4, 20090 found this helpful

So your letting this dog dictate to you! He will quickly become deficient in important vitamins and minerals if fed a liver only diet. I'd set down his proper dog ration and don't worry if he doesn't eat it.

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He figures you'll cave in and give him what he wants so of course he won't touch it. Let him go a few days if necessary. He won't starve. Just make sure he has plenty of fresh water.

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May 4, 20090 found this helpful

I vote with takelbaby. You've got to do what is best for the dog, not what the dog wants. If you had a child who only wanted cake for every meal you would dream of giving in. As long as you allow this dog to be the head of the house he'll do it.

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May 4, 20090 found this helpful

Yeah I agree also, he's not gonna starve his self, but I know how we love them dogs like our kids. Have you tried slowly mixing a little can dog food in with his liver slowly over the next few days or so? Good Luck.

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May 9, 20090 found this helpful

All 3 of these responses are right on the money. The hardest part is YOUR part. Just remember, animals have an extremely high survival mode in them. They will only let their stubbornness dictate them so long, and then they wiill do what is necessary to survive.

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Dogs' systems are not designed like ours tho, and people food is not good for them. An occasional small treat (mine get a small people treat MAYBE once or twice a month) won't hurt them. But it sounds like yours needs to come COMPLETELY off of any kind of people treat at all for about 6 months till he gets the idea that you aren't going to submit to his sad eyes.
Another thing, it is possible to train them to clean up their own food bowls before you'll give them a treat of any kind. Mine will ask, but if I look at their bowls and there's food in them (mine have dry down 24/7), I tell them "Nope, go eat your food". And they do. This holds true for people treats or doggy treats, including rawhides.

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May 9, 20090 found this helpful

LIver is not only pure protein, it's got a toxic amount of Vitamin A. Your dog is just not hungry enough, so withhold food until his appetite is normal.

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July 24, 2011

Bashful is a 10 month old English Bulldog. After weeks of looking for the right puppy, Bashful came to us through a fellow friend. It was one of those rare but special coincidences.

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Bash loves to play with other neighborhood dogs and chew on his favorite stuffed animal. He also has a lazy side, which includes sleeping anywhere and in any position, haha. Bash is sweet and loving!

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July 8, 2010

Billy is a 3 year old British Bulldog I got from Whitehaven Cumbria 3 years ago. He likes to sleep! He is stubborn, grumpy, lovable and lazy!

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September 9, 2010

Our English Bulldog, Gus, was looking way too handsome to get in trouble for breaking through the screen door.

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January 22, 2012

Zelda is a 3 month old bulldog. She came to us 2 months ago via a breeder in central North Carolina. Zelda likes to chase cats and chickens.

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She does not like to wear her sweater, even though it's pretty cold outside.

Zelda (Bulldog) wearing a red sweater inside.

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I rescued Kira last year from an abusive home. She was kept in a kennel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and was not fed adequately because her owners didn't want to clean her mess.

Kira wearing a hat lying down.

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Lucille is 2 year old English Bulldog. Lucy was stuck in a puppy mill here in Ohio. Her breeder was breeding about 8 different breeds and it was just horrific.

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We got him when he was a pup.

Sitting next to man painting a mural.

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March 22, 2010

Ellie is a 4 year and 11 month old English Bulldog. I got her as a puppy from a breeder in 2005. She likes to eat and sleep. Ellie is loving, protective, and sensitive to my moods and needs.

English Bulldog laying down

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November 17, 2005

Daisy is a 6 month old English Bulldog. We purchased her from a breeder about 4 months ago. She likes to pester and tease our other pets (2 dogs and a cat) and EAT!

Close up of English Bulldog

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November 12, 2015

We got her about a year ago from a family who couldn't take care of her. She's my best and life-long companion.

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She's good with people and animals of all ages and is very free spirited, full of energy.

profile of Molly

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February 2, 2006

Littleman is a 3 year old (on January 27th) English Bulldog. We found a breeder on the computer, went to Mississippi in March 2003 to pick him up.

English Bulldog laying down

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October 13, 2005

English Bulldog named Charlie who is 2 yrs old. He loves chairs, it started with the kitchen chairs, but now everytime I take him anywhere he just sits on a chair like he's a person.

English Bulldog

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August 17, 2006

Jack and George (English Bull Dogs) Photo. Jack and George are our 3 month old English Bull Dogs. We purchased from a breeder at 8 weeks of age.

2 bull dogs with 3 boys

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