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Things you need to know before you purchase an English or French bulldog.

These statements are merely my opinion and remedies that have proven to do well for me in using them on my Bulldogs.This information is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any illness in your Bulldog. Please consult your Veterinarian before administering any medication/ therapies and or home remedies. We do not administer, distribute of sell prescription drugs. Please consult your Veterinarian for access to any of these suggested items.


What are the philosophies of BigBulldogs.com?

Owned and operated by Todd Howard, BigBulldogs.com Inc. serves those who want to learn more about adopting and caring for a French or English Bulldog puppy. The company, which breeds puppies and offers the BigBulldogs.com Rescue Program, recommends people adopt Bulldogs when they are about three months old. While BigBulldogs.com will allow puppies to be […]


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Our commitment to our clients and our dogs.

BIGBULLDOGS.COM………OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS AND OUR DOGS. BigBulldogs.com offers English Bulldog Puppies & French Bulldog Puppies for sale. We offer a (2) YEAR HEALTH GUARANTEE which is the best warranty in the business. We do NOT inbreed or line breed, nor do we support dog clubs that condone this. We have over 25 years […]


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Butters

You don’t have to be a BigBulldogs.com bully, for The BigBulldog (Todd Howard) to love and want to do what he can to make sure you live a long, happy, and healthy bulldog life. On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Susan Bonneau wrote: Hi Todd, It was a pleasure speaking with you the […]


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Dr. Pearson Reference

A letter from Dr. Pearson of San Marcos, CA     Pearson Animal Hospital 1903 W. San Marcos Blvd.. Suite 140San Marcos.CA 92078 (760)598-2512 Fax(760)598-0146 January 24,2 011 My name is Dr. Dorota Pearson, owner of Pearson Animal Hospital in San Marcos, CA.I have been practicing veterinary medicine twenty one years. Todd Howard of BigBulldogs.com, […]


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Can Bulldogs Swim by Todd Howard BigBulldogs.com?

Todd Howard BigBulldogs.com: Hi, I have always been told and read on every Bulldog website that Bulldogs cannot swim. However I live here in Southern California and my neighbor has a nice pool and 2 Bulldogs that are great swimmers. Why does everyone say they can’t swim when its not true? The better question to […]


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How often should I clean my Bulldogs Wrinkles?

Every Bulldog book that I read says that I must clean Bully’s face wrinkles daily. How often do you think that I should clean my Bulldogs Wrinkles? Each week at least 3 people will call or email me, stating that their Bully has a rash or infection in his facial creases and ask me what they should do about it. […]


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What’s the best age to bring home a new Bulldog pup?

Dear BigBulldog, Is it true that when you are introducing a new Bulldog puppy into the family it is best to get the youngest one that you can? (8 weeks old) Whats your opinion? This is a question that I must answer 20 times every week and I think you will be surprised by my […]


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How does the BigBulldogs.com Bulldog Rescue program work?

How does the BigBulldogs.com Bulldog Rescue program work? As most people know unforseen circumstances occur in life. These circumstances sometimes leave the most responsible dog owners in a position that they must give up their dogs. We believe that every breeder has a responsibility to take back their offspring should this situation arise.  Here at Bigbulldogs.com, Inc. we […]


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My Bulldog has been diagnosed with Severe Hip Dysplasia , Demodex Mange, Subluxating Pattellas and Cherry Eye. What do I do?

Question: We spoke to you in the past and you said if we had any questions or needed your advise about bulldogs to feel free to ask. We purchased a bully that is 6 months old now from what we now understand was a hobby breeder ;( From 2 months after we picked her up […]


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How often should you deworm your Bulldog puppy and what brand do you recommend?

A English Bulldog or a French Bulldog puppy should be dewormed monthly. At BigBulldogs.com we use Pyrantel Pamoate at 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 11 weeks and 14 weeks. These are also the time we give puppy booster vaccinations. After that we use Ivermectin monthly for the rest of the Bulldogs life and Pyrantel Pamoate every […]


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House Training Your New English Bulldog or French Bulldog Puppy

House Training your new English Bulldog or French Bulldog Puppy BigBulldogs.com’s recommendations for successful housetraining your puppy is Prevention, Not Punishment! Veterinary Exam: Urine/Fecal Check If you purchased your puppy from us, we take great precautions to ensure that your puppy is free of parasites by sending the puppy home with parasite and worming treatment […]


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French Bulldog Breed Standard

French Bulldog Breed Standard The French Bulldog are active, intelligent, muscular and heavy boned, with a smooth coat, and compactly built; of medium or small structure. “Frenchies” are bred primarily as pets and companions, but they also make a good watchdog. They are to some limits a smaller version of the English Bulldog. Frenchies makes […]


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English Bulldog Breed Standard

English Bulldog Breed Standard according to the AKC (American Kennel Cult) The English Bulldog is known as the national symbol of Great Britain, the characteristics of a perfect Bulldog are medium size, smooth coat, heavy, thick-set, low-swung body, massive short-faced head, wide shoulders and sturdy limbs. Bulldogs are an ideal pet as they love to […]


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We welcome you to visit our puppies.

  One of the best days I can recall as a child was the day my Dad and I went to the breeders and chose our very first Bulldog, Dynomite. I was 8 years old and have been fascinated with the little monsters ever since. My Dad & Dynomite have since passed but every time a […]


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USMC Bulldog Mascot History

As a former U.S. Marine, I have always enjoyed Marine Corps history. As a Bulldog lover, the story of how the Bulldog mascott came to be has always been one of my favorites. Since the first Chesty there have been 11 male dogs, and 1 female as mascot. Below is the story taken from an […]


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Male vs Female ? Which gender makes the best dog?

Question: I have heard many differing opinions of which gender is better in the English Bulldog breed. What is your opinion? The BigBulldog: Better is a strong word. But finally someone asks the question that allows me to vindicate my gender. Why of course everyone knows that MALES are for sure make the best of […]


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Spaying and Neutering your Bulldog.

Question: At what age should I have my Bulldog fixed? My Vet said that it was very important to have them fixed so that they don’t have a high cancer risk, but not to do it until he is at least 1 year old so that he grows to full size. Do you agree with […]


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House Training Your New Puppy

BigBulldogs.com’s recommendations for successful housetraining your puppy is Prevention, Not Punishment! Veterinary Exam: Urine/Fecal CheckIf you purchased your puppy from us, we take great precautions to ensure that your puppy is free of parasites by sending the puppy home with parasite and worming treatment for the first two weeks. It is totally normal that puppies […]


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Hips and Joint Problems

Growth development problems often plague Bulldogs. For starters, we recommend a low protein adult food for all of our Bulldogs over 8 weeks of age. Bulldogs have a tendency to grow very rapidly therefore causing many unwanted problems with their hips and joints. It is very important in the first year to keep their weight […]


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Demodex Mange

Do I have a poorly bred dog because he has DEMODEX? Many veterinarians believe that all dogs have small numbers of Demodex mites residing in the skin and that having a few mites is normal and common. It is when immune related, or nutritional or environmental stresses impact the dog that visible skin lesions from […]


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Cherry Eye

Unlike you and I the dog has a third eyelid. Cherry eye is the herniation of the gland behind this third eyelid. This herniated gland will hang out of the corner of the eye appearing like a large cherry, thus called a cherry eye. Bulldogs in general have a genetic weakness of this glands normal […]


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Elongated Soft Palate

Because of their Brachycephalic nature (short noses) every bulldog has an elongated soft palate to some extent. This is the most common breathing disorder. The soft palate is the flap of skin at the back of the throat. If the palate is too long and thick, it blocks the airway making it difficult for the […]


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Heat Exhaustion

Bigulldogs.com warns that Bulldogs are extremely prone to heat exhaustion. These are a few recommendations from The BIGBULLDOG that will keep your Bully, fat and happy as the summer temperatures soar. __ We live in a climate of southern California where the average low winter temps fall to 30 F in the winter and climbs […]


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Puppy Vaccinations

Q – Two weeks after purchasing our new Bully, Max from you we took him to the Vet for another booster shot. Our Vet recommended that in addition to the booster that we give him a Nasal Bordetella vaccine. 4-5 days after receiving the vaccine, Max began to cough and several days later developed Pneumonia […]


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Pet Food

I have tried many types of food throughout the years. I know the sales pitches regarding most, too much corn, too many byproducts, it goes on and on. I have landed on IAMS and have experienced good luck with it. The dogs like the taste, look good and have nice solid poops. How many of […]


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Vets & Your Bully – Choose Wisely

THE VET can be your BULLDOG & your WALLETS worst nightmare? What I am about to write is merely my opinion. However these opinions were derived based on factual occurrences that I have been privy to in my many years as a lover and breeder of the mighty BULLDOG.  After carefully researching Bulldogs, you must […]


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English Bulldog Pneumonia and French Bulldog Pneumonia

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Hypoplastic Tracheas in English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs

Q- BigBulldog my 12 week old Bulldog puppy has been coughing and wheezing for the past few days so we took him to the Vet. He was diagnosed with a Hypoplastic Trachea. The Vet told us that he would continue to get worse and we will probably have to put him to sleep. This really […]


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Red Rash on English Bulldogs Belly?

Question: Hello, it seems like recently my 12 week old English Bulldog puppy has developed a red rash on his belly. What should I do? The BigBulldog: Don’t panic, a red rash localized on your puppies belly more often that not may be due to his or her belly brushing against the grass. Often times […]


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