Bulldog breeders: What to look for
The most important task, when you want a Bulldog puppy, is finding local Bulldog information concerning the American Bulldog breeders in your area. You may have to travel a distance to find your puppy depending on where you live. Finding a reputable American Bulldog breeder is of the utmost importance when you are looking for a Bulldog puppy. When you purchase a Bulldog, you are bringing home a companion for years to come and you want to be sure that your dog is healthy, socialized and has a good temperament.
When you are visiting various dog breeders, you will have to know how to spot a fake American Bulldog breeder so you can avoid buying a puppy from a puppy mill. If you do purchase a dog from a puppy mill, the dog may be ill from filthy or cramped conditions. The mother may be so exhausted from having litter after litter that the size of her pups shrinks from their normal size. Another problem is that the dog is not the breed that it is advertised to be. When you visit any breeders, there are signs that you can look for that will tell whether a Bulldog breeder is fake or not.
As you find American Bulldog breeder information, draw up a list of potential Bulldog breeders from whom you may make a purchase. Call veterinarians and ask for their assistance. You will need to check for the American Bulldog breeder names on the American Bulldog breeder registry.
Contact previous customers for their opinion about the breeder and the quality of the puppy's health and social training that the customer purchased from the Bulldog breeder. The opinions of owners of past litters are the best and most important information about a breeder that you can get. If a breeder will not give you or doesn't have a list of puppy owner references, it is probably a bad sign.
The next question that you want to answer concerns the extent to which a Bulldog breeder devotes to excellence in the Bulldog breed. Does the breeder belong to any clubs, associations or does the breeder have any dogs with titles or in competition.
New and legitimate Bulldog breeders should not be overlooked if everything appears well. An American Bulldog breeder should belong to a dog club or clubs. The breeder could be showing Bulldogs at competitions. Find out if the American Bulldog breeder has dogs with titles.
You must watch the puppy, the mother and the owner for signs of a relaxed and loving relationship. If the puppy is ill at ease with the Bulldog breeder, it may not be getting enough socialization with humans. Watch for friendly and loving eye contact from the puppy to the Bulldog breeder. The American Bulldog puppy should be comfortable and its mother should be happy and not overly confined. The mother and the puppy should be socialized in the home environment because that is where the Bulldog is most comfortable and happy as it grows up.
The Bulldog information that you have collected on the breeders combined with the visit to the puppies and their mother should tell you whether the puppies are of the quality that you desire in a American Bulldog puppy.