When looking at a picture of an English Bulldog puppy, you can’t help but wonder: What’s going on? Why the excess skin? Why so many wrinkles? What’s he hiding in there? Another English Bulldog puppy, perhaps?
A better question might be: How much do you want to sink your hands into this dog?
To be sure, English Bulldogs are among the cutest of the wrinkly puppies, but all that extra skin will be put to good use as the massive frame of this short, stocky, majestic little pup fills in. But for several short lapdog months you’ll have plenty of extra skin to rub between your fingertips as you sit on the couch and muse on your wonderful companion, marveling at the size of his mouth and the width of his head and wondering if you should insist on the original “Bolddogge” spelling when filling out his paperwork at the vet (go for it).
The sweet, amiable, affectionate English Bulldog makes an excellent companion for children. Talk to your vet about feeding your new Bulldog pup who will need several feedings a day in the beginning and less as he or she grows up. Bulldogs tend to put on excess weight if their diet and nutrition is not managed properly so be sure to stay on top of that.
You’ll also want to make sure to keep lots of cool, fresh, clean water easily accessible since Bulldog pups tend to over heat faster than some other breeds. You’ll also want to check your pup’s ears regularly for discharge or smell since they can get infected and cause your puppy to be very uncomfortable.
Bulldog puppies are full of sweetness and love, much of which overflows in the folds and wrinkles of the extra puppyhood skin.
Enjoy your new Bulldog pup!
Remember, you can find just about any breed of dog you are looking for at a shelter or rescue. Look on Facebook for a Bulldog Rescue in your area.