English Bulldogs Make for Great Family Pets

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Many families who are looking to get a dog for the whole family want to make sure the dog is going to be another member of the group. If you’re a family with young kids, an English Bulldog is the perfect dog for you!

Here is why:

Friendly and Loving Towards Humans

English Bulldogs are known for being very friendly and welcoming towards children, family members, and other people that may come into contact with them. They are extremely affectionate and gentle with the whole family, and they are incredible kid friendly dogs. They are actively looking for human attention and act as watch dogs to guard your castle.

They are loyal to their family and very protective once adopted as a member. They form long-lasting relationships and bonds with the ones they trust and love, which ultimately makes them amazing pets for families.

They also tend to get along with other family pets, so you might as well get two cute English Bulldogs to roam the castle grounds!

The Living Situation

English Bulldogs are adaptable to any environment they are in considering their small build. They also make fine apartment dogs where they can curl up on a small chair or on the end of the couch. They do well in moderate temperature climates, so air conditioning is perfect for them in the summer, and a comfortable heated place for the winters.

They don’t require too much exercise, but slow evening strolls around the block are perfect. Moderate exercise will help them stay active and happy. The moderate temperatures are perfect for them to walk around the block.

Cedar Lane Bulldogs

Over the course of the past three decades, Cedar Lane Bulldogs has earned a reputation as one the finest, most well-respected English bulldog breeders in Oklahoma. Give us a call at (405) 329-0066 to learn more about our dogs today!

Always get your puppy from a quality breeder that has years in raising the Bulldog (health and confirmation) are the most important things.

 

 

How to Help Your English Bulldog Puppy During the Teething Phase

Bulldog With Chew ToyThere’s no feeling more joyful than bringing home your English bulldog puppy. The first few weeks are all cuteness and cuddles—and then comes teething. Puppy teething usually begins when a puppy is three to four months old, and lasts about two to three months. During the teething phase, your puppy’s gums may become red, swollen and irritated, leading them to chew on everything in sight in search of relief. Fortunately, there are ways you can help. Here’s how:

Use Chew Toys

Redirect your English bulldog puppy’s chewing urges so that they chew designated toys instead of your furniture, carpets and clothing. Look for toys that are made of hard rubber and/or toys that can be filled with dog biscuits or peanut butter. However, don’t give the puppy too many chew toys at once, or they may think they can chew on anything indiscriminately.

Play Tug of War

A tug-of-war toy such as a sturdy rope can give your puppy something to chew on while also offering an opportunity to bond with their human companions.

Try Cold Chews

Chewing on something cold can help relieve your puppy’s discomfort during teething. You can buy a specially-made cold chew toy, freeze a wet rag or even give them frozen carrots for them to chew on.

Now that you know more about how to relieve your puppy’s discomfort during the teething phase, it’s time to meet your new best friend! Over the course of the past three decades, Cedar Lane Bulldogs has earned a reputation as one the finest, most well-respected English bulldog breeders in Oklahoma. Give us a call at (405) 329-0066 to learn more about our dogs today!

Why English Bulldogs Are Ideal for Apartments

Think dog ownership isn’t for you because you live in an apartment? Think again! English bulldogs are great companions for apartment dwellers. Here’s why:

They Like to Relax

English bulldogs aren’t known for being an especially active breed, so they can live comfortably in relatively small spaces where there’s not much room to run around. More often that not, your pup will just want to lounge around with you and relax. Just be sure to give your English bulldog some light exercise on a regular basis to keep their weight in check.

They Rarely Bark

Worried your pet will aggravate the neighbors with constant barking? That’s not a concern with most English bulldogs. They rarely bark and are known for their gentle dispositions.

They’re Short

English bulldogs of both genders typically grow to a height of just 12 to 15 inches—another reason why they’re a great choice for apartment residents. While they’re solid and compact, most English bulldogs fit within the 50-pound weight limit imposed by many landlords.

They’re Obedient

English bulldogs are eager to please their owners. With proper training, they’ll happily obey your commands, making for a harmonious living arrangement in your apartment.

If you live in an apartment and want to bring home an English bulldog of your own, visit Cedar Lane Bulldogs, one the most reputable English bulldog breeders in Oklahoma. Just give us a call at (405) 329-0066 today to learn more!

How to Treat Tear Stains in English Bulldogs

Bulldog FaceAlthough English Bulldogs typically don’t require much in the way of  grooming, dogs with light coloring will sometimes develop reddish-brown tear stains in the folds of skin on their faces. If they’re not cleaned and removed, these stains can cause irritation and discomfort for your dog.

Here’s how to treat tear stains in English Bulldogs:

First, determine the source of the tearing. Allergic reactions to dust, smoke, pollen, food additives and chemicals can cause tearing in Bulldogs. Some amount of tearing is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about, but in some cases, a genetic condition can cause the eyelids to turn inward. This, in turn, can trigger excessive tear production when the eyelashes rub against the dog’s eye.

If this is the case, a minor surgical correction will solve the problem. Keep in mind, however, that it may reoccur as your dog’s head grows, particularly if he or she has a heavily wrinkled face. It’s important to have your vet monitor the condition, as it can cause eye ulcers and loss of sight if left untreated.

Tearing due to allergies or minor infections can be prevented by cleaning the area of your English Bulldog’s eyes regularly, including the wrinkles. Apply some peroxide to a cloth and gently clean the area, but avoid getting it in your dog’s eyes. You can also use little bit of Desitin baby ointment to create a barrier between the tears and fur to prevent staining, but be careful to use only a small amount, as it can stain furniture and clothing.

Interested in learning more about the English Bulldog breed? Check out the FAQ page on our website or give us a call at (405) 329-0066 today!

How Did the English Bulldog Become the Marine Corps Mascot?

Marine Corps MascotIf you love bulldogs as much as we do, you probably already know that the mascot of the U.S. Marine Corps is an English bulldog named Chesty. How much do you know about this time-honored tradition? Here’s how the English bulldog became the Marine Corps mascot:

All over the world, bulldogs are recognized as symbols of courage.

During World War I, the Marines fought with so much bravery and ferocity in the battle of Belleau Wood that their German adversaries reportedly called them teufel hunden, after the “devil dogs” found in Bavarian folklore. The nickname stuck even after the war.

A recruitment poster for the Marines prominently featured a bulldog wearing a United States helmet, chasing a dachshund in a German helmet. Thanks to the poster and the German nickname for the Corps, the bulldog soon became the mascot of the Marine Corps.

In 1922, Jiggs, the first official Marine Corps bulldog, joined the ranks. When he passed, four years later, he was buried in a ceremony with full military honors. The tradition of naming Marine Corps mascot bulldogs Chesty began in 1957, when the marine’s new mascot was named after Lt. General Lewis “Chesty” Puller. Today, Chesty XV has the honor of mascot service.

In truth, there’s simply no better breed to represent the Marine Corps than the loyal, tenacious bulldog. When you bring home an English bulldog of your own, you’ll soon discover the unique traits that have made this breed such a beloved figure among our nation’s servicemen. To learn more about our bulldog puppies, feel free to give us a call at (405) 329-0066 today!

How Much Exercise Does Your English Bulldog Need?

English Bulldog Exercise

How much exercise does your English bulldog need? This is a question many new dog owners ask us. Let’s take a closer look.

Just like their human companions, English bulldogs need regular exercise to stay happy and healthy. While many bulldogs are more inclined to relax on the couch than get out and move around, it’s important to establish exercise as a regular part of your pup’s routine.

All exercise isn’t created equal, however.

Due to their short, stocky build, bulldogs are generally better suited to endurance workouts instead of short sprints. Your English bulldog may not want to pound the pavement with you on your next run, but there are plenty of other ways to get her exercise in. Aim for 20 to 30 minutes a day of low-impact exercise, such as walking, playing fetch, gentle wrestling or tug of war.

Many bulldogs enjoy walking for miles at a time, and you can even find the occasional bulldog in agility competitions!

Make sure your English bulldog is hydrated at all times when exercising, paying particular attention in hot or humid weather. If your dog is tired, avoid pushing her to overexert herself. Let her rest and then begin again.

Looking for an English bulldog to welcome into your home? Cedar Lane Bulldogs is among the most reputable English bulldog breeders in Oklahoma, with more than 40 years of breeding experience. Above all else, we always breed for health and conformation. To learn more, visit our FAQ page or give us a call at (405) 329-0066 today!

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