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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post

    I would also suggest a Cavalier, they are great dogs. You could always use a ferminator on their coat. ] .

    Ferminator??!! Is that like a dog terminator? ''I'll be Bark!' hahaha...what does that do?

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    I'd like to go back to muttboys advise and maybe think about a rescue dog, especially because your partner sounds a little difficult. Maybe chose a rescue organisation that works with foster carers. That way you can get a pretty accurate description from the carer (e.g. re sleepiness, barking) and minimise the risk of bad surprises, which you'll always have if you get a pup - regardless of their breed. We have a sleepy border collie... I just think there is no guarantee for character traits in certain breeds. Plus most rescues will offer trial period to see if you and the pooch are compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejburke32 View Post
    Ferminator??!! Is that like a dog terminator? ''I'll be Bark!' hahaha...what does that do?
    its just a comb but it rakes out their coat and removed all the hair... as combs do! haha apparently they are fantastic. You can get them cheaper from Amazon as well instead of buying them in Australia.

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    There is no such thing as a miniature bulldog. People bred small Australian bulldogs but the health problems are endless, plus no health guarentee/pedigree.

    We have a pug and a french bulldog. The frenchie is louder then the pug lol Victoria doesn't snore, she barely makes any sounds at all because she's nice and trim. She came from a pedigree breeder and even got champion title many years ago! The only problems she has now are due to a life of inadequate vet treatment (unrepaired torn cruciate ligament, teeth left to fester and almost 7 years as an outside only dog) but she's pretty darn healthy despite it at almost 11 years of age.

    Pugs are not unhealthy if from a decent breeder. No matter what you pick go visit the parents and other dogs in the house to see how the pups are raised, the temperaments of the dogs that your pup will come from and also if they suit you and your lifestyle.

    The french bulldog has minimal coat but she feels the cold quite easily. She's wash and wear but snores a lot whereas the pug not at all. She's a rehome, apparently she learned snoring from the other frenchie they had there. Chloe is about 6 1/2 but doesn't look it at all. One thing to remember with the bulldog breeds, ALL bulldog breeds, no matter the size you're still dealing with a temperament that takes time and effort to train. Despite being shy, both of our little ones have no issue trying to take on our Belgians, and it's not cute or funny. Frenchies in particular have been known to be stubborn and fearless so socialise and train from the moment you get them.

    Cavaliers are wonderful dogs if you get them from a good breeder. I've seen shyness in the breed, but they should be always happy, outgoing little spaniels. You can clip the coat short if you prefer not to have to handle the longer coat.

    The only thing with small breeds and PARTICULARLY the novel breeds, they get stolen easily. I don't leave my small girls outside when we are not home as I know some idiot will steal them, despite them being desexed (plus the living room with TV is much nicer!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    There is no such thing as a miniature bulldog. People bred small Australian bulldogs but the health problems are endless, plus no health guarentee/pedigree.

    We have a pug and a french bulldog. The frenchie is louder then the pug lol Victoria doesn't snore, she barely makes any sounds at all because she's nice and trim. She came from a pedigree breeder and even got champion title many years ago! The only problems she has now are due to a life of inadequate vet treatment (unrepaired torn cruciate ligament, teeth left to fester and almost 7 years as an outside only dog) but she's pretty darn healthy despite it at almost 11 years of age.

    Pugs are not unhealthy if from a decent breeder. No matter what you pick go visit the parents and other dogs in the house to see how the pups are raised, the temperaments of the dogs that your pup will come from and also if they suit you and your lifestyle.

    The french bulldog has minimal coat but she feels the cold quite easily. She's wash and wear but snores a lot whereas the pug not at all. She's a rehome, apparently she learned snoring from the other frenchie they had there. Chloe is about 6 1/2 but doesn't look it at all. One thing to remember with the bulldog breeds, ALL bulldog breeds, no matter the size you're still dealing with a temperament that takes time and effort to train. Despite being shy, both of our little ones have no issue trying to take on our Belgians, and it's not cute or funny. Frenchies in particular have been known to be stubborn and fearless so socialise and train from the moment you get them.

    Cavaliers are wonderful dogs if you get them from a good breeder. I've seen shyness in the breed, but they should be always happy, outgoing little spaniels. You can clip the coat short if you prefer not to have to handle the longer coat.

    The only thing with small breeds and PARTICULARLY the novel breeds, they get stolen easily. I don't leave my small girls outside when we are not home as I know some idiot will steal them, despite them being desexed (plus the living room with TV is much nicer!)
    You really should post some pictures of your pooches, I love frenchies

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    Quote Originally Posted by muttboy View Post
    personally i don't think it is good general advice to leave bones or chew toys with unsupervised dogs, i know most people do it and come back with the, but i have left bones with my dog for years and nothing ever happened...false logic cos whoever was alive before they died in a car accident never previously died in a car accident either, just sayin.
    I read this comment yesterday and thought "I leave big shin bones with my dogs 24/7, never had a problem, muttboy may be over reacting"..... I let Meika inside tonight and she was yelping really loud for no reason, felt her body all over and no yelping until I got to her throat, tried giving her some roast chicken and she was screaming while trying to eat it. Rushed her to the vet (at 9pm), cost me a fortune and he couldn't find anything wrong with her... He thinks she may have had something stuck and the chicken dislodged it, not sure if it was a bone or something else (there was a chewed up stick in the backyard) but I'm sure we'll find out in the next few days as it tries to come out the other end. So I'm going to do a big yard clean up tomorrow and pick up all the bones.

    Second emergency vet trip this week!!!!

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    Really appreciate all the advise here. We have now decided that IF we get a dog (i'm still waiting to get him to sign on the dotted line), then it will be a bulldog. I've been bombarding him with bulldog videos and he's in love as much as I am. Am now in the process of starting to open dialogues with local breeders to find out all we can about the breed before we make the next step. Hopefully looking at a 12 month timeframe to have partner completely agree and then get ready for the baby!

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    Hi ejburke32

    Given it takes about 12 months to get a quality puppy (from finding a breeder who wants to breed, them waiting for the bitch to come on heat.... and then for the puppies to be old enough to rehome...)

    Now is your time to find and choose your breeder. I would recommend looking for "british bulldogs" or maybe "aussie bulldogs" but avoiding "American bulldogs".

    American bulldogs are being sold in a scam like way - people are being promised papers, and charged outrageous prices for a big scary dog with unstable temperament. You don't want that.

    Aussie bulldogs are not recognised by the ANKC so don't expect "papers" there either. But they seem more like they're trying to breed a healthier bulldog. The British bulldog breeders are also trying to do this, but their breed standard is yet to catch up. "The skull should be very large - the larger the better " as long as this is in their breed standard, I would be avoiding them. Or avoiding breeders aiming for show standard dogs.

    But go find some breeders, find their social events or shows, and meet lots of dogs and bulldog obsessed people. That way when you're ready for a puppy, you will know where you want to get yours and they will know you as a good home for one of their precious puppies.

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