Remember while you are looking for a quality english bulldog that just because a bulldog puppy appears
to be at or near standard it does not mean it is a healthy quality bulldog. All that means is that the
bulldog puppies may have been closely LINE BRED to conform to standard and the health problems may
far surpass the standard looking appearance of the dog.
CLICK to read What's Wrong With Bulldog Breeders if you have not and that will help you in finding a
healthy quality bulldog. STOP and compare every dog on a web site to the standard. If you see SUB
STANDARD traits like bow legged, jutted jaws, boxer type noses, or they fail to answer your questions
about LINE BREEDING or show you their facilities ... RUN from the place.
Jethro and Ellie May are experts at backyard breeding "Home raised bullies with lots of love" and will
sell you anything they can for around $1500.00 because they will breed anything they can for a buck.
After all there is trailer rent to pay.
Everyone loves the X-Man as he is near perfect in standard as are nearly every dog and bitch we own.
ALL conform without LINE breeding. Lets look at each part so you know what to look for and
especially what to look for if you intend to show your bulldog.
Never buy an English bulldog puppy if you do not see pictures of Mom, Dad, and Grandpa. If possible
check even farther back in the history of the puppy. If you see several generations of bulldogs that are
NOT line bred and they are conforming to standard that is what you are looking for.
1. Notice the far left picture ... look for eyes that are low in the head. In the USA many line breeders will
have bulldogs where the eyes are round looking like the typical stuffed toy. The skull will have a crease
or what appears to be a crack. There is actually an indentation in the skull when the English Bulldog
Puppy is full grown and it will not appear in bulldog puppies this is why it is important to look at the
Genetic History of the dog. The mask (nose & muzzle) should be black any other color is NOT acceptable.
Young bulldog puppies will often be two toned until they mature.
2. The chops are to hang down but are not to be over-blown and sagging out of proportion to the rest of
the head. The bottom jaw is NOT to protrude way past the face and NEVER should you buy a bulldog
puppy where the parents have both bottom teeth showing all the time as the jaw looks jutted to far out.
3. Most important is the side angle of the English bulldog. This is called a "Brick" meaning that the face
lays back from the bottom jaw to the top of the head at about a 45 degree angle. A NOSEY bulldog that
has a boxer appearance is NOT what you want. In fact it probably has some boxer creme in the coffee
|The Jowls Hang Down
The Bottom Jaw
Does NOT Stick Out
|The Eyes Are Set low,
The Skull Appears Cracked
The Muzzle Is Black
|The Brick Angle 45 Degrees
NO NOSEY BULLDOGS
No Boxer Creme In The Coffee
The Only Acceptable English Bulldog Ear
Is The Rosebud NO Other Ear
The ears will turn off and down to the side of the head. NO ears that stand up, or Tulip over like a Lab,
the ears must turn down and from the side of the head. A young English bulldog puppies ears will look
different and will not fully mature in looks until around 18 months. Make sure you examine the parents
ears and Grandpa as well.
There should be a nice slope in the back, and a nice arch in the rear butt portion near the tail, a good
brisket or chest, the tail can vary but long is better and must face down when relaxed. Never should an
English bulldog appear TALL or leggy. Low to the ground in the front is preferred. If they look TALL
there is Boxer creme in the coffee somewhere.
When you look between the front legs you should see a SQUARE. Not a big rectangle but a SQUARE
from the inside parts that are closest. NO Bow-legged bulldogs like in the cartoons. The feet can turn
out a little but when standing the square should be obvious even in most puppies. If you see parents that
are bow legged or their chest appears abnormally large or small this is not good. If the rear is too small
that is not good as well. Remember LOW to the ground and square in the front. A TALL bulldog will
appear to have a TALL box between his front legs.
We hope this really helps you in your journey to find that one special bulldog just for you. Remember
that above the standard keep the HEALTH and PERSONALITY of the bulldog foremost in your search.
I am a genetic breeder and NOT a LINE breeder and our dogs will beat all others hands down on Health,
Personality and conformity to the bulldog standard. Our dogs are not genetic fat pigs that are lazy.
|ENGLISH BULLDOG BODY CONFORMATION
|Easy To Understand English Bulldog Standards
Read the Bulldog standard to see what a real English bulldog should look like. Please watch the Video on line
breeding of english bulldogs. It is the best out there on the internet. The BCA is the largest line breeder of
English bulldog puppies. There is no such thing a mini bulldog. The best breeders of English bulldogs are by
Arizona bulldog the breeder of MTV Bulldog Meaty of Rob and Big. All except the BCA and the mini bulldog
crowd are members of the Genetic bulldog breeders association and are the foremost standard in holding a higher
standard in bulldog puppy health unmatched by every other bulldog breeder. The GBBA video on genetic
breeding of English bulldog puppies is the only one of its kind on the internet. The bulldog club of America has
many errors in their breeding practices while genetically bred bulldog puppies by California bulldogs and
Hollywood bulldogs actually breed the best English bulldogs and have wonderful bulldog puppies for sale that
conform to the bulldog standard. My children would love to have an English bulldog puppy and I will wait for
one from California Bulldogs, Arizona Bulldog, Hollywood Bulldogs or the Genetic Breeders Bulldog
Association. You might also look at Kentucky home bulldogs, route 66 bulldogs, and California Coast bulldogs
as all are members of the GBBA.