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5 ways to prevent overheating in your Bulldog

Authored by Suburban Bullies



Bulldogs are a unique breed in more ways than one, but one of the most important characteristics to note is their tendency to become overheated. As we make our way into the hot summer months, it’s crucial to understand how to keep your dog healthy and happy in the heat.


1.) Do not force your bulldog to exercise excessively.

Bulldogs love to play, but they don’t always know their own limits and will run at full speed until they drop from exhaustion. Be aware of your dog’s activities and monitor them to ensure they aren’t putting themselves at risk for becoming too hot.

2.) Do not take your bulldog outside in hot weather unless absolutely necessary.

Bulldogs are best kept as indoor dogs, especially during extreme hot (or cold) conditions. If you do take your dog outside in the heat, be sure to keep cold water on hand in case of emergency.

3.) When outdoors, give your dog plenty of shade.

Due to the overall easy-going nature of bulldogs, they won’t necessarily get up to alert you if they are uncomfortably warm. If you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or taking a dip in the pool, keep your bulldog in a well-shaded area and do not leave them unattended for long periods of time.

4.) Overheating can happen indoors, too.

Just because your dog is inside doesn’t mean he’s comfortable. If your home feels hot to you, it’s even hotter for your four-legged friend. Keep fans on-hand and be sure to always have a full bowl of water available, especially if your bulldog’s favorite resting spot is in front of a sun-filled window.

5.) Be aware of the signs of overheating and heat stroke.

Since bulldogs don’t pant as much as ordinary dogs due to their short snouts, they can’t maintain normal body temperature as easily. Dry, dark or abnormally pale gums, unresponsiveness, abnormal breathing, glossy or glazed eyes, and vomiting are tell-tale signs of an overheated bulldog.

If you notice your dog is acting lethargic or exhibiting any of the above symptoms, soak the dog in cool (NOT cold) water using a hose, wet towels, or a bathtub or kiddie pool. Concentrate on the nose, head, and neck areas as well as behind all four legs.

If there is no noticeable improvement after following these steps, seek immediate help from your veterinarian to prevent heat-stroke and more serious health issues.

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Another great Suburban Bullies review…

Here at Suburban Bullies, we work really hard to keep our puppies safe and make our customers happy. So, it really means a lot when a customer takes the time to recognize that….

“Scott, Just wanted to take a minute and say thank you yet again. We brought Asti for his first vet visit this past weekend and the vet was very impressed with his overall health and the care provided according to the medical history you provided us with. Asti has a great disposition and it is obvious he has been well socialized. We have introduced Asti to both my 1 year old Nephew and our family’s 3 yr old Boxer… Asti was an excellent play buddy for both, he showed extreme caution around the baby, and a very excited, playful behavior around the boxer. His overall behavior/ disposition is very impressive…

As previously mentioned the seamless transaction coupled with the recent vet appointment left us extremely happy with our purchase and our decision in finding a great breeder. We will be recommending you to anyone looking for a bulldog, please feel free to pass along my contact information should anyone be looking for a reference for either your pups and or the extraordinary service provided by Pet Packer’s Kennedy . You raised an amazing puppy and we couldn’t be more proud of our little guy. Thanks again for everything Scott, you’re truly a professional who cares about the puppies you are breeding, your hard work and dedication is evident in our little guy. -The Abbate’s”



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Top 10 Reasons to Love a Bulldog


Authored by Suburban Bullies

English Bulldogs were ranked the 4th most popular dog breed in 2014 and they have been stealing the hearts of people all over the world since they came to be in the English isles in 1886. They have taken their claim to fame through celebrities such as Adam Sandler (“Meatball”), David Beckham (“Coco”), Rob Dyrdek (“Meaty” and “Beef”), Miley Cyrus, Pink, Howard Stern, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. You’ve undoubtedly seen them in the movies, in popular internet memes, and happily walking the streets with their owners, but do you know why the English Bulldog breed is so sought after?

While their token under bites and stocky bodies may be the first things to come to mind, there are hundreds of other reasons to fall in love with the English Bulldog. To keep from boring you (or making you have TOO much puppy fever), we’ll stick with our Top 10.


10 Reasons to Love a Bulldog (in no particular order):


1.) Rolls on rolls on rolls: Is there anything more adorable or “aww”-inspiring than an English Bulldog puppy?


2.) Medium size, medium energy, BIG hearts: The English Bulldog doesn’t require a whole lot of exercise, making it a great breed for busy lifestyles. Regular walks and the occasional romp around the block will suffice.

3.) Calm, courageous, and friendly: Don’t let their appearance fool you. Their faces may look permanently grumpy, but the English Bulldog is one of the happiest and most amicable breeds out there!

4.) Dignified (but not too dignified):

Case in point…


5.) Far from a literal bully: English Bulldogs are generally very accepting of new people and pets alike!

6.) Loving: If you’re looking for the perfect addition to your family, the English Bulldog is a great pick. One of their most positive characteristics is their ability to quickly form lovable bonds with children.


7.) Lifelong supporters of “Netflix and Chill.” Especially the “chill” part: The English Bulldog can most often be found napping – on the couch, the floor, or wherever they see fit.


8.) Low maintenance: Although, Bulldogs do shed. Because of their smooth, short coats, the English Bulldog doesn’t require a whole lot of grooming. The occasional brush, nail trim, and bubble bath will do! (Just don’t forget to lift and clean the skin folds!)


9.) Healthy: Although, they do tend to have a bad reputation when it comes to health. It is mostly unwarranted. English Bulldogs are generally a very healthy breed, without many of the common ailments of larger-breed dogs. The most common health complaint? Snoring and breathing issues (due to their short-nose and flat faces).

10.) Did we mention their under bites?

See Exhibit A:


With these reasons and more, it’s no wonder the English Bulldog has quickly risen through the ranks of AKC’s most popular breeds. If you’re in the market for a new dog, check your compatibility with the English Bulldog at to see if an English Bulldog is the right fit for you and your family. (Spoiler alert: it most likely is.)

Once you’ve decided that the English Bulldog is your “must have” dog, don’t forget to do your research on reputable breeders! Finding a responsible breeder with a stellar reputation and dogs with great bloodlines is crucial to finding the perfect puppy. Don’t buy your bulldog from just anyone, and be sure to ask questions such as the number and frequency of litters, registrations, breeder membership/affiliations and years of experience, health guarantees, shots distributed, etc. Read testimonials and ask for references and photos of previous/current litters; and if possible, schedule a face-to-face meeting to check for temperament.