A bulldog is an energetic, protective, confident, and loyal breeds of dogs worldly known for their strong will and, should belong to someone who is willing to work hard with them to establish a robust dominant role in the relationship.
Commonly known as English or British Bulldog, the bulldog is a medium-sized muscular breed of a dog with a distinctive pushed-in nose. They are known as the excellent family dog, and through decent socialization with people and other pets, they will remarkably be friendly with any person they come across.
However, they have to be appropriately raised to enjoy their services. Below are five useful ways you can use to grow your bulldog.
Take care of your dog’s health
Like human beings, dogs are prone to health hazards that can immensely affect their performance and deteriorate their health. As a measure of ensuring that your dog is healthy, it is advisable that you vaccinate your dog against diseases such as rabies, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus.
Puppies should receive a set of four injections every three weeks of age and then administer the same annually as adults based on a certified veterinary recommendations.
Feed and groom your dog well
Feeding your dog with high quality food specifically meant for the bulldog breed will ensure that it maintains healthy bones and joints while growing. For puppies, always ensure that they remain on their diet until they are 18 months of age, where they are now considered adults and can gradually be introduced to adult food.
Find high-quality food that features meat as their first ingredient. This will provide your bulldog with the protein it needs and limit the amount of carbohydrates it consumes. The fiber content in your food should be four percent or less. Always provide your dog with sufficient amount of clean water and bathe it when necessary.
Exercise your bulldog once or twice a day
Bulldogs are not known to be the lazy types of dogs that will lounge on the couch for a whole day without exercise. In this kind of situation, the dog may easily become overweight and lead to a variety of health complications such as diabetes and injuries to their hips and knees.
Socialize your bulldog
Each dog species will develop their social skills at their own pace, so go as slow as need. Introduce it to cats, children and anything else you want your dog to be familiar and comfortable with as well. As your dog becomes more socialized and relaxed with new things, you will realize that it develops an overall good temper over such things.
Train your bulldog
Bulldogs are generally intelligent, strong-willed and stubborn in nature hence the need to train them and trim their behavior and equip them with skills necessary for their presumed roles. When trained well, bulldogs acquire the skills they need to judge a situation and decide when everything is fine or when they may need to act on their natural guarding instincts.
These are my recommendations for breeding Bulldogs and raising bulldog puppies. Following these suggestions will help you grow as many healthy puppies as possible and make the experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for both your family and your bulldog.