Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tips In Buying From American Bulldog Breeders

By Brenda Graham

American bulldogs are a working dog breed that are energetic, loyal, protective and confident. It has a strong will and the trainers should be able to establish his dominance in their relationship by investing time to do so. It is an excellent family dog and it could be friendly with other humans, dogs and cats if properly socialized.

Buying one in order to make it your pet requires you to make a decision after thorough thinking and proper research regarding the breed have been done. You could get information from various sources but most specially from American bulldog breeders. The following are some tips in looking for one and the proper way of raising them.

Avoid buying from puppy mills which are places that are breeding puppies with thinking of the health and living quality. American bulldogs are prone to specific health conditions but if bred properly, the chances of these conditions from passing down and being inherited is lowered. Dogs that are inbred have more chances of inheriting these genetic health conditions so inspect if the puppy is a byproduct of this or not.

Pet stores are also not an ideal place to purchase puppies from as well as they tend to get their supplies from puppy mills. They will deny these allegations and will tell you that they get their puppies from reputable breeders only. Ask for the name and address of the breeder to verify the truth of what they told you.

Similar to puppy mills, backyard breeders always seem to have numerous puppies available all the time with no sign of them running out. They have very minimal knowledge in breeding and prevention of the genetic problems from being inherited. They are not capable trainers and regular check up for the health conditions of the dogs is not a thing to them. Avoid breeders of this kind at all cost.

Meanwhile, hobby breeder are very careful in choosing which dog to breed and are familiar with it including all its needs. They are normally registered to organizations and they make certain that their puppies are in good health before selling them. The new owners will also be interviewed by them in order to get to know and determine the capabilities they have in raising the puppy they chose.

Your bulldog should start socializing while young so that unwanted behaviors are avoided from developing like biting. Give them the time to get acquainted with various things and avoid rushing them to do it. When introducing new people or pets, keep them leashed to avoid accidents from happening.

Start early in training them about obedience and make them know as well as feel that you are dominant in the relationship. Voice with hand commands must be used simultaneously with consistence as to avoid confusing them. Hand commands will be useful in conditions that the dog may not be able to hear you so they will still be able to understand you.

Let them have regular exercises because they are an energetic and athletic breed that have even temperament when allowed to exercise. Give them rest breaks during exercises to let them catch their breath. Their facial structure makes if difficult for them to properly breathe. Be careful when you play with them as they tend to get rough and use their strength.

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