At BRB, we have been working with English Bulldogs for over 10 years and, combined with our mentors, have over 50 years of knowledge working with the breed. Feel at home knowing that you have chosen to work with a trusted and proven kennel.
Bella was the beginning and we are proud to say that we have a stellar record of health and sociability with all of our babies.
From the day you find your new family member, you become a part of the BRB family. We look forward to meeting you!
Growing up I always wanted an English Bulldog. On my 30th birthday, I had the option to go to the racetrack in Talladega, AL and go fast, or to get an English Bulldog. Well the next thing you know, we were on our way to Oklahoma to pick up my little girl Bella. Just take a look at that picture; how could we resist? Through the years, Bella has been a constant in our lives. We toyed with the idea of getting another Bulldog and that’s when Bama came into the picture. We were so in love with the breed that we decided to pack up and move to Oklahoma to work with our dear friends and mentors Charlie and Jeri Cox (who are hands down two of the greatest individuals I have ever met). Thanks to them and Dr. Ken Hoodenpyle (their veterinarian), we were trained ‘hands-on’ about the breeding and welfare of these wonderful darlings. We then decided to keep a few more Bulldogs and the rest, as they say, is history.
We planted our roots in Columbia, Tennessee and built Blue Ribbon Bulldogs on the belief that in all things, we are here to serve God, help our fellow man and honor our country. We believe that a Bulldog is one of God’s creatures, and we can make a difference by upholding responsible and ethical breeding practices and placements of ALL of our puppies to loving families.
We want to extend our family to yours and hope to build a relationship with you and your new family member both now and into the future. Again, thanks for checking out our page and if you see a puppy that you just can’t resist, feel free to contact us at any time!!!
BLUE RIBBON BULLDOGS 'BELLA' (PUPPY)
We strive to breed the very best English Bulldog puppies and attempt to place them all in the best homes possible. At Blue Ribbon Bulldogs we allow the mothers to raise their pups in the thought that ‘nature knows best’ while supervising them constantly through their whelping stages. We raise the puppies in our home to develop a well socialized family member upon your receipt of the puppy.
Our puppies range in price from $2,500 to $5,000. In most cases, the price of the puppy will be listed above the picture of the puppy or it will be in the listing on the site in which we are advertising. This price is firm, but can be negotiated in the event of purchasing multiple pups at the same time. WE DO NOT OFFER PAYMENT PLANS. In other words, you cannot take your puppy home with you if you haven’t paid in full.
The price of the deposit is $500. THIS DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. The terms by which a deposit will be refunded are;
The payments accepted are as follows;
If we communicate and you express interest in a puppy, we will reserve that puppy for you for 48 hours to allow you the time to get your deposit to us. If the deposit hasn’t been received within that timeframe, the reserve will be removed and the puppy will go back up for sale. PAYMENT IN FULL IS DUE ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE DATE THAT THE PUPPY IS 8 WEEKS OLD.
We understand that your new family member may be very far away from you and would love to accommodate getting them to you. In general, we prefer to meet you in-person for delivery of the pup and see it from our hands to yours but are aware that may not be able to happen in every circumstance. If our puppy needs to be shipped to you, WE MUST FIRST DETERMINE IF THE PUPPY CAN GET TO YOU IN A TIMELY MANNER due to the welfare of the puppy. We currently fly out of Nashville, TN and prefer our pups not be in transport for longer than 8 hours (that includes the time the pup leaves the pen to the time that he is in your arms). YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR PUPPY WITHIN 1 HOUR OF ITS ARRIVAL. The cost of shipping varies and is all-inclusive for the plane ticket for your puppy and the handler, the pen and the travel kit for the trip.
Coming soon! We have a few handsome gentlemen coming up right now. Please check back as we will be adding more details about our stud services.
Why Are Bulldogs so Expensive?
This is usually one of the first questions asked. Many of the things that make the English Bulldog so absolutely cute are the same things that make their breeding difficult. Due to their short noses, they can overheat from mating normally. Also, because they are so robust in the chest and narrow in the waist, these dogs tend to lose the majority of the puppies which they birth naturally; thus requiring a C-section for each litter. In addition to the food and health costs of maintaining a healthy bulldog on a yearly basis, we (the breeders) face many challenges when it comes to the reproduction of these beautiful animals.
-$200-400 - testing of female before reproduction for viability.
-$200-300 - progesterone testing once the female begins her heat cycle.
-$400-750 - surgical insemination on a female.
-$500 -5,000+ - the cost of a stud.
-$400-1,000 - the cost of a C-section.
-$50-100 - per week in formula supplies and puppy food.
-$100-250 - vaccinations, microchip, health checks, de-wormers, etc (per puppy).
These are the costs per litter; not including cleaning supplies, whelping boxes, heat lamps, heating pads, the welcome kits, doing laundry twice daily (minimum), travel to and from the vet, shipping costs, miscellaneous expenses and of course the 24/7 monitoring on our part to ensure that you get the healthiest baby possible. With that said, We are Bulldog lovers and when you get to work with these wrinkly little guys it is definitely all worth it in the end!!!
The English Bulldog is a wide, medium-sized, compact dog with short legs. The body and head are massive with extra skin on both the skull and forehead falling in folds. The cheeks extend to the sides of the eyes. The muzzle is wide, short and pug with a broad, deep stop. The black nose is broad with large nostrils. The dark eyes are deep set. The rose ears are small, thin and set high on the head. The jaws are massive, very broad, and square with hanging upper lips. The teeth should have an under bite. The tail is either straight or screwed and carried low. The short, flat coat is straight, smooth and glossy. Coat colors include red brindle and other shades of brindle, solid white, solid red, fawn, fallow, piebald, pale yellow or washed-out red or white or a combination of these colors.
Although the English Bulldog’s appearance can be somewhat intimidating, it is among the gentlest of dogs. Just the same it will see off any intruder, and few would risk a close encounter with a dog brave enough to bait a bull. It is described as a very affectionate and dependable animal, gentle with children, but known for its courage and its excellent guarding abilities. Bullheaded and determined, this breed can be very persistent. They do not give up easily. Bulldogs are very much a people’s dog, seeking out human attention and loving every bit it can get!! A lot of human attention is required for the breed's happiness. Some English Bulldogs can be a bit dominating and need an owner who knows how to display strong leadership and understands alpha canine behavior. A Bulldog who understands its place in the human pack is nice to, and reliable with all people. This breed is good with family pets, but some can be combative with strange dogs if they do not see themselves as followers in their pack. When Bulldogs are young, they are full of energy, but slow down as they get older. They snore very loudly, most have drool and slobber tendencies and are messy eaters. Bulldogs that display guarding behaviors, such as guarding furniture, food, toys, or other spots in the house, or that are dog aggressive do not have humans who are being the dog’s pack leader. This behavior only happens when dogs are allowed to take over and is generally rare in Bulldogs. These behaviors can be corrected when the owners start displaying the proper leadership. Dogs that feel they need to run the home are not as happy as dogs that know they are human followers, as it is very stressful for a dog to need to keep "his" humans in line.
Height & Weight
Height: about 12 - 16 inches (31 - 40 cm) (there is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown)
Weight: Males 53 - 55 pounds (24 – 25 kg) Females 49 - 51 pounds (22 – 23 kg)
Prone to breathing problems; some have small windpipes as well. Also poor eyesight, cherry eye, very susceptible to heatstroke in warm weather or hot rooms and cars. Very cold sensitive. Prone to mast cell tumors. Birth defects are common in some lines. Susceptible to skin infections, hip and knee problems. Prone to flatulence, especially when fed any other type of food other than their regular dog food. Puppies are often delivered by caesarian section. Some say it is because of the dogs’ large head size, however others claim you can hardly tell the difference between the head size of a Bulldog with the head size of other breeds when the pups are first born; claiming not enough dams are given the opportunity to try and deliver naturally because of the large head myth. A lot of Bulldogs do run the risk of having weak labors and this could increase the risk of a caesarian.
The English Bulldog is good for apartment life. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. This breed is an indoor dog. Bulldogs do best in temperate climates as the breed can chill easily in cold weather and have trouble cooling off in very hot weather.
The English Bulldog needs to be taken on a daily walk to fulfill its primal canine instinct to migrate. Those individuals that do not get this need met are more likely to have behavior issues. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. Teach them to enter and exit all door and gateways after the human. English Bulldogs that are in good shape are capable of moving very quickly for short periods of time.
An average of 8 years. Some live longer while others live shorter lives.
The smooth, fine, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. Wipe the face with a damp cloth every day to clean inside the wrinkles. At Blue Ribbon Bulldogs we partner with EarPalz for the grooming of our dogs ears. This breed is an average shedder.
***Above stated info from personal knowledge and dogbreedinfo.com***
For more specifics about this breed of dog, feel free to follow the link below to the AKC website. Here you will be able to get the details on the standards for this breed.
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