Murlane Kennels - Questions
Murlane Kennels - Our world of BULLDOGS
Common Questions
Q: Why are British Bulldog Puppies so expensive and difficult to find?
A: British Bulldogs are hard to find because of the work involved in breeding a successful litter. The costs start from the time you start mating, you have the stud fee plus the vet bills for progesterone tests and ultra sounds. Some Bulldogs might even need to be artificially inseminated and as in our case have needed c-sections for delivery. Once the puppies arrive they are watched and cared for fulltime until they are ready to go to a new home. Our lives revolve around the pups for this period, between the two of us we rotate shifts and never leave the pups alone. Bulldogs Bitches are great mums but can be too maternal and often forget how heavy and clumsy they are! Hence you can loose a pup very quickly if pups are not watched while with the mum. The pups are monitored and cared for by us daily to make sure they’re growing and developing the best they can. We believe we put a fair price on all our puppies to reflect the work, time and cost involved in this process to deliver a healthy adjusted pup.
Q: How do I  get added to your waiting list for a Puppy?
We no longer work from a waiting list, this is because we would spend a long time on the phone ringing people who have shown interest. We believe that if you're ready for a pup at the time we have them then you can let us know. W
e prefer to develop a relationship with future owners, as the supply of pups is not common we have found it easier to develop friendships first. We send progress emails to keep you updated and informed. This will give you the time to make a decision. We also add information to facebook, so feel free to become our friends.
We like to know the kind of pup you would like your new addition to be to hopefully provide the best suited ie breeding, showing or as a pet. So please do not hesitate to call or email. If you would like to see pictures of the Dam please view our photos on this site or for the Sire please contact us for details.
Q: Do you encourage others to become Breeder?
Yes, We encourage anyone who wants to become a breeder. We sell our pups on limited registration, so as to encourage you to come back to us when you are ready to start a breeding program. This enables us to provide guidance and assists when needed. Breeding is a lot of hard work but very rewarding.
Q: What happens when you buy a pup?
When you are ready to purchase a pup and have been confirmed from us that you have a pup we like to form an ongoing partnership with you. We make ourselves available anytime for questions and updates. Please ring our mobile, it is only turned off if I am asleep, so anytime works for us. We update our facebook pages with photos all the time. Once the pup is allocated and a deposit paid (around 4 weeks) then we will email photos of your pup. We allow viewing at around 4-6 weeks, which will allow you to confirm you are still keen and ready to take on a pup. Upon pup going to its new home, we will give you an information pack with all the information that we think could come in handy plus some dry food. We also provide a blanket which has the mothers scent to help with the transition. We microchip, worm, vet check, immunise all our pups before leaving. We also will use the name that you wish to give them as soon as you tell us to also help with the transition. Please note we will talk and guide you all the way, remember we once had a puppy for the first time! Been there, Done That!
Q: Any Tips on Housebreaking?
As with any new Bulldog, housebreaking will require some work and effort on your part. Many new pet owners struggle with the process of housebreak, but with a little hard work, some diligent effort, and tips from experienced dog owners you can train your dog to enjoy outdoor duties.
  • Tip 1: Scheduled feeding time. Many owners feed on an irregular basis. Feed your new British Bulldog the same time to get them into routine. When they get older.... They will let you know when it is tea time.
  • Tip 2: Followed by the scheduled feeding, allow them 10-15 minutes for the food to settle and then take them outside.
  • Tip 3: Give them a guided tour. Your Bulldog will need your help to know where the appropriate spot to do the deed should take place. Remember if you have a male.... Make sure it is an area you can hose down....they do have a strong smell.
  • Tip 4: Reward your Bulldog with praise and a treat for doing a good job. A little snack and some fantastic praise goes a long way in the process. They love doing the right thing.
  • Tip 5: Schedule outdoor times every 90 minutes, if possible. Once they get into the habit of going outside on a regular basis and they will get comfortable knowing where to go to the toilet.
  • Tip 6: If they have an accident in the house, provide them with a firm NO if you catch them in the act. If you are not aggressive, do something that will startle them, and then take them directly outside. They are still a baby and it can take 6 months for them to control their bladders.
  • Tip 7: Take them outside right away when you wake up; giving them the opportunity to go to the toilet outside rather than inside.
  • Tip 8: Take away liquids a couple hours before bed time, just like children if you allow them to drink massive amounts of liquids before bedtime, they will need to relieve themselves at some point during the evening
  • Tip 9: Do a nightly outside trip, this is good to do a couple hours before bedtime and 10 minutes before bedtime.
  • Tip 10: Be diligent, the number one issue with pet owners having housebreaking issues is the lack of consistency. Be firm, be regular, and setup a routine that works for both you and your Bulldog!
Put the hard yards in NOW and it will be worth in the long term.
Q: Are Bulldog’s okay in the Hot Weather and can you Exercise a Bulldog ?
If it is going to be a HOT day! The heat can cause some major problems for British Bulldogs that you should be aware of. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you get through the summer heat with your Bulldog.
Unlike many other breeds, British Bulldogs do not take well to extreme temperatures. The breed has some breathing issues and for this reasons extreme hot temperatures can cause serious injury and even death. During the summer heat, please pay special attention to leaving your canine outdoors or exposing them to these extreme conditions. Never leave your Bulldog in a vehicle during the summer as the temperatures inside the car will be enough to cause death and serious injury to your dog.
Guidance I have always gone by! If it is too hot for a Child then its too hot for your Bulldog.
Exercise is always important, but during these hot summer days, do not take long walks without plenty of stops, water, and a shady tree to relax. Here are some tips to keep your Bulldog safe during the summer heat.
  • Run your air conditioning when your not at home, often times if you are gone you may turn it off, but a cool temperature inside will provide your Bulldog a comfortable surrounding.
  • Provide a shaded area outside for your British Bulldog. If you do not have trees, purchase an umbrella or something that will provide a shady area. Don’t leave them outside too long though as they will need the comfort of your air conditioned home to remain healthy.
  • Provide lot’s of water, I would recommend three water dishes. One inside for day to day use, one outside that has a fresh supply of water, and one you can take with you in the car or during walks.
  • Finally don’t force your Bulldog into exercise. Generally speaking you can tell when they are tired or unwilling, this is a good indication they may need to relax or the heat is getting to them. Heat stroke in Bulldogs during the summertime can be detected by heavy panting, lots of drooling, twitching muscles, vomiting, and a dazed look. To cool your British Bulldog down, give it a cold bath, allow plenty of fluids, and call your local vet!
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