ive heard that too..as well as they need c sections to have the pups..darn shame to have bred them the way "they" did and now the only way to get more is by means other then natural...I love the breed myself..and have always wanted one...but with all the problems i probably never will...
I have heard that also, but would not say for sure, their are several Bully poeple here, hoping they will post, I'm curious myself now.. Very, very few can free whelp, most all are c-sections, emergency ones are bad enough, couldnt imagine having to do this everytime
I did see pictures of an actual breeding on line once and the caption read that it was "very rare" and this particular breeder always c-sectioned. They did not even try for a natural whelping, EVER!!!!
I have an english bulldog. Her mother had her litter natural. And no trouble at all. The male I bred my bulldog too, came from parents that bred natural. I had my bulldog artificially inseminated (sp). I also planned a c-section. I would never risk it to let her have them natural, even though her mom had her that way. Here is a picture of her http://www.dogster.com/?60730
"Halle" you Bully is so cute. I just want to know if its possible for them to breed naturally or not? Ive never heard of it before until now. Im sure not EVERY english bulldog has to have artificial insemination, Right??? Interesting topic, huh???
we do not AI our bulldogs. but it is very hard to mate naturally. it usually takes about four people to hold the dogs. but we do all c-sections. it really helps to have experienced breeders to perform natural matings.
I have heard that it is very hard to breed bulldogs. But my english bulldog's mommy not only bred naturally but delivered naturally as well. My Cookie has been spayed so I don't have to worry about the potential problems but I don't think it stands for all bulldogs as I have heard a lot of people around this area that has had their bulldogs breed natural. As for the whelping part, I don't think from everything I have researched about them, that I would even consider letting any bully try it naturally as there is a potential risk of death to the mother and the pups. As for the other known health problems, so far my 8 month old girl has none at all. Even the vet says she is extremely healthy for the bully standards and what he has treated. Only problem she has is she really can't stand the heat which is ok since she is so pampered anyways and stays in the A.C. if it gets to hot on her. She also gets puppy popsicles ( we freeze chicken broth and beef broth watered down in to ice cubes and let her have them) when she gets over heated and a trip to the swimming pool. LOL I love spoiling my babies.
"doglover19" Thank you she is such a wonderful girl. I love her very much. I did try to breed her naturally, but they just couldn't get it done. So I took her to my vet. He did both the IA and the c-section. Personally, I wouldn't recommened breeding a bulldog unless your experienced in the breed. She had 2 litters and that was enough. All the puppies that she had have been fixed. I think I scared the owners when I told them all that was involved.
I once watched a Veterinarian, do you know what to a male dog, for artificial insemination. All she said was Sue hold this dog for me and away she went.You can imagine my face as she went to town. They can breed naturally, but males have been known to pass out from the excitement and the artificial way produces more puppies. Natural birth is risky, for obvious reasons, but puppy mill types will breed for smaller heads so they pass through easier, which costs less. BYB's and Mills are breeding for money not type, so whether there heads are the correct size is not important.