Welcome to Boven’s English Bulldogs!
Boven’s English Bulldogs raises adorably-wrinkly AKC-registered English Bulldog puppies.
We’re based out of Lebanon, Missouri, so we can deliver adopted puppies to people living in places like Springfield, Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks, St. Louis, and Kansas City. Of course, if you live further away, we can also deliver your new puppy to you virtually anywhere in the country for an additional fee.
All of our breeding females are OFA certified in several areas including cardiac and patella. All of our females are Genetic health tested along with any studs we use. We know how important genetics are for this breed, which is why we seek out the best bloodlines possible, ensuring all of our Bulldog puppies have a great chance for a long, healthy life ahead of them.
We are experts on the English bulldog breed and we do a lot of education on the breed. Our families that adopt from us have lifetime support .
The health of our bulldogs and babies are the most important thing to us. It starts from the inside. We feed our bulldogs Royal Canin for bulldogs, they only get fruit and veggies for treats and snacks, along with non hormonal ( grass fed cows) liver. They also get trifexis once a month for fleas, heart worm and parasites prevention & topical tick treatment. They also get tested often for parasites and heart worm and have never had a positive reading. Regarding the babies, we give them plasma the first 24 hours, every 2 hours after being born along with breastfeeding every hour the first 24 hours to ensure they get moms colostrum. With the plasma and colostrum that is a huge boost to their health and immune system. We also get a fecal test prior to puppy going to their forever home to insure they’re parasite free, ( we give you the documentation) along with a thorough vet check ( documentation will be provided to the adoptee) along with heart murmur, eyes, hearing, hips etc. along with worming starting at 2 weeks of age, up to date vaccines, & microchipped along with parvo testing. All our females prior to breeding gets a full evaluation about 1 month prior. We only work with the top of the line breeders who own the studs. These studs are some of the best out there. Along with an amazing blood line and up to date health checks.
Our puppies start potty training at 3 1/2 weeks and are fully potty trained at 8 weeks when they are ready to go to their home.
Please take a look at our Puppies for Adoption page. There you’ll learn more about the puppies we currently have available, as well as information about the adoption process, what your puppy will come with, and other important information. Once you find which of our puppies is guilty of stealing your heart, place a deposit to reserve it, or Contact Us to start the adoption process.
Note: We only reserve puppies for those that have paid a deposit. Otherwise our puppies are adopted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Visit our About Us page to learn more about who we are and what we do. If you’d like to learn more about English Bulldogs and their personalities, diet, and general care, then please scroll down.
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More About Our English Bulldogs
Bulldogs are a very loving and loyal breed. They’re a medium-sized dog that can weigh up to 60 lbs and stands about 13-16 inches at the shoulder. They’re also very loyal and loving, and extremely affectionate. In fact, English Bulldogs love attention so much that they think of themselves as wonderful lap dogs, though this is only true for people with extremely durable laps.
The coat of an English Bulldog is short and smooth. When the seasons change, you will notice shedding, particularly in the spring and fall. Frequent bathing is not required as long as you brush them regularly. Bulldog colors can be red, fawn, white, brindle, or a mix of these colors. They can also be black in color, but this is generally considered to be less desirable than the other colors.
Their ears are folded back or otherwise called rose ears. Tails are either straight or screwed. Toenails should be trimmed regularly or it can lead to foot problems.
When bathing is required, use a mild shampoo, especially on their wrinkles. Wrinkles should always be cleaned and dried, to reduce the chance for infection.
The proper way to pick up your English Bulldog is by placing one hand in front of its hind legs and one hand behind its front legs. Never lift your Bulldog by its front legs and shoulders.
A good diet of dry kibble mixed with an occasional treat of wet canned food is recommended. We use a grain-free diet. Their digestive system doesn’t work as hard to break down the food as it does with grains. For Bulldog puppies under 6 months, give them food 3 times a day, all they can eat. After they reach 6 months of age, decrease feedings to only twice a day.
Keeping your English Bulldog cool is crucial. Despite all their folds and wrinkles increasing their surface area, their small ears and stubby tongues mean they can easily overheat and develop heat exhaustion. For this reason, air conditioning is definitely recommended. Exercise your Bulldog every day on a leash, unless in warm or hot climates.
If your Bulldog is going to be near water, use caution and supervision. It is hard for them to keep their heads above water due to their forward weight.
A fenced yard is recommended for English Bulldogs as they are very inquisitive and can be lured away or stolen easily. They also have a bulletproof temperament, and do not watch out for cars.
If you have any other questions about our English Bulldog puppies, or just English Bulldogs in general, please Contact Us.