About Penny Lane the Trained Bulldog Puppy (video)
- Microchipped: Yes
- Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
- Exercise Needs: Moderate
Penny Lane came from animal control when her time was up. She is a Bulldog puppy full of all the enegy a bull dog can bring on! She has been to Doglando Camp where she was evaluated and spent hours of wonderful training (See below). We definitely want a high energy home, where addtional training is part of the fun!
Update, June 10nd: Penny Lane is going to camp! What? you ask. She is going to participate in the University of Doglando kids camp. During this two week period she is going to be spending her time with one lucky camper as they both learn the ins and outs of dog ownership and responsibilities. What a time they will have!!!
Update, June 22nd: Penny Lane is back from summer camp, and what a time she had! There she was paired up with Brooke, who called her "Scarlet", and spent two weeks in intensive one-on-one time. She learned to walk on a leash, sit and stay, participated in agility sports, to jump and swim in a pool, proper behavior in public areas and so much more! If you are viewing this information on our website you can see photos from her camp experience, with Brooke, sitting outside Panera Bread while the campers eat there al fresco, getting a belly rub and the flyer Brooke made about her at the end of the two weeks. It reads, in part:
"I am a feisty little puppy. I love to play ball. I am really smart. I love men.
My Perfect Family: My perfect family would be a group of men or a young family. I would be fine with kids and dogs. I will need a family that will take me out a lot for walks. I will need a fenced in backyard. I might not be good with cats."
You can read more about Penny Lane's adventures at www.universityofdoglando.blogspot.com . You'll also find lots of photos, in albums labeled "Camp Doglando S1" on their facebook page, www.facebook.com/universityofdoglando
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, early Bulldogs were used in the bloody sport of bull baiting. Some of these dogs emigrated with their masters from England to America. Eventually the English Bulldog was bred down in size and his personality was softened, but the American version remained a larger, fiercer dog. The American version has longer legs and more speed and agility than the English show dog. It's thanks to the efforts of John D. Johnson of Summerville, Georgia the American Bulldog still exists today. After he returned from WWII, he was disappointed to find that, like the English Mastiff, the American Bulldog was almost completely extinct. He then decided to gather the best he could find from all across the rural South and bring them back from the brink of extinction. The American Bulldog has also been used as a guard and in hunting bear, wild boar, squirrel and raccoon. They have even been trained to drive cattle and guard stock from predators. Farmers prize these dogs for their stamina, protectiveness, intelligence and working abilities. Some of the American Bulldogs talents are hunting, watchdogging, tracking, weight pulling, and guarding. An American Bulldog should never be confused with uniquely different breeds such as the American Staffordshire Terrier or the American Pit Bull Terrier. The American Bulldog is a brave and determined but not hostile dog. Alert and self-confident, this breed genuinely loves children. It is known for its acts of heroism towards its master. These dogs have fought wild dogs, bulls and even fire. It is said "fighting off one of these dogs is like fighting an animal that possesses an alligator's head and a python's body." Yet when called off by their handler, they immediately obey. No wonder they are said to have "true grit, true devotion and true love." Because of its strong protective instincts, the American Bulldog should be well-socialized and obedience trained at an early age. Some may be aggressive with other dogs and reserved with strangers. They need to be around people to be truly happy. This breed tends to drool and slobber. They have a life expectancy of up to 16 years.