Puppies For Sale

English Bulldog Puppies for sale Pretoria South Africa 

English Bulldog Puppies for sale Pretoria South Africa 

English Bulldog Puppies for sale Pretoria South Africa 

English Bulldog Puppies for sale Pretoria South Africa 

English Bulldog Puppies for sale Pretoria South Africa 

Your Healthy Puppy Checklist

Although there's no way that I can guarantee that you will be choosing a healthy puppy, there are some basic things you can look for that will give you the best possible chance of picking a pup who is fit and well.......

    • A sturdy body
      A healthy puppy should have a strong, sturdy, compact little body. Obviously small breed puppies will be more dainty, but he shouldn't look thin/bony and his belly shouldn't look distended and out-of-proportion with the rest of him (this can mean he has a worm problem)


    • Clean, shiny coat
      A puppys' coat should be clean, and shiny. With no bare spots or red irritated areas. These indicate skin problems/allergies/mange etc. If he's been outside playing and has a little mud on him, that's okay, but a dirty, matted or coarse coat can mean worms - or improper care.


    • Clear eyes and nose
      A healthy puppy has clear, bright eyes and there shouldn't be any discharge from his nose. A healthy puppy shouldn't cough either.


    • Clean ears
      Your puppy's ears should be clean inside, with no sign of redness , irritation or discharge. A bad smell from his ears, or constant scratching at them or head-shaking are a red flag for ear mites, infection and so on.


    • Firm stools
      Healthy puppies should pass firm, regular stools. Diarrhea can be an indication of one of several very serious puppy illnesses. When you're choosing a healthy puppy, be sure your puppy's little 'bottom area' is clean, with no signs of loose stools. Also you want to avoid a puppy who constantly licks at his genital area, this could mean a urinary tract infection


  • Lively, energetic behavior
    Obviously all puppies are different in this area, but you don't want a puppy who seems lethargic or listless. A pup who just seems a little more shy than his litter-mates is probably perfectly healthy, but one who is disinterested in you and his surroundings could be sick.

These are the simplest and most basic things to look for and will help you notice some of the most common health problems that puppies are prone to.

BUT it's also important to look at the parents of the puppies, and the environment that they are kept in.

If the home/kennel areacis clean and sanitary, the puppies are obviously used to being handled and played with, and the owner/breeder is knowledgeable, competent and has the best interests of the puppies at heart, for example:

  • Isn't selling them before they're 8 weeks old with an excuse that the 'momma isn't feeding them anymore' or something similar
  • Asks YOU questions and wants to be sure the pups are going to good homes
  • Has given the pups their first shots/deworming treatment and has vet papers to prove it
  • Is more interested in your home/family than your wallet (and so on)

... then chances are your pup has had a good start in life.

And finally - puppy paperwork:

Choosing a healthy puppy doesn't end here. Before you jump in the car and head home with your precious bundle of joy, be sure you have all the necessary paperwork in your hand.

All puppies should come with a record of the veterinary care they've received, this should show the type and date of their vaccinations and when they were dewormed