We purchased our first Bulldog "Tootsie"
in February of 2007. That was just the beginning for what is now
Bradley's Bulldog Barn. Since that time
we have been very Blessed to meet some wonderful Bulldoggers. We were amazed that so many genuine people
shared the same love and compassion for Bulldogs as we do. After Tootsie came along we expanded a
little. We take great pride in our
Bulldogs and they stay right here in the house with us at all times. They are raised around other animals and
children of all ages which we feel helps compliment their personalities. My number one priority when breeding is to produce a
healthy companion that has the confirmation and temperament as written in the
AKC standard. We do not breed often - Upholding and educating
the standard is key to the survival of this breed.
At "The Barn", the door is always open and
everyone is welcome. Tootsie has since
crossed The Rainbow Bridge but she set the stage for our Bulldogs and her crew
will always greet you with a lick and a snort.
I do not claim to have the finest Bulldogs, or the most perfect but that
is what I strive for. I raise my dogs
so that they become a reflection of my dedication to Bulldogs – they are
my constant beloved companions above all else. Our Bulldogs are more than I could have ever dreamed of, I can only hope
that folks feel the same when they meet them.
If when you leave our site you have a better understanding of how and
why we love this breed then we have reached our goal. If you leave here with a Bulldog then we are
glad to have you as part of our extended family. There are just no words to
describe the devotion and dedication we have to Bulldogs, anyone that owns one
of our dogs feels the same way. We
remain in constant contact with all our Bulldog owners and ALWAYS are excited to
hear about their progress, what they have learned and just how their day
went. This is our life and our
passion. Bulldogs have made us who we
We are very active in
rescue and support our breed in all aspects.
I am glad that you have taken this time to get to know us just a little
and hope we can help you get to know Bulldogs as we have for their even temperaments,
loyal dispositions and hilarious antics that seem to go on non-stop. We pride ourselves on waiting for the right
home for a puppy and not the first to show up wanting one. I encourage anyone interested in adding a
Bulldog to their family to always explore rescue first – while some of the dogs
in rescue have an unfortunate past or a history that has not been kind to them,
they are in no way less deserving of the unconditional love and devotion they
will show you. They are not “damaged goods”. At one point they were the puppies you are
looking for right now. DO YOUR RESEARCH –
ask questions, look at lots of breeders, explore The Bulldog Club of America
website, talk to people and be ready to answer questions. Ask me about rescue if you are not familiar
with one in your area. Rescues are not for everyone just as puppies are not. There is plenty of love to go around from both
Dandie is the first – but not the last of our Bulldogs that
we will show. The camaraderie and good
sportsmanship of Bulldoggers worldwide is as much an addiction as the Bulldog
breed – get involved in your Bulldog community, advocacy, rescue and all
positive aspects of the breed – it is what makes being a Bulldogger such an
honor and privilege.
I would in no way be
where I am today without the knowledge, advice and patience of several, in my
opinion, experts in Bulldogs. This has
been a great ride so far and we are more than excited about our future with
this breed. My many many thanks to Dave
Richardson in KS, Pam & Bruce Holmes in KS,
the Waltmans in KS, The late Claudine in OK and of course for the one and only Tootsie! There are
tons of others that have lent their gracious support, knowledge, education and
advice over the past several years and for that I cannot express my sincere gratitude
in just words.
The always charming Miss Destinie with none other than Tootsie.
We love to see you smile!!
Destinie doing her part to help spoil puppies!
Dog's Ten Commandments
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial to my well-being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment. I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting weak or old.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You, too, will grow old.
10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier if you're there, Because I love you so.
~ Author Unknown
The Bulldog Club of America, in keeping with it’s stated
goal of protecting and preserving the official standard, does not condone the
breeding or promotion of colors that are not mentioned in the standard and / or
that are described therein as Disqualifying.