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Old 03-05-2007, 08:55 AM   #1
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I have just joined this site today. My boyfriend and I presently have four cats. He has decided to treat me to my life-long dream of owning my own dog. We are going to buy an American bulldog 11-week old bitch this week. One of our friends ahs already taken on one of her brothers.

I have read conflicting reports as to how these dogs get on with cats - some say they can get on fine others indicate otherwise. We would be using the crating method to begin with and slowly introduce the animals to each other. Please does anyone have any idea on this as the last thing I want to do is end up with a house where the animals don't get on together.

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Hi! Welcome to the forum. I'm not familiar with American Bulldogs specificially but they're awfully cute. Training cats & dogs to get along shouldn't be difficult in your situation. The pup is young & with proper introduction & training, he should be fine & will learn to be respectful of the cats. The cats will undoubtedly swat his nose when he gets rambunctious so make sure to keep their claws trimmed short while they use their own methods to make sure your pup shows respect.

Good luck with your new addition to the family & we'd love to see pics when you get puppy home.
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Hello Lisa.

Introducing a pup to cats is much easier then introducing an adult dog. One thing to remember is that the cats rule the roost, the cats can do no wrong and the pup is the one that has to learn to not react. It takes time adn it takes consistency but it works. If the cat swats at the dog by all mean chase the cat away but do not allow your pup to react ( IE- snapping at cat, growling at the cat ). I have introduced my cats to my dogs and then introduced more cats to the dogs. Each time we had to mkae sure the dog understood that the cats were not play things and that the cats could do nothing wrong.


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My niece has an American Bulldog,named Daisy ,she is fine with cats and Parakeets,the parakeet will fly around and Daisy just sits watching,she doesn't bother with the cat either,but they did have a cat before they had Daisy
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Hi Lisa....welcome to the forum.....I wouldn't worry about the pup, that is the best age to introduce them ...I would be more concerned with the cats....as Dobermans said let the cats rule the roost....the cats should be able to take care of themselfs and will teach the pup his place in the pack.....pictures of you new girl when you get her would be nice!
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Thank you all so much for your help - you have all said just what I hoped to hear! We are hoping to pick her up in the next few days and I will definitely post the pics when we do. She looks like a cow with her markings - we can't wait!!! I am not too sure on everything I need to buy, we need to get everything in place pretty soon, I am so excited!!!!!

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