Preface by the breeder, Heidi Leibundgut

The English Bulldog has always stirred up feelings. You either love him or find him hideous. That’s perhaps the reason why I don’t know of any other breed that has been so denigrated and referred to as sick. The things we had to hear:


  • The English Bulldog cannot reproduce naturally
  • The pups have no sucking reflex after birth, i.e. they have to be artificially fed
  • The head of the English Bulldog has been deformed by breeding to such an extent that it is no longer possible again to breed a somewhat longer nose within the breed (purebred)
  • All of us have to feel ashamed to have ever bred such dogs, etc.

Instead of supporting and encouraging dedicated breeders and breed enthusiasts, people began to think about banning purebred breeding in German-speaking countries, with the consequence that many dedicated breeders of different breeds today breed through Romance language-speaking countries abroad or no longer through the appropriate national association. An increasing number of dogs are therefore being imported or bred without any regulation and in part from very questionable sources from an animal protection point of view. If then one of these dogs attracts negative attention, it’s of course the fault of the remaining breed club breeders or the breed. Ten to twenty-five purebred English Bulldogs are born annually in Switzerland with an internationally recognised pedigree. Well over 100 bulldogs by contrast are registered annually with Amicus.


You will see on this homepage how we breed the English Bulldog or can view natural births on YouTube from other breeders as well.


Two examples of natural births