Adopting an English bulldog can be an extremely rewarding experience. But it also comes with some responsibilities. Here in the U.S., English bulldog owners have to register their pups with the proper authorities, obtaining licenses and proving that they are up to date on their vaccinations. Not doing so can land you in serious legal trouble, especially if your dog is involved in some sort of accident.

Obtaining a Dog License

Registering your English bulldog with state and local authorities means obtaining a dog license. The requirements for obtaining a license will vary depending on where you live. In most local municipalities here in Kansas, your English bulldog must be over six months of age before they can be registered. Once this requirement is fulfilled, here’s what you can do:

  1. Take your English bulldog to your veterinarian to receive their vaccinations (specifically their rabies shot) and the corresponding documentation
  2. Download your license application from your town or city’s website (a simple Google search should bring up the right webpage)
  3. Print out your application, make copies of all vaccine documents, and write out a check for the license fee
  4. Gather everything and either mail the documents or visit your local Animal Control office. Afterwards you will receive your pet license and rabies tag.

Please note: A pet license does not last forever. You will have to renew your license every one to three years.

Registering with the AKC

In addition to registering your dog with local authorities, you can also register them with the AKC (American Kennel Club). This is a lifetime registration that comes with many perks, including care packages, essential resources, and additional services.

To register your English bulldog with the AKC, click here.

If you have further questions on registering your newly adopted English bulldog, contact Bulldog Angels today!