I had the privilege of meeting the Starr’s about 4 years ago when I was working for their vet. I was very unfamiliar with the English Bulldog but as soon as I met one of theirs I wanted to learn all I could! I was fortunate enough to be present for 2 of their dogs c-sections. These were experiences I will never forget. I am now lucky enough to be owned by one of their puppies, named Chopper and was there for his birth. I have owned several different breeds in my life but am now hopelessly in love with the English Bulldog! Chopper and I go visit Bart & Laurie and Choppers mom along with the other Bulldogs. I remember the first time I visited the Starr’s house. I was so impressed with the set up, and the home they provide for the dogs. They have an actual nursery for the new puppies,(this nursery is honestly better than some nurseries I have seen for human babies) complete with cameras and monitors. Being in the animal business for the past 5 years, I have met quite a few different breeders. None however have provided the love and security that the Starr’s do. Their dogs are raised in their home, with all the love and attention that you could ever imagine. They do not breed for profit. I know what they end up paying out by the time the puppies are born. (Artificial insemination, x-rays, blood tests, c-section just to mention a few.) And the price they charge for their puppies, in no way even comes close to a ’profit’. They truly love the breed and only breed for health, quality and temperament The day my Chopper was ready to come home, the Starr‘s brought him to me at work. Even though they knew he was going to be loved beyond belief at his new home, they still both cried when they left. To me that was a sign of an awesome breeder. Would I ever get another Starr Bulldog? Absolutely in a heartbeat! Thank you, Bart & Laurie, for the time and energy you have put into these dogs. If I had more room we would have another Bulldog.
David and Sheryl found room for one more & In Nov.added on to their family in with Alex!
For any prospective bulldog owner,
We want to first advise you to read up as much as possible on this very unique breed before you decide to welcome one into your home. After you've done your research and have decided that a bulldog will be a great addition to your family, we urge you to pick up the phone and give Starrbulldogs a call. Their knowledge and love for the breed is shown all over their website and is apparent when you speak with them. Their commitment to the care of their dogs is second to none. From our first conversation to now, they have been nothing but kind and resourceful people. Through the entire "adoption" process, they answered all of our questions and kept us updated on our baby. We visited their home twice prior to the day we picked up our puppy. Each time they welcomed us into their home with open arms and allowed us to see where their dogs lived (most of them were happily snoozing away on their living room couch). The puppies have their own nursery where they are well socialized with their littermates, their momma, and the humans of the family. They are happy, healthy, and always kept clean. They use quality dogs and take great care of them. These dogs are part of their family and we would recommend to anyone who wants a healthy, well socialized, happy puppy to consider Starrbulldogs. When it comes to Bart and Laurie, you don't just get a dog from a breeder; you get a great bulldog from friends.
To Bart and Laurie,
We can't thank you enough for taking such good care of Mason while he was with you. He has brought so much joy into our home and lives. A day doesn't pass that we don't laugh at something he does. He's definitely the clown in the family! We know as well as you do that this wouldn't have been possible without your dedication in caring for him. With Mason it was love at first sight. Those big eyes could melt anyone's heart. People are often surprised that he is still a puppy. They can't get over how well-behaved he is. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us such a good little boy.
Dan and Robin (and Mason)
PS - I have to give credit for the picture to the workers at Mason's daycare. They love him as much as we do!
This picture was an advertisement in a Madison Magazine
for Mason's daycare... Waggin Tails Pet Care.
To Any Prospective Starrbulldog Puppy Owner,
I have two words for you, do it! My husband and I had been researching bulldogs and breeders for quite a while. The one thing that stood out about the Starr’s as compared to other breeders was the love they have for their dogs. I could tell from the second I got on the Starrbulldogs website that Bart & Laurie truly love their dogs.
We waited 9 long months for our puppy, and I will be the first to tell you that I am not good at waiting! Once the puppies were born and reached 3 weeks of age, we were welcome to come up to the Starr’s house and see the babies. Unfortunately, since we live 4 hours away it just wasn’t feasible for us. Finally the day came to pick up our puppy. When we walked into that nursery (yes, she has a nursery just for the babies…so cute) for the first time, we forgot all about those 9 long months! All those smushy faces looking up at you just makes you melt. We would not have cared how long we had to wait, he was so worth it! He is absolutely perfect and I credit this to Bart & Laurie. They put in an incredible amount of hard work for these puppies. They are so love from the day they come into this world and for me, that was the most important thing. If you choose to adopt a puppy from Bart & Laurie, you will know that your puppy is loved, well socialized and just a bundle of wrinkly happiness! We could not be happier in choosing Bart & Laurie as our breeder, Deuce makes us laugh a thousand times a day. Thank you again Bart & Laurie!
Love Jay, Alicia, and Deuce
When buying a puppy, you will want to deal with a breeder who is honest, knowledgeable and experienced. The Starr’s certainly fit this description. The bonus is that the Starrs are absolutely passionate about Bulldogs and take great pride in their puppies. Laurie, Bart and their children spend a lot of time with their dogs and the puppies. Visit their web site and you'll see so many pictures of the fun they have with their dogs.
Two weeks after our puppy (Tinkerbell) was born we were able to visit the Starr’s to meet our puppy, her mom and littermates. They even have a special "nursery" for the puppies! The Starr’s are so warm and welcoming, and their enthusiasm is contagious! We had such a great time and knew immediately we had made the right decision. We continued to visit every week thereafter! Sometimes another family would be there, and we all sat around enjoying the puppies and sharing stories. Our visits became the highlight of our weeks! In between visits we'd check the web site, because Laurie always posted new pictures of the puppies and how much they weighed.
The day we picked up our Tinkerbell to bring her home was a bittersweet day. Although we were very excited to be bringing her home, it was hard to say goodbye to the Starr’s and also hard for them to see our puppy go. They put so much of their hearts into caring for the puppies! Laurie gave us a basket filled with all the things we needed to get started with Tinkerbell including a cuddly pink blanket that Laurie made for Tinkerbell. There were lots of toys and favorite treats, along with a photo album and book about Bulldogs and puppy care. Since we brought Tinkerbell home Laurie has been available to answer all of our questions.
This has been the best experience -- not only are we delighted with our puppy but we have also made friends that love Bulldogs as much as we do.
Neal, Lee & Lauren
Green Bay, WI