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    Default What are some great questions to ask a breeder?

    Some of you know that my Debo died last week.
    And, I have been wanting to thank everyone of you, on this wonderful website that tried to make me feel better! It has just been too hard, to get back on there and thank everyone. I'm sorry.

    My spirit is still broken, and I know it's too soon, but I want to start looking for great breeder. I miss my bully sounds and butt wiggles really bad!

    I guess a good place to start looking for breeder is the BCA, right? When I find one, what are some great questions I need to ask to make sure I get a healthy bully?

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    HI there, not that I can help you with a breeder as I am in Australia, but so sorry for your loss, losing a pet is such pain. But you are asking a great question and will look forward to the responses, word of mouth is great as always. Take care and just know you did the best for Debo. When we lost our dog (not a bully) but the house was not the same and straight away we wanted to give love to another dog, which is now our first Bulldog.

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    Thank you Bazza! Yes, you're right my house is so lonely, I can't stand being here. I'm deeply devastated. And, it sounds like you know how it feels. So thank you!

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    Hi Emily... good to see you posting again. We are here to help support you... seriously, when I lost my boy, EBN real did help me along.

    Sorry to ask this again, I think I did before, but where are you located? BCA is a good start, but if we know your state/town some may be able to give you info via private messages
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    Thank you! Yes, there really are some amazing people on here!

    I am located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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    @Emily When I first joined the site before Harlea came home I talked about questions that i asked of the breeders I was looking at to get a pup. If you are interested you can find them in the 10th post in the forum thread at this link http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...me-Bully-lover This isn't every single question we asked, but was the baseline standard we used during out interview process.
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    Default Re: What are some great questions to ask a breeder?

    Good call Marine91. Those are great questions! Thank you

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    Default Re: What are some great questions to ask a breeder?

    Can i add to the post few of things that i think should be asked asked

    What sort of socialisation or experiences has my your puppies had so far?
    Puppies should preferably be raised in a home environment with all the noise and traffic ,as those raised in kennel environment often are not used to all the sounds etc

    Have they had vaccinations ,worming -proper breeder should worm and puppies at the age of 6-8 weeks should have at least 1 course of vaccinations the next should be done at 10-12 weeks

    Did shire and dam where health tested -i think health testing should be done on both of dogs and any responsible breeder who breeds dogs to better the breed will have dogs tested,so potential genetical problems could be eliminated as sometimes shire and dam can be "carriers " -ask them to see results (in uk we can view results on KC website)

    Did vet gave pups clean bill of health -ask for proof
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    Default Re: What are some great questions to ask a breeder?

    Those are perfect, thank you Pati!!!

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    Default Re: What are some great questions to ask a breeder?

    im no good with breeder questions as we got sarah from someone as a rescue but i wanted to say i hope you find one soon and your house is once again filled with all things bully

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    Default Re: What are some great questions to ask a breeder?

    Ok. The essential breeder questions are as follows.....

    1. How long has the breeder been breeding Bulldogs.

    2. Are all her Sires and Bitches on site and would you be able to see them in person? Be leery of breeders who don't have at least one of them available for you to meet

    3. How many litters do the bitches produce in their lifetime? A bully mom should have no more than 2 or 3 litters in her life.

    4. Are the parents Akc or Nkc registered?

    5. What if any health issues have the parents had? Cherry eye? Hot spots? Hip issues? Allergies?... All of these will likely be passed on to the puppies.

    6. Does the breeder offer a health guarantee? And I'd so, till what age? One year is sufficient. Also you Should have a window of a week or so to bring your pup to a vet to be examined and you should have the rite to return the pup for a refund should the vet find something wrong.

    7. Have the puppies been de-wormed?

    8. Have the puppies been recently tested for parasites?

    9. What food have the parents/puppies been fed?

    Also a good breeder will be happy to corespondent with you throughout the puppies growth and should be available to answer any questions you have. I email my breeder quarterly with updates on how Luca is doing.
    A good breeder is glad to know their dogs went to good homes. If they show no concern then I would be leery.

    I'm so sorry about Debo, Emily. I can't even imagine what you must be feeling right now. It may not be my place to say but maybe a rescue bully might be worth considering. For a Bully who needs a home to get one in the wake of this tragedy would be a beautiful tribute to Debo's life and make his passing not be totally in vain. Although, breeder born bullies deserve a good home too. Whatever you choose I wish you better days ahead.
    Last edited by Kross225; 09-10-2013 at 09:36 PM.

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    Default What are some great questions to ask a breeder?

    I love those questions! Thank you!

    I have been considering a rescue, you're right, it would be a beautiful tribute to Debo's life, what a good way to put it! I have been looking around, I just don't know if it's too soon for me or not. I'm taking it pretty hard and my spirit is broken. So, thank you for wishing me better days ahead!
    Last edited by Emily; 09-11-2013 at 01:55 AM.

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