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    Yesterday I decided it was a good day to replenish my dog toy stock and stopped into the local pet store. While in line with my arms full of toys I stood right behind a woman with an EB - all white male. While I was staring at him I noticed he barely had any fur, tear stains, hotspots/yeast around his tails and some area on his body. I know nothing about this dog so I kept my thoughts about maintenance to myself - for all I know this is just an issue this particular EB has. Who am I to judge.

    The owner looked at me. I smiled and said I have an all white one too. She asked how old he was. I said about 10 months. She said hers is 11 years; they're a lot of fun. I agreed and mentioned that Curls is 70 lbs. She was shocked (like most people are) and I explained that he is just bulkier. Then - this is the part that made me sad - she said that her EB's son was bigger than him and then his daughter is really small. I asked when the last time she bred him. She said his last litter was 9 years and she hoped that she would be able to bred him one more time. All I could think about was his skin issues and how irresponsible it was to continue to breed that EB. I didn't weigh in my opinion. What was I suppose to say - give a moral lesson to a complete stranger? It was her turn in line and she left the store and invited me to go to the dog park with her the following day with a bunch of other people. Needless to say I didn't go but I haven't stopped thinking about her since.

    I really feel like I should start stalking that park and find out her information to warn other people about her. Unfortunately, I just feel that too many people don't do research so she will still win in the long run (i.e. she will still be able to sell any future litters). sigh.
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    Default Re: Some things that make me sad

    agreed... very sad. Ihave been in a similar situation at a store -- took all I had in me not to open my mouth.
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    Default Re: Some things that make me sad

    Next time say something like suggesting our forum to her or him for tips on getting a bully back to his healthy beautiful self if it's obvious they're dealing with skin issues among other things. We have so much info to share they may be really thankful!

    Just a friendly suggestion...Enjoy your bully today!


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    You are a better person than me cause i would have ran my big, fat mouth. That poor baby...he's probably miserable, breaks my heart.

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    Default Re: Some things that make me sad

    Quote Originally Posted by JennieS View Post
    You are a better person than me cause i would have ran my big, fat mouth. That poor baby...he's probably miserable, breaks my heart.

    This is would have been me too! Annnnnyone who even says they want one or want to breed theirs I go into this big information speech...they aren't easy dogs....and I couldn't imagine the breeding aspect being very easy either

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelsMom View Post
    Next time say something like suggesting our forum to her or him for tips on getting a bully back to his healthy beautiful self if it's obvious they're dealing with skin issues among other things. We have so much info to share they may be really thankful!

    Just a friendly suggestion...Enjoy your bully today!
    I probably would have went this route. If you really care about your dog you take care of their needs. Obviously she didn't care but I would suggest the site and then point out what I saw on the dog (so she got the hint). Not to be mean but poor dog just cause she wants to be lazy and only cares about the money from this dog. Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelsMom View Post
    Next time say something like suggesting our forum to her or him for tips on getting a bully back to his healthy beautiful self if it's obvious they're dealing with skin issues among other things. We have so much info to share they may be really thankful!

    Just a friendly suggestion...Enjoy your bully today!
    Xactly!

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    Several times when I meet EB puppies and the owners ask me for advice I always recommend this forum because it has been really helpful in the care of all my dogs - non-EBs too.

    I thought about suggesting the site to her too but I was also afraid it would also mean exchanging numbers etc. which I really wouldn't care to do - I just didn't want to get to that level with her. We should have cards we can distribute LOL. Joking aside, I rarely give unsolicited advice to strangers because I believe if they don't ask, they won't listen/care. IMO since she still wanted to breed her boy, it just didn't seem that she would care enough to resolve his skin issues. I guess that's just me being judgey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubonics View Post
    Several times when I meet EB puppies and the owners ask me for advice I always recommend this forum because it has been really helpful in the care of all my dogs - non-EBs too.

    I thought about suggesting the site to her too but I was also afraid it would also mean exchanging numbers etc. which I really wouldn't care to do - I just didn't want to get to that level with her. We should have cards we can distribute LOL. Joking aside, I rarely give unsolicited advice to strangers because I believe if they don't ask, they won't listen/care. IMO since she still wanted to breed her boy, it just didn't seem that she would care enough to resolve his skin issues. I guess that's just me being judgey.
    I don't think you're being judgey and I would definitely not like to get into a phone number exchange with anyone in L.A.. Believe it or not we do have bizness cards.

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    Default Re: Some things that make me sad

    Quote Originally Posted by NigelsMom View Post
    Next time say something like suggesting our forum to her or him for tips on getting a bully back to his healthy beautiful self if it's obvious they're dealing with skin issues among other things. We have so much info to share they may be really thankful!

    Just a friendly suggestion...Enjoy your bully today!

    Great idea.


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    Not much u can do.that sucks

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    I got Colossus neutered because he was a drop off and I didnt know his bloodlines. Hes a dream of a bully, perfect etc etc (so says the vet and everyone else), but no knowing his true history I didnt want to take that chance .

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