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    Hi,
    not sure this is the correct place to post this, or if its ok even as the puppy im looking at getting isnt a pedigree, His mum was a british x olde tyme and his dad a full british.
    Anyway, he is 12 weeks old and has had an eye removed and sewn up, due to a scratch from a sibling ( the seller has told me)
    Just wanted to know what i should maybe look out for or ask with reagrds to that? would an eye be removed for that reason?
    He looks so adorable, and Im not bothered by him only having one eye, but worry there could be problems with his remaining eye? Id hate for him to suffer, and feel as though the person selling doesnt really want it at all he has offered me a completly knockdown price and didnt at first even mention that pup... I guess i feel sorry for him a lot and I know that is not a good reason to choose a pup.

    Thanks in advance for any help / advice

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    Sophie, I think I would insist on having him checked out by my vet first to be sure the eye removal was done correctly and that there aren't other problems. By the way, Welcome to EBN. I hope you find everything you need here.

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    Yes I agree have him checked by a good bully vet to make sure nothing else is wrong, poor thing. Oh and yes welcome to the site. We dont care if your pup is a purebred perfect akc registered whatever just so you know. Not all purebreds are perfect anyhow, not even close actually. I hope your soon to be pup is healthy aside from the eye. Cant wait to see pics!

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    A friend of mine...had her puppy lose an eye once it was in her home...due to a scratch. So...it can happen she nor her husband know how it occurred but they do have another dog. Her pup healed up nicely...I would want to speak with the vet who did that procedure...Which shouldn't be an issue of their giving you the name and number. As well as finding out how long ago the surgery was...But...they sure enough can live productive lives...

    I think it's sweet that your considering this pup...as for the reduced price that sounds normal for a pup with an issue.
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    @sophie82 Hello and Welcome. Glad you're here. Don't worry about posting something in the wrong place . If it's in the wrong place the moderators are really nice and will just move it, so it get the correct attention. No big deal. As far as if it's ok, everything goes as long as it doesn't violate the few simple forum rules found here English Bulldog News- Forum Rules.
    I manage a dog daycare, and we have a puggle with 1 eye. He lost it the same way this pup did. He has always ran played and acted just like any other dog with 2 eyes . SO hopefully barring any other medical issues , your pup will be just fine. Also we love all dogs here , not just pure breed bulldogs. But I have to tell you as a member of this forum it is an unofficial rule that you provide us with plenty of pivtures of all of your animals, dogs ,cats , fish, sea monkeys , we don't care . We want to see them all!
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    Thanks for your replies

    I am going to see him in a little while, and think I will ask for the vets contact details, I will be obv taking him to one local to me anyway for his jabs ect... so hopefully, all being well, and so long as the seller will give me some sort of guarantee for him, I will be bringing baby home later.

    We have his crate and bits sorted out as we have been busy preparing for new arrival before buying, and its so exciting!

    I will post pics of him ( and my other pets ~ a small jack russell x , rescue hedgehog (who is being released soon!) four chickens, and a goldfish lol) tomorrow hopefully all being well after a visit to vets

    Thanks again for your help and advice, and for the warm welcome

    Sophie x

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    Thanks for your replies

    I am going to see him in a little while, and think I will ask for the vets contact details, I will be obv taking him to one local to me anyway for his jabs ect... so hopefully, all being well, and so long as the seller will give me some sort of guarantee for him, I will be bringing baby home later.

    We have his crate and bits sorted out as we have been busy preparing for new arrival before buying, and its so exciting!

    I will post pics of him ( and my other pets ~ a small jack russell x , rescue hedgehog (who is being released soon!) four chickens, and a goldfish lol) tomorrow hopefully all being well after a visit to vets

    Thanks again for your help and advice, and for the warm welcome

    Sophie x

    Okay...off topic...but releasing a hedgehog into the wild...WHERE DO YOU LIVE!?! We looked into getting a hedgehog as a pet...but seen the potty boots they can get...and their needing cleaning and such. And chose chinchillas...also the chinchillas live longer...another plus when dealing with children and their mourning the loss of a pet.


    so long as the seller will give me some sort of guarantee for him
    This is a dog that won't come with papers...what exactly are you expecting the breeder to guarentee...I'm thinking it might have been an "oops litter". Correct me if I'm wrong...Are they selling the pups then? Not sure what the breeder will guarentee...since the dogs aren't registered and all...Just be prepared that they might not offer anything as well. If that the case...are you going to pass on the pup?
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    Right, well I went to see him, The seller has told me that if after a vet check I am not happy for whatever reason that I can indeed return him to her, that way he will not be in home after home the poor boy. So, I have him here now, his first night went really well and he has been an angel

    I will post some pics later on.

    Darlene, In response to your post...
    Okay...off topic...but releasing a hedgehog into the wild...WHERE DO YOU LIVE!?! We looked into getting a hedgehog as a pet...but seen the potty boots they can get...and their needing cleaning and such. And chose chinchillas...also the chinchillas live longer...another plus when dealing with children and their mourning the loss of a pet
    The hedgehog is not some sort of 'pet' I got him from a charity (norwich hedgehog ) they take in hedgehogs that are sick or underweight and so would die if they went into hibernation, People like me have them in their homes to keep them warm and prevent hibernation and feed them up over the winter ready to be released back where they belong come spring / summer...I live in Norfolk in the UK, right in the countryside.... there are plenty of 'safe' places for him when the time comes.

    This is a dog that won't come with papers...what exactly are you expecting the breeder to guarentee...I'm thinking it might have been an "oops litter". Correct me if I'm wrong...Are they selling the pups then? Not sure what the breeder will guarentee...since the dogs aren't registered and all...Just be prepared that they might not offer anything as well. If that the case...are you going to pass on the pup?
    Obviously he didnt come with papers no, I purely wanted to know that what she had said to me was correct and that there wasnt any other underlying issues with his health, she has given me this and so NO he will not be 'passed on'.
    The litter was not an 'oops litter' as you put it, but obviously his acccident was. They have already sold all but one more pup now, which was the one she had originally told me about before mentioning the little man I have here.
    For somewhere where the fact he isnt 100% pedigree didnt matter earlier, it sure feels like it does now. Sorry if I have taken your response the wrong way, but I think you have been harsh and quite rude to me with the way you have spoken about both the hedgehog and this pup. But anyway, thats really irrelevant, I hope I have answered your queries.

    Sophie x

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    Default Re: Advice Wanted... buying puppy with one eye?!

    @sophie82 when i got my bullie we had to make sure she was well so we had in our contract that even though their vet had checked out the litter, our vet would check out the bullie we picked and if any problems were detected then we would get a letter from our vet and be able to either exchange the bullie or just get a full refund with no loss to us.


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    @sophie82 ..... Woo Hoo! you got him!!!! But we are missing something..... PICTURES!! hahaha.. Please post some pix when you can. I'm so happy for you He must be darling.

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    Default Re: Advice Wanted... buying puppy with one eye?!

    this thread makes me just love EBN even more if that 's possible! everyone is so supportive and friendly .. just love it here!

    congrats can't wait to see pics of your new puppy!! best of luck!

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