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    Default Curiosity about general health issues & pedigree research

    So I'm curious about health issues that people experience with their bullys. When I was looking for duchess every breeder I spoke with claimed that all their breeding stock was 100% healthy with no issues ever. Obviously this isn't the case or so many bullies wouldn't end up in rescues because their owner couldn't afford the health expenses. But I when I decided on my girl I did extensive research on her pedigree and tried to research as many of the dogs as far back as I could and tried contacting their breeder/owner to become aware of any issues. This was very hard but I did get through to more than I expected! So I'm curious if those of you that have had health issues, not allergies, but true health issues such as, elongated palate, luxating patellas, loose hips, etc. Do most people research pedigrees before purchasing a puppy? If you researched your bully's pedigree has his/her health been consistent with what you expected based on pedigree research? If no research was done on pedigree prior to purchasing has his/her health been good or poor? Duchess is champion sired with multiple champions from both sides throughout her pedigree. She Is now 6.5months and has been very healthy with the exception of 2 uti & 2 uri, obviously these arent congenital and expected with a puppy. Looking forward to some responses.

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    Default Re: Curiosity about general health issues & pedigree research

    We did not research Princess Gracie's pedigree. I'm not completely sure how one would go about that. HRH has always (knock on wood) been healthy.

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    Default Re: Curiosity about general health issues & pedigree research

    I researched my Dolly before purchase and also researched the sire before i bred. Everyone was health guaranteed and health certified , you bring up a good point. And thank goodness, like you we have good health, baring minor seasonal allergies.
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    Default Re: Curiosity about general health issues & pedigree research

    I didn't research the pedigree of my puppy. I did speak with someone who had bought 2 puppys from the breeder as well as a woman who was an ACK inspector in Missouri. I was very concerned with the health issues of bulldogs and finally called a local vet who told me to get health insurance. I did and my puppy is almost 6 months old and was diagnosed with parvo about a month and a half after he arrived. He was vaccanated 5 times for parvo as well as lepto and kennel cough I think it is called the 5 way. and even rabies at 4 months and still got it. I live in a condo and many people here have dogs. most are rescues. He also has some either skin or allergy issues.. If I had to do it again. I might have spent more time researching breeders and maybe even spent more $. Not sure.. I do know thou that I love my puppy and he is quite a character and very lovable.

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    I did as much research as I could and when I took Gunny to the vet the first time, I fully expected something. Vet said looks good, palate is a bit elongated. I expected it to be a bit of a crap shoot and was happy with the results.
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    Default Re: Curiosity about general health issues & pedigree research

    We didn't research either on Gator but so far so good, besides his penis that flipped out surgery previously before we got him. Otherwise "knock on wood" he's been pretty healthy but he's 1.5yrs old
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