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    I'm just wondering if I'm dreaming an impossible dream.....

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    OK then I'm thinking of the Scam Alert forum @linwhite
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaRett View Post
    I would say overall Gizmo falls into that category - yes she had a defect (inverted corkscrew tail) but I dont think you could 'breed that out'
    Hershey also has a defect, one we were aware of when we rescued him - but as in the other ailments (Cherry eye, Allergies, heart murmurs etc) they are both negitive.

    I think the reason you are over burdened seeing all of the health issues, is people come here and post when they NEED answers, most people dont hang around and post 'Todays been a good day' they are either in need of advice, or they want to share something special about their bullies

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    Well there are a lot of good reputable breeders out there, that do breed to better the breed. None of mine have problems, no cheery eye, no hip problems, no heart problems, no mange, but that does not guarantee that even if you have the best bullies in the world that some where down the line there is going to be one with a defect. But most of us try to breed out the defects. That being said there are TOO many others out there that just want to breed to make a quick buck and just throw two bullies together with no regard to health, looks, or temperament. Plus too many peeps want a cheap bully and these are the people that keep puppy mills in business. So don't buy from pet stores, Craigslist or go for the "cheap" puppy, because you are supporting puppy mills and sorry imports. Just sayin.
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    Apart from a minor Cherry eye that she has out grown and never needed surgery for...My Lucy is healthy. In 2 1/2 years she has needed no surgical interventions and only anti fungals for a mild infection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Well there are a lot of good reputable breeders out there, that do breed to better the breed. None of mine have problems, no cheery eye, no hip problems, no heart problems, no mange, but that does not guarantee that even if you have the best bullies in the world that some where down the line there is going to be one with a defect. But most of us try to breed out the defects. That being said there are TOO many others out there that just want to breed to make a quick buck and just throw two bullies together with no regard to health, looks, or temperament. Plus too many peeps want a cheap bully and these are the people that keep puppy mills in business. So don't buy from pet stores, Craigslist or go for the "cheap" puppy, because you are supporting puppy mills and sorry imports. Just sayin.
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    Our Amber has a clean bill of health and she will be a year old next month. She had a small cold in her right eye just after I brought her home and I took her to the vet immediately and she was given medication and the problem never re-occurred. A friend of mine has an 8 year old bulldog that has multiple medical conditions and the owner causes some of them with poor diet trying to take short cuts and paying for cheap food. I seen the same thing with Great Danes; many people think it is great to have an unusual pet but don't understand what is involved with the care and up keep. Pets need good nutrition and medical care just like humans;that old saying, "You get what you pay for" is so true on so many levels. I paid a fair price for Amber and she is in good health and I talk to the breeder regularly if I have questions. Lol; when people I work with found out what I paid for Amber they told me her name should have been "Nugget" as in gold nugget. Lol; with everything she came with and her health credentials the price was extremely reasonable and I will be going back for a playmate for Amber after she turns a year old. I agree; stay away from puppy mills, pet shops, and craigs list; find a good breeder, a reliable vet and do homework on the breed.

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    Plus I forgot, someone asked about "pet quality" bullies. You have "show quality" and "pet quality", A show breeder breeds to get the best bully they can for show, not all of the pups in a litter are "show Quality" for one reason or the other. It may be their color, their markings, the way they stand, the way their ears set, are they big boned or regular, is their chest nice and wide, or too wide or too narrow. There are many things that a breeder will look at to determine if one is "show quality" or "pet quality". That does not mean there is anything wrong with the "pet quality" pup, it's just not one they want to show, and if they don't want to show it then they usually do not want it bred, so most of the time they will restrict breeding on that pup as well. I hope that clears it up for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggs19 View Post
    This may be a dumb question, but what is the bca?

    Also, I never understood that line in the paperwork from breeders that said the dog is "for a pet" only. Can someone explain why they put this?

    The only issue I have had with Tonka so far (knock on wood) is bad environmental allergies. I know another friend of mine has a bulldog from the same breeder and he has had no issues with his. I guess sometimes those things are hard to eliminate completely.
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    I have a beautiful healthy girl, no issues at 4years

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    Herschel has a recurring cherry eye... kind of. I mean you see it then look at him again and it's gone. No allergies, no other problems other than a dry nose sometimes lol. He was a rescue from a family that couldn't (or wouldn't) take care of him so I know nothing of his history other than he was born in January 2011.

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    I have 6 bulldogs and in the past three years I have had 2 ulcers and 1 hotspot, and my oldest has dry eye (she is 5). The ulcers were caused from a scratch. Occasionally we get yeast but that is easily taken care of- thank you EBN!

    Now, even though my bulldogs are wonderful and healthy, occasionally one of their pups will have an ailment. From 24 pups, we have had one case of Cherry eye, one heart murmur, one case of distachia and now Chevy Cheese who has spina bifida. All of these puppies (besides Chevy who is sitting in my lap as I type!) were found great homes and were diagnosed long before they ever went to their new homes. Luckily however, we have never lost a puppy, all that were born have survived. For that I am grateful. (Knock on Wood!!!!) And in each of those litters, all of their litter mates were perfect. So yes, even healthy wonderful bulldogs can have buried genes that come up on occasion. The biggest question should be "Will the breeder stand behind their puppy?".

    What scares me is that I know what I put into my mothers and the puppies and they get only the best of the best.

    When I read here "the puppy is currently being fed Purina by the breeder" it makes my skin crawl. I cannot even imagine the (future) health of the puppies that are born in puppy mills.

    I think this is where so many of the bulldogs with health issues come from, because it starts with the parents genetics, but it also has to do with how mama is cared for while she is in gestation, and how the puppies are fed (nursed or tube fed), and what food they are weened to. I truly believe that the future health of the puppies starts with the care of the dam who has been bred and goes from there.

    It is very true that most who find EBN get here because they are having a problem. So you cannot take all the members who join as being the majority of the breed owners. But those of us who have gotten help want to help others and pay it forward. It is a wonderful thing and makes me proud everyday to be a part of.

    Now that we have Khloe and Chevy I guess I need to change my first statement. I have 8 bulldogs not 6!

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