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    A buddy of mine just loves our boys. He used to come and see me but now itís the dogs. He said I work with a guy that bought a bulldog puppy. He said he loves taking his puppy on long walks. I said really? Call him I want to talk to him. He said why do you want to talk to him. I said he is a idiot. These dogs cannot handle long walks much less 85 degrees outside. He said I know. The dog got overheated and passed away yesterday. People get so excited buying the breed simply for the attention the dogs get and do zero homework. Itís just sad.

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    Yes sadly you can’t buy this type of breed n not do your homework. I fell on this site that educated me on the breed’s breathing. The only issue these dogs have or any flat nose dogs is their breathing. The rest, well lots of other breeds have, joint issues, cancer, skin problems, yeast, diabetes etc etc... I’ve learned a lot on their breathing and look, I lost Duke at 2.5yrs old n we didn’t even started the walk yet n it was cool to wear a jacket that day. Was only 15 outside. No heat anywhere. His anxiety got the best of him n an uneducated emergency vet. More n more EB lives longer n healthy. We cannot be afraid to get this breed, we simply like you said, do your homework. Nyala n Duke would walk 4-5km a day, hiking in the Rockies n all. Never once I’ve seen them huffing n puffing out of control. If you teach your puppy to normal walks every day like baby steps n gradually add a few more steps slowly, your dog will be capable to go on long walks when their at a year old.. it’s how your train them. But definitely I would never walk them if it was pass 20cel. I would play with them in the backyard instead. Jake will never be like Duke, nowhere near as fit. But don’t mean he can’t walk n put a bit of effort. Any breed, if you feed them right from the start, maintenance on regular basis, exercise daily, you’ll have a healthy dog. But an 85lb EB right their is a health issue. I prefer them under 55lbs. But yes, definitely don’t be afraid buying an EB. Just educate yourself if like we should in all breeds. That’s my 2 cents.

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    Anxiety. This was a little embarrassing. I had to talk to our vet about a year ago. We came home and I wasn’t sure if Rogan was going to calm down. I mean he sound like a dinosaur. They have a great staff but they would get so excited them made him overly excited. Now, when we get to the vet I call and ask them to let me know when it’s his turn. We stay in the truck with air condition wide open. We go to the little room then out. No two dogs are alike but I bet many dog owners on here know what I’m talking about. I am not good with dogs and kids with health issues. I’m the one that gets nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphieBoy View Post
    Anxiety. This was a little embarrassing. I had to talk to our vet about a year ago. We came home and I wasn’t sure if Rogan was going to calm down. I mean he sound like a dinosaur. They have a great staff but they would get so excited them made him overly excited. Now, when we get to the vet I call and ask them to let me know when it’s his turn. We stay in the truck with air condition wide open. We go to the little room then out. No two dogs are alike but I bet many dog owners on here know what I’m talking about. I am not good with dogs and kids with health issues. I’m the one that gets nervous.
    I was put in a separate room with my GS as we couldn’t have him with other dogs. Was such an event. I would walk in tell the vet we’re here n go back in the truck, wait for the vet to come out signaling us...ok to come in. Walk straight to a room n wait. Vet did his job with a few face licks....then repeat the scenario to leave. Loved ppl but not animals.

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    So sad... I wish , as you said, people would research before getting any breed.... they all have limitations of some type, but flat breed pups even more so.


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