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BUT I DON’T WANT A SHOW DOG!

September 18th, 2020|

Why do people recommend choosing a breeder who shows their dogs to folks who are just looking for a pet and have no interest in showing? Why should breeding to breed standard be important to a pet home? Does it seem excessive, or “snobby”?
It’s not, and here’s why.
Dog shows are a means of evaluating dogs against the breed standard, to evaluate soundness, movement/gait, type, and temperament.
Soundness: The state of physical and mental health when all organs and faculties are functioning properly, each in its rightful relation to each other.
Type: Breed type encompasses appearance, character, condition, bone structure, temperament, and movement; "breed type is all these things." Breed type also includes a character specific to each breed, [read more.....]

Your new puppy

August 5th, 2020|

A 9 week old puppy has been alive for 63 days. He is leaving everything familiar and safe, then brought to a home where everything is new...sights, sounds, smells, new people and new surroundings that he doesn't understand yet.

Set realistic expectations.

Educate yourself.

Be patient.

Be kind.

A puppy is for life!

How Much for a Puppy?

June 8th, 2020|

Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who calls and after hearing a price surprisingly states: “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere”. I also address you; the person who doesn’t care about papers because I want “just a pet”.

No dog is “just a pet”.

Behind every pure bred puppy/dog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill. A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, that does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are records of lineage that document bloodline and allow one to research any possible health issues present in the lineage.

 

When you tell a Breeder you don’t care about papers what you’re really telling them is you couldn’t care less about the [read more.....]

Yeast Problems in Dogs

June 4th, 2020|

Applies to Bulldogs as well as other dogs.

Small amounts of Malasezzia AND Candida albicans are natural occurring yeasts on humans and animals, it is when it gets out of control that problems occur. Candida also called Thrush, is notorious for being an "opportunistic" pathogen
Most yeast comes from dogs with allergies, autoimmune problems, (Generally these levels are low in a dog with constant yeast overgrowth.) and sensitive skin issues. Allergies and autoimmune problems are hereditary. Usually cortisone is used to control both of these issues. Immune testing should be done to measure immunoglobulin levels (IgG, IgM and IgA). Allergy testing can be done also, but the outcome is usually the same you can’t get away from most of the allergens. Yeast spores live on the body and when the immune system is out of whack they get out of control. With allergy problems the skin becomes warm and moist and that [read more.....]

BCA’s Position Regarding the Kennel Club of the Netherlands’ Changes For Brachycephalic Breeds

May 22nd, 2020|

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    The Bulldog Club of America

 

 

The Bulldog Club of America is profoundly dismayed regarding the breeding and registration changes, adopted by the Raad van Beheer (the Kennel Club of the Netherlands) relative to certain breeds, which include the Bulldog.  The Raad van Beheer recently made the changes to comply with mandates from the Dutch government. The stated reason for the changes is to improve the health and welfare of various breeds; however, the decision appears to be based on selected research, often not evidence based.

The breeding guidance plan to be enacted by the Raad van Beheer for the Bulldog and other breeds would change the acknowledged standard of the breeds which have been in existence for hundreds of years, essentially altering hundreds of years of history. The resulting cross breeding will see the complete elimination of breed types.

Implementation [read more.....]

Covid 19 and Pets Update

May 14th, 2020|


1. Can pets catch coronavirus?

Pets are susceptible to some types of coronavirus, but there is currently only limited evidence that domestic animals can get sick from this novel form[1]. A cat in Belgium, a tiger at Bronx Zoo tested positive and were showing symptoms[3][12] while two asymptomatic dogs in China tested positive; one has since died of unknown causes[4][5].

2. Will the canine coronavirus vaccine protect my dog from COVID-19?

No, it will not[1]. Many dogs receive the canine coronavirus vaccine during puppyhood or routine vaccinations. This vaccine protects against enteric coronavirus and is not likely to provide any protection against this novel form of coronavirus which attacks the respiratory system.

3. Can my pet transmit coronavirus?

There is no evidence that an infected pet can transmit the virus to humans[5]. However, the novel coronavirus can stay active on surfaces for extended periods and it [read more.....]

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