I was looking at some website last night (I don't even remember where) and I saw this posting of someone looking for this rare breed. She had seen an ad for one and was desperately wanting one. Apparently now Bulldogs are falling into this trap, too. I couldn't contain myself I had to e-mail the girl and tell her that there was no such thing and that she had fallen for another breeding trick to make money. It's so sad that people believe this and might end up spending hundreds of dollars on something that doesn't exist, just to find out they paid extra for the runt of the litter.
Actually there are people actually breeding these 'mini bulldogs' intentionally...much like designer mutts. I've seen two down here that were clearly Boston/Bulldog mixes. It had the body of a Boston with the face of the Bulldog. I told one of the owners that and she even said that's how they made them. I've heard some 'breeders' are using pugs and frenchies to get them smaller. So they are not selling 'runts' in this case, they are really trying to breed them down in size. I can't imagine that mixing different flat faced dogs together is a good thing, but as usual there isn't much we can do about it. If you search online you should find some breeder websites.
Judging from that website I mentioned earlier, I thought miniature bulldogs were a legitimate breed...done professionally by breeders to try and make a smaller bulldog???? I'm confused!?!? Do you think it is wrong to try and alter a breed to make it smaller?
I don't like the fact that so-called breeders are trying to change a legitimate breed. There are lots and lots of breeds out there that are "small" breed dogs. Why they try to change a breed is beyond me. All they are doing is ruining a breed.
Yep, I can definitely see your point about there already being miniature dogs so why try to make more. I had never really thought of it that way. However, how cute would it be to have dogs the size of mice --- nah, too small, about the size of guinea pigs I reckon -- and you could take them to work and they could sit on your table next to your computer and they could be trained and everything and you could carry one around in your bag with you! I would love to take my dog to work with me but I work in an office. One day I am going to build an office and have an area out the back where my kids and dogs can stay! One day......
That would be Paris Hitlon's dog (the Simple Life, heiress of Hilton hotels) I think at that point I's get a ferret. Off the subject, have you ever seen those adorable little collars and leashes for ferrets? It's so cute!! I wouldn't want a dog the size of mice, because I have mice and they are annoying!
You can't get ferrets (nor have I seen a ferret) where I live. You 'may' be able to get them down south but they aren't commonly known as an average household pet here. Don't they bite and attack? Are they good pets? How does one differ from a hamster? In fact, what the hell is a hamster????
Ewwwww, ferrets are too rodenty looking for me. There was one in Kindergarten Cop that bit some bad guy and I always look at them as being vicious now. Gives me the creeps. The hamster looks cute -- I had forgotten what they looked like.... I'm not too keen on small animals like mice, rats, guinea pigs etc. I have had all of them before but I find they all smell and I lost interest in them really quick. Not interactive enough for me!
I love my mice. I like them mostly because they are so low maintenance. I'm not a serious rodent person. I would never own most. But my mice I love. I don't know I'd ever get three at a time again. Too much work to clean the cages.
I like mice....my niece has a few....but I pray to God that my kids don't want any (when I have kids)....I can't stand the smell anymore! I could when I was younger but not now. Phew! I would like some turtles...I had 2 freshwater ones that my brother caught for me when I was about 12 and I called them Elmo and Angelique and I loved them. It is illegal to have them though here. The more I think about it, Australia SUCKS!!! We can only have 2 dogs max unless you live on a farm, no rabbits (in my state), no turtles, no ferrets, no squirrels, no hamsters, no dolphins, no lions, no elephants, no giraffes....banned from all these great animals (well, maybe not the ferret!). WHY??????????????????? WHY????????????????
Well, I can have a lot of dogs legally, but my family doesn't want any big dogs. I plan on, not all at once, having a pit, a rotteweiler, a doberman, a german shepherd, a boston, a weimeraner, a long-coated chihuahua and lots of bichons. There are lots of animals I want to have in my life someday. That's why I want to open a shelter. I can have tons of animals minus the respoinsibility. I can't believe all those animals are banned! It's horrible! I love them all, except possums. I wouldn't be able to handle a lion, though.
a lot of those animals are banned because they have no natural predators, and thus would wreak havoc on the natural ecosystem. Think about how many rabbits there'd be if a few got out, and started breeding like.. well like rabbits. The dingo is the only naturally existing predator in austrailia. Already, wild pigs are a huge problem in that country, so are wild camels, of all things. Ferrets could decimate the small animal/snake population (though it does seem that there's an awful lot of snakes!) Mongooses are illegal to own in the united states because they are soooo good at killing snakes, the rat and mouse population would skyrocket. It's all about checks and balances.
I know I know....I can still whinge about it though! Rabbits were a real problem in my state because there are a lot of farms etc so they made them illegal. I loooove turtles too but their also illegal! What harm can turtles do? Actually, I think I know...I think really small ones can block drains and pipes etc. So, I'll get a few big ones!!!!
Rodents: I love ferrets..they are a bit stinky, but very sweet and playful. I've never met a mean one. I had a rat..I loved that thing, he was so sweet, smart too! Minibulldogs: Another point about breeding down in size..it can often have unhealthy results.
Just being a know it all, but ferrets aren't rodents. They belong to the mustelidae family (Weasles, otters, skunks, badgers etc). As far as rodents go, I have nine wonderful rats. I began keeping them three years ago and I'd never be without one again. Mice, on the other hand, aren't my cup of tea. I really like them and even own one, but I wouldn't keep them again. Now, about the mini-bulldogs. I agree that there are plenty of small and toy breeds that resemble them enough already. There really is no need to breed another.