I inherited a bulldog business from my brother who passed away--he left 7 puppies! I don't know very much, but we sold one and the lady brought him back because she said she took him to the vet and the vet said he has a loose joint in his front leg--now, I have heard that with any mastiff, this is normal...that when they are a little older the joints will tighten... He has champion bloodlines and we even sold him at a pet quality price because we wanted to get rid of this litter with everything that has been going on--it is not easy to grieve someone and get thrown into the dog business! I knew relatively nothing before but am learning now and want to continue, but can someone please help?
champion bloodlines are not a guarantee of a dog's quality, especially if the Ch title is back 3 or more generations. Even if both parents are AKC champions they can still produce puppies that are out of the breed standard.
That said, if it had been one of my puppies, I would get my own vet's opinion, and have an x-ray done on the pup to rule out elbow dysplasia. Also, not sure if you are aware but english bulldogs are prone to a mile long list of health problems.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
Hi, I am sorry for your loss. I realize that you are overwhelmed with your new inheritance. I have had english bulldogs for about 20yrs now and I can tell you that you are in over your head. Sorry but true. Bulldogs are known for all their many problems. The best advice that I can give you is to find the bulldog clubs in your area and attend a meeting to meet people who can help educate you on bulldogs. They are so different than any other breed out there. You will be shocked about all the things you will learn. You made the comment you inherited a business---you will never make money in bulldogs. I was in 10,000 trying for my first litter. Don't be fooled. Please don't think I'm being negative I just want you to be aware. These are wonderful dogs and once you have a bulldog no other dog seems to be able to take their place. About the leg thing. I never have had a problem occur like that but if it wasn't like that when it left and your vet did not find anything wrong before it left I would wonder what happened. Definitely have the vet check to make sure it is not an injury of some sort. Do you have a website with your new puppies? I would love to check them out and if there is anything I can answer for you just let me know. Good luck! Tammy
Hi, I would definatley take the pup to your vet get them to do an xray, I haven't personally heard of this problem occuring in Bulldogs there are many many many other problem :) but not this!!! keep us posted on what action you take
Thanks for these replies! I am surprised to have so many so soon! I was told by my brother's girlfriend that the leg problem is normal, but it seems as if none of you have heard of this! I think I will take him to the vet and let you all know what happens!