Dec 6, 2005, 7:24 PM
Post #71 of 186
Re: [ev960d] French Bulldog ??!?
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Hehe, you have your point. But should I put it this way. Frenchie are prone to certain health problem as compare to other breed. It is extremely difficult, if not impossible for one to breed a perfect dog in all confirmation, temperament and health. A show frenchie will have a flat face just like bullie, which will made them prone to breathing problem. As for skin problem, most bulldog type are prone to demodex mites. Other breed rarely suffer from this type of skin problem, because their immune system will control the amount of mites in the body. Yes, not all bulldog type suffer from this problem, but chances that they having this skin problem is higher than other breed. Further, in Asia, our dog breeding programs are still at the beginner stage. To decide which pedigree carried a defective genetic involve a through study for a lot of generation because certain gen are recessive and it will only shows the sign if the mating is not done properly.
I understand that a lot of books claim that frenchie is a easy taking care breed. Breeder claims that frenchie Hasve minimal health problem. But try to talk with other reputable breeder and responsible owner, they will warn you about the matters that you need to consider. I am not discouraging people having frenchie. N fact, I started off with one and I end up with two. If possible, the more the merrier. But just like any other breed, one need to take serious consideration before getting a dog. My frends told my that his college, who use to keep a frenchie, end up giving her dog in the animal shelter because to vet bills and the time taking care of the frenchie.
Let me put it this way, french bulldog is truly a joy to have. A proper breed frenchie has can save you a lot of future vet bill, but this breed, as compare to other breed, is still relatively prone to certain inherited health problem.