|Barked: Fri Apr 21, '06 8:13am PST |
|I have nothing to say about the English Bulldog as a SD. I have no experience with any dog as an SD and don't even know any SD's.
But, I do have to tell you, that if you do decide to get an English Bulldog in general, do your research. It is so insanely hard to find a good reputable (English) Bulldog breeder, that it's not even funny. You have to find one that can have proof that their dogs are healthy, as in OFA'd in Cardiac, Thyroid, Hips and Elbows. It doesn't hurt for them to be in the DNA bank either. I stress though, the hips. Bulldogs are known for having horrible hip problems, and if you don't get the right one, it can be very very expensive. Almost all bulldogs also have severe skin/allergy problems that can most times be very hard and very expensive to try to maintain, and have to be controlled by expensive food therapy, shampoo therapy and medicine. They're also known for eye problems because of all of their wrinkles and horrible respitory problems.
Please, if you do decide to get one, for the sake of your wallet, don't skimp on price when it comes to buying a Bulldog puppy. Quality is not expensive, it's priceless. In the long run, the most healthy AND expensive bulldog puppy will save you money in the long run.
Do your research on breeders. There are sevreral people who just breed bulldogs beacause of their popularity to make a quick buck, and do nothing to further the health or temperment of the breed. This breed is a tricky one. Best of luck to you!
Edited by author Fri Apr 21, '06 8:13am PST