|Barked: Thu Nov 19, '09 12:49am PST |
|Sad to say, BMD's on average do not have a long life span. If that is a big concern for you, I would suggest another breed. BMD's are WONDERFUL dogs, but they have more than their far share of health issues along with that shorter life span...but I look at it this way...while they are here on the earth with us, they give more love and smiles that it all makes it worth it.
Go to the BMDCA.org website...there is a TON of good information. Be sure to go over to the Health page. Don't think that some of the issues won't happen to you, because chances they will and you'll need the love and the money to deal with the issues when they surface. I have two BMD's both from fantastic pedigrees,but I unfortunately hit the jackpot with health issues with both of them. But I wouldn't give them up for the world.
I'm not being negative, but you must be prepared for both the Best and the Worst should it happen.
Good luck. Gail, Finn and Dugan
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