MINIATURE BULLDOGS, "DESIGNER" BULLDOGS, BULLDOGS OF DIFFERENT COLORS AND SCAMS
THE MINIATURE (OR MINI) BULLDOG - This is NOT a Bulldog. It is NOT a breed. There is considerable deceptive information about this that can be found just about anywhere on the Internet. The Miniature Bulldog is not a registered breed anywhere, except with "bogus" registries. These dogs are nothing more than small versions of the AKC approved and recognized Bulldog. Often times the Miniature Bulldog is the product of 2 different breeds bred together to produce a so-called hybrid. Every geneticist will tell us that breeding 2 smaller dogs of the same breed or of different breeds will, most often, produce smaller versions of the same breed or the two mixed breeds. However, this does not always happen. Depending on the ancestors of each dog, a larger dog may sometimes appear among a litter of smaller dogs. Breeding a larger dog to a smaller dog will NEVER produce a larger or smaller dog. This type of mating will almost always consistently produce a litter consisting of one half of the litter being larger dogs and the other half being smaller dogs. "Throw-backs" in any bloodline must also be considered.
Rumors abound that the Miniature Bulldog was 'created' to increase health and improve temperament. To this day, there is not one speck of evidence this has been confirmed. In fact, when common sense is used in the breeding of dogs, a smaller Bulldog would only magnify the health problems and totally change the sweet temperament of a normal sized Bulldog. It takes many generations and decades of controlled reproduction for a new breed to be recognized. For any new breed to breed "true" this is an astronomical experiment, requiring many years of keeping precise records and the time and money involved is mind-boggling! This rapid down-sizing of ANY breed can result in many health concerns and poor personality traits. There is also the possibility the new breed of dog will never be considered for registration as a purebred dog by the American Kennel Club.
"DESIGNER" BULLDOGS - The hype of any "designer" breed being the "best of both worlds" is nothing more than a sales pitch to sell puppies for the highest price possible. Irresponsible back yard breeders and puppy millers are intentionally creating designer breeds for one reason only - to make more money PERIOD! A designer Bulldog is a regular Bulldog that has been "bred down" to make them smaller and be more appealing to apartment dwellers. It is possible the designer Bulldog has been crossed with the French Bulldog or possibly the Boston Terrier to decrease the standard sized Bulldog to a smaller size but still have the appearance of the normal sized Bulldog.
It is extremely difficult to understand why anyone would have such a burning desire to create more mixed breed dogs, when every shelter and rescue organization across the nation is over-crowded with mixed breeds. Not to mention the fact that when an owner tires of their "Designer Bulldog", they immediately seek a way to get rid of it. Many times, the poor dog suffers at the hands of cruel and inhumane treatment before they are discarded as yesterday's newspaper at a dump site or finally relinquished to a shelter.
No self-respecting breeder would intentionally desecrate their bloodlines of a purebred to attempt creating a new breed or a designer breed. So, if you would not buy a purebred from a puppy miller or irresponsible back yard breeder, why would anyone buy a designer dog of any breed? Some crosses to produce designer dogs can work, but most are just asking for trouble and the people breeding the designer breeds are not taking proper care regarding breed characteristics. Yes! The designer breeds are cute, unique and people are willing to pay a boatload of money for them. However, who would want to take the chance of acquiring any breed that might require a life long commitment to numerous health and poor temperament issues? Now, don't even get me started on Labradoodles and Puggles!
BULLDOGS OF DIFFERENT COLORS - Please be advised and forewarned: THE ONLY COLORS RECOGNIZED FOR THE BULLDOG ARE (AND IN THIS ORDER): (1) red brindle,
(2) all other brindles, (3) white, (4) solid red, fawn or fallow, (5) piebald, (6) inferior qualities of all the foregoing. A perfect piebald is preferable to a muddy brindle or defective solid color. Solid black is very undesirable. In piebalds the color patches should be well defined, of pure color and symmetrically distributed.
However, there are some breeders who have now chosen to be creative and produce rather objectionable colors in the breed that are most disturbing to us. These colors are as follows: (1) Solid black, (2) Black and white, (3) "tri-color" which is black, white and tan, (4) black and tan, (5) Solid blue, (6) Blue and white (7) Blue, white and tan, (8) solid Chocolate or Bronze, (9) Chocolate and white, (10) Chocolate and tan (11) Lilac, (12) Lilac and white, (13) Lilac, white and tan. These are NOT rare colors, but rather colors that have derived from the mating of a select few Bulldogs carrying a recessive, possibly, mutant gene. The most concerned aspect of this is the fact these breeders just might be producing Bulldogs that could lead to more health concerns in our breed. Currently, there is DNA research being done on the aforementioned colors. We can only hope when all the testing is complete, there will not be any correlation to these color genes and major health problems And, yes. These colors can be registered with AKC but their decision to allow this is something of which we do not approve! The Bulldog Club of America, in keeping with its stated goal of protecting and preserving the official standard, does not condone the breeding of or promotion of coat colors that are not mentioned in the standard, and/ or that are described therein as “undesirable”.
Puppy millers and irresponsible breeders are constantly breeding these colors for one reason only.........to make money PERIOD! And, these breeders are asking outrageous, astronomical top dollar prices for these so-called "rare" puppies. The only reason "rare" is mentioned is because of certain color genes that have created a coat of a different color. Do not be mislead. If you are in doubt, please check out the Bulldog Club of America www.thebca.org or the American Kennel Club www.akc.org
SCAMS - There are so many scams on the Internet regarding everything from A to Z and everywhere inbetween. PLEASE! NEVER send cash, Western Union money gram, money order, cashier's check or by any other means until you have met the breeder in person or at least had personal contact via a trusted, personal friend. The scam artists will promise you anything and believe me! When you see cheap prices in print or on the Internet for Bulldogs, that should send up all the red flags! Do not contact anyone selling puppies for cheap! If anything sounds too good to be true, it most definitely is!
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I love my little puppy. She makes my house a home. She is my very sweetest little friend. I never feel alone. She makes me smile. She makes me laugh. She fills my heart with love. Did someone breed her, or did she fall form up above? I;ve never been a breeder; never seen life through their eyes. I hold my little puppy and just sit and criticize. I've never known their anguish. I've never felt their pain, the caring of their charges, through snow, wind or rain.
I've never waiting the whole night through for babies to be born. The stress and trepidation when they're still not there by mom. The weight of responsibility for this body in my hands. This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams. Should you do that instead of this....or maybe that was wrong? Alone you fight and hope, one day, he'll grow up proud and strong. You pray he'll live to bring great joy to someone else's home. You know it's all just up to you, you'll fight this fight alone. Formular, bottles for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night. WIthin yuor heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight. To save this little baby, but God willing......you just MIGHT!
Day one: h'es in there fighting, you say a silent prayer.
Day two and three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care.
Day four and fine...he's still alive, your hopes soar to the heavens.
Day six, he slips away again, dies in your hands.
Day seven, you take this little angel and bury him alone, with
aching heart and burning tears, and al exhausted groan.
You ask yourself, "Why do this"?..."Why suffer through this pain"?
Yet watch the joy your puppies bring, and everything's explained!
So, when you think of breeders and lable them with "GREED",Think
of all that they endure to fill another's need. For when you buy your puppy, with your
precious dollars part, you only pay with money....while breeders pay with all their heart.
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