You can NEVER please everyone. And I am NOT one who will be given demands .. or an Ultimatum of what I have to do ... if my puppies get a cherry eye while in my care ... I HAVE THEM FIXED !! !! BUT IF NOT IN MY CARE ... it’s NO LONGER MY RESPONSIBILITY. And it ticks me off when people with no knowledge of the breed think they know more then myself or a bulldog vet. You will have vets .. you will have good Veterinarians .. and some not so good. .. then YOU WILL HAVE A BULLDOG VETERINARIAN !! A bulldog vet is VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE about the specifics of this breed as it is NOT like any other breed of dog. The design of the body .. the shape of the head , the placement of the eyes .. and the extreme smashed face can and will cause issues. Now we health test all of our breeding kids before breeding to eliminate severe genetic defects. We spend a lot of money on these tests. When a vet tells a customer that cherry eye is ALWAYS generic ... that is a straight out lie ! With this breed it’s not always the case ! The more wrinkly the puppy dog is the more pressure that is placed on the eyes. Sometimes it’s actually entropion .. BUT CHERRY EYE can be environmentally induced ! Dirt or dust in the eye , a puppy paw to the eye , tug of war with a toy should never be allowed .. shaking the head with any toy should not be allowed , a run into the door .. a fall off the couch .. brush of grass to the eye as puppies are very low to the ground same as leaves and or bushes .. a face plant while playing .. perfume and other cleaning products can irritate the eyes .. allergies .. a lot of things ! A cold can even make a cherry eye pop out ! I love when my customers have themselves a GREAT BILLDOG vet who KNOWS THIS BREED ... and that’s why I am posting this .. screenshots from a very happy customer and them telling me what their vet said about their cherry eye they had tucked and fixed. And NO breeder covers cherry eye surgery for all the reasons listed above. A cherry eye is noway an unhealthy puppy ! A cherry eye is NOT ALWAYS GENETIC AND CAN NOT BE STATED AS SUCH.
I Am A Breeder!
My Home smells like puppies! Yes they can be stinky! when the puppies leave for their forever homes the smell leaves till we are blessed with the next litter.
This does not mean we are dirty we Clean more often an with tons more disinfectants and cleaners than any average home!
My food receipts for a family of 4 and my dog food bills match
My water bill has doubled
My electric has doubled
It is I, a breeder, who when my fridge quit, saved the dog meds and let the food go bad.
My feet find the way to the kennel before I have even grabbed a cup of coffee in the morning and the kennel is my last stop before bed. Many days there is no lunch for me.
While my friends are on a cruise to the Bahamas and my family meets for Christmas I am home delivering puppies
All plans are made around heat dates, whelp dates and vet dates.
I shower and 10 minutes later my kids say I smell like a dog
My clothes are all stained with fecal matter, urine, afterbirth or bleach
I have to remember to clean my shoes before going out.
Most of my friends breed dogs - who else can you call at 3 am for support?
Who else has the experience I sometimes need, the med I sometimes need, or just an uplifting word I sometimes need ?
Who else would understand how it feels to have invested hours and hours and hours in a weak puppy to lose it?
Or the joy in investing hours in one that lives?
I have slept on the floor beside a litter until the crucial first 2 weeks have passed.
I have bottle fed a litter of 9... feeding every 2 hours and it taking 90 minutes to do, for weeks at a time.
I have learned to be proficient at micro chipping, vaccinations, sub q fluids, bottle feeding and tube feeding.
my vet knows me
I am a breeder
It is to me that 63 days takes on new meaning....still excited by every new life
It is I who delivers all my pups, towels and heat lamps on ready happiness and sadness sometimes intermingled
Even though it increases my work load, I look forward to the 10 day stage when eyes open, and puppies begin to emerge from the helplessness of newborns.
Puppy breath, a first bath, and a heart of exploration.
I am not uneducated, unemployable, illiterate or lazy as some Animal Rights folks would imply of breeders.
I am a conscientious lover of animals and I have found my niche.
I am a breeder.
I am not raking in money while sitting on my butt.
Every penny I make I earn through blood, sweat and tears.
My greatest joy is a healthy puppy and a wonderful home.
The cards of thanks and the pictures of my puppy with its new family is the fringe benefits of my efforts.
I am an animal lover, nurse, midwife, heavy laborer, customer service representative, and marketer.
When you are doing it right, it takes 3 litters a year to break even and that's if you have minimal vet bills!
AND I am a breeder
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