- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
This is just a conversation out of curiousity… I am very curious about the breed.
Ironically, my brother and I decided on purchasing a bull dog. I had no idea my brother was doing a huge amount of research himself on the breed until one day when eatting dinner at my parents house. He made a comment about it being the most expensive dog in the world for health reasons. It turned out he was referring to the breathing problems that many times bull dogs can have.
As a favor to my brother and myself I went down to one of the best known vets in our area and had a conversation with a vet about prices of ‘fixing’ any breathing issues with an operation. The doctor quoted me about $3,000 – 5,000 dollars to operate. Thats a lot of money on top of the dog itself! And I have noticed on several dog sites it states bull-dogs don’t tend to live quite as long as other dogs. Maybe due to the health problems? Some people on sites have meantioned bull-dogs have a high tendency for ear infections?
I’m very curious to hear from people who have bull-dogs. Have you had to live at the vet since you got this breed? Do you find they have a shorter life span? Has the dog had serious breathing problems? What type of breathing problems has the dog had? Would you ever consider buying another bull-dog or does the breed have to many health issues?