Health Issues

Every breed of dog  has issues common to that breed.  With Bulldogs, be they Frenchies or English, most of the Issues are directly related to the very things we love about the breed.  These being the flat face, rolling gait, and short tail.  Do all the research you can and take what you read with a grain of salt.  Everyone has an opinion.  Understand accept that if you choose to bring a purebred into your life, you may have to deal with some issues.  We do all we can to insure healthy pups.  These issues are considered NORMAL and are not covered by our guarantee.


CHERRY EYE -  The most normal and expected thing in the Bulldog are cherry eyes - this is much more common place in Old English Bulldogs than it is in French Bulldogs but does occur in Frenchies too.   This is when the tear gland in the corner of the eye pops out.  It resembles a small cherry, hence the name.


ENTROPION - ECTROPION - This is again more of an English issue than a French Issue.  The eyelids either roll in or out.  Ectopion is when the eyelids roll out.   Entropian is where they roll in and they can rub against the eyeball causing irration.  A simple surgery can correct either.


BREATHING ISSUES - Again, look at the skull.  See that smashed nose?  Dogs pant to cool themselves.  Bulldogs have a decreased capability of doing this.  In addition, all of the usual things must fit in the skull - all of the teeth, the tongue, the soft and hard palate.  

















ROCK HOUSE FRENCHIES



Our Policies....


WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR PUPPY PURCHASE FROM ROCK HOUSE FRENCHIES:


  • ONE YEAR HEALTH GUARANTEE FOR  COVERED GENETIC FAULTS/DEFECTS (FROM DATE OF BIRTH)
  • EARLY MEDICALS:  1ST IMMUNIZATION AND THOROUGH DEWORMING TREATMENTS; FIRST FLEA/TICK PREVENTATIVE.  COMPLETE VET HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXAM AND CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH FROM LICENSED ARIZONA VET;
  • EARLY SOCIALIZATION:  DAILY, HANDS ON SOCIALIZATION FROM BIRTH UNTIL THE DAY THAT THEY "LEAVE THE NEST";
  • PUPPY FOLDER WITH HEALTH RECORDS DETAILING TREATMENT GIVEN WITH DATES AND PRODUCT NAMES, PARENT REGISTRATIONS, PUPPY CARE GUIDE AND SPECIAL TRAINING ARTICLE;
  • PUPPY STARTER KIT (INCLUDES BED, TOYS, STARTER FOOD, ETC)
  • FULL AKC REGISTRATION;
  • AKC MICRO CHIPPING
  • BREEDER SUPPORT FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR PUPPY;
  • TWO MONTHS FREE PET INSURANCE (SEE ONLINE FORM BELOW TO START YOUR ACTIVATION)


HEALTH GUARANTEE


Rock House Frenchies guarantees your puppy to be to be free from genetic problems for up to one year of age.  Puppy will leave our facility  in good general health, with no physical defects.  Dewormings and immunizations set forth by our veterinarians will have been completed as listed on the Puppy Health Record (in the Puppy Folder).  While it is generally recognized that intestinal parasites and ear mites are common in puppies and part of a puppy's early development, we will make every effort to prevent such parasites.  Often, the stress of change and travel can cause intestinal parasites to emerge after the puppy has left it's mother.  Buyer agrees to continue to de-parasitization testing and treatment (if necessary) with their veterinarian (see below).  De-worming will have been done and the puppy's vaccinations will be administered at 6 weeks of age.


  1. New owners must take their puppy to their veterinarian with forty eight (48) hours of receiving the pup for examination, testing for worms, treatment for worms if necessary, and to schedule ongoing immunizations.  Failure to have the puppy examined by Vet within forty eight (48) hours of date puppy was received by buyer, or if purchaser fails to provide required immunizations or de-wormings, this health guarantee will be void.  If the purchaser's veterinarian finds the puppy to be in poor health, purchaser must notify us IMMMEDIATELY and the veterinarian's written description of the problems must be provided, dated within forty eight (48)  hours of the date of purchaser received their puppy.  With documentation by vet if a genetic defect is present, purchaser will be refunded price of puppy or given a replacement puppy when available, at Breeder's option.  exams and test are responsibility of the Buyer.  Seller is not responsible for the cost of treatment of worms or parasites.
  2. Genetic defects are covered by this guarantee for a period of one year (from date of birth).  A written examination from veterinarian must state that genetic defect exists and be accompanied by x-rays and other testing as may be appropriate.  Buyer must contact seller for consultation, PRIOR to treatments or surgery for genetic defects or other health problems, to review all possible treatments.  Buyer must provide seller with written diagnosis from examining vet and receipts.
  3. New owners agree to keep their puppy at home and away from other dogs, public places and parks and will use care in showing others from outside their home to pet or touch the puppy.  This protects the puppy from exposure to parvovirus ("PARVO") and other infectious illnesses.  New owners will not enroll the puppy in obedience training or take the puppy outside of their home and/or yard until all immunizations are completed.
  4. Buyer must keep growing puppy at a healthy weight which is appropriate for its size; must prevent harmful exercise that strains or negatively impacts joints, must feed their puppy a nutritious and quality brand of dog food that is specifically formulated for the particular type of puppy and all immunizations current and up to date.

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Purchasing a puppy from us is and will be a simple transaction.
We are not going to grill you about what you do for a living, what your annual salary is, your religious affiliation, or what your
plan's are 6 month's from now.


What we do care about is how well you will treat your new puppy and that your puppy will never end
up in a shelter or with a rescue group somewhere.
IF YOU FIND THAT YOU ARE EVER UNABLE TO CARE FOR OR KEEP THIS PUPPY, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR HELP IN RE-HOMING OR PLACING THIS PUPPY.
 
  Our Puppies are not cheap and the price alone usually screens out those who can or can't provide them with the proper care - With that being said, if you have the funds to spend on one of our puppies then were just going to have to
trust that you will provide a great home for them and the proper Vet care as needed. 

Your application is this simple.
Send us your name, address, and phone number along with your Vet Name (if you do not have one we will be happy to give you reference(s), an executed copy of our Contract (you can print a copy above) acknowledging and agreeing to our terms and guarantee
and what puppy you're interested in and a little about your families history with past pet's.....it's "ok" if you are a first time puppy owner -- we are here to offer support and advise for as long as you need it!  :)



You can send your information to rockhousefrenchies@gmail.com or call Maggie @ (602) 696-0213 with any questions.




OUR VISITATION POLICY


Families often ask to Visit our puppies and see our kennels.  We have been advised by our Vets that the general public should not be allowed inside our kennel and that puppies should not be brought out / shown until they are at least 7 weeks of age with some immunity

built up against infectious diseases and illness.  There is a real danger that diseases can migrate into our facility and puppies that are not yet vaccinated will be susceptible to these viruses and bacteria that will then spread through out our kennel.  Unfortunately, here in Arizona our climate supports bacteria and viral growth (parvo and valley fever are just two of the many) .  We provide photos and videos of our puppies, dogs and kennel here on our website.


When the litter is born and  you reserve a puppy with us. we frequently send out photos by email so families can watch the puppies grow.  When the puppies are 7 - 8 weeks old we take them to one of our Vets for a complete physical Health and Wellness check and administer their first set of shots and we are happy to schedule a "meeting" and time for you to ask as many questions as you like. Thank you for understanding our protective policy.  Our kennel is inside our home and Bed and Breakfast facility and is clean and sterilized daily.    We are not "a puppy mill" our adult dogs are literally part of our family and are well socialized, very healthy, regularly bathed, groomed and well cared for.  We provide optimal conditions for healthy dogs and puppies.


Thank you for understanding and helping us to promote healthy happy puppies!


Steve and Maggie

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