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 irritation. 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.
WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR PUPPY PURCHASE FROM ROCK HOUSE FRENCHIES:
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. De-worming 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.
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