same with my breeder.... he has said no matter what to call him first, even if its 2am xmas morning...... really instilled a heap of confidence in me.
I want to say thank you very much to everyone for your help! All of the different views and opinions help massively. I know that bulldogs can have great difficulty giving birth which is why Eevies vet has agreed to be on 24 availability for her through hr birth and is only 5 minutes from me. He knows my dogs very well. Eevie will be desexed and I think Rockarock should also be as he is now 2 and is teaching the stage of being protective at the beach of me and Eevie so it may cool him down in that area a little but hes a ohhh boy, wil makes my heart sore every time I look at him, Eevie too. I have printed off information in regarded to the health issues that can arise with owning an Aus bulldog for people to read through before they make a decision as I did this prior to buying them and knew they need special attention to alot of areas other dogs seem to not be effected by. I lok agree, people should not buy a dog because they have some spare money buy need yo understand each and every cost involved. I have pet insurance and spend alot on my dogs to ensure good diet, health and ensure they are always thoroughly loved. They are my babies. Thanos again everyone!
I am doing VET checks, when needed.
I go to the VET, when the shoulder is hurt, and pay for an emergency visit.
They get their shots.
I use wormers, spot on; they have crates for safety in the car, they have toys, I train with treats.
I take them to a good kennel when needed.
I bought clippers to do their coats and different utensils
They are registered with council
We rebuilt fences.
We make a new fenced area.
We took them to dog training.
We drive to a dog beach once a month.
Two small carpets so they can move through the house better and not slide on the timber floor.
That all amounts to a fair bit of money... and that is only for the basic stuff.
The journeys to pick up the dogs (800km roundtrip with four nights accomodation).... I am sure there is more
It is a hobby
A costly hobby
And- the initial cost was between 800 and 1000 dollar per dog. Breeders are so critical in the process of helping to keep a breed healthy.... My dogs are fit and healthy and strong. Worth the money. And you got to have a breeder who socialises their puppies, feeds them well and TALKS with you.
Last edited by Marley; 09-23-2011 at 07:10 PM.
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2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.
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