February being a short month always catches us out, especially as we have to prepare for Crufts in the first week of March. But February waits for no man and it flew by in it's usual 100 mile an hour pace
Something we have noticed this month is the sudden increase of dogs that are people aggressive, we saw a slight surge back in 2003 which led us to do some research into the condition "Idiopathic Rage" but recently we've noticed another increase. So much so that we've had to bring in a far more stringent Temperament Test for every single dog we are asked to help as opposed to the old method of putting them through a full assessment only if we considered there to be a risk. What has our breed been redcued to, the greeders constantly trying to create that next big seller with deformities and fad colours have put the problem back at the forefront on a breed that should be nothing but gentle, if not slightly stubborn.
We are trying very hard to encourage anyone looking for a puppy to go through show breeders. Yes I know you don't necessarily want a show dog - but you need the show breeders ethics and not the "make a quick buck" attitude of the others. Remember there is no such thing as a Pet Breeder!!!! Pet Breeders are back yard breeders and in some cases simply Puppy Farms Please please try and find a breeder who has at least health tested the parents, preferably using the Bulldog Breed Council system. The Breed Council have worked really hard over recent years to encourage all show breeders to health test - now all we need to do is educate the public to only buy from these breeders. Remember you can see litters available from health tested parents here: Litters for Sale
So here's the breakdown for February
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DOG'S HELPED TO DATE: 3407