The bulldog is a great example of what the dog fancy does to dogs.
This animal didn’t always look like a toad.
It was once a fairly nice animal that could move efficiently and cool itself properly in all kinds of weather.
I have run into a bout of trolls on this blog who seem to have taken offense to the simple fact that I’ve written that this breed is unbelievably fucked up.
Most of these commentators are poorly educated British people. In Britain, it doesn’t get hot and humid for extended periods of time like it does over here, and when it does, the bulldogs drop like flies.
Normal dogs can put up with some heat. They have good cooling mechanisms because they have normal muzzles and proper amounts of soft palate tissue. They also don’t a have scrunched up airways.
Dogs cool themselves through the airways. That’s what panting is.
Making it so a dog can’t properly cool itself in this fashion would be like creating a person who cannot sweat.
I guarantee you if you couldn’t sweat, you’d be quite miserable whenever the temperature got above 75 degrees.
But it’s okay to make dogs miserable. They are so cute with their flat-faces, eh?
Never mind that brachycephalic dogs are further encumbered with increased risk of a certain tumors called chemodectomas. These tumors are caused by bracycephaly. They are caused because the dogs have what has been termed “chronic asphyxiation.” They never properly oxygenate their bodies, and this causes damage to their chemoreceptors, which then results in the formation of tumors.
Ah, but none of you people care about this.
You’ll throw out the old bromide that say “My dog’s fine. Your wrong.”
To be honest with you, that’s not an argument.
It’s a stupid argument by stupid people who don’t understand I’m not talking about your single dog or your limited breeding program.
I am talking about the breed as a whole.
It is a definite, scientifically proven, absolute fact that the bulldog’s conformation is the main cause of almost all of its health problems.
And yes, these dogs do require C-sections to whelp, rape wracks or AI to mate, and special care to keep alive.
I don’t really care about the British bulldog fancy and what it’s doing. It might be doing some positive things to reduce exaggeration.
But I hate to tell you this:
Most bulldogs don’t live in your country.
Most actually live in mine.
And in my country, the standard has not been changed and will not be changed.
The dogs still almost always require a C-section to whelp.
They can’t mate naturally.
And they die like flies whenever they are left out in temperatures above 65 degrees.
Is this an animal we should be celebrating?
Are these breeders we should laud as ethical?
If you do, then you’re too batshit even attempt to comment here.
And I’m going to call you out on it, whether you cluck like a bunch of hens or not.
You people make me sick to my stomach.
I feel the same way about you as I do about Michael Vick.
Actually, you’re worse than Michael Vick because he never claimed to be the savior and guardian of a breed.
He just fought them for money.
You claim this title for yourself, and you continue to produce a defective, miserable animal that really shouldn’t be allowed to exist as it does.
If you can’t see that, then you’re delusional fools, and there is not a snowball’s chance in hell for your breed.
You sadistic pieces of shit.
Shame on you!