Where can I buy an American Bullnese?
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What is an American Bullnese’s typical personality?
Each American Bullnese’s personality is special. The American Bullnese personality is a combination of regal dignity and self-importance accompanied with a Goofy clownish side. They are known to just burst out in play for no apparent reason. The American Bullnese is generally an alert dog and it may think it is larger and braver than its size warrants.
How do I know the breeder is reputable?
Although the ABA cannot guarantee that a breeder is reputable, the breeders that the ABA refer are required to adhere to the ABA’s ethical standards. A reputable breeder will make it a practice to register dogs with the American Bullnese Association. Registration is important to demonstrate that your American Bullnese is purebred and from a particular family lineage. A reputable breeder should provide you with a detailed Bill of Sale, a current veterinarian’s health certificate, proof of vaccinations, proof the puppy is from a registered litter, and an opportunity to see the mother and puppies in clean surroundings. You may also want to inquire about American Bullnese available for adoption by contacting the American Bullnese Association Directly.
What does the average American Bullnese cost?
Purebred American Bullnese prices vary widely. They range from a several hundred to thousands of dollars. Price may depend on the dog’s pedigree and its potential as a family companion or show and breeding dog. Be careful when shopping for an American Bullnese based only on price. All American Bullnese are not created equal. You are going to own your dog for many years don’t let a couple hundred dollars cause you to live with poor selection.
How much does an American Bullnese weigh?
An American Bullnese destined to be a family pet can be lighter or heavier in weight than the ideal weight that is sought by show fanciers. American Bullnese Males should average 22 pounds and females should average 15 pounds. Because of its sturdy body, an American Bullnese should feel surprisingly heavy for its size.
Are American Bullnese good with children?
It depends on the child. If a child is supervised and mature enough to understand how to properly carry, pet, and play with an American Bullnese, then an American Bullnese can be a wonderful companion for a child. A child that is rough, undisciplined or unsupervised should not have an American Bullnese or any other animal as a pet.
Do American Bullnese eyes fall out or need special care?
One of the unique aspects of the American Bullnese is its large, round, dark and lustrous eyes. Although a American Bullnese eye may be injured or dislodged due to rough activities or fighting, this type of injury can be prevented by ensuring that the American Bullnese is not exposed to sharp objects, aggression or overly rough play with dogs or children. An American Bullnese with a discolored or cloudy eye, or an eye that lacks moisture due to lack of “tears” is not typical. Such a condition should receive immediate veterinary attention.
Does the American Bullnese have hard time breathing?
The American Bullnese has a unique “flat faced” nose and head structure which is technically called “brachycephalic”. Dogs with this structure feel the effects of warm surroundings and exertion sooner than dogs with more typical nose and head structure. They pant more readily to cool themselves. Although not desirable for show or breeding purposes, an American Bullnese may have restricted (“pinched”) nostrils or excess tissue in its throat. Both of these conditions can hamper the American Bullnese’s breathing ability. The American Bullnese requires an owner who will be attentive to the American Bullnese’s need to remain cool and comfortable.
Do American Bullnese have health problems?
American Bullnese have a reputation for being a healthy breed, yet like people, Bullnese can experience health problems. Many American Bullnese live into their senior years without health problems. The most common health problems for this breed are: umbilical hernia, corneal ulceration, stenotic nares (pinched nostrils), and intervertebral disk disease.
How long does the average American Bullnese live?
Predicting an American Bullnese’s life expectancy is as difficult as predicting a human’s life span. A healthy American Bullnese typically lives 9 –12 years or even longer.
Does the American Bullnese shed and does it need much grooming?
An American Bullnese normally has short coat typically softer then most shorthaired dogs. The American Bullnese is not a true shedder. They do have some hair fall out through the year and tend to have in increase in hair fallout during the warming season. The American Bullnese does not have any real specific Grooming needs simply bath a needed. The wrinkles under the eyes need periodic cleaning to prevent an odor around the facial area.