Did I read that white Bulldogs have hearing problems?
white Bulldogs can have hearing problems and deafnes but this doesnt men that ALL white Bulldogs are born thsi way. Dr Dana Blifer beleives that if you on a white Bulldog you should gett he BEAR testing done so that you can determine the level of hearing the dog has to better your breeding program. She sees many white Bulldogs who do have some slight hearing loss. And yet these people still cotinue to breed them. I think its a good idea to have them all tested. Rhiann,Mia,Roland and Oy RIP Samson & Karma Foster mom to: Chloe-10 Angel- 9 Blaze-6 Dante- 6? Candy-3
Full (not all) white animals are pron to deafness. I have a all white bully, my sister in law has an all white cat that are deaf. My vet has seen all white goats and mules that are deaf. Interesting!
Not all white Bulldog's have hearing problems. I have 2 - 1 solid white with a small fawn thumb print of fawn between her ears, and 1 white with a small patch of color over her left ear, One is 7 and one is just over 8 week's young, They hear fine. I have had someone try and pawn off a Pied French Bulldog on me that was indeed deaf though. I made them take the dog back! Diana is right - All dalmation pup's are born white and they get their spot's over time as they get older. I have had a Dal. And he heard fine too. But there is alot of deafness in that breed.
ALL Dalmatian pups are born white unless they are "Patches" which is a solid color usually over the eye or ear. The old breeders would PTS patches at birth, but the pups start getting spots around 2-3 weeks old. Deafness was checked for at about 5 weeks, and if a pupy was deaf, they would be PTS then. If the breeders would have put down any Dal pup born solid white, there wouldn't be any dalmatians! Diana"Small minds discuss people, great minds discuss ideas"
The breeder of two of my dogs, who was at the time allready old and had 30 or 40 years experience in the breed, told me never to cross two white Bulldogs. This would cause the deafness and other problems. As long as the white was combined with a coloured dog, the risk of producing deaf dogs wasn't bigger than with two coloured dogs. This was experience, nowadays knowledge of genetics can tell it much more specific, but the fact doesn't change. My old white boy was the result of a darkbrindle mum and a half white/half red father. Never had hearing or other problems that were related to white. He lived up to almost 11 years, trained succesfully in obedience and had the normal selective hearing of a Bulldog (i.e. he would hear the command, but won't act on it unless it suited him...). Ineke
white bulldogs....but none of them are deaf. Sometimes they CHOOSE to NOT listen to me.
she is profoundly deaf and all white, yellow eyes. She manages very well.
was born that way or something else happend... http://www.deafdogs.org/faq/#causes hugshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/griffin6/http://www.facebook.com/Deborah075?ref=name
there must be a genetic link to deafness with white genes. Boxers that are white usually are deaf as are dalmatians without spots. Years ago dalmatian breeders would kill puppies born solid white. The deafness gene also is found in the merle (sp?) color that you see in doxies and ausies. I'm not a breeder but I don't believe white in bulldogs is linked as solidly in bulldogs.
My white bulldog hears perfectly well. Unless she doesn't want to. Then she gets all ICHY (ITCHY = I Can't Hear You!)
has selective hearing too! Must be more common then we think!
has selective hearing if that is considered a problem. I have heard that but not sure how true it is
Not all of them. White bulldogs seem to be prone though. Hug your bulldog every day.