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have you guys ever encountered the breed?

what makes them considered miniature?

i think my puppy is a mini..... i read in a book that a puppy's height is reached my 4-5 months of age.... she's not very tall, but her head is rather small (i think) for a bulldog.

now, she's only 6 months right now...
 

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a puppy's height is not reached at 4-5 months, most dogs grow until 1 year and some grow til 2 years or even 3 years sometimes(giant breeds like mastiffs and great danes,etc)
 

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snarky said:
have you guys ever encountered the breed?

what makes them considered miniature?

i think my puppy is a mini..... i read in a book that a puppy's height is reached my 4-5 months of age.... she's not very tall, but her head is rather small (i think) for a bulldog.

now, she's only 6 months right now...
Mini's to me = problems problems problems!
 

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A "miniature EB" is not a real breed, but only one fabricated by back yard breeders in order to ask more for their dogs so they can revel in the profits gained. Usually they will breed the smallest dogs to the smallest dogs w/absoluetey no regards for the breed's standards or the overal health (genetics) of the dog. The EB already has an average lifespan of 8 yrs. I would assume that a mine would be life savings drainer in health problems & defects & will die at the ripe old age of 5. In fact, the EB of today is already a sad, pitiful example of the true EB of yesteryears so I can't imagine someone wanted to ruin it even more for money & "cutsie" looks.

Don't by into the hype of "rare" or "new" breeds like that. It's a scam by people to fatten their wallets.
 

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Yes I have heard of them before. I posted about them awhile ago too. Cute little things but the breed is already man made enough and doesn't need to be fulled with any longer. EBs tend to have enough health problems as it is. I'm not saying your little guy will, he could be healthy his whole life and not have one problem but it is common for EBs to have a lot of health concerns and by miniturizing them, that's just going to cause more problems.
 

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yeah, when i took her to the vet for her first check-up after i got her, she said that the bulldogs are a vet's dream come true for the amount of money they bring concerning their health... i was like :shock:

but my vet isn't that type of vet thank god! she also said my bulldog seems to be in good shape regarding her wrinkles, tail, and breathing. :D her wrinkles tend not to be overwhelming, i haven't even had to put vasoline on them, they're practically not there.

thanks everyone, i'll post pics of her soon. when my boss isn't hounding me about being on the board!!! :lol:
 

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Miakoda said:
Don't by into the hype of "rare" or "new" breeds like that. It's a scam by people to fatten their wallets.
Miakoda, what about the rare blue pits? Don't you think breeders deserve to get more cash for them?
(I'm just playing of course :twisted: )

I had no idea about the health problems that EBs are at risk for until I really started looking into getting one a few years back. The thing that really makes me mad is that they are health issues that us humans created intentionally. I really don't get it.
 

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minature bulldog is a cross between an english bulldog and a pug? or a french? they have minature everything out now....rottys etc etc...........but they arent the actual breed.........
 

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minature bulldog is a cross between an english bulldog and a pug? or a french? they have minature everything out now....rottys etc etc...........but they arent the actual breed.........
they have minature rottwielers???? you must post a pic?
 

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i looked and couldnt find the site i was at when i see it...i have to leave for work but will look and post when i get home.....
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I saw a miniature "Runtweiler" at the Pet EXpo a few weeks ago. I talked to the owner and she said her dog was bred from full grown Rotties. Her mini was one in a million. It was the cutest thing. It looked nothing like the picture from the provided link, it looked like a little Rot. :)
 

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I saw a miniature "Runtweiler" at the Pet EXpo a few weeks ago. I talked to the owner and she said her dog was bred from full grown Rotties. Her mini was one in a million. It was the cutest thing. It looked nothing like the picture from the provided link, it looked like a little Rot. :)
That is sad. I wonder what the breeder of that dog sacrificed in order to produce minature Rotties. :roll:
 

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Here is a pic I had on file of the mini Runtweiller.
Other than the black w/tan markings coloring, that dog looks nothing like a Rottweiler. Just yet another person breeding mutts & calling them by a different name.
 

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Cant a NORMAL standard dog, even with the best of ribbons, produce a miniature......I guess equal to in humans, a midget of sorts???

I think anythings possible. I know people are breeding wrong, whatever, whatever, but that pic looks like a genuine rotty, just a smaller size, and I cant imagine mixing a rotty with anything, and still getting that distinct rotty look-to that much of a "T", ya know???
 

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Probably some Daschsund in there. The back sure is long and the legs very short which I know are both domiant traits. How pathetic!
 

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Cant a NORMAL standard dog, even with the best of ribbons, produce a miniature......I guess equal to in humans, a midget of sorts???

I think anythings possible. I know people are breeding wrong, whatever, whatever, but that pic looks like a genuine rotty, just a smaller size, and I cant imagine mixing a rotty with anything, and still getting that distinct rotty look-to that much of a "T", ya know???
Huh? That dog looks to have more Basset & Chow in it that anything. Explain the long hair (& very bushy tail)?

And yes, "dwarfism" can occur in all breeds of dogs & I'll be happy to give you a link explaining it. But besides it being extremely rare, the dogs wouldn't come out looking like another breed, just a smaller version.
 
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