Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Tennessee, United States
Posted May 12, 2014
Having worked with these dogs a lot in the clinical setting, I can definitely say they have their share of expensive health problems. From injuring their long backs and needing surgery to eye and ear issues to severe vaccine reactions, these dogs aren't the the cheapest to own. Keeping the weight off will help reduce back issues. They can be happy go lucky but honestly from the vet's side of things, these are the ones that will nip you. There were only a couple patients that didn't mind a vet check up. I wouldn't trust them around small furry things or little kids. Also tend to be rather vocal.