Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques
Posted January 12, 2014
This is a fairly good family dog. If socialized, good with kids and strangers as well. They do have some health issues, however. First, they tend to have allergies, which manifest itself in skin problems and ear infections. They also tend to be prone to ear infections because of the long floppy ears. The biggest concern with them, however, is their back. Due to their body being so long, they tend to be prone to slipped disks in their backs. This usually requires surgery to fix. So, with this breed, have steps for them to get on and off of furniture (limiting their jumping down is key), and have an emergency fund set up in case they need surgery.