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English Bulldogs were originally used to catch a bull by the nose and hold him down. The breed's body shape gave him the leverage and the agility to sway as the bull tossed him from side to side. The folds of skin around his neck protected him and kept the blood out of his eyes. The short, wide nose allowed him to breathe as he hung onto the bull. Short legs gave him a sturdy stance, enabling him to get in beneath the bull's horns.
The Bulldog was developed through very selective breeding, and is a very recognizable breed. His origins are said to come from the Alaunts and Pugnaces of ancient Englandthe Mastiff and the Pug.
Bulldogs were traditionally used in bull baiting contests, but they did not usually fight with other dogs. They have always been very loyal no matter how badly mistreated.
The first British standard for the current Bulldog was written in 1864. The fighting instinct was gradually bred out of the progeny leaving traits of loyalty, tenacity and courage.
Nowadays, the English Bulldog is the symbol of Great Britain. This country is the motherland of the breed. The British are famous for English Bulldog breeding lines. However, the breed is popular all over the world due to its appearance and temperament traits. The main function of the English Bulldog is that of a companion dog. Modern English Bulldogs have a lot of health problems, which causes breeders and owners to reconsider their attitude to the breed and to aim at good health rather than amusing appearance.
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The layman is inclined to believe, owing to its name, that the Rottweiler originated in Germany and there are those who will try to tell you that it descended from the Doberman pinscher. Neither of these theories is fact. History tells us although the Rottweiler as we know the breed today is a product of Germany, the origin of the breed actually was in the Ancient Roman Empire.
Behind our modern Rottweiler stands a type of short coated or bristle coated herding dog one of several types of working dogs known t in Ancient Rome. Today’s Rottweiler bears a strong resemblance to this early ancestor; the dogs, through the ages have shown only moderate changes in general appearance. The progenitors of the Rottweiler were reliable drover dogs, sometimes used as war dogs in battle, and we have read that the Emperor Nero always kept a number of them around his palace to discourage intruders.
The drover dogs behind the Rottweiler breed served an important function in accompanying Roman troops during their invasions of other European countries. First of al l, they were needed for their proficiency at herding, for how else but on “on the hoof” could food be transported for the troops in those pre-refrigerated and pre-food preservative days? A large for extended invasions was essential, and to guard the herd and prevent loss, so was the drover dog. These dogs probably performed other useful duties as well while traveling across the European continent. Undoubtedly theirs was a role of major importance in the success of these forays, due to their intelligence, stamina and strength.
Through the St.Gothard Pass over the Alps and into the Southern Germany came the invaders with their dogs, into the Wurttemberg area where Rottweil is located. The city itself is the seat of the district bearing the same name; it stand on a hill on the left bank of the Neckar River, centrally located in this lush agricultural area. It is said that Rottweil was so names around the period of 700 A.D., at the time that a Christian Church was erected where formally had been Roman baths.During the excavation,red tiles of a earlier Roman villa were unearthed , and soon the area became known as “das Rote Wil” “ the red tile.”
Some of the drover dogs and their offspring remained in this area when the troops moved on. Owing to it’s central location,Rottweil became an important trading center and market place to which farmers and cattleman brought produce for sale. Here again, strong intelligent working dogs of stamina and good “lasting ability” were needed not only to transport cattle , which sometimes traveled considerable distances ,but for the protection of the traders themselves. On the return journey, their money bags were far safer tied to the collar of a formidable dog than their own hands should thieves be encountered on the lonely trails.
The butchers, farmers and cattle dealers came In steadily increasing numbers to the Rottweil area as its popularity as a trading center flourished and cultural interests increased. Visitors as well as those native to the area, noticed the merits of the “butcher dogs”and the practice began to purposely breed them and improve them and increase their type.
Soon a brisk trade developed with people anxious to purchase these fine animals to take home. In respect for their superiority over other types of local dogs, the Roman drover dogs were given the name “Rottweiler” to associate them forever with the area in which they had been so well accepted and appreciated. Thus it is that the descendants of the original Roman drover, as the Germans bred and developed them, we know as the Rottweiler.
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The stud service fee for my C.K.C , A.K.C Registered Rottweiler is $1500.00 and is due before any breeding is to start. I usually breed them at least 3 times if possible and the best time for conception is usually day 9, 10 and 11 after the female has come into heat. If the female did not get pregnant, we would try again the next heat cycle which is about another 6 months. The fee for stud service includes up to 3 breedings. If still unsuccessful there is no money refund and it would be best that you have your female checked out by a certified veterinarian and see if there are any complications as to why she cant become pregnant. It could be something as simple as an infection which requires some antibiotics to clear it up. The gestation period is usually 63 days for Rottweilers.
The stud service for using my standard colored C.K.C Registered English Bulldog is $2000.00 and is due before any breeding is to start. The stud fee for using either of my rare colored C.K.C , A.K.C registered English bulldogs is $3000. I usually artificially inseminate the females at least 3 times if possible and the best time for conception is usually day 9,10 and 11 after the female has come into heat.The owner of the female is responsible for getting a progesterone test(s) done to determine the best possible time to artificially inseminate. If the female did not get pregnant, we would try again the next heat cycle which is about another 6 months. The fee for stud service includes up to 3 breedings. If still unsuccessful there is no money refund and it would be best that you have your female checked out by a certified veterinarian and see if there are any complications as to why she cant become pregnant. It could be something as simple as a infection which requires some antibiotics to clear it up. The gestation period for English bulldogs can be a couple days earlier than the usual 63 days. Usually day 61 is when they will need to have a C-section done.
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I will ship the puppy only when the weather permits. I will be responsible for putting the puppy on the flight. As soon as the airline has your puppy, I am no longer responsible. All puppies are either shipped from Abbotsford Airport (YXX) and/or Vancouver International Airport (YVR). There is a fee for transporting your puppy to the airport and all shipping and transporting fees are to be paid for by the buyer(s). When shipped, your puppy must be in an airline approved shipping crate which I can arrange to pick up for you and is at the buyer(s) expense. A certified Veterinary health certificate for flight will be sent along with the puppy and is needed for puppies between the ages of 8 to 12 weeks in order to leave Canada and is at the buyer(s) expense. These papers will be provided to the airline prior to shipping. We do not ship where originating and connecting airport temperatures exceed 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 degrees Celsius. Prior to shipping your puppy, I will send you all flight information, airline name, along with flight number and arrival time. I will also call you with or send you a reminder the day before your puppy ships with some instructions and things you might want to bring with you to pick up the puppy.
You can check your airline flight stats by clicking here.
If you wish, I can arrange to meet you to pick up your puppy. Depending on how far I have to drive, there may be a charge for delivery. I do feel, though, that it is always best for you to come see the parents and the other puppies.
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We ask for a $500.00 deposit for standard colored English bulldogs and Rottweiler puppies and a $1500 deposit for rare colored English bulldog puppies.This is non-refundable, NO exceptions. Deposits are also non transferable to another person and cannot be put towards another puppy from another litter. Sorry, there is no refund on deposits. Deposits are partial payments toward the purchase price of your puppy/dog that you have placed on hold. This is to keep anyone from getting your puppy/dog for their family. If you put down a deposit and afterward change your mind, you have thus forfeited that money. Only the deposit will be accepted as payment if you decide to use Pay Pal .The service charge is to much for larger amounts and I cannot accept the balance or full payments through pay pal unless you want to pay for the service fee that they charge me for accepting payment this way. The remaining balance is due when the puppy is to be picked up or before shipping , NO cheques are accepted at this time under any circumstances.
Puppies can only be picked up when fully weaned and paid in full.There are no exceptions.
There are NO refunds, including on the deposit.
We accept E transfers , bank to bank transfers, and certified cheques. (note: certified cheques have to have time to clear the bank before you can pick up your puppy or when the puppy will be shipped).Cheques ,bank drafts , ect. must be made out to my personal name and not the kennel name otherwise I cannot accept them. NSF cheques are charged $50.00 plus any and all charges to me from any transaction problems.) If you wish you can pay the deposit through paypal , just click on the pay pal logo above and use my email address Cramattekennels@hotmail.com to forward the payment into my account.It is here where you can use a credit card if you have one set up with paypal.
Puppies are normally ready to leave for their new homes between 7 and 8 weeks of age, depending on the puppy. (If you cannot have your puppy paid for in that length of time, please make arrangements with us. We are willing to work something out to help.) Puppies are ready to learn and need socialization with their new families. Give your puppy lots of attention and affection. If you have no experience with these breeds, we urge you to read the articles from www.petplace.com and any other information regarding the Rottweiler and or especially the English Bulldog breed. You can find in pet stores and on line a book called English bulldogs for dummies and Rottweilers for dummies. Thes books are very helpful for beguinners. There are three excellent links for you to read about English bulldogs under the Health Guarantee.
Buyer(s) agree that the Seller is not to be held liable for any acts of the said puppy, regardless.
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There are NO breeding rights at this time, only under certain circumstances.If you are wanting registration papers I must receive proof from a licenced vet that your dog has been either spayed or nuetered by 8 months of age. Contact me for further information if you wish at Cramattekennels@hotmail.com
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