"Oh I am so sorry your dogs deaf"
In person I hear this all the time, not on IG because you guys are amazing 😜 ... rant starting....
Being deaf doesn't impact his life expectancy, we communicate perfectly fine with sign language and facial expressions. To him, he is normal- and will live a long, yet spoiled life.
Deafness is primarily a result of inbreeding... it can cause many other health issues as well. Trendy dog breeds like Cavaliers have heart issues, frenchies with respiratory, german shepherd and boxers with hip/bone problems. ( list goes on and on, comment if you have a question about any breed) These problems increase with inbreeding and shorten most breeds life spans.
When you get a dog PLEASE rescue, or do your research. They're not a purse so don't get what's trending from a shady "breeder& #34; who is really a puppy mill. Meet the mother and father ... if you don't love both of their personalities, don't get their puppy!
After 101 Dalmatians came out Dalmatians were over bred and marketed as a good family dog... FALSE... Dalmatians are highly intelligent, ridiculous amount of energy and stubborn, originally bred for protection and they do BITE people with the wrong owner. If you don't give them proper exercise and mental stimulation that is what they will do. Same with cocker spaniels, after lady and the tramp the inbreeding began and are known biters now.
I would get another deaf dog in the future but deafness isn't the issue. It breaks my heart knowing charlie was sold in a pet store originally, meaning he was a puppy mill dog. As dog owners we need to be the ones to do the research and due diligence when getting a pet. ask if the animal parents are related ( you would think this is a no brainer but it's common practice to mate relatives... I know... yuck). The only way to change that industry is to change OUR buying habits. Meet the animal parents and siblings AND know their medical records if buying a pet- if you ask a few questions and it's sketchy... walk away ... or rescue an adult so you know their personality or medical issues. Ps mutts tend to have less health problems. Have a question on a breed? Or comment... 👇🏼post below 😘