Southwest Bulldogs / Bulldog fraud
We purchased a show quality dog from Rick Johnston at Southwest Bulldogs in May of 2005. By November 2006 Jack was dead. Before he died at 1 1/2 years old he was diagnosed with severe spinal fusion, hip displasia in both hips, an enlarged heart and several other congenital defects. We took him to 4 separate vets for opinions and got the same answer - "Your dog is a congenital nightmare". Rick told us over and over that the vets we were taking him to were quacks and that his dogs are A+. He even accused us of animal abuse. We actually live in Flagstaff where he breeds these dogs and went to his facility several times before purchasing. The grounds are beautiful and he is quite the salesman until you question his dogs. I wish that I had the foresight to google him before purchasing my baby because he led a life of non-stop vet visits. Because my contract said that I had to stud him back for genetic purposes, I even hid him at a rescue for the last few months that he was alive. Please be cautious when working with this man, he is pure evil and deserves to be on every forum in the country.