The average lifespan for an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog typically falls between 12 to 15 years.
Common Health Challenges
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs are relatively hardy and healthy dogs, but like all other pooches, may be subjected to certain medical conditions that will drastically reduce the quality of life. That said, some of these health problems that an Otto is prone to include:
Alapaha Bulldogs are particularly prone to several eye challenges, one of which is eyelid entropion. And this simply refers to a condition in which the pooch’s eyelids roll inwards, thereby resulting in the eyelashes rubbing on the pooch’s cornea.
Entropion typically occurs as a secondary eye disease and due to injury resulting from trauma. But it is also worth noting that the Bulldog breed is predisposed to this condition. And if left untreated, entropion can lead to permanent loss of sight in the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, being a medium-sized pooch, is prone to suffering from hip dysplasia, a medical condition that is characterized by an abnormal formation of the hip socket.
Hip Dysplasia in Ottos is typically caused by genetics, but it is mostly triggered by the nature of physical activity, diet, environment, growth rate and the pooch’s hormones.
An Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog suffering from hip dysplasia typically shows a reluctance to rise from a lying position, and when the pooch does rise, you can expect its movements to be wobbly.
Congenital deafness in Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs refers to a condition in which the pooch loses the ability to hear. Ottos are particularly predisposed to this condition thanks to their light-colored pigmentation, but the Alapaha Bulldog may also lose the ability to hear due to an illness, liver disease or the side effects of medication.
Sadly, there is no treatment for congenital deafness in Alapaha Bulldogs, but with the appropriate training methods, you can teach a pooch to live with this condition.
Other Health Challenges
Apart from those listed above, the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog may also suffer from:
- Skin problems
- Inflammation of the tear duct