If you maintain a relatively healthy lifestyle for your doggie, your Altman White English Bulldog will live up to between 11 and 15 years.
As previously mentioned, the Altman White English Bulldog was developed to overcome the more severe health complications of its predecessors. You can therefore expect your Altman White English Bulldog to have a good long lifespan.
By the word “healthy,” I mean maintaining high activity levels, proper feeding, and regular check-ups with the vet. Regardless of my schedule, I exercise for 30 minutes daily with my Altman buddy.
However, even with proper exercise and diet, some Altman’s still fall prey to some health problems common to Bulldogs.
Common Genetic Disorders
The breeders of the English Bulldog may choose a specific gene combination during breeding. In turn, they may select genes that could shorten their dog’s lifespan.
For instance, the Altman’s distinct white coat is due to the total absence of pigment cells within hair follicles. The gene determining white pigmentation in domestic animals makes them more likely to have hearing loss.
Are All White English Bulldogs Deaf?
No, not all Altman White English Bulldogs are deaf, but they are at a higher risk of inheriting this disorder because of their white pigmentation gene. Young Altman Bulldogs affected with these problems are usually born deaf. Sometimes they lose their hearing a few weeks after birth.
Other Congenital Diseases
Aside from congenital deafness, some common health issues to look out for are chondrodysplasia, prognathism, heart valve defects, cataracts, immunologic disorders, cancers, and allergies.
However, you shouldn’t worry about the problems associated with the English Altman breed if you know how to care for your furry friend.