Jack and I were recently watching one of our favorite shows Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory. For those of you whom haven’t seen this show or are familiar with Rob, you wouldn’t believe the practical jokes and everyday adventures this world renowned skater and his best friend and body guard Christopher Boykin better known on the show as “Big Black” and the rest of the Dyrek entourage get into.
The show has an incredibly unique comedic taste, as I wouldn’t be surprised if Dydrek happens to be one of the executive producers. Combined with his wonderful sense of humor and eagerness to give back to the community thru his foundation Rob Dyrdek Foundation Dydrek also happens to be an avid dog lover. Here are some clips from his show Fantasy Factory that showcase the incredibly affectionate relationship Rob has with his two bull dogs boy Meaty and and baby girl Beefy.
The world renowned athlete owns two bulldogs. On his shows Dyrdeks two loves appear to be as happy and healthy as a clams. But did you know that in recent studies, research has shown that the Bulldog is threatened by many health problems? So much in fact breeders are questioning if the once high in demand breed should be surrendered at the sake of the suffering it can cause the dog. In 2009 the New York Times the posted an very interesting article called Can the Bulldog Be Saved? While participating parties associate from both sides of the controversy have made note worthy arguments on behalf of the breeds health and well being, I would be curious to know what other bull dog owners, breeders or even Mr. Dydrek himself feel about the new proposition. Can the Bulldog be Saved? Should it?
I personally feel based on the few bull dogs I’ve met in the past, this breed is a very happy breed of dog. It doesn’t seem that they appear discomforted but then again I don’t own one nor am I an expert on health of dog breeding. They are no doubt adorable, with that wrinkly face so irresistible even I want to kiss it! Lol. While I don’t condone excessive breeding because I feel the best option to adopting a dog should be from a local rescue or shelter, I don’t see a problem in enforcing breeding guidelines on behalf of the the dogs health. I would hate to see this bread to diminish. Today bull dogs generally speaking cost from $1000-$2500 a very high commodity breed likely due to their lovable physical features and docile personality. Some can be found for a low as $600. What are your thoughts on the bulldog? Can it be saved?
A few years ago I was lucky enough to land an interview with Big Black himself for my Pop Culture Blog News Flash Entertainment. Hopefully one day I will be lucky enough to sit down with Rob, Meaty and beautiful baby girl Beefy to hear their thoughts on this topic … 😉