My husband and I had reserved an english bulldog pup for us a couple of weeks ago. Since then, the breeder has told us she has had some problems. She was small to begin with, 2nd smallest in a litter of 11. Her soft pallet has a small "V" opening and has caused her to get aspiration pneumonia a couple of times. Amazingly, she's pulled through. Her owner is tube feeding her (she's now 4 weeks old) and the vet has said the pallet issue is something she'll grown out of in time. They do have a fully healthy (and big) female pup that we've reserved as our backup puppy in case this one didn't make it or had lasting problems, but we just had our hearts set on this little one. My question is, with the pallet issue and having pretty serious pneumonia when she was so young, is she more prone to having problems later on? I've only found a couple of references online about it. One said there's no reason to assume there'd be problems. Another said the lungs can be damaged and the only thing is that she won't be able to be as active as an adult (not all that serious a problem since this breed isn't very active to begin with). The breeder will give us a Health Certificate and guarantee no matter what but I'd rather avoid having to return a puppy. Any experienced advice would be VERY welcome! Thanks!!