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What is a French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a small breed of domestic dog. "Frenchies" were the result in the 1800s of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris. In 2014, they were the fourth most popular registered dog in the United Kingdom and in the U.S. the ninth most popular AKC registered dog breed. The Source Wikipedia

  • What is a Frenchbo/Frenchton?

    Great question! They are the combination of a French Bulldog & Boston Terrier. They are taller, more athletic and can have less allergies and breathing issues than that of a French Bulldog. The life span of a French Bulldog is 8-12 years. The life span of a Boston Terrier is 11-13 years of age

    Where did this breed originate from?

    French Bulldogs originated from England,France. The first French Bulldogs were brought to America in 1885 by wealthy Society ladies.

    What is the AKC definition?

    The American Kennel Club or AKC for short, describes them as "an active, intelligent, muscular dog, with a smooth coat, compact medium build, and weighing 28 pounds or less. They are expressive, alert, and curious. They are the 6th most popular AKC ranking dog.

    Do they make good family pets?

    Absolutely. They love to please their family. They love to play and snuggle with you. They are not the type of breed that just prefers one person in your household the way that some dogs do. These dogs love everyone in the house. However, their happiness is dependent on human companionship. If you're not able to spend lots of time with your Frenchie, you may want to consider a different breed of dog.

    Is there a difference between males & females?

    Each puppy/dog has its own a unique personality of their own. We have found Males to be more laid back & Females to be more feisty and Alpha in their personality. If you currently have a dog, I would suggest getting a dog of the opposite sex. Dogs of the same sex tend to fight.

    One thing we cannot stress enough is the importance of spaying & neutering your dog. Males before 6 months of age and Females after their 1st heat cycle or when your Vet feels is best for your dog.

    What are the dangers of heat stroke?

    The shorter breathing system of the French bulldog is also what puts them at such a strong risk for "Heat Stroke". Shorter airways = less possibility of cooling the air which the dogs draws into it's body. Never, ever underestimate these dogs susceptibility to heat stroke. Limit their exposure to temperatures which you might personally find only mildly hot. Be conscious of the proximity to hot pavement.

    NEVER leave a Frenchie in a locked car even in warm weather. They should always have lots of access to fresh water, shade, and cool areas to escape from the heat. You should always be alert and be prepared with the things you need to save your dogs life.

    Just as it's cousin the English Bulldog, they are not good swimmers and can not take excessive heat or cold.

    What are some possible problems that could arise with Frenchies?

    • Frenchies overheat EASILY and should NEVER EVER be left in a car. **see Heat Stroke in above question**
    • Never leave your Frenchie in a yard UNATTENDED! They are prime dogs to be stolen. They also can get bit by a bee or wasp, even a snake and have an allergic reaction, which could lead to swelling and breathing difficulties as well as death.
    • Frenchies can have expensive veterinary needs due to their being brachycephalic.
    • Frenchies cannot swim (well most of them) and should not be around water unsupervised, ever.
    • Frenchies DO SNORE and sometimes very loudly, so beware if you are a light sleeper.

    Is there a brand of dog food/treats that are preferred?

    We feed Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream puppy formula with smoked Salmon.

    They have a wonderful selection of food for dogs & cats. You can lean more on their website here http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/our-brand/taste-of-the-wild/

    You can buy it at your local farm & feed store, pet store or online from Amazon.com

    Treats:

    We love Natural Balance's Sweet Potato & Fish formula dog treats. They have several flavors and you can buy them from Amazon.com

    For puppy training treats we love Natures Balance Duck, Chicken or Lamb moist treats. Amazon.com has them.

    For Dental treats we recommend Natures Balance dental chews dog treats.

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