Inviting and caring for a new puppy in your home can be challenging at times. Here are some common questions to help ease the transition. Don’t see the answer that you are looking for? Please feel free to contact us today!
Though any dog can live primarily outside, this breed was not meant to be outdoor dogs. French Bulldogs do not belong living outdoors and should only be allowed to be outdoors for limited monitored time due to the possibilities of over exhaustion and heat stroke. Especially if you live in a warm/hot climate, it is imperative that your Frenchie is looked after frequently while outdoors.
Most French Bulldogs cannot swim. Because they are built top heavy it is hard for any French Bulldog to swim. There are some that can but only under their owners strict supervision. We always suggest having a life jacket on your French Bulldog if you are going to be near a body of water, pool or pond.
The Simple answer is NO. French Bulldogs should never be shipped via air cargo. The only safe way to ship a French Bulldog is to fly in cabin with a puppy nanny or to Be transported via ground transport in a Air controlled vehicle. French Bulldogs should never be shipped in a container or trailer or any type of large van with multiple kennels unless it is climate (heat and cooled) controlled.
Always talk to your breeder or other French Bulldogs owners you may know for referrals in your area. We always suggest getting to know a your vet and confirming they specifically have experience with French Bulldogs.
Due to the French Bulldog shape and large puppy heads, Frenchies are quite often born by c-section in a veterinarian hospital. Educate yourself before deciding to breed French Bulldogs.
It can be difficult to impossible for French Bulldogs to breed naturally. They often require assistance from a veterinarian or reproduction specialist. Some females can breed naturally it all depends on the female and the male to determine if your Frenchie is safely capable of breeding naturally.
Yes, but these dogs are single coated and shed less most other breeds.
Some dogs are harder than others. Crate training is very helpful in house breaking. A dog perceives it as their “den” and will not soil it. Develop a routine after they eat, before bed and first thing in the morning, and be consistent. A minimum of three potty breaks a day are necessary.
For puppies, potty breaks should be every two hours. Remember a puppy’s little bladders may not be under control as quickly as we’d like so be positive.
Use consideration to feed a French Bulldog properly. Be aware of artificial preservatives and excessive protein and fillers. Some dogs may have allergic reactions to certain commercial foods. Read the label and know what suits your dog’s needs best. Consult your veterinarian if your dog experiences food allergies. Food allergies are not uncommon in Frenchies.
A healthy Frenchie is not overweight. Too many pounds can damage their physical structure and shorten their lifespan.Note: Wheat products are known to be flatulence producing in some French Bulldogs. Corn products and fillers that are an additional source of protein may cause hives (skin rashes or irritations).
Sometimes you may find a Frenchie that is noisy or has labored breathing. They may have a longer tongue or an excessive soft palate that is obstructing their airway. Smaller nose openings can exaggerate their already noisy breathing characteristics. Often times your veterinarian will suggest having their Nares and palate widened, this is a common surgery that many Frenchie owners go through to better the quality of life of their dog. Note: Other symptoms of elongated soft palate are spitting up or regurgitating food or foam frequently. Consult your veterinarian for corrective alternatives.
They can be very willing. They can also be very stubborn and hardheaded too. If you make it a game they’ll want to play all the time. Frenchies are often considered people pleasers and love to be the center of attention.
This is very much a matter of personality combined with experience. For any individual dog, it is a question that must be tested to find the answer. Be sure that the test is supervised at all times.Try using the X-pen to introduce your new Frenchie to other dogs. While they are protected, get your other dog’s reaction and the Frenchie’s response. Sooner or later, a puppy may attempt to establish dominance in some cases with smaller or more submissive dogs.
That very much depends on the individual dog and whether the dog or the cat was introduced first to the household. If you already have a cat be prepared for possible failure.
All young children need supervision around dogs, especially puppies. This is often for the puppy’s sake as well. That said, French Bulldogs are typically good around children.
All dogs seem to do better with exposure to other aspects of life, other dogs, and people too. The French Bulldog should never be a mean, aggressive or a vicious animal. It is often recommended and a good idea to take your Frenchie visiting and to various places. This helps your dog be a better dog and not possibly overreact out of fear of the unknown. It also builds confidence and character in your dog. It gives you and the dog an easier time when separated or when traveling together.
Your Frenchie should NEVER be penned up for long stretches of time. He or she needs to be a part of your life.
Wonderfully. This is one reason the French Bulldog has been popular throughout the history of the breed. Frenchies like to be where you are and don’t take up too much space at all. It is good to get in a good walk as much as possible for overall health and exercise. If your Frenchie only gets the occasional walk to the grass outside, is at least something.
They are fantastic companion dogs. They are fun, entertaining and loving. The French Bulldog is delightful, easy to groom, and requires little exercise.
French Bulldogs make good watch dogs and can become somewhat territorial and protective.