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Everything You NEED TO KNOW about French Bulldog Puppies
Why a French Bulldog Puppy?
My name is Dr. Marika Zoll. I am a French Bulldog Breeder for about 10 years now. I was brought up around breeding animals however no other breed was ever so challenging. French Bulldog Puppies are not born naturally. Nor is this breed a natural occurrence in nature. The breed is manmade by combining together English Bulldogs and Pugs and a Terrier, most likely a Boston Terrier, although this has never been reported. The puppies have big heads, which is why they don't deliver well naturally. I have made it my business to breed the best possible puppy that is not only beautiful by an AKC (American Kennel Club) standard, but also as healthy as possible by not participating in "in line breeding" habits. I only represent the best French Bulldog Puppy possible. And, like cars, there are big differences from one dog to another. One of the biggest complaints of any breeder of French Bulldogs is how volatile the breeding is and how inconsistent. This explains why one littler of puppies will produce a range of quality of puppies, hence an enourmous variance in pricing. My own dogs, within my own breeding program range from $1500 - $4000, and this can be in the same litter. Take your time and learn all you can about the breed. Remember that you are choosing a little partner for the next 15 years roughly and that you will get what you pay for with this breed. I am not saying that a $1500 dollar dog is a bad one. In fact, sometimes the bigger dogs, also the least expensive, can have more open breathing. However, if you want a more smashed face and a shorter body and a very specific color and all combined with a quiet breather etc. then you will have to pay more because these dogs are far and few between, a much less supply, hence more expensive! Read on here and I hope to inform you about many aspects of the breed. I will keep adding on. If you don't see something here let me know and I will add it to the menu. IE: I want to include a segment on swimming french bulldogs. I have a video! But don't think just any dog can swim. I want to talk about this. Issues of overheating and breaking backs need to be addressed but I will need some time. I appreciate your comments and love to hear from you as well if you don't want to wait for the answer. Use the phone. Call me at 805-876-5000 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
French Bulldog Puppies
Dr. Marika is at your service :-)
I am happy to answer your questions. I do have puppies available. Emailing seems slow when you want to know the answer now. My phone is in my pocket most of the time. I am good with video and pictures if you want additional information about available puppies just call me 805-876-5000
LOOKING out the WINDOW - The best BOOSTER SEAT for your Dog or Puppy
A French Bulldog is short and cannot see well over the dashboard. I have been using a booster seat for years. They get used daily and my dogs will squeeze two at a time into one seat. You have to have one of these! This products offers a nice variety of colors to help match with your interior.
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French Bulldog Variety is King
French Bulldog Puppies come in every color
The funnest thing about this breed as puppies is that there is such variety of color. And then even when you have a color it can be marked with other colors or white for a different result each time. This makes each puppy a "one of a kind".
FrenchBulldogs with Spots
Spots vs. Pied
It's a funny word "Pied". I don't actually know where it comes from. I could google that. But for now, best thing is to be clear on the terminology when it comes to the AKC and what that means on the registration papers. A white dog born with other colors of marking, namely either brindle or fawn or creme, these markings can be sparse, just a bit, or there can be many "spots" that touch each other. When the spots touch, it is called 'PIED" or some say "Piebald". Again, weird words. So a dog with just a few "spots" is called a spotted dog and not a pied dog.
Extremely Spotted Unique French Bulldog Puppy
So many spots it is called PIED
Part of the fun with spotted and Pied dogs is the variety as well as the uniqueness. This effects pricing as well. Here is an examply of an extremely unique variety of a French Bulldog Puppy called in colors "Brindle Pied". Her spots are touching. There are too many to be able count singular spots, hence Pied. This baby I remember for it seemed like a white dog that I had black paint on my fingers and then picked her up. Each finger left a black mark, this is how it looked. Almost like a little Zebra. A dog of this unique quality, it can never again be duplicated, will be priced higher than a more typical spotted dog. Her price was $3500.00. They named her Betty.
Creme French Bulldog Puppy
A dirty little white dog
When these French Bulldog Puppies are born they are white! No telling for a few weeks what will happen. Eventually they start to look a bit dirty. Then the eyelids start to turn brown and the nose and the lips, all with strong dark edges. A white dog would remain pink around the eyes. Eventually you have a creme dog. I once had a white dog that got creme spots. I found myself at about age 3 weeks trying to wash the French bulldog Puppy off. I thought she had dirty finger prints on her back. Nope! It was creme spots. That is particularly interesting I think because brindle spotted dogs are born that way. But , no, a creme spotted dog developes spots about 1 month into the growth process. The baby in the picture is a solid creme. There was a chance though that this creme could have darkened and become a very light fawn dog. Very close these two colors are. I have a light fawn dog whose underbelly and chest are this light still.
Fawn Female French Bulldog Puppies
Twin girls that are an Orange Fawn Color
The mother of these dogs is what is called an orange fawn. Notice the difference between these two girls and the next dog that is a more common fawn color. These tiny French Bulldog Puppies are a very rare shade of Fawn. The mother dog was bred 6 times and only 3 of those times did she even have puppies her color. Typically the fawn pups are more blonde looking without the orange overcast. The orange tint is a separate color gene. I did not know this originally. But one time I got light creme dogs also with an orange tint. They looked like pale peach colored dogs. This is how I know we are talking two different color genes together.
By the way, I have a Ph.D. In animal behavioral psychology and have studied genetics several times. It is from this experience and education that I can say with certainty that the above summation is true, that two color genes are at play with an orange fawn dog. Hence, this dog too is RARE and these puppies were also more expensive at $3500.00.
By now you might be understanding that the price of these dogs depends on the "supply" of the color or variation of color that you are seeing.
The Most Important Thing
" Whomever said that money can't buy happiness forgot about little French Bulldog Puppies. "
My Favorite Places for French Bulldog Information - Make an educated decision!
The interent does not ALWAYS, yet, give you the best answer at the top of page 1. One day this is the plan for google, that the search will be eliminated because the best answer will always present itself at the top of the list. But until then, I want to help you along. Here are some excellent resources to help you learn all you can about your "soon to be" or "just adopted" French Bulldog Puppy.
- Dog Breed Info
Get educated. Some of this information is outdated such as there are now two weight classes, 18 -28 and 29 - 38.
- WIKI defines
This is an accumulation of lots of people putting in their two bits. See if you might learn something extra here or add your own two bits.
- American Kennel Club (AKC)
If your dog is not AKC registered, well, they are the strictest and you can be the most certain they are telling the truth. They require DNA testing of breeding dogs.
- HIstory about Weight Classes
There is little on line confirming the newest weight classes. This one article describes history and the last paragraph is the most telling about this breed that is terribly volitile. A bell curve is discussed which basically means that "normal weigh
- Some more of the same.
Interesting to note that all the information on line is dated. Maybe I need to be the one to update it. See this link just for the picture of the brindle boy shown. He is absolutely gorgious, my personal standard for the breed would be for this guy.
- Another description
This one says they are "hard to train". Boo ha!! My puppies are house broken by age 12 weeks. I have never had a puppy chew on a piece of furniture. Don't know what they are talking about here.
- Refreshing article. Original.
Nice to read an article that is not just copy and pasted from all the others.
- Fun Forum Frenchie Fans
All about wieght. Geez. This breed is man made. Take a look at the variance beteen English and Pug and Terrier. They are range across the board. I am a breeder and have a mother dog that is over 35 pounds but 5 out of 7 babies turn out under 22 pound
- Worth the Read
Not bad. A bit scripted you will sound if you really say what they say to say. Follow your gut. Go to the breeders house. Never buy a dog from a picture. If you must, see video at least, and nowadays, use Skype or Facetime.