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Buying A French Bulldog!

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

Tips for buying A French Bulldog Puppy

Posted by BlueCoat, Feb 3th, 2018

When inquiring about a French bulldog puppy, ask about their parents. Make sure the parents are certified by dog breeding standard organizations, such as the American Kennel Club (AKC). If the parents are AKC registered, their pedigree will show their bloodlines and lineage. We recommend avoiding puppies that have inbreeding in their lineage. High levels of inbreeding can increase the chances of a dog being at risk for both known and unknown inherited disorders. Responsible breeders avoid close inbreeding.

Review the breeders' social media accounts such as Instagram, Facebook, Pintrest. Pay attention to the living conditions of the puppy's parents. Look for pictures that show the demeanor and personality of the parents. Frenchies are loving, playful, and sociable dogs. They love attention and human interaction, quality breeders socialize and play with their Frenchies to ensure family friendly pets.  When viewing the parent's photos look for breed standards such a bat ears, size and proportions. Similar to people, puppies will have the same genealogical characteristics of the parents.  

Interview the breeder you are considering buying your French Bulldog puppy. They should be familiar with the health, care and behavior of the breed.  Ask about the puppy's and parents' diet. Quality breeds typically feed their dogs high quality meat based food as well as health supplements and vitamins. Quality breeder also typically screen and informally interview potential clients to ensure that their puppy's will be cared for and placed in loving homes.

Know what you are purchasing. French Bulldogs are an investment and should be treated as such.  Responsible breeders always follow well-documented breeding processes and should be able to  provide certification for each litter.   The certification should show at least 3 generations of bloodlines, so that you will know your puppy's pedigree. Your puppy should also have a veterinarian health statement to ensure the puppy has no health issues and is free from any genetic health problems.

A Healthy French Bulldog!   

General Appearance: The French Bulldog has the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure.

Size, Proportion, Substance: Ideal weight is 28 pounds.

Proportion - Distance from withers to ground in good relation to distance from withers to onset of tail, so that animal appears compact, well balanced and in good proportion. Substance - Muscular, heavy bone.