FAQ for French Bulldogs

Frequently Asked Questions for Frenchies

Over the years, we have been asked these questions about Frenchies and breeding in general so many times, we thought we would add some answers to them here on the website.  If you have a burning question, wander on over to Randy's Ramblings and submit a question.  If we get that question enough, we will add it here.

There are several reason that French Bulldogs are an expensive breed. Aside from general “supply and demand,” French bulldogs require a lot of care and cost to take care of and breed. Most litters must be born via C-section, and this procedure is not free. Once born, litters require round-the-clock care. They also tend to have smaller litters (about four puppies in a litter is normal, but it’s also common to have only one or two puppies in a littler). There are additionally a series of health tests that must be conducted to make sure all studs, bitches and litters are healthy and without genetic defects. Finally, certain colors and patterns are more popular than others; depending on the color you prefer prices can vary greatly.
Most of a French bulldog’s “health issues” stem from their shorter snout in addition to allergies. We breed our animals to have a little longer nose to help alleviate breathing problems, both generally and allergy-driven. Due to the structure of their nose and nasal cavity, Frenchies are less efficient breathers than other breeds and extra care must be taken in warm weather. They are very much “indoor dogs” and owners should avoid leaving them outside for excessive amounts of time in warm or hot weather in addition to making sure the dogs avoid excessive exercise. There are some congenital defects and diseases common within the breed, which is why most breeders do a DNA panel on all of their animals to make sure they are not passing down these conditions.
Frenchies make all around great pets for children and families. They are very affectionate and entertaining to watch and live with. French bulldogs are gentle and loving without being clingy, and they are great with children. French bulldogs generally get along well with other pets (including cats and other dogs). However, as with all dogs, care should be taken when introducing a new Frenchie into the family unit.
Frenchies don’t require much more care than any other dog. The only extra step is to make sure the folds of their face and ears remains clean. Frenchie’s are also very well adapted to small-space living, so they make great apartment pets. They do not require large spaces to run around. All they need is a minimal amount of exercise, which you can achieve with a daily short walk or play time in the yard.
Frenchies do shed a little, however, they are short haired and single coated so the shedding is not excessive and pretty easy to manage from a housekeeping standpoint.
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