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Show Ring:

Are you wanting to show your French Bulldog?  It is an awarding fun time with your French Bulldog. It can also be a great family event. Your dog needs to be not only AKC registered and not on a limited registration but a full registration to enter the shows. Also, quality in appearance to the Breed Standard, socialized and have great movement.

We also recommend finding a class in your area. This will help train you and your dog.

To register in the majority of shows in the NW go to Jack Onofrio by clicking the image below. Below is the list of other superintendents to register that may be in your area.
 


www.onofrio.com
 

  For A Complete List Of AKC Licensed Superintendents
CLICK HERE

 

Treats:

If you buy treats please read the labels and chose one that is healthy without corn, wheat or chemicals.

We give safe bones that do not splinter such as beef shank bones which also have bone marrow inside.

We also do not recommend table scraps for any dogs.

Please never give your dogs junk food. No one has ever got healthy eating potato chips or
Mc Donald's. Food is made to be nutritious and not just help with hunger pains.

SEE "POISONOUS" FOR MORE INFO ABOUT HUMAN FOODS AND DOGS AND ALSO WHICH PLANTS ARE TOXIC FOR DOGS.


 

Choosing A Breeder:
 

PRODUCING: A good breeder should be only considering bettering the breed while producing puppies. This includes producing great healthy puppies along with great confirmation and temperament.  The adult dogs over 2 years of age should be OFA certified and health testing. Even if the breeder does not show their dogs, they should be also trying to produce puppies within the standards. They should not offer the puppies any younger than 8 weeks old.

AKC: If it is a breed that is AKC register-able, all dogs and litters should be registered. It is also always a nice benefit if they are DNA tested. If the breeder is not allowed to register their litters, you should move to another breeder.

FACILITY: The facility inside and out should be clean and well maintained. This is not only healthier for the dogs but also shows that the breeders should have good decisions regarding their animals and really do care. The breeder should not have any problems letting people come over and see the place and meet the dam & sire and maybe many of the other dogs.

SELLING FACTORS: Did the breeder push you to purchase a puppy?  That is not a good sign. The breeder should want to know details and your reason for wanting the puppy. The breeder should be trying to qualify the buyer to know you are the right person to take the puppy- it is a big commitment for years to come. It is important to know the purchaser knows the breeder and understands the pros & cons of the breed, the commitment, also have good references from people who know them and also an established veterinarian. They should own their home, have a fenced yard and care about nutrition. They should not be too meek to own and train an Akita or similar breed. Good breeders do not want to hear the people could not keep the dog or handled the dog wrong and now the dog cannot be re-homed.

A good breeder will never sell puppies at pet stores or cut you off after the sale has been made.
 

RECORDS: The breeder should have good records and provide the buyer with previous vaccination records, worming treatments and a recommended schedule for further care.

ASSISTANCE: It is always nice to find a breeder that will answer your questions and give advice after the purchase has been made, for the dogs life. The breeder should have always had good attitude towards the dogs, the purchase and of course assistance to you. It is nice to hear love in their voice.

DOGS: The dogs on the premises should be happy, healthy, and show love to their family. Even if the dogs are mostly kenneled they can be clean, well cared for and be socialized. The puppies should be affectionate and curious. It is common that the dam/mother dog may look a little thin and ragged but that is common after nursing and raising several puppies.

REFERENCES: High on the list is references from previous buyers. This info may be available on the breeders website or social media page such as Facebook. You can always ask for a couple of references to call. It is also wise to ask for their veterinarians name and phone number as well.


 

Poisonous To Dogs:

The plants below contain a variety of poisons that cause different symptoms ranging from skin rashes to kidney damage in humans and pets. Some plants can even be deadly to certain individuals.

Amaryllis

Azaleas

Begonia, sand

Bird of Paradise

Black Nightshade Berry

Butterfly Weed

Calamondin Orange Tree

Calla Lilly

Carnation

Caster Bean

Christmas Cherry

Cyclamen

Daffodil

Daisy

Daphne

Deadly Nightshade

Devils Ivy

 

Diffenbachia

Dumbcane

English Holly/Ivy

Elderberry

Elephant Ears

Eucalyptus

Eyebane

Firecracker

Foxglove

Geranium

Golden Chain

Holly Berry

Horse Chestnut

Hyacinth

Hydrangea Blossom

Iris

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

 

Jequirity Bean

Jerusalem Cherry

Jimson Weed

Juniper

Larkspur

Laurel

Lily of the Valley

Mistletoe

Morning Glory

Needlepoint Ivy

Oleander

Oxallis

Philodendron

Podocarpus

Poison Ivy

Poison Sumac

Poison Hemlock

 

Potato Plant

Pothos

Pyrocantha

Rhododendron

Rhubarb

Skunk Cabbage

Snow on the Mountain

Spathe Flower

String of Pearls

Tomato Leaves

Tulips-dermatitus

Violet Seeds

Wild Carrots

Wild Cucumber

Wild Parsnip

Wild Peas

Yew Tree

 

The following plants are safer, however, some pets and individuals may be sensitive to these. Symptoms from eating or handling small amounts of these plants are unlikely to occur.

African Violet

AIr Fern

Aluminum Plant

Areca Palm

Asparagus Fern

Aster

Baby's Breath

Baby Tears

 

Coleus

Corn Plant

Creeping Charlie

Daphlia

Dandelion

Dracaena

Easter Lily

False Aril

 

Japanese Aril

Kalanchoe

Lipstick Plant

Maidenhair Fern

Magnolia Bush

Mountain Ash

Nasturtium

Parlor Palm

 

Rose

Shefflera

Skimmia

Snapdragon

Snake Plant

Spider Plant

Spider Aril

Staghorn Fern

 

To view a picture of these plants enter the plant name in your browser. For more poison information there are many websites available. Below are National Poison Control numbers.  You may find local poison control numbers in your local phone book.  Most veterinary doctors can also help.

 

Foods That Are or Can Be Harmful To Dogs:

  • Chocolate - contains a chemical compound that is both a heart stimulant and diuretic and potentially fatal to dogs.
  • Onions and garlic - whether in one large dose or smaller doses, onions and garlic contain a toxin that can build up in the dog's system, damaging red blood cells.
  • Grapes and raisins - an unknown substance in grapes and raisins can cause damage to the dog's kidneys and potentially cause renal failure.
  • Alcoholic beverages - can cause drunkenness, coma and potentially death.
  • Coffee, tea and soft drinks containing caffeine - caffeine of any kind can be toxic to the heart and nervous systems.
  • Fruit pits and seeds - many contain cyanogenic glycosides which can lead to cyanide poisoning.
  • Avocado - all parts of the avocado are toxic to dogs.
  • Macadamia nuts - contain an unknown toxin to dogs that can cause paralysis and damage to the nervous system.
  • Potato peelings, rhubarb and tomoto leaves - contain oxalates which can cause problems with digestive, nervous and urinary tract systems.
  • Moldy or spoiled foods - can contain toxins or bacteria that can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Milk and dairy products - while not impacting all dogs, some dogs have intolerance for milk products causing gas and diarrhea.
  • Baby food - can potentially contain onion powder causing red blood cell damage. If fed in large quantities can also lead to a nutritional imbalance.
  • Raw eggs - contain avid which decreases absorption of biotin, causing skin and coat problems.
  • Yeast dough - the active yeast culture can cause gas in the digestive tract, creating gastric distress and possible digestive tract ruptures.
  • Raw fish - can cause a thiamine deficiency which can cause lack of appetite, seizures and potential death.
  • Excessive amounts of fat - can cause pancreatitis.
  • Sugar - free foods containing Xylitol - has caused liver failure in some dogs.
  • Baking soda, baking powder and salt - in large amounts these ingredients can cause an electrolyte imbalance potentially leading to muscle spasms or congestive heart failure.
  • Mushrooms - can contain toxins that lead to kidney and liver damage.
  • Human vitamin supplements - can damage the digestive tract lining, especially those containing iron. Can lead to kidney and liver damage, while others supplements are good.
  • Nutmeg - can cause tremors, seizures and nervous system damage.
  • Bones - most bones should not be given as they can splinter and cause cuts and punctures to the mouth and digestive system.

While it is tempting to feed dogs leftovers and table scraps or to toss them a treat while cooking, it is important to be careful with what is being served. Whether it's a simple stomach upset or something more serious like kidney damage, it is the dog owner's responsibility to ensure they avoid providing food that can potentially harm their dog. Organic is always safer.

 

  • National Animal Poison Control Center 888 426 4435
    aspca
     
  • Poison Control 800 222 1222
    aapcc
     
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association
    avma

Color & Coat Info:
The following statements are from the AKC website. Below the statements are example pictures of color & markings available in show quality and companion Frenchies both.

Coat - is moderately fine, brilliant, short and smooth. Skin is soft and loose, especially at the head and shoulders, forming wrinkles.

Color - Acceptable colors - All brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white, and any color except those which constitute disqualification. All colors are acceptable with the exception of solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black, which are disqualifications. Black means black without a trace of brindle.

The Pictures Below Have Been Provided By Various Websites We Found On The Internet
The pictures are not of our French Bulldogs.
Brindle Black Brindle Click Here To View Full Size
 
Blue Brindle Chocolate Brindle Reverse Brindle
 
Cream Blue Black
 
Red Fawn Blue Fawn Fawn
 
White Chocolate Black & Tan
 
Blue Tan Tri Fawn Pied Reversed Fawn Pied
 
Blue Pied Chocolate Pied Black & White Pied
 
Mask Small Blaze Medium Blaze Wide Blaze

Keep in mind if you are looking to show your Frenchie that not all example images are accepted by AKC show standards. Many of the disqualified types are very exciting and attractive. Anything goes for a companion. Many are rare and hard to find.
 

 


New Puppy Info:

Adjustment: Your new puppy may adjust quickly or it may take a few days. It may be a noticeable adjustment for you and your family as well, especially if this is your first puppy or first in a while. Your puppy may cry the first night or two but the French Bulldog can usually handle the adjustment without too much fuss, but they are still a baby and need to feel assured they are going to be safe and loved and their needs to be met. Be sensitive to their adjustment, but remember not to create habit forming issues such as getting up at night or you may be expected to keeping up with that demand night after night. Set your standard from the beginning and do it with love but do not become a push over.

Your puppy also needs his or her space. Like any baby they need plenty of sleep without being disturbed. Small children need to be taught how to respect animals and not let to carry the puppy around.  I recommend guidance until children are fully respectable with animals to be left alone.


NEW PUPPY SUPPLIES:

A soft bed in an exercise pen or gated off kitchen is perfect.

PLEASE SEE "TRAINING" FOR MORE INFO ON THIS TOPIC.


Chewing: Puppies need something to chew on while they are teething. Provide them with their own toys and it is common for the French Bulldog to respect your items.

PLEASE SEE "TREATS & TOYS" FOR MORE INFO ON THESE TOPICS.


Bathing: Your puppy should have been freshly bathed. I would not recommend bathing your new puppy unless it really needs a bath for at least a week.

PLEASE SEE "GROOMING" FOR MORE INFO ON THIS TOPIC.


Food: Your puppy has been eating Blue Buffalo Chicken & Brown Rice Dry Puppy Food. Click the image to read more. Your puppy has not had soaked or wet food for weeks. Dry crunchy food is better for their teeth. We do not recommend canned food but for old dogs if they have lost their teeth.  There are a few quality dog foods available, whichever food you choose, please be sure it is of outstanding quality without corn or wheat and quality ingredients grown in the USA.


For our adult Frenchies, or around 9 months of age, we feed Taste of Wild. They have many flavor varieties. The ones we use the most of- Wetlands & High Prairie. They are great mixed together also. Great quality food, check it out!


Breeding:

Breeding dogs is a lot of work, it is often fun work if you love dogs. It is NOT a get rich scheme. When done correctly, there is a lot of expenses involved and one litter from the heat cycle to placing the puppies can take 4 to 5 months of your time and many many hours of it during that period- that is if your puppies are sold and placed by 8 weeks old.

 

  • Quality food & supplements
     

  • Veterinarian expenses
     

  • Flea & tick repellent
     

  • Lots of knowledge
     

  • Time loss from work
     

  • Extra fencing
     

  • Safe, Clean, Dry Shelter
     

  • LOTS of supplies
     

  • Very messy!
     

  • Advertising Expenses
     

  • Dog Show Expenses (people like to buy from people who show their dogs)
     

If you are not showing to better the breed and all the correct reasons, please do not even attempt this. Breeding dogs is not a thing to do to teach children to respect animals etc...it does teach them, but not the reason to breed. If you do not have the breeders permission or full registration of the dog, then it is another unethical reason to breed.

If you do decided to breed, please get educated prior and not later at the risk of your bitch. All non-breeding dogs should be spay & neutered.


 

Vaccinations: Your puppy is current on vaccinations & worming. We supply a puppy book with previous treatments and what we recommend for the future in both vaccinations and worming. This book will also have other useful information for the new addition to your family.

Vaccination Info:

We use Boehringer Ingelheim brand, formally Fort Dodge brand Duramune® Max 5 a modified live vaccine, which is recommended for the vaccination of healthy dogs against diseases caused by canine distemper, adenovirus type 1 (hepatitis), adenovirus type 2 (respiratory disease), parainfluenza, and parvovirus. All viruses in this vaccine are modified live versions of the virus. Recommended for the vaccination of healthy dogs 6 weeks of age or older.

We start vaccinations at 7-1/2 weeks and give again at 10-1/2 weeks and 13-1/2 weeks. We give rabies vaccinations starting not before 6 to 8 months of age and we do give rabies boosters. We don't let the puppies nurse after 6 weeks of age so that vaccinations will be effective and the puppies system will not be apt to fight against the vaccine from immunities from Mamma's milk.

We do not believe an older dog needs any additional vaccinations towards distemper, parvovirus, etc...
We believe the vaccine actually causes a threat to the dogs immune system.  For more info click the following links.

The Truth About Vaccines -by Dr. Larry Siegler D.V.M.

The Truth About Vaccines Various Articles -by various authors

I might add, that I have never heard of an adult dog getting parvovirus, distemper, etc....
I do know that dog vaccines are not expensive to purchase and that veterinarian clinics make a fortune from vaccines alone. Not all veterinarians give excessive vaccinations, boosters, etc....but the ones that do, are they really thinking of what is best for your dog or are they thinking of their pocket book?  These vaccines really do damage your dogs immune-system not to mention common to get cancer at the injection site.

Additionally, we do not vaccinate against Lepto or Corona.  We do not have the need to for Corona in the NW. We also learned that the Lepto that dogs can come down with, cannot be put into the vaccines and so it is another immune challenge for our pets. We really do recommend studying up about Dog Vaccinations and for cats also if you have them.  Everyone must do what they decide is right, we are just sharing what we have done problem free for many years.


 

Spay & Neutering:

The popular question (spay or neuter)?  Here are some things to consider.

1) Why do I want to breed my French Bulldog? If you are wanting to breed purely to better the breed then there are still other things to consider.

2) If you are wanting to breed your French Bulldog for some extra cash, then
it is not only the wrong reason but also there are a lot of expenses to having your dog breed properly and also expenses to raising a litter properly. It is not always easy to make money breeding dogs. Raising puppies are A LOT of work and time. There are a lot of details in making it right.

3) If you are not wanting to better the breed consider there are a lot of unwanted & abandoned dogs including Akitas and most of them are of medium standards and quality.

4) A spay female will be healthier and not be at risk for the deadly uterine infection (Pyometra). For more information please go this website and read the information provided.

Also during a heat cycle it is messy and bitches moods can be different.  She may even find ways to escape you or the yard. A loose dog brings many risks and possible unwanted puppies and mixed breeds, fights and even death.

5) A Neutered male will be a better companion without near as much risks of prostate cancer.  A male can smell a female in heat for many many miles.  He will not have the breeding urges if neutered as a puppy. Therefore he will not be escaping you or your yard to find a bitch in heat.  Also it is almost certain that if your male is neutered at a young age, he will not be hiking his leg and marking everything in site, he would still be squatting and not staining everything yellow.


FEMALES - We recommend females spay around 6 months

  • It is common for an non spay female to get Pyometra and deadly uterine infection that never gets bred.
     

  • There are plenty of puppies in the world.
     

  • You will not be dealing with unwanted pregnancies.
     

  • You will not have to deal with messy heat cycles, her wanting to run off, males hanging around trying to get to her.
     

  • Females can die birthing puppies or from C-Section.
     

  • Raising puppies wanted or unwanted is A LOT of work, time and expense.
     

  • She will be more affectionate and not those extreme mood swings.
     


MALES - We recommend males being neutered by 4 months

  • Males that are not neutered is going to want to "mark" his territory and there for he will be hiking his leg all over and possibly in the house even if house broken to claim his territory.
     

  • When a male is neutered young enough he will continue squatting and will not even know he is a male or act like one.
     

  • He won't have the same urge to run of and investigate the town or females.
     

  • He now has a much less chance of getting prostate cancer.
     

  • He won't miss what he don't remember having <grin>
     

  • He now will be more affectionate.
     

  • It is a much less likely chance he will want to fight with other males if neutered young.


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