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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.
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.
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.
never give your dogs junk food. No one has ever got healthy eating
potato chips or
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Color & Coat Info:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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....
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.
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
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
MALES - We recommend males being neutered by 4 months