About our French Bulldog kennel

About our French Bulldog kennel

We are family and currently own 5 dogs: Gosha, Arisha, Tina, Mila and Sabrina


All our dogs is very kind and affectionate. We have goverment issued USDA license, attending veterinarian and registered with AKC.
Out dogs and puppies has vet check-ups and shots/dewormings followed by age.
We're using Locke A. Taylor DVM Veterinary clinic in Richmond
Arisha at vet check up

We are glad to offer you our French Bulldogs. They are cute and rather small dogs that are extremely sweet, funny and make brilliant companions. You can find us at Richmond, VA in the United States. We can also offer you domestic shipping.

Exterior  

The French bulldog looks as a very lively, quite muscular, but compact dog with heavy bone, shiny smooth hair and of moderate or small exterior. Their ears are usually bat-like and their noses are similar to the pugs� ones. They have strong flat heads, but they are smaller than those of English bulldogs, and rather rounded foreheads. Their pretty soft skin is so attractive that petting a French bulldog gets an offer you cannot refuse. It has a quite heavy lower jaw, big rounded eyes and a straight or cork-screw tail. Though they are rather square-built, they are a bit wider at the shoulders than at the back end.

History

The predecessor of the French bulldog was developed in England as a small copy of the English bulldog. In the 1960s dog breeders bred that little English bulldog with the popular at that time French Terrier, after that the breed we know as the French Bulldog appeared. A lot of people adored those small dogs, so the breed gained popularity and pretty soon it became a rather successful small breed. Nowadays French bulldogs are even more popular than ever.

Common colors 

Under the highest standard of this breed the admissible colors include different tones of brindle, pale fawn, brown or white with brindle spots (called �pied�). Among the most frequent colors is brindle, next comes fawn and pied is less frequent comparing to these two colors.

Sizes of the dogs

French Bulldogs are little � they are about 12 inches to the shoulders. They usually weigh within 25-28 pounds. As a rule any French bulldog weighing over 28 pounds will be disqualified according to AKC standards for the show ring, but other norms are not so rigid on the weight prerequisites. However, companion small dogs shouldn't better weigh too much, for instance more than 28 pounds, because a fit dog is a healthy dog.

Puppy care

Your new puppy will surely require a nice safe, pretty warm and dry place for sleeping and rest. It is usually advisable to let babies sleep with a cloth or a stuffed toy that has some mother's scent on it. This helps to calm the puppy and lets it sleep better. A good tip is also to put a sheet over the box when it is asleep at night so you help it get accustomed with falling asleep at a certain scheduled time.

Puppies are quite curious by nature and tend to explore everything around. Be sure that dangerous things like tiny marbles, different wires, hazardous chemicals and household cleansers as well as harmful plants of any type are far out of the places where your puppy can reach them.

Training your puppy should be like teaching a child. Anyway, if you tell it NO, you'd better show it the right behavior. For instance, if it is chewing up a piece of paper, you'd better remove this, replace the object with some of its toys and praise the pup for chewing the proper item. Scolding should be short but sharp either. Physical punishment can cause more troubles by the way. The puppy can get shy, fearful or aggressive. It is the better way of training to reward for behaving well. It can be a light scratch on the neck between the shoulders and the ears.

I suggest to feed your puppy with special food for puppies. Be careful with food containing a lot of protein or some unknown vitamins/additives because they can be harmful to the baby dog. Feed your pup two or three times during the day. As a rule, in twenty minutes your puppy will have eaten to be fed and its bowl need to be removed. After the age of twelve weeks your puppy should be fed once in the morning and then once in the evening.


9886456.pngWhat are some of the best characteristics of the French Bulldog?

They are very kind dogs and are attached to people.They are really compassionate dogs and great companions. They are never aggressive, they�re happy with everything and are rarelyin a bad mood.

These dogs will barkonly when they�re in very stressful situations, so the French bulldog is an excellent choice for those who are used to quiet pets or who have neighbors that aren�t used to uproarious dogs.

What do most people not know about French Bulldogs that would surprise them?

Bulldogs snore during sleep! It is so sweet! They are very fond of their owner, they will never disturb you and can calmly wait until you give them your attention.

What are some of the positives of owning a French Bulldog?

Their cheerfulness and energy! Kindness is everything!

What are some of the negatives?

They are very quick agile and muscular, it is extremely difficult to keep them from escaping you.� They Sometimes showmanifestations of laziness.

I also think they fart more often than other dogs :)

What is the advice that any person NEEDS to know before they get a French Bulldog?

There is such a thing as reverse sneezing, sometimes peculiar to dogs of brachycephalic breeds. This is okay, but it can scare the owner of the dog.

What would you consider to be the ideal home for a French Bulldog?

They prefer to sleep on pillows or on the couch, much space for these dogs is not needed. I believe that any house will suit them. They love to walk with the owner on a leash or harness, it's useful not only for the dog but also for the owner!

What is some advice for a new owner when selecting a puppy from a breeder?

Here �I don�t have any special advice, justmake sure that the breeder was clean and tidy in the house, the situation should be peaceful. I'm against the constant maintenance and cultivation of dogs in cages, it's not only inhuman, but also the puppies grow shy and with complexes. Cages can be used for a short time for keep puppies (for example, for their safety in the absence of people).

Clean and good attitude is the pledge of excellent puppies!

What are some of the biggest mistakes a new French Bulldog owner makes during the first months?

Basically feeding, everyone chooses how to feed a dog.� But first time should follow the breeder's recommendations, since the stomach is "tuned" to a certain type of food.

Do you have any housetraining advice for a new French Bulldog owner?

Here i have no recommendations regarding this breed, all the kids are the same at this age.

Up to half a year the puppy should eat four times a day, up to a year - three times a day, and after a year to switch to two meals a day. We also have experience using a cat litter box with the cat litter for a toilet, but it only works in a limited space, besides the puppy gnaws the tray, so it�s good tohave enough toys.

If your dog does not walk much daily, then they need a long walk at least once a week.

Do French Bulldogs get along well with other dogs?� Why or why not?

They get along very well with dogs and cats. I can�t say much about rodents, since they are born hunters. They are mostly very excited about squirrels!

What are some keys to training a French Bulldog? Some common mistakes?



Do French Bulldogs have any specific diet needs, or differences from other breeds?

The teeth of the French bulldogs are quickly worn and are not strong, so it is better to give them bones very rarely.

What kind of shedding should an owner expect?� Any advice?

There is only one quality in the character of the French bulldogs, which can be entered into the category of "shedding " - this is a total inability to guard. Because of their good personality, these dogs will happily to jump under the feet of any guest,� give themselves to pet and play, but they will not protect from strangers due to a complete lack of aggression. Security qualities may wake up in bitches during motherhood and also bulldogs can intervene when someone clearly tries to offend the owners. This type of dogs also has health problems. Most often, bulldogs suffer because of the peculiar structure of the skull and nose, which can cause breathing problems with rising temperature or then they excited. Therefore, in particularly hot weather, French Bulldogs should not be taken outside. This dogs also do not tolerate very well with cold weather, so for winter, especially in Northern States, they need warm winter clothes. In addition, because of the peculiarities in the structure of the nasopharynx, the bulldog often snores:� the owners must have to put up with it. The source of all these problems can be a fold on the face of bulldogs:� the dirt or bacteria that got there, and moisture cause irritation and dermatitis almost instantly, so you should carefully follow the fold and regularly wipe it with a cotton disc. Also, in order not to have diaper rash, some recommend to lubricate the fold with naphthalene or zinc ointment. Another small disadvantage of these dogs is that due to the raised pelvis they are not able to copulate normally, and the bitches may have problems during childbirth. Reproduction in this breed now occurs through artificial insemination, which makes it very expensive - this is reflected in the price of bulldog puppies. However, this same factor almost completely eliminates the possibility of accidental pregnancy.

Can you speak to some of the genetic health concerns associated with French Bulldogs?

Basically it is the dysplasia of the ip joint and the formation of "wedge-shaped vertebrae", which manifest themselves in adulthood. To identify these diseases, breeders are advised to take DNA testing for the parents of future puppies.