French Bulldogs make wonderful family pets. Also known as Frenchie’s, Clowns or Frog Dogs, French Bulldogs are curious, funny, loving, gentle and loyal. French Bulldogs are generally good with children. They are muscular and strong; they are known for their distinctive bat shaped ears that stand up.
Most are delivered via caesarean section because of their large heads and stocky bodies.
French Bulldogs cannot swim, their barrel shaped chests make it hard to swim and Frenchie’s easily drown.
Frenchie’s are active and require several walks each day. They are playful, well behaved loyal dogs. However, French Bulldogs are also known to be prey driven and protective.
Before buying a French Bulldog puppy online, consider this: Some of the Frenchie’s’ best traits as well as their popularity make them a targeted breed of commercial dog breeders, profit breeders also known as puppy mill breeders.
They are sensitive to extreme heat and cold and need to be kept out of these temperatures.
Frenchie’s can easily overheat during exercise or excitement. French Bulldogs are very social, eager to love and be with their human families. They do not do well being left alone for long periods of time. Early socialization is essential for French Bulldogs.
While French Bulldogs are adorable and make great family pets, their popularity can make French Bulldog puppies an attractive business model for unscrupulous dog breeders, commercial USDA dog breeders otherwise known as puppy mills as well as websites and online puppy brokers that sell puppies online.
It’s for this reason that our Puppy Mill Watchdog monitors and reports on French Bulldog online puppy breeders and sellers. Please do your research before you buy a French Bulldog puppy. If you can’t meet the mother dog and see where she lives…don’t buy the puppy. Any breeder can be a puppy mill and you don’t want to support animal cruelty nor get a poorly bred dog that will have mental or health issues down the road.
About the Breed: French Bulldog
French Bulldogs are purebreds, originally from England and descendants of the English Bulldog. French Bulldogs most common height is around 12- 14 inches tall, and Frenchies can weigh 18-28 pounds.
Age Expectancy: 11 -13 years.
Temperament: French Bulldogs are low energy, laid back.
Coat: Short hair, flat, smooth.
Color: A variety of colors. Black Mask Fawn, Fawn, brindle, pied (white with honey or black spots).
Grooming: Regular brushing, regular cleaning of face folds, tail pockets and regular brushing of teeth are suggested.
Training: It is suggested to start positive training your French Bulldog at an early age.
Vet Care: Regular vet care is essential for the health and well-being your French Bulldog.
Types of French Bulldog Puppies
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When buying a French Bulldog, you want to make sure it was born in a loving clean environment. Frenchies are very popular and bad breeders and puppy mills are selling them online and through social media pages. Always meet your new puppy in person.
The puppy should have an overall healthy look to him. Make sure his eyes are bright, he is clean and happy.
Look at his body language make sure his tail is up and wagging. Is his posture good, his ears are up? Does he hold his head up, is he curious or shy? Does he run up to you or is he afraid and cowers when approaching you?
There are too many risks to buying a French Bulldog puppy online. French Bulldogs have so many health problems and since your French Bulldog will live for 11-13 years it is important to see firsthand where it was born. Make sure the breeder is not a puppy mill. Pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition. Does the mom look happy and well adjusted? Is she clean?
There are thousands of French Bulldog puppies for sale and hundreds of French Bulldog breeders selling French Bulldog puppies online. Anyone who mates two dogs together can call themselves a breeder, but that does not mean they are going to result in healthy offspring. Find a responsible breeder.
It is not safe to buy French Bulldog puppies online or any puppy for that matter. It is not safe to have a puppy shipped to you by truck, airplane or delivered by a puppy nanny. Never meet a breeder halfway or in a parking lot. If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, meet the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you might be supporting animal cruelty and a puppy mill.
Over 1 million puppy mill puppies are sold online each year. It is in your best interest to make sure your new puppy is not coming from one of these breeders or you may be looking at high vet bills, a puppy with anxiety or even worse heartache.
It takes time to find a new puppy and a responsible French Bulldog breeder. Because your new French Bulldog puppy will be a part of your family for 11-13 years it important to find a healthy well-bred puppy from a responsible breeder. It’s ok to do your research online but never take a breeder’s word for it. Don’t believe a photo, video chats or videos. Frenchies have so many health problems it is very important to see for yourself.
Since French Bulldogs are purebreds, you should first visit the French Bulldog Club of America and find a breeder that is a member of their club. These breeders breed by a code of ethics. They breed to improve the breed. They do not breed the fad colors and have a section of their web site as to why you should not buy a fad colored French Bulldog.
Always meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition and where she lives before you buy a puppy. See where she and all of the breeding dogs live.
Please beware that French Bulldog puppy mills are selling puppies all over the internet. A puppy mill is a dog breeder that puts profit over the health and well-being of the breeding dogs and puppies produced. These bad breeders can vary in size from small breeders with ten to twenty dogs, to very large breeders that have hundreds of breeding dogs. Puppy mills are legal and many are USDA licensed.
Puppy mills keep the mother and father dogs pregnant and sell the puppies. The breeding parents live a horrible life. They are forced to breed twice a year or at every heat cycle until their bodies can no longer produce. They are usually kept in wire cages, many times stacked.
The breeding dogs are not groomed, nor do they get proper exercise. They do not know the touch of a loving hand. They are denied basic veterinary care and most are living and breeding with painful conditions such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors.
It is risky to buy a puppy from a picture. It is important to know that any breeder can be a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you see where they keep the breeding dogs or you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, we suggest you find another breeder. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.