French bulldog pet care
Never make a purchase on the spur of the moment and don’t get a puppy from the first breeder you come across; instead, make sure that you do extensive research on the breed before purchasing a puppy or dog of that breed.
- When you go to visit the pups or the dogs, you should be honest with the breeder about what you are looking for. For example, if you are searching for a show dog, you shouldn’t tell the breeder that you want a pet because you think this would result in a lower price for you. A competent breeder will only sell their French bulldogs to individuals as pets with limited registration papers. If you do not have complete registration papers, you will not be able to display your dog.
- If you purchase a French bulldog as a pet, it is quite unlikely that you will ever be able to show it. This is because breeders will sell their frenchies as pets even if they are aware that the puppy will not satisfy the stringent requirements necessary for showing.
- Even if you buy a dog or puppy specifically for the purpose of showing it, there is no assurance that you will be successful. Not all show dogs possess the exceptional attributes that are essential for taking home significant honours at the most prestigious shows.
- If all you want is a companion, then buy a puppy for a pet instead of a show dog. They might not meet the exact standards required of the breed, but if you bought your puppy from a reputable breeder who does breed show dogs, then your companion will be pretty close to meeting the requirements without costing you an arm and a leg. * * * * * * * Don’t buy a show dog just for the sake of it. If all you want is a companion, then buy
- Ensure that you obtain a copy of the breed standard and that you are also equipped with the knowledge of the difficulties that are known to be associated with this particular breed.
- If you want to buy a dog for showing, you should first go to as many dog shows as you can before shopping for a puppy. During those shows, you should familiarise yourself with the breed standards as well as the colour requirements for exhibiting dogs.
What better way to learn about a breed than from people who have been breeding and exhibiting frenchies for years? * Even if you don’t intend to show your French bulldog, it doesn’t hurt to get acquainted with the breed’s standard before you choose your puppy.
Before making your final decision, you should make contact with as many different breeders as possible and inspect their litters of puppies.
- Make sure that you take a list with all of the questions that you want to ask the breeder, a respectable breeder will be only too happy to answer all of your questions, and they should also ask some questions of you as well.
- A breeder who is not a member of a dog club is not inferior to those who are; their puppies and dogs may be just as deserving of a place in the show ring as those who are members of a club.
- Do not let yourself be fooled by breeders who claim their dogs are show worthy but who do not actually show them; a competent breeder will show their dogs and have proof in the form of certificates and trophies of what their dogs are actually capable of doing. Avoid working with breeders that boast about the accomplishments of their dogs without providing evidence or who use the justification that they lack the time to compete in dog shows. This is especially important if you intend to compete with the puppy in dog shows.
- Do some research to find a breeder who has been successfully breeding French bulldogs for a number of years.
- Inquire about the number of litters that the breeder produces each year, and be wary of those who say they always have puppies for sale. A reputable breeder will only produce a few litters each year; those who claim they always have litters don’t have the dogs’ best interests in mind, but rather their own financial gain. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
- Will the breeder provide you with registration paperwork, health records, and a microchip for your new puppy? You should be able to obtain the health documents and pedigree information of the dog from a reputable breeder. The vast majority of breeders are aware of the importance of implanting a microchip into a puppy at an early age; this provides a means by which missing or stolen canines can be located.