Frenchie are paws and tails above other dog breeds in addition to their striking features and symphony of snores, moans and snorts, they are the great entertainers of the canine world, their cheerful natures and catchy qualities that win the hearts of dog lovers everywhere. It’s no surprise, then, that they are one of the most sought after dog breeds for those looking to add a new four-legged member to their family.
Wait A Second and Think Carefully
If you’re really determined to add one of these delightful dogs to your household, there are some considerations to keep in mind beforehand. A family discussion should be the first order of business before a new four-legged friend comes home with you. Do you have the financial resources to provide the necessary care for a Frenchwoman, and enough time, energy and patience to meet their desperate need for attention and activity? Keep in mind that while French Pug can be small, they are also whip-like, high-energy puppies that need a lot of social interaction.
Who is primarily responsible for day-to-day care such as nutrition, training, exercise and poop patrol? Would a new puppy be your first choice, or would an adult dog be a better fit for your lifestyle? Once you have the answers to the above questions, it is time to decide what you want to adopt your puppy from. The next best point on your road to adoption is to decide whether you are going to adopt a puppy from a breeder or whether you are going to have a rescue dog at home forever. Here are a few tips for choosing a Frenchie.
Adopt From a Breeder
Most people think of puppies when they think of breeders, but many reputable French breeders may also have adult dogs (usually retired from show or breeding) available for adoption from time to time. Here are some tips for thinking about choosing the right Frenchie Dog breeder.
Beware Of Unregistered or Bargain Puppies.
The popularity of the Frenchie breed has given rise to some rather hurtful breeding practices, such as importing puppies from outside the country, or breeding dogs in violation of non-breeding agreements.
Prepare For Paperwork
A responsible French Bulldog breeder will likely ask you to fill out an application, and will often also want to meet with their pup’s potential family. They just want to make sure that your new pup is a good fit with your family and that you are willing and able to take on the responsibilities that come with your new French girlfriend. Always visit the kennel before agreeing to adopt or pay for a dog and make sure the mother is there to meet you. View and interact with the breeder’s adult dogs. Are they in good health? Well-tempered and outgoing? Free of parasites and visible health problems? An answer of ‘no’ to these questions should raise red flags.