COMMON FRENCH BULLDOG
Q. Do Frenchies bark a lot?
A. No more or less barkers compared to other breeds.
Frenchies are not typically excessive barkers.
Q. Are Frenchies good watch dogs?
A. Frenchies make good watch dogs and can
become somewhat territorial and protective.
Q. Are French Bulldogs good companion dogs?
A. They are fantastic companion dogs.
They are fun, entertaining and loving.
The French Bulldog is delightful, easy to
groom and requires little exercise.
Q. How do Frenchies take to apartment living?
A. Wonderfully. This is one reason the
French Bulldog has been popular throughout
the history of the breed. Frenchies like to be
where you are and don't take up too much
space at all. It is good to get in a good walk
as much as possible for overall health and exercise.
If your Frenchie only gets the occasional walk to
the grass outside, that is at least something.
Q. Are French Bulldogs sociable?
A. All dogs seem to do better with exposure
to other aspects of life, other dogs, and people too.
The French Bulldog should never be mean,
aggressive or a vicious animal. It is often
recommended and a good idea to take your
Frenchie visiting and to various places.
This helps your dog be a better dog and not possibly
over react out of fear of the unknown.
It also builds confidence and character in your dog.
It gives you and the dog an easier time when
separated or when traveling together.
Your Frenchie should NEVER be penned up for
long stretches of time. He or she needs to be
a part of your life.
Q. Are French Bulldogs good with children?
A. All young children need supervision around dogs,
especially puppies. This is for the puppy’s sake as well.
That said, French Bulldogs are typically good around children.
Q. Are French Bulldogs good with cats?
A. That very much depends on the individual
dog and whether the dog or the cat was introduced
first to the household. If you already have a cat be
prepared for possible failure.
Q. Are French Bulldogs good with other dogs?
A. This is very much a matter of personality combined
with experience. For any individual dog, it is a question
that must be tested to find the answer. Be sure that the
test is supervised at all times.
Try using the X-pen to introduce your new Frenchie
to other dogs. While they are protected, get your other
dog's reaction and the Frenchie’s response. Sooner
or later, a puppy may attempt to establish dominance
in some cases with smaller or more submissive dogs.
Q. Are French Bulldogs easy to train?
A. They can be very willing. They can also be very
stubborn and hardheaded too. If you make it a game
they'll want to play all the time. Frenchies are often
considered people pleasers and love to be the center
Q. Do Frenchies snore?
A. Yes, Frenchies can snore and some are rather
loud at it. Snoring is also aggravated by breathing
Q. What breathing problems?
A. Sometimes you may find a Frenchie that is
noisy or has labored breathing. They may have a
longer tongue or an excessive soft palate that is
obstructing their airway. Smaller nose openings
can exaggerate their already noisy breathing
Note: Other symptoms of elongated soft palate
are spitting up or regurgitating food or foam
frequently. Consult your veterinarian for corrective
Q. What is reverse sneezing?
Q. What colors could be French Bulldogs?
Q. What about feeding?
A. Use consideration to feed a French Bulldog properly.
Be aware of artificial preservatives and excessive
protein and fillers. Some dogs may have allergic
reactions to certain commercial foods. Read the
label and know what suits your dog’s needs best.
Consult your veterinarian if your dog experiences
Food allergies are not uncommon in Frenchies.
A healthy Frenchie is not overweight. Too many
pounds can damage their physical structure and
shorten their lifespan.
Note: Wheat products are known to be flatulence
producing in some French Bulldogs. Corn products
and fillers that are an additional source of protein
may cause hives (skin rashes or irritations).
Q. Potty training?
A. Some dogs are harder than others. Crate training
is very helpful in house breaking. A dog perceives it
as their “den” and will not soil it. Develop a routine
after they eat, before bed and first thing in the morning,
and be consistent. A minimum of three potty breaks a
day are necessary.
For puppies, potty breaks should be every two hours.
Remember a puppy's little bladders may not be under
control as quickly as we'd like so be positive.
Q. Do Frenchies shed?
A. Yes, but these dogs are single coated and shed
less most other breeds.
Q. Are Frenchies easy to breed?
A. It can be difficult to impossible for
French Bulldogs to breed naturally.
They often require assistance from
a veterinarian or reproduction specialist.
Q. Whelping Puppies?
A. Due to the French Bulldog shape and large
puppy heads, Frenchies are quite often born
by c-section in a veterinarian hospital.
Educate yourself before deciding to breed
Q.What's the difference between a Pug and a Chinese Pug?
A. Absolutely nothing. Pugs are
known as Pug Dogs, Pugs, and
Q.Do Pugs really snore?
A. In a word, yes.
Almost every Pug snores, at least a little.
Q. Do Pugs shed?
A. Yes, they certainly do.
In my experience, fawns tend to shed more
Q. I don't want a dog in the house. Why can't Pugs stay out doors?
A.Pugs cannot tolerate high heat
and humidity for very long. Dogs cool off by
panting and their long tongues and noses give
them more cooling area. Pugs have virtually
no cooling area for their bodies, so they can
(and will) literally over heat and possibly die
soon if left outdoors in high heat and/or humidity.
Q. Why do Pugs have flat faces and lots of wrinkles?
A. Because a long time ago someone
decided that Pug faces should be as flat as possible.
The wrinkles are there because the Chinese
emperors wanted lucky symbols on the
dogs foreheads, and wrinkles were
the best way to get them.
Q. With all those wrinkles, what special care do Pug facesneed?
A.Care of wrinkles in Pugs varies,
as some dogs are prone toholding moisture
in the wrinkles, while others do not.
In general, wrinkle care is as simply as using a
tissue or a fragrance free baby wipe and wiping
out the wrinkles on a weekly basis.
Q.How much daily care do they actually require then?
A.Really not that much.
On a weekly basis, you should brush their
coat, keep their faces clean and check their
eyes for problems. Must Pugs take about 20
minutes a week per dog. Monthly, you should
also trim their toe nails, and maybe give
them a bath if they need it. Many owners find
using a shedding comb monthly greatly
reduces the amount of Pug hair on their
clothes and carpets.
Q. Which is better for just a pet - a male or a female Pug?
A. I feel that they both make perfect pets.
Q. How long do Pugs normally live?
A.Being a small breed, healthy Pugs
normally live from 12 to 14 years, but can live for
Q. Do Pugs make good watch dogs or guard dogs?
A.Not usually. Some pugs may alert
you that someone is nearby by barking gently
(Pugs don't bark loudly, in general,
because it's muffled by the lips), but most
Pugs are more interested in greeting
new people rather than scaring them off.
Q. Do Pugs really like to dress up in costumes like I see in all the pictures?
A.Actually, they usually do.
Pugs are very extroverted dogs, and do just
about anything for a laugh from their people.
If they discover that wearing a costume makes
you happy, they'll do it. If it gets them laughter
and applause, that's even better!
Q.Will everyone tell me my Pug is "so ugly it's cute?"
A.Yes, probably many times. Some people just don't
appreciate the good looks of a nice pug.
Q. I visited a Pug breeder and seen
the smallest sweetest pug, but they all looked
unhealthy that I wanted to take them all home
and save them, what do I do?????
A.Never feel so sorry for a pup
you want to buy it to remove it from its situation
(including a Pet Shop). Sadley enough,
they are out there :( and you can get way
over your head real fast financially and
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