Breeding French Bulldogs

Breeding French Bulldogs

The French Bulldog is a charming, sociable breed of dog, but it does not come without flaws. Frenchies (French Bulldogs) can be expensive to purchase and maintain. They have a number of health issues, and it’s always a good idea to find a veterinarian who specializes in Frenchies. Good veterinary care is a must. Some owners consider breeding French Bulldogs to recoup some of the money spent on caring for their dogs.

Before you consider breeding a Frenchie, it is important to know all the facts. Breeding French Bulldogs can be difficult and very expensive. Only healthy dogs and dogs that meet the breed standards should be bred. It’s important to select French Bulldogs that have positive traits and good health, and avoid breeding dogs that do not. Though they are becoming increasingly popular, the population of the French Bulldog is relatively small. So there is a greater chance of inbreeding when compared with other breeds. It is imperative to research the linage of each dog before mating.

Because there is so much to know about breeding French Bulldogs, it’s a good idea to consult with resources at AKC.org, as well as a qualified veterinarian. As a responsible new breeder, seek out a qualified, experienced breeder to guide you through the process. Take the time and effort to find a good breeder who is willing to serve as a mentor.

Here are some things to consider when deciding to breed a Frenchie for the first time:

      • Your dog may not fit the standards of the French Bulldog, so to be a responsible breeder, you need to make sure your dog qualifies as good breeding stock.
      • Any puppy that does not meet the breeding restrictions should be sold as pet-quality. Responsible breeders of French Bulldogs do not breed pet-quality dogs. If you have a non-breeding quality Frenchie, the AKC recommends that you have the dog spayed or neutered to prevent unintentional breeding.
      • The breeding restrictions that are applicable to the Frenchie, are dogs that do not meet the breed standard.  What are those restrictions?  According to the AKC, these are breed standards:

Reputable breeders of French Bulldogs make breeding restrictions clear prior to selling a dog. Sometimes these breeders will have the puppy spayed or neutered before selling it. If the puppy is not old enough to be spayed or neutered, a responsible breeder will require that the puppy be spayed or neutered at a certain age, and require the new owner provide proof.

If you intend to breed French Bulldogs of show quality, the dog must achieve a Championship award, before it will be considered show quality.

Make sure you understand breeding restrictions before you choose a French Bulldog to breed. Responsible breeders will let you know if the dog can be used for breeding purposes or not. Reputable French Bulldog breeders know and understand their breed, and are dedicated to improving the quality of the breed. Whether you purchase a French Bulldog puppy or adult, be aware of breeding french bulldog restrictions so that you can avoid future issues.

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