FAQ

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

 

q. I just want a pet, why should I worry about bloodlines and Champions?

a. Even though 99% of our new families are adopting puppies as beloved family members, we are concerned with the quality of the dogs they are adopting. A breeder that is showing in AKC and is concerned with conformation, bloodlines, champions and such, will typically be more concerned overall with the dogs and their wellbeing. Generally, these breeders are more concerned with avoiding breed weaknesses and are breeding for stronger healthier traits.

Champion bloodlines produce better puppies! A well-kept and well-bred dog will live longer, be healthier, have a better temperament, and will make a better all-around companion. Our concern for bloodlines, health, and longevity gives our adoptive families the confidence that our puppies’ parents are high quality French bulldogs that pass good traits on to their young.

q. Will you hold a puppy and what is your deposit?

a. We require a deposit of half down and the balance at delivery, or 7 days before flight. For puppies that are held past 8 weeks of age, the final payment must be made by 9 weeks of age. If necessary, we may accept a smaller down payment or allow three payments if that is helpful.

q. Are your dogs registered and will my puppy be registered?

a. Yes. All of our French bulldogs are AKC (American Kennel Club) registered. AKC, the premier purebred dog registry, is not only the oldest, but also holds very high standards and even provides services for non-purebred dogs. Each puppy is AKC registered along with its littermates.  In order for the puppy’s individual registration to be finalized, the papers go to the new owner who must send them in with their information, including the puppy’s name choice. These papers are provided to the adoptive family as soon as proof of spay/neuter is sent to us. With the owner’s permission, we can call the veterinarian for verification of the surgery and then expedite the paperwork. A French bulldog adopted as an adult would come with his/her papers once he/she is neutered/spayed. Another exception is if a puppy is qualified and adopted on a Show/Breeding Contract.

q. How are your puppies different from others? How are they raised?

a. Our goal is to raise the absolute best French bulldog puppies available. We are not a kennel, nor do we have a dog room, dog runs, or a building out back for our dogs. Our Frenchies live in our home and have access to our half-acre fenced back yard. They sleep with our kids and are true family members. I am a stay at home mom with four children still at home so we spend lots of time with our Frenchies and our puppies are VERY well socialized along the way. Also we potty train our puppies until they are adopted. This makes completing his/her house training so much easier for the new family!

Our adults are chosen and raised with super personality, excellent markings, and exceptional health/longevity in mind. The AKC is our standard and all of our puppies are champion blood lined.

As time permits, I do research to insure that we are doing our best to raise our French bulldogs.  This research is then put into daily practice. Because of my findings, we now feed a natural home-prepared diet, have adopted our local holistic veterinarian’s vaccination schedule (of not over-vaccinating), recommend delayed spay/neuter, and raise our puppies from birth like many police/rescue dogs are raised – by using the Super Dog Method (early neurological stimulation). Each of these methods of raising/training has shown to dramatically increase lifespan and produce better puppies. Potentially, from what I have read, just doing these things can increase the average longevity of a small breed dog by 4-8 years, making his/her potential lifespan in the 18-22 year range!

q. Do you sell on a Show/open contract?

a. Even though most of our puppies go to companion homes, we may occasionally adopt a qualifying puppy to a show home. References would be verified and to the best of our ability we would get to know the family ahead of time to make sure our puppy isn’t placed into a backyard breeding or worse situation.

q. What do you provide with the puppy?

a. Our provision starts before you receive your puppy. Not only do we raise our French bulldog puppies to the highest standards, but before a puppy goes home, I also send the information to help the new family make informed decisions about their puppy’s health and successful transitioning into the family/home. Updated pictures are sent until the puppy leaves our care.

In addition to the information, each puppy is current on his vet care and has recently been vet checked before delivery. We also provide a Puppy Packet which includes the parent’s pedigrees, the puppy’s health record, some French bulldog information, current and continued feeding instructions, and some other items of interest.

A puppy that flies to his/her new family will also come with a travel crate and a health certificate. For those families who drive to meet us, we provide about 7-10 days worth of prepared food for the new baby.  This will show the family the portion size and how it is prepared.  Also this will help the new baby transition to their new family without having to worry about a change in diet.

After you welcome your puppy home, I am also available to answer questions or offer suggestions to help if needed. We do like to stay in touch with our adoptive families so that we know that our puppies grow into healthy adults. This helps us insure that our adults are producing excellent offspring.

q. Do you use a contract?

a. Yes. Each puppy comes with a Health Guarantee/Contract. Our French bulldog puppies are adopted with 2 health guarantees. He/she is guaranteed to be healthy at time of delivery and has recently been checked by our vet.   In addition,  he/she is guaranteed until 1 year of age, to be free from genetic health issues that would make him/her less than pet quality. A second, optional year of protection is available.  All of this is provided in writing and we both, breeder and new owner, sign the Health Guarantee.