Getting a French Bulldog Puppy?

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Questions to ask ourselves before getting a new puppy.


  • Are you ready?

  • Is your home ready?

  • Is it the right breeder?

  • Is it the right puppy?



Are you ready?


Yes puppies are cute, adorable, fun, and so much more. French Bulldog puppies are the cutest in my opinion. Puppies bring so much joy to the home. They are great for social emotional health, changing up the home dynamic, relieving stress, encouraging an active lifestyle, and making us more happy in life. Studies show that people with pets live longer. Puppies are all those things, but they come with much responsibility.


Here are a few questions to ask yourself before making the big step. We all hear about impulsive purchases and buyer's remorse. Not only does it have a negative effect on you and your family, but it also has a negative effect on the puppy. These are the questions to think about before scheduling an appointment to see a puppy.


  • Are you physically, emotionally, and mentally ready for a new furry family member?

  • Do you have the time?

  • Can you afford it?

  • Do you have someone to watch him or her when you are not able to?

  • Will they be able to bond with your current pet/s?

  • How will you deal with behavioral issues?

  • Are you ready for potty training?

  • Raw food diet or kibble?

  • Are you ready for shedding?



Is your home ready?


Puppies like to get their noses into everything. It’s up to us as good puppy parents to block off needed areas, move wires, take away things that can be chewed on and so on. To help you from playing catch up when the puppy is already at your home, these are great questions to ask and things to do.



  • Do you have the space?

  • Do you have a vet selected?

  • Will they be spayed or neutered?

  • Is your home safe or suitable for a puppy?

  • Are there plants or materials that are not safe for puppies in reach?

  • Does your apartment complex or landlord allow pets?

  • Is the temperature right?

  • Do you have a designated place for the puppy?







Is it the right breeder?


The breeder/owner is a big part in your Frenchie’s life. It's important to pick the right one for a smooth transition. We do our best to make sure that we build a relationship and ask the needed questions when it comes to Frenchie owners/breeders and breeding in general. In any case, it is always important to ask the right questions before getting your new furry family member.


Breeder:

  • How long have they been breeding?

  • Do they provide vaccination and deworming treatment records?

  • Has the puppy been seen by a veterinarian?

  • Do they provide a health guarantee?

  • Can they show parent pictures?

  • What are the parents' ages?

  • How much do the parents weigh?

  • Have the parents had any physical or medical issues?

  • What food does the puppy currently eat?

  • What is the feeding schedule?

  • Is the puppy in potty training?

  • How does the puppy play with his or her siblings?

  • What is the puppy's energy level?

  • Ask for references from people who bought puppies from them before.


Previous owner:


  • How long have they owned the Frenchie?

  • Why are they rehoming him or her?

  • Do they provide vaccination and deworming treatment records?

  • Any connection with the breeder?

  • How does the Frenchie act towards other dogs or pets?

  • How are they with children?

  • Where do they currently sleep?

  • What is their feeding schedule?

  • Are they potty trained?

  • Are they Spayed or Neutered?

Learn more about "NorthCalFrenchies Rehoming Process."


Is it the right puppy?


Over the years I have had a chance to help find homes for many Frenchies of all ages. It is a happy and sad experience. Happy because they are going to a new and loving home and sad because they are going away and now I will mostly see them in pictures as they grow up. My wife wants to keep all of them and my Frenchie “Honey” wants to play all day with them. The big question is: which one will be your puppy? How to decide? These questions will stand out when choosing a puppy.


  • What color?

  • What gender?

  • Energetic or calm?

  • Slim or chubby?

  • Big ears or small ears?

  • Kisser or nibbler?

  • Exotic or basic?

  • One or two?

  • Vocal or quiet?



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In any case, when looking for the right puppy a french bulldog is the way to go! Learn more in my “why a French Bulldog blog”. They are the full package and there is a reason why they are the second most popular dog in the United States. As you take the needed steps to welcome your new furry family member don't hesitate to call, text, email, or reach out to us on social media. "Home Page" We are always ready to answer any question or concern you may have.






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