Here are the most frequently asked questions we get about the French Bulldog:

1. I am looking for a French Bulldog that has been tested for hereditary defects, am I at the right address?

Yes, then you have come to the right place. We have been breeding since 2006 and test for all possible hereditary abnormalities as far as possible. As soon as new tests come on the market, we are the first to be informed.
We have invested a lot of money and time by importing the best healthy new bloodlines and we will continue to do that and that costs a lot of money and time. We have excellent stud dogs ourselves, but you can’t combine every male with every female, so you first have to compare health tests to see if they also fit genetically.
For example, if you put two dogs together with “CMR1 Canine Multifocal Retinopathy” you have a chance of puppies with very serious eye problems, which is why not only the physical tests are so important, but certainly also the genetic tests.
Here you can read where we test our French Bulldogs: CLICK HERE

2. We find the type of French Bulldog that you breed so beautiful and the health tests are very appealing to us, how did you come up with the idea to breed?

We have also bred American Bulldogs (hobby) for 20 years and all our dogs were always fully tested for hereditary defects. In the beginning you saw a lot of healthy American Bulldogs at shows that could do everything and were really well put together, only extensive health testing was done almost no one. In addition, people also started crossing with other breeds to breed other colors, making the breed even unhealthier and bringing even more hereditary defects.
This means that there are very few healthy pure American Bulldogs around where no other breeds and colors have been bred.

We would like to keep the French Bulldog with its clown character and breed a healthy type with healthy FCI recognized colors. None of our French Bulldogs are carriers of unrecognized colors and therefore cannot pass it on to their offspring. Previously, certain colors were allowed and you got a worldwide recognized FCI pedigree, but those colors have been banned since February 1, 2016 because they cause health problems. These colors are only for sale with a fake pedigree. We ourselves would never use dogs with an unrecognized color.

3. I am looking for a healthy French Bulldog and I ended up with a breeder who tests everything I liked very much but the dogs did not look like a French Bulldog at all?

We get this question regularly. There are some breeders who want to breed healthy which is of course very welcome but they make the wrong combinations so that they go too far to the wrong side so that the dog looks more like a hunting dog.

Note: Nowadays there are breeders who cross the French Bulldog with other breeds and mix dogs and these puppies are sold as French Bulldog with a Fake pedigree. They don’t want to buy new blood because that costs too much money. A French Bulldog can also not have a long tail and that is genetically determined! The breed was officially recognized in 1898 so that is over 120 years ago.

4. What health problems does a French Bulldog have?

First of all, buy a puppy from an FCI breeder who breeds for all possible hereditary defects. Secondly, which tests does a breeder do that are also very different!

Health problems that can occur are: Breathing problems due to a narrow trachea and/or too long soft palate and/or too narrow nostrils, hernia due to incorrectly constructed vertebrae, skin problems, patellar luxation (loose kneecap) More information and extensive explanation can be found on our website CLICK HERE

5. I have seen a French Bulldog with long tail is that normal?

A French Bulldog naturally has a short arrow tail but long enough to cover the anus and that is genetically determined so he can never inherit a long tail in combination with another French Bulldog.

So there is no pure breed French Bulldog with a long tail, then you are dealing with a cross or another breed has been crossed in the previous generation(s). These puppies also never get an official worldwide recognized pedigree (FCI, AKC (AMERICA) or UNITED KENNEL CLUB (ENGLAND)

You have a corkscrew tail (short tail of which the vertebrae are not regularly behind each other but are twisted and kinked) or a pintail (original tail) at the arrow-shaped tail, the tail vertebrae are usually constructed normally and normal movement of the tail is possible.
We do breed for pintails, but a puppy with a corkscrew tail can still occur in a litter. More information about French Bulldog tails can be found on our website

6. Is a purebred French Bulldog healthy, is not there too much inbreeding?

There are countries where inbreeding is still allowed and yes that gives French Bulldogs many health problems.

But you can also breed French Bulldogs that are absolutely not unhealthy. If you want to make a combination, place the pedigrees of the male and the bitch next to each other to see if the bloodlines are not or hardly related to each other. But I’m only talking about health in terms of inbreeding.

7. How did the French Bulldog originate?

Not everyone agrees about the history of the French bulldog. Most likely, the French bulldog is descended from the English bulldog. The English bulldog would have been crossed with small terriers, so the French bulldog came to his standing ears. These small bulldogs, called “Toy Bulldogs”, had a long tail and were bred around Nottingham, England. They were popular with workers. Because of unemployment in England, many English workers settled in northwest France in the 19th century, taking their Toy Bulldogs with them. By crossing toy bulldogs and pugs with their short curls, the French bulldog would have arisen around 1870. The breed became very popular in southern French cities in the beginning of the 20th century. The French bulldog was used for fighting bulls in large arenas. In 1898 the official breed standard for the French bulldog was established for the first time and also the breed was officially recognized in 1898, the first in the United States.
The Toy Bulldog is a cross between an English Bulldog and terriers, so it has never been officially recognized as a pedigree dog and is an extinct breed.

8. Is a FCI pedigree a guarantee for a healthy dog?

No pedigree is a guarantee of a healthy dog. But to get an FCI pedigree for a French Bulldog you need a number of medical tests and you are bound by strict breeding rules. Without a FCI pedigree there are no rules so you can breed however and how much you want. but with a pedigree whose parents and ancestors (if possible) have a DNA certificate, you know if the pedigree is correct and you can see that there is no inbreeding in it. Read more about DNA and why all our dogs are DNA certified CLICK HERE


9. How can I best raise a French bulldog?
The education of a French Bulldog is just the same as any other dog (big and small) We always recommend to go to the dog school and follow a puppy and follow-up course.

10. Is a French Bulldog a family dog?

Yes, the French Bulldog is certainly suitable as a family dog.

11. How heavy is a French bulldog?

According to the FCI guidelines, the weight of the French bulldog must be between 8 and 14 kg. However, an adult male now weighs between 14 and 18 kilos, sometimes even more.

12. How old is a French bulldog?

A French Bulldog is between 10 and 14 years old.

13. When is French bulldog matured / grown ?

The French Bulldog is from a year mature but that does not mean that he has grown because then he will go into the width.

14. How expensive is a French bulldog?

Puppies without inbreeding with official worldwide recognized FCI pedigrees (not crossed with other breeds so are purebred with only recognized colors) are in a high price range because these breeders do everything they can to keep the breed pure and healthy. Pups without FCI pedigrees also called look-alikes are in a low price range.

You immediately recognize a French Bulldog in the type we breed, only our dogs have a small nose with visible nostrils, a slightly longer body and a small tail.
Breeding French Bulldogs is a hobby for us and it will remain so, we don’t have to get rich and all the money we have left from a litter is inverted back into the dogs.
Here you can read that we have been breeding healthy French Bulldogs since 2006 and that we have invested a lot of money and time in building a healthy line CLICK HERE

15. How long can a French Bulldog be alone?

A French Bulldog is a companion animal and can be alone for a maximum of half a day, so we only sell our puppies to people who are either at home or work part-time.

Different rules apply to a puppy when it comes to staying alone, people must have the first 2 weeks off so that the puppy gets enough attention and can be raised.
It also needs to be left alone little by little, we recommend taking the puppy to the bedroom in a crate for the first few nights so that if he feels lonely and if he beeps you can comfort him immediately so that he knows that he is not alone.

16. A crate or let it run free?

There are people who think a crate is pathetic, but the opposite is true! In nature, a dog retreats into a den where it feels safe and familiar, and that’s how you should see it with a crate.

That is also the reason that we always recommend a crate to people for more reasons, a puppy feels safer in a crate.

The crate should be nice and cozy with a nice blanket or soft basket in it and a favorite cuddly toy (without beady eyes or sounds because they are dangerous) and you can buy an old-fashioned alarm clock from which you hear the ticking and roll in a cloth, the puppy hears the ticking and becomes calm because the alarm clock mimics the heartbeat of the mother and a hot water bottle also works wonders because the puppy then gets the feeling that he is lying against his mother, brothers and sisters (must have a dog safe water bottle) to be)
Your puppy is potty trained faster (normally a puppy will not soil its own den/nest)

A crate gives him little chance to demolish like gnawing on everything, he can’t reach power cords and he can’t eat the wrong things.
In the beginning you leave the crate open and when the puppy goes in you give him a treat to reward him. Once he’s used to it and he goes in, close the door.

If this all goes well then you can go away for a while but not too long, you really have to build it up a little longer and every time you come back and the puppy is awake give him a reward and also very important put him outside immediately so that he can poop pee.
Note a crate should NOT be a punishment so never put him in the crate because he did something wrong!!!

17. What is better for a French Bulldog a collar or a harness?

We recommend a harness because the dog than it is least loaded.

18. Which size of crate do I need for a French bulldog?

We recommend a crate with a divider panel, this makes the crate a bit smaller in a simple way. Once the dog has grown, you can make the dog bed more spacious again. The puppy will get used to the crate much faster this way.

19. When is a French bulldog clean?

That differs per puppy but in general a French Bulldog is fast-paced. it is mainly a question of paying close attention. After every meal and when he wakes up immediately with him outside. He will not easily foul his own sleeping place. Keep paying attention, he gives it very unclear at first, when he walks to the door and it does not open quickly then he does it immediately. If it is possible from the beginning to prevent this, he soon learns that he has to go outside first and is going to indicate this more and more clearly. After the meal and when he wakes up you immediately have to go outside with him.

20. When are the ears upright with a French bulldog?

This varies per puppy and the size of the ears, but pups with small ears start around 4 to 5 weeks but in puppies with big ears it can take much longer. We had a dog with very large ears and they were only fully when he was 8 months old.

21. Is it advisable to take an animal insurance policy for my French Bulldog?

Yes I would always recommend it to any dog, dogs can get sick or injured and medical care can go up to lots of money.

22. When does a French Bulldog go into heat?

Usually between 8 and 12 months.

23. How long is a French bulldog pregnant?

A pregnancy lasts 9 weeks (63 days)

24. When is a French Bulldog puppy allowed to leave the litter?

A French Bulldog may leave the litter when they are 8 weeks old. But we think the age of 10 weeks old is early enough because the puppies learn a lot from each other, but also from the adult dogs present. And this has a positive effect on socialization and the step to the big world.

25. At what age can you breed with a French Bulldog?

It doesn’t matter much to the male, but around a year is early enough, but a female must be at least 18 months old to give birth to her first litter.

However, there are exceptions that a bitch is not yet ready for a litter, you can tell by her still puppy behavior then I would wait until you notice that she is ready.

26. Is it wise to buy a French bulldog without a pedigree?

No never buy a French Bulldog without a worldwide recognized pedigree, you never know if it is inbred or if it is a real French Bulldog and wonder why there is no recognized pedigree? If you breed with recognized pedigrees you have to follow rules. Breeders who breed with fake pedigrees or without pedigrees have no rules! NB (AKC (America) and UNITED KENNEL CLUB (England) have a treaty with the FCI and accept each other’s pedigrees)

27. Can a French bulldog with cats?

Yes, a French Bulldog can do with cats and other animals, but it is wise to learn the puppy from an early age.

28. I am looking for a French Bulldog with a longer nose / snout?

There are already more breeders working to breed the old type of French Bulldog with more muzzle / nose, longer body so less stocky, normal size head and with a small little tail.

29. Are Blue and Merle French bulldogs really unhealthy?

Yes, Blue and Merle French Bulldogs are unhealthy, so breeders who breed healthily never use a Blue or Merle French Bulldog. It is not the case if you cross a Merle or Blue French Bulldog with a French Bulldog that is free of these sick colors that you will get puppies with health problems. But if you combine French Bulldogs that are Blue or Merle  with French Bulldogs that are or wear these colors, you will get some or all of the puppies with the colors Blue and Merle in your litter and these colors bring many health problems that will arise sooner or later develop. For more information click here

30. What colors does a French Bulldog have

The official colors of a French Bulldog are brindle, black, white, white with brindled spots and fawn. For more information click here

31. What are “look-alikes French Bulldogs”?

A “look-alike” French Bulldog is a dog that looks like a French Bulldog without a recognized pedigree.
These dogs are often crosses between two or more dog breeds in the bloodline and you have them in various unrecognized colors or they are carriers of unrecognized colors. These “look-a-likes” are sold as purebred French Bulldogs and the prices are often very high while they do not have worldwide recognized pedigrees. Globally recognized pedigrees are (FCI, AKC (USA) and UNITED KENNELCLUB (ENGLAND) By crossing with other breeds the great clown character and the appearance of the French Bulldog disappears. Do not be fooled though, because with nice talks and pictures, breeders will recruit the buyers!
Click here for the link “look-alikes”.

Worldwide recognized pedigrees are (FCI, AKC (USA) and UNITED KENNEL CLUB (ENGLAND)

By crossing with other breeds, the great clown character and appearance of the French Bulldog disappears. However, don’t be fooled, because with nice talk and pictures breeders recruit the buyers!

32. I read on the website that you are against co-owner of puppies and after reading this I have developed a lot of respect for you as a breeder. I never thought of a bitch suffering like this. Do you have experience with a co-owner of a French Bulldog female?

I never thought about it that a female suffers. Do you have experience with a French Bull female? Thanks for the compliments! We have never plotted a French Bulldog puppy and will never do that! A French Bulldog really needs guidance during childbirth, so the breeder wants to do it himself. Also after the delivery you stay there to keep an eye on the puppies and a breeder is afraid that something happens so the litter will be raised by the breeder. As you have read, a bitch is removed from his confidential environment and owners with all the consequences. I hope more people read this because it is just animal abuse !!! Stitching females: NO !!! CLICK HERE