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 are at the right address. We breed and compete for 12 years to get the French Bulldog healthy again with tests on all possible hereditary defects as far as possible. As soon as new tests come on the market, we are the first to be added. We have invested a lot of money and time by importing the best healthy new bloodlines and dogs that can really be dogs, but it costs a lot of money and time. We travel to other countries to find a healthy stud dog with a new bloodline that fully meets all our high requirements in terms of health and appearance.
We also have an excellent stud dog but you can not combine every male with every bitch then you first have to compare the health tests to see if they also fit genetically together. For example, if you put two dogs together with “CMR1 Canine Multifocal Retinopathy”, you have a chance of puppies with very serious eye problems. That 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 been breeding American Bulldogs for over 18 years (hobby) and all our dogs have been fully tested for hereditary defects.
In the beginning you saw on shows really many healthy American Bulldogs who could do everything and were really well together only extensive health testing hardly anyone did. But also the American Bulldog was bred more and more extreme as with the French Bulldog and because of this, this breed also had respiratory problems and other hereditary defects, which caused the breed to deteriorate.
In addition, they also started crossbreeding with other breeds to breed other colors, making the breed even more unhealthy and bringing even more hereditary defects. This means that there are only a few healthy pure American Bulldogs walking around where no other breeds and colors have been bred. That is why we want to keep the French Bulldog breed pure and want to breed a healthy type, not extreme with healthy recognized colors.

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 a number of breeders who want to breed the French Bulldog healthy again which is of course very welcome but they make the wrong combinations so they go too far to the wrong side so that the dog looks more like a cross whippet / bulldog. (they are too high on their legs, they have a too long nose, they have a too long neck, they have too thin legs, they have more the construction of a Miniature Pinscher / Whippet (muscular and not muscular) and despite whether they do or no FCI pedigree have the majority is not pure.

4. What health problems does a French Bulldog have?
The percentage of hereditary diseases in the French Bulldog has increased dramatically years ago.
The hereditary defects that the French Bulldog has to contend with is related to his specific extreme physique and short muzzle, which the French Bulldog must meet according to the FCI breed standard. Common health problems are: Breathing problems (flat skull / dense nostrils) (back problems (spinal column) Patella luxation (loose kneecap), Hip dysplasia (deviation at the hip joint), Dystocia (problems with giving birth due to too narrow pelvis), eye diseases (due to bulging eyes), Cystinuria (kidney stones) more information and detailed 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.
So there is no breed of pure French Bulldog with a long tail, then you have to do with a cross or in the previous generation (s) another breed has been crossed. These puppies never get an official worldwide recognized pedigree (FCI, AKC (AMERIKA) or UNITED KENNELCLUB (ENGLAND) You have a corkscrew tail (short tail of which the vertebrae are not regularly twisted and twisted behind each other) or an arrowtail (original tail) at the arrow-shaped tail, the tail vertebrae are usually applied normally and a normal movement of the tail is possible.
We breed on pintails but there may still be a pup with a corkscrew in a nest. 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 a lot of health problems.
But you can also breed pure-bred French Bulldogs that are not unhealthy at all. If you want to make a combination, you 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 then I’m only talking about health 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 no pedigree is a guarantee for a healthy dog ​​but with a pedigree of which the parents and ancestors (as far as possible) have a DNA certificate, you know if the pedigree is correct and pure and you can see that there is no inbreeding. And to get an FCI pedigree with a dog you do not need any medical tests (unfortunately) More information about DNA and why all our dogs have a DNA certificate 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 / grown?
The French Bulldog is from a year mature but that does not mean that he has grown / grown, because then he will go into the same width.

14. How expensive is a French bulldog?
That is a very difficult question because you have to deal with many factors and the breed has many health problems worldwide.
We ask for a pup with an official worldwide recognized FCI pedigree (so without crosses with other breeds and only healthy recognized colors) 1850 Euro but we do all the tests that are available for a French Bulldog (extensive French Bulldog test including x-ray, knees, elbows and hips) and thereby we test all possible genetic defects by means of cheek glue and send this to various laboratories (America, Finland and the Czech Republic) The stud dogs that we use, we have to travel to other countries and meet the same requirements that we set for our own dogs (our bar is very high) The type we breed there you immediately recognize a French Bulldog in our dogs have a little more snout with a clear nose with visible nostrils, slightly longer body and a small (arrow) tail. When the puppies are 6 weeks old, X-rays are made of the backs so that we can see how they stand. The breeding of French Bulldogs is a hobby for us and it will stay that way, we do not have to become rich and all the money we keep from a litter is inverted again in the dogs. Here you can read that we have been breeding healthy French Bulldogs for 12 years and that we have invested a lot of money and time to build a healthy line CLICK HERE

15. How long can a French bulldog be?
A French Bulldog is a companion animal and can be up to half a day alone, which is why we only sell our puppies to people who are at home or work part-time. For a puppy, different rules apply in terms of staying alone, people must have the first 2 weeks off so that the puppy gets enough attention and can be brought up. At the same time it has to be built up bit by bit, we advise the puppy to take the first few nights to the bedroom so that if he does not feel lonely and if he squeaks then you can comfort him immediately so he knows he does not alone.

16. A bench or let loose?
There are people who find a bench pathetic but the opposite is true! In nature, a dog retreats to a hole where he feels safe and familiar and so you should also see it with a bench. That is also why we always recommend people to a bench for more reasons, a pup feels safer in a bench.
The bench must be nice and cozy with a nice blanket or soft basket in it and a favorite stuffed animal (without bead eyes or sounds because they are dangerous) and possibly you can buy an old-fashioned alarm clock of which you hear the ticking and roll into a cloth, the puppy hears the tapping and becomes calm because the alarm clock mimics the heartbeat of the mother and a warm jug also miracles because the pup then gets the feeling that he is against his mother, brothers and sisters (needs a dog safe jar to be)
Your puppy is trained more quickly (normally a puppy will not foul his own hole / litter) By a bench he gets little chance to demolish, like gnawing everywhere, he can not get to power cords and do not eat wrong things. In the beginning you leave the bench open and when the pup goes in you give him some treats to reward him. Once he is used to it and he goes in, you close the door. If this all goes well then you can go away 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 right outside so that he can pee pee.
Watch a bench must NOT be a punishment so never put it in the bench because it did something wrong !!!

17. What is better for a French Bulldog a collar or a harness?
We recommend a draft for the French Bulldog because you put the dog in the least.

18. Which size of bench do I need for a French bulldog
We recommend a bench with a divider panel, this makes the bench 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 bench 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 thousands of euros.

22. When does a French bulldog run?
Usually between 8 and 12 months but there is also a difference.

23. How long is a French bulldog pregnant?
A pregnancy lasts 9 weeks (63 days)

24. When can a French bulldog puppy leave the nest?
With us the French Bulldog puppies never leave under 8 weeks old.

25. At what age can you breed with a French Bulldog?
For the dog it does not matter that much but around a year is early enough but a bitch must be at least 18 months old to put her first litter on the world. There are exceptions, however, that a bitch is not ready for a litter that you notice her puppy behavior, then I would wait until you find that she is ready for it.

26. Is it wise to buy a French bulldog without a pedigree?
No never buy a French Bulldog without a pedigree, you never know if it is inbreed or pure breed and you wonder why there is no pedigree?

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 tail.

29. Are Blue and Merle French bulldogs really unhealthy?
Yes, Blue and Merle French Bulldogs are unhealthy, so breeders who breed healthy never use a blue or Merle French Bulldog in their bloodlines because it only starts the trouble. It is not if you cross a Merle or Blue French Bulldog with a French Bulldog who is free from these color problem puppies but if you breed with these puppies and they are combined with French Bulldogs who are carriers of Blue and Merle or these colors then you also get in part the colors Blue and Merle in your nest and these colors bring a lot of health problems. 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-a-likes French Bulldogs”?
A “look-a-like” 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-a-Likes”.

32. I have read on the website that you are against the release of puppies and after reading it I have received a lot of respect for you as a breeder.
I never thought about it that a bitch suffers. Do you have experience with a French Bull bitch? 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 bitches: NO !!! CLICK HERE