Want To Buy a French Bulldog Puppy?

There are three different types of bulldogs and the French bulldog puppies are one of the less popular breeds in the United States.  This type of bulldog is smaller than some of the others and can seem to be more manageable in a smaller household.  These dogs are great companions, loving to go everywhere with their owners.  While this can be a benefit in most cases, it also brings with it some concerns when thinking through whether or not an individual is prepared to take on a French bulldog puppy as a pet.  Since they are companion animals, they do not do well when they are not given enough attention or are isolated from the ‘pack’ or the rest of the family.  As such, they can become destructive, which is often the reason that people will give up the animals as pets once they have had them for a period of time and the ‘cute’ puppy factor wears thin.

Benefits and Problems

One of the benefits of a French bulldog puppy is that it will only grow to be about twenty to thirty pounds.  The smaller versions are considered a lap dog by many since it falls into the small breed category of dogs.  The French bulldog puppy is very muscular and their ears tend to stick out to the side since they are not long enough to ‘flop’ like other breeds of dogs.  The coats of these French bulldog puppies can be in a wide variety of colors, such as brindle, fawn, white and any combination of the above.  These are the colors that people look for when breeding or showing a French bulldog.  However, there are other colors as well for those that are not as interested in breeding or showing the dogs.  The French bulldog puppies can also be found in black and white, black and tan, all black and others.

One reason why individuals will often choose a French bulldog puppy other than its size is because it is relatively easy to take care of.  Unlike other breeds of dogs that require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation, French bulldog puppies do not require these things to a large extent.  These dogs are wonderful companion dogs, as mentioned above, and are also good with children for the most part.  For younger children in the household, the French bulldog puppy will have to be taught to be gentle with the children since the bulldog tends to play rough and could injure a younger child accidentally.

Once of the down sides to the French bulldog puppy is that there is a chance that it might have one of the diseases that this particular breed to prone to get.  Even though it is considered to be the healthiest of the three bulldog breeds, it is still prone to get certain diseases.  One disease is the Von Willebrand’s disease which many different dog breeds can be prone to get.  This type of disease causes the blood to have clotting issues so that the dog might bleed out if in surgery or when it is injured in a way that punctures the skin or causes internal bleeding.

Another type of disease that a French bulldog puppy could have is hypothyroidism.  This means that the thyroid of the dog does not tend to regulate the metabolism properly which can cause weight issues in these types of dogs.  One other issue that can cause problems if the individuals want to breed their French bulldog puppy eventually is the fact that the French bulldog’s head is large and the body is small.  This can lead to complications when the mother dog gives birth to the litter of puppies and requires that the owner keep a close eye on the mother when the time of birth gets close.

Although there are these diseases, the French bulldog puppy is a great choice for any type of family.  As with any dog, the puppy should be made to feel at home from the first day, being provided with a bed of its own, a food and water dish, and being shown where it is appropriate to go to the bathroom.  The owners should establish a routine early on so that the puppy learns when to expect its food, when it is time to go out to play or go to the bathroom, and when it is time to go to sleep.  All of these things help the puppy to feel comfortable and at home from the beginning.

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