French bulldogs are among the most popular dog breeds. With their playful, child-friendly nature and adorable faces, it’s no wonder that this dog fits right into any household. Here are some tips on how to find a reputable Frenchie breeder.
Ask for Recommendations
Research the Options
Once you have the names of a few breeders, take a look at their websites for some background about them and their breeding philosophy. You will likely find information about available litters.
Call or Email Several Breeders
By contacting multiple breeders, you can learn about who to consider and who to disqualify. Reputable breeders should be happy to speak with you when they can answer your Frenchie-specific questions or offer thoughtful replies to your email inquiries.
Visit Several Breeders
Visiting breeders will allow you to see the condition of the dogs and their environment. You will also get a sense of how well they are socialized. Sometimes, breeders won’t accept visitors while a new litter is nursing. Consider this a sign of the breeder’s appropriate concern for the dogs and schedule your visit accordingly.
Expect To Be Interviewed
As much as you want to know that you are working with a good breeder, a breeder will want to confirm that you are responsible before releasing a dog. Prepare to fill out a questionnaire asking about your family, travel habits and work schedule.
A reputable breeder will wait until a puppy is at least eight weeks old, healthy and weaned before you can take it home. You should also receive documents stating the puppy’s birth date and details about its pedigree.
A well-adjusted and healthy Frenchie puppy can bring immeasurable joy to you and your family.