Do French bulldogs make a good family dog?
French Bulldogs are one of the most gentle and loving dogs of all breeds. They are perfectly fitted into small spaces, so they fit well with apartment living. They do not require a lot of exercise, so even children can take turns taking their Frenchie for a short walk. Small children can be rough on puppies, but the Frenchie's ever so gentle perosnality will always tolerate all kinds of rough play. In the video below our daughter plays with one of the puppies:
What will my puppy come with?
All Royal Frenchies puppies come registered, with a 3 generation pedigree, microchipped, 1st and 2nd set of vaccines, 3x dewormed, one year congenital health guarantee, and a lifetime of support.
Do you ship?
Yes we do ship within Canada. Shipping is a flat fee of $450, which includes the flight, travel crate and transportation costs. We ship our puppies with WestJet and their flights fly frequently into major Canadian cities, making it easier to arrange both time and date that fits our adopting families' needs.
We are not able to ship puppies in the Christmas Holiday Season (December 14-January 6th), due to holiday cargo restrictions.
Is there a waiting list for upcoming litters?
As of 2016 we won't have a waiting list in place. We do update our website regularly, so any updates on new or upcoming litters will be posted here.
What type of payments do you accept and what is the deposit?
For payment we accept E-transfers, Cash and all major Credit Cards*.
Deposits are non-refundable and
non-transferable to other litters
(only within the same litter if another puppy is available).
We require a $500 deposit to hold the puppy of your choice for you.
*Please note that if paying by credit card there will be a 3.25% fee surcharge, (3.5% if the CC has to be entered manually).
Do I need a big house and fenced-in backyard to properly care for a Frenchie?
Fortunately, Frenchies adapt very well to apartment living. They do not need big spaces to roam in order to be happy. Frenchies only need a moderate amount of exercise, which can be accomplished by a walk around the neighborhood sometime during the day, a short play time in the back yard, etc.
One caution is that Frenchie puppies should be kept away from dog parks and other areas where sick dogs may have been. Young puppies (less than 12 weeks old) do not have all of their immunities built up yet and could possibly pick up parvo or distemper in grass or other areas where sick animals have been.
Your French Bulldog puppy can also be taught to go potty on an artificial potty grass mat which can be placed in a strategic location in the house. This makes it possible for you to periodically leave your Frenchie in the house without supervision for an extended period of time while you are away running errands,or at work.
What is your return policy?
If you have adopted a puppy from us and decide to return them for any reason other than a life threatening congenital health defects that are covered by our health guarantee, our policy is as follows:
Royal Frenchies keeps $500 (this is the non-refundable deposit) and 20% of the new selling price. Buyer will only receive a refund once the puppy has been resold. The refund comes from the new re-selling price, no refunds from the original price. (Reselling price might be lower than the original purchase price due to puppy's age.)
It is the buyer's responsibility to return the puppy to the breeder.
Royal Frenchies won't be responsible for shipping/travel expenses.
When do I have to pick my puppy up?
We always try to inform our adoptive families when their puppy will be ready to go to their new home ahead of time. The dates are either posted directly on our website or we let you know the exact date through email.
We give our adoptive parents a 4 day window in which they can pick their puppy up, and after that we do charge $25/day puppy sitting fee. This is to discourage situations where people have informed us, after they already reserved a puppy, that they wouldn't be able to pick their puppy up for weeks on end.
So for example, if your puppy is ready to go home on June 1st and you wouldn't be able to pick him/her up until June 9th then it'd be $125 for puppy sitting for the extra 5 days.
Do Frenchies shed?
Frenchies are short haired and single coated (one reason they can’t tolerate extremely cold temperatures for extended periods of time), so they do not shed as much as other dogs with fur. Frenchies are about as good as it gets for minimal shedding.
Is there a notable difference between a male and a female Frenchies?
We honestly feel that male and females are equals in most aspects, as long as you neuter or spay them at the appropriate age of about 6 months.
All Frenchies are very friendly – they LOVE people and are extremely affectionate and good with kids. Both males and females are very smart and easy to train, including kennel training and house breaking.
Physically, males generally have larger heads and are bigger and bullier looking.
It is a matter of individual preference – while some like big and bully, others like small and petite.
While there are modest physical differences on average between males and females, there are no such apparent personality differences between males and females (assuming they are both fixed).
Every French Bulldog male or female, like every human being, is blessed with an individual personality that makes him/her unique and special, and gender does not seem to be a significant determining factor.
While all of our Frenchies LOVE people and get along very well with each other there are some very interesting differences among them personality wise.
Your Frenchie can be outgoing or shy,very active or very laid back, bold or cautious, and dominant or submissive.
A good part of a Frenchie’s personality is determined by his/her environment, but some of it is present at birth and starts coming out at only a few weeks of age. But, every Frenchie is so unique and special – we love them all.
What are the life stages of a Frenchie?
Birth to 7wks: This is the critical period, where puppies are learning to accept discipline from their dam and to interact with their litter mates.
7-12wks: the socialisation period. At this age the puppy is capable of learning anything, and its brain has the capacity of an adult dog. This is a valuable period and should not be wasted.
8-16wks:the fear period. Things that a pup happily accepted before, may for a short time appear threatening and produce fear in the puppy. Recognise that this is just a stage and will pass. Do not force your puppy to confront the things he fears. Just be calm and non fearful yourself; treat the thing your puppy fears with distain and he will take his cue from you. DO NOT OVER PROTECT OR DISPLAY TOO MUCH CONCERN
12-16wks: This will be the testing period when your puppy decides whether he is No. 2 in your family, or comes after all the other family members as he should.Also called the age of cutting ...cutting teeth and cutting the apron strings. Puppies test pack leadership. Any biting should be discouraged even the leash. This is a good time to start training
4mths-8mths: the flight instinct period. This is the testing time when your puppy becomes deaf at convenient times when a puppy that previously would come will suddenly takes off in the opposite direction and refuse to obey. Your puppy is trying to explore the world and "try its wings."
6mths-14mths the second fear period. Your puppy may suddenly become terror stricken about something he has seen many times before. This is illogical behaviour and like a child having a nightmare. Just be calm and reassuring and avoid confrontation while your puppy is unable to cope.
Sometime between 12-24mths your Frenchie will go through adolescence.
One to four years - Maturity this is when sexual maturity begins during this period there may be more dominant behaviour at this point 2 dogs that have grown up together may try to declare dominance over one another
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Choosing a Veterinarian.
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