French Bulldogs in general are funny, happy, sweet natured, affectionate canines. The standard breed dictionary describes them as: Lively, Playful, Athletic, Alert, Easygoing, Bright, Keen, Patient, Affectionate, Sociable. All of which we agree on... for the most part. You see, every dog is different and displays a different personality very much like human individuals display more of a particular trait and less of others. We can describe a frenchie based on the majority but ultimately a dog of any breed is going to display behaviors that are taught and act depending on how that individual puppy was brought up and raised - again... similar to human babies. French Bulldogs can be stubborn when it comes to house training. Be patient, be consistent, and consider the use of paper training or puppy pee pads to get around the problem (although it's always best to get the pup outdoors). Start training your puppy the day you bring him home. Even at eight weeks old, he is capable of soaking up everything you can teach him. Don’t wait until he is 6 months old to begin training or you will have a more headstrong dog to deal with. If possible, get him into puppy kindergarten class by the time he is 10 to 12 weeks old, and socialize, socialize, socialize. Many Frenchies are friendly with everyone, while others are politely reserved. French Bulldogs will bark to announce visitors, but are otherwise quiet dogs. Usually peaceful with other pets (though some French Bulldogs will hunt small rodents), males may bicker with other males. The French Bulldog is quite stubborn and can sometimes be challenging to train, yet also surprisingly sensitive, remembers what he learns, and responds well to early, patient, persistent training that utilizes food motivation. This sweet, friendly, and companionable dog is willing to please. As a clownish lap dog, the French Bulldog loves playing and enjoys entertaining its family. It is fond of snoozing with and cuddling its favorite person. Frenchies are very sweet and lovable, making great family and house pets. They may sometimes have a mind of their own in family matters. For the most part however, this breed is a socialite, getting along well with other people and dogs and guaranteed to make your life exciting with never a dull moment as this little dog will bring everlasting joy to the whole family. :)
Short answer is, Absolutely yes! For the most part if the puppy is raised with a child (or any person for that matter), they will certainly be great with them. The french bulldog breed however is an exceptionally well mannered breed of dog and will usually be great with children at any age. Of course every dog is different and there's always an exception to every rule. That being said, good practices are properly training your frenchie pup from an early stage and correcting bad behaviors so that they don't develop into long term problematic habits is the key to success.
Are they good with other dogs?
Most frenchies that we have owned have been naturally good with other dogs of all breeds. However, every now and then we come across one that takes a little work to learn to "get along with others". I guess it's similar to children, they all have different personalities. While most are happy to socialize and share, some take a little while to learn the ropes and participate with good behavior. Good thing is, we have not come across any frenchies that have not been able to correct their "rudeness".
Are they good with cats or other home pets?
Similarly as with other dogs, for most frenchies cats are just another type of animal. For the most part they will get along with cats but some might take some time to get accustomed to a cat's different movements that they might not be familiar with. Also, introduction to a cat as a puppy should be fairly seamless and they should easily and quickly learn to love their feline companions.
Well the differences are several and it really depends on you, the future owner of the frenchie puppy. Most buyers already have a preference and should really be considered with time prior to purchase. Some of what we've noticed (but not necessarily always the case) is that males will gravitate to female owners and females tend to gravitate to male owners. Another thing to consider is their behaviors and mannerisms that are gender related such as possible marking territory for boys and menstrual bleeding for girls. This relates to dogs that are not fixed mostly so that would be one easy way to take care of that and also contribute in your pet's health and longer lifespan. Physical appearance is also another thing to consider in gender selection. Males tend to have larger heads and might be a little bigger/heavier in general. Body wise both can pretty much grow to be very similar in size and shape, thickness. Again all dogs have different personalities and you really don't know what type of dog your puppy will turn out to be as far as energy levels and can be very active dogs, so both genders can be comparable in that area.
Understanding French Bulldog Puppy Rare Colors?
Here at Silverblood Frenchies you are sure to find the exotic French bulldog puppy of your dreams, with rare exotic colors and patterns like tan points or merles and even fluffy french bulldogs. Some of these exotic French bulldog colors that we produce and have available for sale include:
Blue French bulldogs: Blue frenchies are basically black dogs whose coats have been diluted to blue by the recessive dilute gene. The blues looks gray to dark grayish in color and are the first and most popular of the rare colors. Their DNA appears as (dd).
Blue and Tan Frenchies: This is a blue dog with tan points in specific areas. Eyebrows, cheeks, legs and chest are the main area where these "points" appear. Their DNA apears as (at/a or at/at).
Merle French bulldog: This spotted look is a very fancy, unique and desireable currently. The merle gene is dominant and can come in any of the many colors in the french bulldog breed. Depending on their base color, they can come in many varieties such as lilac merle, blue merle, chocolate merle, blue fawn merle and isabella merle.
Chocolate French bulldog: Chocolate French bulldogs are also considered exotic. They are now more widely known as (coco) since the previously unidentified recessive gene has been identified. This coat will appear brownish and usually gives puppies beautiful golden to greenish eyes.
Cream French bulldogs: Cream colored dogs are a light cream shade and eventually develop darker coloring around their lips, eyes, nose and paw pads as they mature.
Platinum French bulldog: A platinum frenchie is any rare colored french bulldog covered in cream. These dogs will display an apparent dilution in their lips, eyes, nose and paw pads while still cream covered. These dogs are highly desireable for their exotic appearance and for their ability to produce many other rare and exotic colors.
Lilac French bulldog: This lilac color is so unique and very attractive. This color occurs when a dog that either is or carrier both blue and chocolate (coco) is bred with a dog with similar DNA. This puppy will carry two copies of the blue (dd) dilute gene and two copies of chocolate (coco).
Isabella French bulldog: Isabella frenchies are stunning and extremely beautiful. This is arguably the most rare of all the french bulldog exotic colors and thus the most valuable. These frenchies will carry 2 coppies of the exclusive "testable chocolate" gene better known as "isabella". Not only that but they will also carry two copies of the (dd) as the diluting agent to turn this "rojo" chocolate into the lighter "Isabella" color. Another important thing to note is that the Isabella french bulldog breaks down into 3 specific color/DNA classifications. The Rojo variety, which is an isabella dog that has (bb) but not (dd) or diluted will be a dark rich chocolate color. The most recognized Isabella variety is an isabella dog that has both (bb) and (dd) making it the typical, most recognized light champagne Isabella color. Finally the last is called the New Shade Isabella french bulldog or true lilac isabella. This dog looks very much like a typical isabella but carries all the diluted genes including testable chocolate (bb), cocoa (coco) and blue or dilute (dd).
Fluffy French bulldogs: Fluffy french bulldog puppies are the most expensive and most amazing frenchies in the world. They are all the rage currently due to their highly exotic appearance and fancy, luxurious, fluffy coats. These long haired frenchies are identical to a standard short hair frenchie with one very obvious difference. Their coats are very FLUFFY! These babies will get fluffier as they mature and will be head turners for sure! As far as the french bulldog breed is concerned, the most prevalent genes that offer this exotic look are the L1 and L4 long-haired genes. The dog must possess 2 copies of each or mixed and will produce they same results. So a fluffy french bulldog may have the following DNA to be a full visual fluffy french bulldog: (L1L1), (L4L4) or (L1L4)
Pied French bulldogs: Pied french bulldogs are not exactly a color but rather a color pattern. These dogs may be of any color and hair type. These dogs are typically mostly white with another base color such as blue, chocolate, lilac, isabella, merle or fluffy. Many dislike the pied look while others request them specifically. The pied look can sometimes give french bulldogs a flashy look and is a matter of preference.
Isabella Fluffy French bulldogs: If you are lucky enough to own one of these extremely rare and exotic frenchies, then you must know how fortunate you are. By basically combining the best of both worlds in coat color (isabella) and coat type (fluffy) you will get the absolute most gorgeous, valuable and exotic dog in the world! A long haired visual fluffy Isabella frenchie is worth its weight in gold! :)