DOGS - MIRAI LORE - FRENCH BULLDOGS
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We've always had dogs in our family. Fascination with toy breeds, and French Bulldog, in particular, started a long time ago while we were living in Europe and attending various European shows.
Showing is a lot of fun, especially, in Europe. You get to see new people, new places and even new countries. The atmosphere is different than at AKC shows. It's more dog-oriented and not big-money driven. At most shows everybody has a fair chance. You don't need to hire a well known face to handle your dog to championship. A worthy dog will work its way to the title anyway. You just have to go to shows.
Since we come from Europe, our breeding and importing is based on European lines. Reason? Tradition. Knowledge and experience.
Some importers sell European dogs as "fresh", "healthy", etc. We work with Europeans because 1. we are Europeans, 2. we are experts in European show lines, 3. we do what is closer to our heart and idea of a well-bred Frenchie.
French Bulldogs are not for everybody. They need to be active, use up their emotional and physical energy EVERY day. It's a companion breed, meaning the dog will be happiest if you take it along. Bulldogs like going and experiencing new places. It's not a dog that you can lock up in the house. Or in a fenced-in yard. They shed. Just like most other animals. Their diet can get tricky. And amount of health issues can get overwhelming.
Majority of breeders make money on French Bulldogs, consequently, they make money on YOU. Quite often potential homes are not checked at all and dogs end up in shelters. Think twice before buying a French Bulldog. Are you buying it to just have a toy? Are you buying it because your neighbor/friend/etc has one and they look oh-so-cute? Are you buying it because it's a new fashion trend? Are you buying it because everybody has it? All of these are wrong reasons.
A Frenchie is fire, it's an individuality, a dog with character. Are you ready for this?
Every puppy is born nice, kind and loving. What you mold out of your puppy is a pure reflection of YOU and your competence as a dog owner.
Puppy availability is limited. We only have a few at a time. Quality of breeding and raising is of utmost importance. Pups are socialized around new people, new dogs and small children.
Breathing problems, spinal conditions, allergies, heat stroke, joint problems, Cushings, Addisons, eye problems - French bulldogs are prone to a lot of problems. Make sure you are aware of potential problems before buying a puppy.
Colors. Acceptable colors - All brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white, and any color except those which constitute disqualification. All colors are acceptable with the exception of solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black, which are disqualifications. Black means black without a trace of brindle.
There are several different breed standards for the French Bulldog, from several different countries. The FCI (that's what we follow) stands for Federation Cynologique Internationale (Basically, International Canine Federation). The FCI standard is what is used in 80 different countries, including Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Greece and Russia. Canada, the USA and the UK all follow their own version of the standard.
To be continued...
All-natural diet ideas:
1. A wide variety of foods: beef, bison, chicken, turkey, fish, beef heart.
2. Veggies: no less than two to three different colors in each meal like, green beans, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, kale, mushrooms, romaine lettuce, etc.
3. Fruit: add a large apple to each meal. Bananas, pears, peaches, blueberries, cranberries, kiwi, melons, apricots,etc...
4. Herbs, rosemary, sage, mint, fennel, cinnamon, parsley, etc.
5. Dairy: eggs, yogurt, kefir, cheese, cottage cheese.
Basic rule: 85% meat, 10% veggies and 5% herbs, friuts and dairy.