Karen has puppies right now, and they should be about eight weeks old when I arrive. So I’ll be holding and petting and loving on French Bulldog puppies while the rest of you are working and leading quiet lives of desperation. How sad for you all. You wish you were me.
The French Bulldog pup I ventured out to photograph last weekend was a potential candidate for Karen’s stock, but she decided not to purchase. Just wasn’t the right pup for her. Even though it was snuggly and cute and wanted to come home with me RIGHT THEN AND THERE.
Karen is what I call a responsible breeder. She raises the pups in her home. Her kids are pretty hands on, socializing the wee things and giving them plenty of love. She agonizes a lot when there are issues of any kind. For instance, the French Bulldog mamas usually need C-sections when giving birth. The breed is pricey, but not just because it’s so popular. Breeding is a lot more hit or miss with the Frenchies than it is with some other breeds. They don’t just pop out tons of puppies multiple times of year. And it’s not an easy thing for the mama dog.
So Karen coddles her mamas. They’re all well vetted, and C-sections are scheduled, reducing stress and strain, giving the pups a better chance at life.
She coddles the papas, too. Louie, who they call King Louie, believes he’s the alpha everything and deserving of the most happiness and closeness to mom. Louie stories keep me in stitches. I can’t wait to meet him in the fur.
So! What I’m trying to say here is, expect plenty of French Bulldog photos and stories at the end of June, beginning of July. Lots and lots of cute puppies. Maybe even video. And plenty of photos of these same French Bulldogs eating Jones Natural Chews. Because what’s a trip to visit dogs without Jones?! Seriously, all dogs should have Jones as treats. All. Think about it for your own pup. It’ll make your dog smile.
Until I write again …
P.S. – Karen also has a flock of chickens. Heh. Expect plenty of photos.