Health and Structure Excellence
Structures first! Our breeding members have to pass a rigorous check list on their structures. We breed for healthy quality structures that ensure your PudgyBull will live a long healthy amazing life! All of our babies are healthy happy amazing movers and breathers! We love to focus on a compact, thick, short, wrinkled look. That is a PudgyBull trademark
Nurtured with Love and Social Grace
Personalities! All of our babies live in our home and all must live in harmony! So our babies are social, pleasant, well mannered, and sweet! Our puppies start socialization before they even open their eyes! We handle them and love on them from day 1! As the puppies grow, they are raised right in our living room so they see all of our comings and goings, vacuuming sessions, tv noise, kids running and screaming through the house etc! We believe that socialization is the foundation for a happy pet!
Your Family, Our Commitment: Lifelong Support
We are a home based family program. We take great pride in providing lifetime support for our frenchy family. We want to be here for you and your frenchy for a lifetime! We enjoy receiving updates on every baby that we have created and encourage customers to stay in touch!
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A Decade of Passionate Breeding: The PudgyBulls Story
PudgyBulls was established in 2015. But We here have had a passion for breeding top quality dogs for over 10 years! We started with the American Bullies and transitioned into French Bulldogs. Once we owned our first Frenchy we were immediately taken by their quirky, playful, loyal, fun loving personalities! To us, breeding is a very loved hobby! We take a lot of pride in owning the most magnificent examples of the breed we can find or produce. We have handpicked every single dog from all over the world. Each and every dog here has a place in our hearts! We choose their forever homes very carefully! So please read below about the the French Bulldog breed to make sure it is a good fit for you!
French Bulldogs: Your Perfect Companion Breed
The French Bulldog is a companion dog. The breed is small and muscular with heavy bone structure, a smooth coat, a short face and trademark “bat” ears. Prized for its affectionate nature and balanced disposition, they are generally active and alert, but not unduly boisterous.
In the latter part of the 19th century, the lace makers of Nottingham, England, began selectively breeding a smaller toy Bulldog as a lap pet. Displaced by the Industrial Revolution, many of the lace makers crossed the English Channel, taking their small bulldogs with them to France. Some of these toy or miniature bulldogs made their way to Paris, where well-to-do Americans on the Grand Tour of Europe saw them and began bringing them to the US. In 1897, the French Bull Dog Club of America was formed, the first club in the world dedicated exclusively to the welfare of this wonderful breed.
The AKC Breed Standard describes “an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. Expression is alert, curious and interested.
French Bulldogs don’t require a lot of grooming and generally do well in small living quarters. They are not noisy and most of them are very fond of people, though there are individual differences in how well they get along with other animals. They should never be allowed to run free, and should only be allowed outdoors in a fenced yard or on a leash. French Bulldogs must never be left unattended around water, as they are poor swimmers and can easily drown due to their front-heavy structure. French bulldogs do best in moderate temperatures and should be carefully supervised in both high and low temperature ranges. Panting or shivering are both indications of excessive exposure. In warm and/climates or humid environments, (over approximately 70º F), air conditioning in the house and car are a must! Indestructible dog toys are best, as those powerful bulldog jaws can destroy less durable ones; and rawhide type chews should not be used because when they soften they can become lodged in a Frenchie’s throat.
Occasional brushing keeps the coat shiny, and regular nail trimming is a must since many dogs don’t usually wear their nails down by running. Regular cleaning of the ears and of the deep facial folds will prevent these sensitive areas from becoming irritated, and regular checking of the anal sacs will prevent problems with these. Your vet can advise you on how to care for the ears, skin folds, and anal sacs as well as on feeding your puppy. It is important that dogs be kept at an appropriate weight; an obese French Bulldog is at a far higher risk for many of the breed’s health issues.
Health Care and Concerns
Find a good veterinarian, preferably one who has other short-faced patients; and provide your Frenchie with regular checkups, routine vaccinations, tests for intestinal parasites, heartworm prevention, and flea and tick control. Your vet should do regular dental checkups and care, and you should clean your dog’s teeth regularly at home as well.
As a short-faced, (“brachycephalic”), and dwarf breed, (“chondrodystrophic”), French Bulldogs may have some health concerns that you should be aware of. The short face can make their breathing less efficient than that of long-nosed breeds, so Frenchies have less tolerance of heat, exercise, and stress – all of which increase their need to breathe. Keep your French Bulldog cool in warm weather, and avoid strenuous exercise. If your dog seems to overheat or become stressed too easily, with noisy breathing and sometimes spitting up foam, consult the vet and have its airway evaluated for pinched nostrils or an elongated soft palate. Anesthesia is also more risky in short-faced dogs, so be sure your veterinarian is experienced with such breeds should your Frenchie need to be anesthetized for any reason.
The spine also merits special attention. Like other dwarf breeds, the stocky French Bulldog may also have abnormal vertebrae and/or premature degeneration of the intervertebral discs. While the spine is supported by good musculature, herniation of degenerated discs can cause major problems, and most symptomatic back problems are due to disc disease rather than to abnormal vertebrae. All dogs should have a thorough musculoskeletal exam by a veterinarian, but most Frenchies can safely engage in regular moderate exercise, which is essential to help maintain healthy weight and good physical condition.
A crate trained puppy is easier to housebreak. A dog regards its crate as its den, a safe haven and home. If you travel, the dog is safest in his crate in your vehicle and also when you stay in hotels or visit other people. If he should be ill or injured and need to be kept quiet, this is much easier if he is happy in a crate. In warm areas, cooling pads and fresh water should be placed in the crate too.
You should take your French Bulldog to training classes as soon as your veterinarian feels he has proper immunity This will get him accustomed to being around other dogs and people, will teach you how to communicate your wishes to him, and will teach him such basics as walking well on a lead, sitting, staying, and coming on command. Although cute and cuddly-looking, a French Bulldog has a big personality and needs an adequate amount of training to make it a civilized companion.
Contrary to the stereotype as “stubborn”, most Frenchies strive to please their owners and are therefore very trainable with the proper motivation (usually food). There are now many French Bulldogs who compete very successfully in obedience, rally, agility, and a few have even done field work (tracking, coursing, herding). They can also be excellent working dogs in all kinds of Therapy Dog roles in volunteer settings such as schools, nursing homes and hospitals.
Spaying/Neutering or Breeding?
If you bought your French Bulldog as a pet, you should consult with your veterinarian about the appropriate age for spaying/neutering. The American Kennel Club allows spayed and neutered dogs to compete in virtually all companion/performance events, but not in Conformation.
Please feel free to have a look around our site! We health test all of our dogs and carefully select only the best quality for our program. We are a small breeding program, so we can take extra time with each and everyone of our dogs. All of our puppies are brought up in a wonderful family atmosphere and are very well socialized to children, other dogs, people, cats, and strangers. Our dogs are also acclimated to riding in a car, walking on a leash, and more! We offer health guarantees for our dogs! We can provide references from previous happy buyers as well! We also offer pet pricing for those that don’t wish to purchase breeding rights.
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