The Right Breeder for You
What I consider good breeder sense and what is important to know, what to look for in the right breeder for you. Some people are not concerned and only for the chance to get a French Bulldog. Some breeders might be more interested for the income. You may be the type that prefers a more reliable approach since you have little, to no recourse once you take that pup home.
A good breeder will be there for your Frenchie always as much as possible. So keep in mind the relationship you'll be starting with more than just your puppy. It's good to have a network of breeders and other friends, with Frenchies to compare experiences. Try not to share what breeders tell you with other breeders. You'll find out what works best.
For me it is much better when you tell me who you are and what you want. Try not to let color or sex loose your chance of getting a great Frenchie. Often it is timing and have to take it when you find it. Building a relationship with a breeder is often the better way to go. Avoid pet stores and importers. Don't buy into breeders saying they are the best and why their pups are 3 to 4 thousand dollars. Don't buy into breeders asking for litters back, plus co-ownerships, having to show the dog, and the price is $3,500 or more. Some of the best show dogs and stud dogs started as the best pets.
I think breeders should disclose what they know about their dogs including potential health concerns. They should be able to recommend a potential fit if you're honest, with them. Male Frenchies are my favorite; mine are silly, loving, fun and sometimes obnoxious. My first Frenchie was a male. Some Frenchie females can be bitchy, standoffish, and hard to potty train. If you're worried a male will lift his leg, in the house that's not always the case. It depends on the male, how strong his masculinity and when he's neutered. Keep in mind, females mark too. I often would rather put up with a male then a female in season. If you always spay and neuter your pets you shouldn't have to worry too much about it.
Another thing is a breeder will expect you to be agreeable. So make sure that works for you too. They will have the dogs best interest in mind and a working relationship with you too. There are other breeders less involved to work with and is up to you.
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