Other considerations could be length of
back or length of leg or fine boned. They may not be balanced
or symmetrical in the body, head or face. Their ears too short, bite
may be off or movement could be less than correct. They could
be straight angled in the rear, slab sided in the shoulder, head round
instead of square or hollow under they eyes. The tail maybe high set
or back flat lacking the distinctive rise over the loin and so forth.
Also, the sex of the dog or the dog just may have a poor attitude and
not fitting their preference.
These are often reasons, what I call progressive
breeders, may place their French Bulldogs instead of choosing to show
or breed them. It is usually the degree in which these difference
draw attention or take away from the overall qualities of the dog, when
judged in conformation and for breeding. The breeder has to determine
what to keep and move forward with.
The breeders goal should be to improve
on what they have and correct faults, that may improve on future
French Bulldogs they may exhibit or breed.
Temperament is also an issue in
some cases. This is why breeders that know their dogs are particular
about the right home. Some dogs that are just born timid may have
a difficult time socializing with other dogs. They may have been
bullied by their siblings or by an older dog. Some that are quiet
may prefer not to be bothered by other dogs. Some that are boisterous
may aggravate others until they get into trouble. These dogs may react
harshly and might do better in a home where they are the only dog.
Not all of these differences are clearly
recognized in very young pups and may take up to three and six months
to realize. The same is often true with health issues, genetic
or otherwise, and may take even longer until almost reaching maturity
at about 20 - 24 months.
Buyers don't always know what they're
getting in 6 to 8 week old pups and younger. French Bulldogs change
as they mature. They also have a high mortality rate. Often
breeders have lost seemingly healthy pups even at three weeks of age.
A beginner may feel misguided by some breeders promising pups before
or even just after they're born. And potentially gullible to believe
breeders are 100% capable of determining a young, pup will grow up and
be a show champion.
Personally, I don't advertise having
a guaranteed anything at 6 to 8 weeks of age. However advertising
healthy, happy new pups for placement, is fine at that age. My
pups don't leave the nest usually before 12 to 14 weeks and sometimes