Puppy fever!! Show and tell your Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

This is Oliver, he’s a little pissed in this pic since I was studying and he wasnt getting attention Lol He is super sweet, very funny, an attention whore, and gets very jealous. I find boston terriers are a one owner type dog. Ollie is good with most people but he listens to me more than anyone. They don’t bark a lot, they play for hours on end, they lick you to death. If you don’t want high energy or hate puppy licks, this is not your breed! I love him to death & he gets along great with my DHs jack russel! I loveeeee the breed, DH just thinks they’re okay lol

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ve got a pug and a Frenchie; both female.  I do love the little squishies!

 

Both of my girls ADORE children and play very well with them.  I do not have my own children, so they are always excited when we meet kids out & about.  Perhaps I am very lucky because they will plop themselves right down next to toddlers and just bask in the attention.  Both breeds have pretty steady temperments but I find that as a general rule Frenchies are a bit more independent.  Don’t get me wrong – my Stellaluna is still a huge snugglebug; she’s just doesn’t suffer separation anxiety like the pug.

 

As far as how they interact with other dogs – they tend to be dominant, but they’re not aggressive about it.  My girl has always been the alpha since we brought her home at 10 weeks, but she’s never been nasty towards the pug or my cat.  I’ve heard that it can be difficult to have a household with 2 female frenchies because each will insist that she is the boss.  Maybe my pug is a pushover, but we haven’t had any territorial issues.  It probably helps that both of my girls are spayed, though.

 

Many people report difficulty potty training Frenchies . . . we really didn’t have trouble.  She was pretty consistent by 4 months.  She’s incredibly well-behaved and has a lot of desirable behaviors that I didn’t even have to train.  For example, when someone knocks on the door she will give one sounding bark and then stand on point until she gets some indication of whether that person is allowed inside or not.  Totally untrained.  Of course, that is a matter of personality.  She very rarely barks, but I’ve met some vocal Frenchies.

 

If you are looking to talk to lots of experienced brachiocephalic dog owners I recommend the French Bulldog Worldwide forums (apparently I have not been in the hive long enough to post links. . . sorry!).  Frenchies are prone to many serious & costly health complications so it is HIGHLY recommended that you budget for health insurance.  I have mine through VPI and they’ve been quick to fill my claims.  It has paid for itself so far.

 

If you think of any more questions I’ll be happy to comment.  My boyfriend and I agree that our breed of choice from here on will be the French Bulldog.  They have such fun, charming personalities – a perfect blend of goofiness and dignity.

Stella at ~6 months

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a frenchie and he is the most stubborn dog i have ever encountered. he was very stubborn when it came to potty training and still has his slip ups he is a year old. he adores kids and people in general. he adores my pug but is dog aggressive towards all other dogs. I have heard this is common with frenchies but not all are like this. as i said he adores my pug and they would not do well separated so we are not sure why he does not get along with other dogs. overall i absolutely love him. he has a great personality and is so people friendly. 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Brittany0503:  I love the brindle! He actually looks exactly like my boxer, minus the cute little mouse ears, lol.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My Boston terrier!!!! 1st picture is when I got her at 3 months. 2nd pic is her 2nd birthday and 3rd pic is her 1st birthday (pictures are out of order). she is SUCH a good dog. She listens well and is super smart! She’s not possessive at all over myself or my fiancé but we trained her from the moment we got her and she knows who is boss! So she knows its not her job to protect us! She LOVES other dogs and is a generally very happy dog!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sorry if this picture posted twice…this is my little Samson, sitting like a typical goofy Frenchie. I love the breed and we are very lucky that ours has no health issues, not even allergies. He is only 3, though, so I suppose he could have future health issues, but I certainly hope not! He is basically indifferent to most other dogs, but he does like to play with large dogs more than with small dogs. He loves people and attention, and is slightly obsessive about chasing tennis balls. We did have some difficulties with potty training, and he still has accidents inside from time to time, especially if we go over someone else’s house, which is always fun. I think this is partially due to our living situation when we first got him (second floor condo). He is so loving and makes us laugh constantly. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m obsessed with French bulldogs. If anyone doesn’t mind answering: where did you get yours and how much did you pay? I’m in VA, I think I found a good breeder, but I want to make sure I wouldn’t be overspending!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@aquarius_91:  Love love love love love my frenchies. I have about 50 million pictures, but here are some

 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@Chelwilly:  I found both of my dogs on puppyfind.com actually! My cream male is from MO, so FI and I drove for like 2 days to pick him up. We got a hotel room to split up the drive and picked him up from the breeder. He was $1000 and came with limited AKC registration, because he was neutered when we got him. My blue fawn female was from CO. We had her flown into our nearest airport and picked her up from there. She was $2500 with full AKC registration and breeding rights, which is really a steal for a blue, they typically range from $4k-$6K. She’s got champion lines on both sides and her bloodlines are mostly Hungarian.

Both of them came from reputable breeders- I researched the breeders on my own after I found them through that website. Neither one of my pups has any health problems (knock on wood). They both have such amazing dispositions, but their personalities are totally different from one another!! I’m trying to convince FI that we need one more, simply because I am so in love with them and I mean, we have more room in the bed for 1 😉 hahaha

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@aquarius_91:  I got Oliver at 6 weeks and he was fully potty trained by 3 months old btw! People pleaser breed

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