Our goal is simple; Breed Healthy, Loving Puppies. To achieve this, we make sure we go the extra mile.
We like to select the best homes available for all of our puppies, we would never just sell to the first person to offer us money. We like to check all potential owners to make sure their lifestyle is suitable for the needs of one of our French Bulldogs. We prefer people who have current or previous dog owning experience, although this isn’t necessary. We prefer people with flexible working hours (working from home, retired etc.). People who work full time don’t suit our criteria as we don’t want our puppies left alone all day. It appeals to us if someone has done research and hasn’t just rushed into the idea of getting a puppy. We love to have people come to meet us and our dogs as it gives us a chance to meet you and gather an idea of the life you can offer one of our puppies.
Before deciding which stud dog we use, we ensure that all candidates are clear from all hereditary conditions and are in good health. We also use the Kennel Clubs ‘Mate Select’ service to make sure the chances inbreeding is minimalised.
When puppies are born, we do certain daily tasks/checks on the pups until they are of a certain age. These include: checks on C-Section scar if the Bitch has a C-Section, making sure pups don’t have blockages in their anus, weighing puppies daily, checking claw lengths, inspecting feces for worms, checking umbilical cords daily, disinfecting whelping box twice daily, changing wet papers or beds, ensure every pup latches during feeding & ensuring anybody who handles pups either has clean hands or wears gloves. We also ensure mother is clean after using the bathroom, she has her anti biotics (when undergone C-Section), inspect discharge from Vulva and ensuring her stomach is clean before puppies feed.
We supervise the puppies for 24 hours for the first 14 days as this is the most critical period of the pups life. We worm pups at 2, 5 & 8 weeks of age. Puppies are microchipped in our home and are then checked by a vet the day before or day they travel to their new homes. The Pups first vaccination is optional, as in most cases, when we administer the first vaccination, the Vet our clients go to need to re start the vaccination cycle again, making the injection we give the pup unnecessary. All puppies come with KC registration papers and change of ownership form. We begin the socialisation of the puppies early, getting them used to being petted by lots of people, household noises (hoovers, washing machines, kids etc.), different floor surfaces & taking them outside into the garden.
We then hand deliver our puppies to your home into your arms.
At Blue Frenchies UK, we believe that the environment that the puppies grow up in is important. All of our dogs live inside our family home and we have never or will never let them live outside in Kennels, even if they were heated.
We turned a room in our house into our ‘Whelping Room’ where we whelp our puppies. We installed waterproof Karndean flooring with double layers of underlay and ¾ ply board, we lined the walls with Wall Rock and had them coated in a special heat retaining paint. We then had purpose made storage units installed for all of our supplies and cleaning materials. A new Window with Double Glazed Laminated units, sealed with Argon Gas inside was installed. The Argon gas will help retain the heat from the inside while also reducing heat coming inside the house from the outside. For safety we also removed and covered all plug sockets and had the homes consumer unit cased inside a cupboard.
Before a litter is born, we always complete a full disinfect of the room in preparation. When Puppies are with us, we always have Lactol Puppy Milk (or similar products) on hand to help feed Puppies who are struggling to feed. We also have Bulb syringes to help remove mucus. We have access to Incubators, fading puppy pastes and other helpful powders should we ever need them.
Since Marc founded Blue Frenchies UK, we have always had a lot of interest in our dogs from people located in the USA. In a perfect world, we would love to send lots of our dogs to the USA, but different factors make this difficult.
After years of careful planning and preparation, we have successfully extended our breeding program into the USA. In 2008, our founder Marc spent a year living in Orange County, California and during this time, he lived with James Villalobos and a lifelong friendship blossomed. Since then, Marc has visited California multiple times per year and James has visited the UK on no less than four occasions. The purpose of 2 of these visits was to help us whelp one of Skyler’s litters & Arya’s first litter for experience. We exported one of Arya’s puppies to California and she has been living with James since early September 2018. Xena is a 3rd generation Blue Frenchies UK puppy, she is the daughter of Arya, who we bred from our first Bitch Skyler.
We have a plan in place for when Xena is ready to have puppies. Dawn will be flying to California to help James whelp the puppies for the first 4 weeks and then Marc will be flying to California when the puppies are 7 weeks old to help out for the last week and then deliver puppies to their forever families. So not only will the puppies have the Blue Frenchies UK bloodlines, they will still be directly bred and whelped by us.
All of our puppies in the US will be AKC registered. Xena is AKC registered and has been health tested. She is clear of Hereditary Cataract & Degenerative Myelopathy (certificates visible on her profile in the ‘our dogs’ section). She also carries the ‘d/d’ gene, providing the best Blue coats available. All puppies will be Microchipped, Vaccinated, De-Wormed & Health Checked by a Vet. They will also be accompanied by a Sales Contract, Caring Guides, Breed Specific Information, Puppy Food & a Scented Blanket.