Promise Land

We are a small breeder of Mini French

Bull Dog's with  NON- Standard Coloring


 

The French Bulldog breed took the world by a storm. This breed became one of the most popular breeds in the world.

No wonder people love the Frenchie breed so much; they are affectionate with charming personalities and their small bodies make them ideal for small space living. England provided the foundation for our modern Frenchie: the old bulldog. Breeders in France developed the smaller bulldogs into a distinctly “French” type and American breeders set the standard that prescribed the all-important “bat ears.” We begin with the bulldog in England, where so many of our AKC breeds originated. The ancestral type was not our modern bulldog but the bulldog of 150-200 years ago: a strong, athletic dog, high on leg, and capable of being used in that barbarous activity called “bull-baiting.” The popularity of these little dogs spread from Normandy to Paris and soon the English breeders had a lively trade, exporting small bulldogs to France where they began to be called Bouledogues Français. Most of the British wanted nothing to do with these French bulldogs so it was the French who were guardians of the breed until later in the 19th century. Society ladies first exhibited Frenchies in 1896 at Westminster and a Frenchie was featured on the cover of the 1897 Westminster catalog even though it was not yet an approved AKC breed.

According to the American Kennel Club, the breed ranks sixth in popularity among all dog breeds in the United States. There is a growing popularity in people interested in a smaller version of the French Bulldog – the “mini Frenchie”.

Temperament?

When it comes to the French Bulldog temperament, this dog has a giant personality in a small doggy body. Frenchies live for human companionship. They are pretty chill dogs. When trained they behave themself well around new people and new animals alike. They are a smart charmer who knows how to work their magic to get the most amount of love in the room. The French bulldog is an independent thinker and possesses a stubborn nature. You should, therefore, never tolerate or reward unwanted behaviors. It is vital that you show the dog good leadership and always be in control in case of any bad behavior.

When training your French Bulldog, you should use a firm and strong voice to show him that you are the boss. However, never scream or yell at him because it will only make matters worse.

What is a Standard Frenchie vs NON Standard Frenchie?

A breed Standard Frenchie is one which is desired in the show ring and that the show judges have voted and decided acceptable colors, size and height.

A Non Standard Frenchie is a color or pattern that is not desired in the show ring. They are more unusual and difficult to breed. However they are desired by people for there beutiful coats. 

The AKC color standard is:  “Acceptable colors" which can be Shown.

STANDARD COLORS

Brindle 

Brindle & White

Cream

Fawn

Fawn & White

Fawn Brindle

White

White & Brindle

White & Fawn

Cream & White

Fawn Brindle & White

The Non-Standard French Bull Dog constitutes non-standard color 's which are not excepted in the show ring. Any color not listed above.

 

However we find all Standard and NON-Standard French Bull dogs beautiful.

Why is there a difference in the cost of a Frenchie with the different  colors? 

To give you a better understanding of color, you should understand the hierarchy of color and how some genes are expressed differently. To have a baseline knowledge of recessive and dominant genes, you can then factor in why some Frenchies are more expensive than others, as this is a huge determining factor when pricing a Frenchie. For instance, a traditional fawn will be less expensive than a solid blue. To further understand, a blue or chocolate gene is recessive, making these two particular colors more rare and harder to come by, therefore making them more expensive, whereas a solid fawn frenchie is much more common, yet still beautiful but less expensive than the rare recessive colors. Pure black is also a recessive gene (a/a). Another rare color pattern is a black frenchie with tan points, we call these ‘black and tans’ which are beautiful frenchies.

So to break it down the harder the recessive color to breed the more expensive the Frenchie. 

What does a Solid French Bull Dog mean?

When a French bulldog is solid it means that most or all of their coat is one color, now they can still be solid with a splash of white on their chest, neck, head, nose, etc. These traits are actually very common and make your Frenchie unique to the others that may be in the same color family.

What does a Brindle French Bull Dog mean?

Brindle is a pattern of coloring and markings in the fur of certain types of dogs.  The pattern does not occur in all dog breeds. Brindle French Bulldog refers to a normal French Bulldog breed with a coat pattern that involves random stripes or spots on the base color of the coat. Usually, the markings are only slightly different in shade than the coat color but sometimes they are as differentiable as black striping on a white coat.

Frenchies come in many different colors and for those of you who are familiar with the colors they can come in fawns (light brown french bulldog that vary on a spectrum with or without a black mask), black french bulldog, shades of chocolate, blue french bulldog shades, gray shades, cream, lilac, merle french bulldog, pied french bulldog and variations of these colors and patterns.

Why we have decided not to do Merle Patterned Frencies?

Merle is a pattern in a dog's coat. Merle French Bulldogs can have tiger stripes, spots, or patches. These come in different colors and patterns and are determined by heredity and geneticsMerle patterning is not found in purebred French Bulldogs - the pattern has been introduced most likely by crossing with merle Chihuahuas.Coat colour in the French Bulldog is complex because a range of colours is acceptable.  Merle patterning - patches of lighter colouring appearing in the coat - is the result of the M gene in the dog.  There are two alleles of this gene:  M (merle) and m (non merle), with merle (M) being dominant to non merle (m).  In some breeds, the effect of the M gene is termed 'dapple'.  

“The causal merle variant is dominant, so shows itself whenever it is present – even as a single copy. Therefore, in most breeds, we know it cannot have been present ‘under the radar’, as can be the case for some recessive variants. As a result, merle cannot suddenly ‘emerge’ in a breed after many years. This is why the Kennel Club is able to take this position in relation to merle as the situation is relatively straightforward, unlike in the vast majority of other colours.”  Dr Tom Lewis, Genetics & Research Manager UK Kennel Club.  "At the request of the French Bulldog breed clubs, the Kennel Club has agreed that it will no longer accept the registration of any merle French Bulldogs from 1 January 2013.   Unfortunately, the effects of the merle allele (M) are not confined to coat patterning and it is known that there can be an increased risk of impaired hearing and sight associated with it, particularly in dogs that are homozygous for M (dogs that carry two copies of the M allele).  In addition the merle colour is not a naturally occuring colour in this breed, and therefore the Kennel Club General Committee has agreed that it will no longer accept the registration of any merle French Bulldog puppies from this date."

Merle dogs can confront health problems that range from a bunch of structural defects and eye anomalies, deafness, blindness along with increased fetal mortality rates. Until it’s officially recognized, deliberate introduction of merle, a gene that may blind, kill or impair is dangerous to the breed. This is the reason we have elected to not breed them. We don't want to pass these problems on to any frenchie. 

What is a Mini Frenchie?

A mini Frenchie is a standard French Bulldog that has been bred down to a smaller size.

There are other names associated with this phenomenon such as the micro French Bulldog or teacup French Bull Dog.

All these terms essentially carry the same meaning. A smaller version of the standard Frenchie dog we all know and love.

 

What is the French Bulldog Breed Structure?

The French Bulldog is a heavy bone muscular dog with short smooth coat. Proportionate and symmetrical except for the large, erect bat like ears that are the breed’s well known feature.

The Frenchie dog built is compact, and of a medium or small structure with a large square head and plenty of wrinkles. The structure of the French Bulldog puts them immediately at a disadvantage with higher risk of  Stenotic nares.   BOAS stands for Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome and affects dogs with a smushed face. As a result, respiratory effort and open-mouth breathing are commonly seen in brachycephalic dogs. These dog breeds are popular and include the Frenchie, all types of Bulldogs, Pug, Boxer, Pekingese, Lhasa Apso and the Shih Tzu etc.

Exercise?

They have fairly minimal exercise needs, but do require at least daily short walks. Since French bulldogs fall into the dog category of a so-called "flat faced dog", strenuous exercise that results in heavy breathing specifically in hot temperatures should be avoided. French bulldogs should not be allowed near bodies of water as they are not capable of swimming due to their bodily structure being so heavy towards their front.

Temperature regulation-related issues

The French bulldog has only a single short coat. which combined with their compromised breathing system, makes it impossible for them to regulate their temperature efficiently.This means the dog may easily become cold, and are prone to heat stroke in hot and humid weather.

Grooming?

Grooming for a French bulldog is fairly easy and requires some brushing as French bulldogs have a short, fine and silky coat. However, as a French bulldog has many wrinkles in the face, yes advised that one should clean between the wrinkles and keep them dry. You don't want debris to build up causing infections. 

Breeding

The French Bull Dog is bred with artificial insemination. They require a C-section, and constant monitoring during the first two weeks of the puppies’ lives, the process can be very time-consuming. Although raising French Bulldogs is not an easy task, it’s always rewarding.