Frenchie Parents, and Grandparents.
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Parents are retired and some are available for adoption at 4 to 6 years old. They will be on the retired page when that happens.
The Frenchie's are a whole family affair!
Several of the frenchies are actually my son's, or daughter and son-inlaw's, and live with them, not here. They all come to visit often and bring them when they come over to work. Some also live in foster to adopt homes whom they will stay with after retirement.
The moms all come to our house to have their puppies and stay until we are sure everyone is doing well and doesn't need 24/7 supervision. Sometimes they will bring the mom and the pups back to their own home to raise and visit routinely for check ups.
All our Frenchies have OFA eyes and hearts. Many have more testing done, working on updates.
AKC Merlin Jr.
Pied Merle, Stud
AKC Merlin Jr., son of Merlin and Darla, full brother to Dolly. He is OFA certified for hips, patellas, heart and eyes, just like his father Merlin, and his mother Darla! VERY few frenchies achieve that!
He grew up while we were building the little house for my mom and aunt. He loves attention but didn't get worked with much due to the circumstances. Amazing how fast he learned to walk on a leash now that their little house is done and we have our time back for working and playing with all the dogs.
He likes to be boisterous with the girls, and some of the girls aren't too happy playing with him. Now that he isn't a teenager anymore he is mellowing out. He rarely seems to get too hot, excellent open airways!
Merlin Jr, Merle and white color
Meati, and Merlin Jr
Merlin Jr, merle and white French Bulldog
Pied Cream, Stud*Retired July 2022*
Dex. He is an adult now! He is OFA certified for hips, patellas, heart and eyes also!
He has a wonderful temperament, friendly, happy and gets along terrific with most of the other dogs (only a couple dominant stud dogs he's not happy to hang out with.)
He is a cream pied and sires some adorable cream color puppies, all with his great cuddly personality.
Blue Tan Points, stud
Son of Neelly and Razz, Grandson of Neel. He is still just a puppy, big boned like his dad Razz with nice open airs like his mom, his personality is incredibly easy going, his best friend is a toy poodle, Romeo! Sweet and cuddly, he's a favorite of Kim and Keith's, spending time at everyone's house, gets along with all of their dogs and is already house broken at just 5 months old. OFA eyes and heart.
Indy, blue with tan points
Indy, 4 months old
A solid blue male.
Father of Nakia, Nakilia, BlackBerry, Gandolf, Astrid, Mahoney, Mulberry and Lucile Lu. He has just the best personality and passes it to his offspring.
He is Kim's, my daughter, and Justin, son-in-law's sidekick. Bought him as a 3 year old stud dog who was shown, and is a Champion. He has OFA heart, eyes, and patellas plus is DM negative.
They have housebroken him and he is one of the "Pack" at their house and loves to vacation and travel. He has a terrific mellow personality! He is a Very handsome boy.
A terrific mellow personality is a requirement for all our boys.
He can breed naturally, and all of his puppies have great blocky wide heads and super easy going personalities.
we have already have done preliminary OFA testing on some of his offspring and they passed hips and patellas, they also have OFA heart and eyes!
*His retirement home has already been arranged when the time comes*
Loving his first car ride with us! The day we brought him home.
Tackle 4th of July Parade
Tackleberry, a blue
Tackleberry hanging out at Grandmas
Tackleberry, expanded his fan club during the Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event
Blue, Blue Merle
Daughter of Blueberry and Tackleberry, full sister to Mahoney and Gandolf
She lives in her foster to adopt home which is my daughter Kim's friend Jess. When she has puppies she goes to Kim's house to raise them, and so Jess takes home Mahoney to help keep Frenchie fun and cuddles while she waits for Astrids return. She has OFA heart, eyes, plus is DM negative.
Astrid loves to travel on day trips or extended vacations, her doggy mates are Freya a Boston Terrier and Loki a Merle Beagle, they are quite the pack!
Days before her first litter or 3
Visiting at Kim's
Daughter of Loddy Doddy and Neel whom have both retired in 2020
Mother of Indy (blue and tan male) and Ozzie (Black and Tan female)
*Website in progress, more photos coming soon*
Photos of her father, Neel.
AKC Neel, a blue and tan, now retired and living in Florida has a terrific personality, although not as mellow as the others, He has a bit longer nosed and wont have issues with breathing, or heat the way some do, he can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and breed naturally. We like dogs who can breath, run and play like a dog is suppose to be able too! Our visitors often think he is the most handsome of our frenchies!
Neel, still going to fill in more, almost 1 year old.
Neel, still going to fill in more, almost 1 year old.
Neel, still going to fill in more, almost 1 year old.
Neel, still going to fill in more, almost 1 year old.
Neel as a puppy.
Blue Sable *Retired
He is blue, carries chocolate and also carries tan points! He was 5 years old when we got him in 2019. Since we had daughters of our other boys we needed an unrelated male to Tackleberry and wanted more blue color, plus puppies with tan points unrelated to Neel. He has an extra short, very beefy body type, all muscle! He has OFA excellent hips, patellas, cardiac and eye!
Like all our other boys he has a terrific personality! He gets along great with our other dogs, even most of the stud dogs. We will need to watch him with visiting stud dogs as boys will be boys. Luke the merle in the photos is a future stud dog and the 2 boys get along great, most of the time.
He is really unusual color. He is 5 years old and has had beautiful puppies in the past. Thank you Amber and Justin for letting us adopt this wonderful boy!
Handsome daddy Razz, Blue Sable
Razz Blue sable, Luke a merle in the back
Napping Studs, Luke/merle, Razz/Blue Sable
AKC Nakia and Nakilia
black with minimal brindle markings
OFA Eyes, Heart, patella's and Prelim OFA good hips.
Full Sister daughters of Fergie and Tackleberry, granddaughters of Fiona and Brutus, which all OFA eyes and heart.
Very sweet, short like their mom Fergie but a little bigger like dad, super good natured like both of their parents Fergie and Tackleberry.
*Photos of mom Fergie below, Tackle has his own section above, photos of Nakia and Nakilia coming soon*
Mom; Fergie a petite cream
Mom; Fergie a cute cream
Nakia and Nakilia newborns with mom Fergie
Their sweet cuddly mom Fergie
was Arynes baby, also daughter to Fiona and Brutus. She's just as cute. I need more photos! She has OFA eyes and heart.
Her boys love her and she is here often when Aryne is working. She loves to travel and go anywhere in the car. Photo of her playing with her first litter of puppies. she's a great mom and just loves to play with them.
She is also terrific with any other puppy so she is often kenneled with our young pups when they are weaned.
Aryne had a few big changes and has moved where she can only have 3 dogs, her old Cavalier, who was our retired mom Roxy. Arynes first ever dog! Also her young cavalier, Sophie, who she has had the next longest and Sonny her poodle. Unfortunately for Aryne and the boys Fifi now lives here.
Fifi as a little pup, Cream
Fifi, a cream, loves playing with her brindle puppies
Pied Brindle *Retired
is daughter to Merlin and Darla, full sibling to Merlin Jr. In the photos she's a puppy, a teenager and then a very pregnant adult. Shes athletic with a great open airway. Both parents have OFA: hips, patellas, heart and eyes! We have not had her hips and patellas tested yet, she has OFA eyes and heart.
She is super cute and loves to play with Buckwheat, or Dex the most. She is energetic and plays rougher than some of the other girls like to play.
We took more photos when she was "big as a house" pregnant with her very first litter. She had 9!! Excellent mom and adores her babies. Even with 9 she is SO careful not to sit, or step on any of them. She didn't want her picture taken though so kept turning away from the camera so I don't have a good picture of her pretty face all grown up yet.
Dolly as a baby, Brindle Pied
Pretty Dolly, Brindle Pied
Dolly, days before her first litter was born
Black Brindle *retired*
An athletic and muscular black brindle, her fathers build and her mothers personality
Daughter of AKC Mrs. Meati one of our smallest girls at just 18lbs, her father is Tackleberry mentioned above.
Blackberry lives with her foster family up North and would come back here to be bred, and then later to deliver and raise her puppies. She unfortunately developed pyometria the second time she was bred so she was spayed and lives with her family. Fortunately her daughter, Hollyberry, the family also wanted to do a foster to adopt option so when Holly is old enough she will be a mom in the foster to adopt program.
First litter gorgeous! She was bred to Merlin Jr
Photos of Blackberry and her mother Meatie below.
Mom; Meati in her favorite place
Mom; Meati with her cuddle buddy Rosie
Black almost no Brindle, *Retired
, lived with my daughter as her shadow. She is now retired, very hard on Kim, but for her son to have a best friend puppy she had to let hers go to a retirement home. Her new family loves her!
She's very pregnant in 2 of the photos, "helping" Kim do paperwork. She adores Kim , sleeps with her and loves to go anywhere Kim does, although not a fan of car rides if Kim gets in the car its worth it for her to jump in, she rides quitely in her seat and waits patiently for quick stops at the gas station. At home the rest of her pack likes to ride in the side by side for rides in the woods, Karrie however prefers to get her exercise and follow along from a safe distance, she has more stamina than you would think with her laid back personality. She has OFA hips, patellas, eyes, and heart.
She is not as sensitive to heat because her nose is a bit longer, she can breathe great and gets to run around the farm and play as much as she wants. Her daughter Peanut is the same way. Even when its hot out they run around then jump in the baby pool to cool off, or head inside the house if they want air-conditioning, or are done playing.
We do breed for better open nostrils, breathing is important!!
Karrie a black brindle, helping with paperwork
Karrie a black brindle, Kim's sidekick
Hidden Merle covered in Cream, *Retired
Daughter of Karrie and Merlin. She is my daughter Kim's husband Justin's companion. She's just a pup in some photos. She is a merle color, like her father, Merlin, but the cream hides the color! She has OFA eyes and heart.
She goes everywhere with Kim's husband Justin and will jump in the car if she thinks its her turn to go. She is Justin's favorite dog as she is very playful, and goofy, she loves to cuddle and is very good at slowly pushing her way in to the best spot.
Photo of her as an adult with her buddy Tackleberry the blue, she's also below in Blueberries photos, Blue and Peanut are best of friends and love to play hard, then nap. She will stay at their house after retirement.
Peanut as just a little pup, Cream hidden merle
Peanut a few months old drying off afer a bath
Peanut a hidden merle cream, naps with her boyfriend Tackleberry a blue
AKC Blueberry Pie aka "Blue"
Mother of Gandolf, Xena, Mulberry, Astrid and Mahoney her puppies have the absolute best personalities with people and other animals alike.
She's retired with my daughter Kim, son-in-law, Justin, and my 2 grandsons. Blue and Peanut are half grown puppies in the one photo.
"Blue" loves to travel and Kim brings her over whenever she's working and to dog friendly stores. She's a huge hit with not only being a French Bulldog and automatically extra cute, but because of her fabulous merle color. She's a littler Frenchie, just a bit bigger then Mora. She is sassy and quite vocal, watches TV and calls out any animal, super enthusiastic and spunky and quick to enjoy a good rub down followed by a nap.
She likes to photo bomb the puppy pictures. Look at her eyes, she is so expressive and wonders why we want her out of the way! Most recent are photos with her and one of the puppies in her first litter. An adorable boy just like her and now lives in New York!
Blueberry a merle, with her baby Froto
Blueberry w/ her merle son
Blueberry, 6 months old with future boyfriend Tackleberry
Kim's Girls Blueberry a merle, Peanut a cream, Karrie a black brindle
Blueberry trying to help with laundry
Blueberry "helping" with puppy photos
Blueberry blending in with a rug
Kim's pack, heated weighted blankets
*Retired : AKC Corky, daughter of, Buster and Frenchie, (who is daughter to Suzie and Brutus.) She is OFA certified good Patellas, Eyes and Heart.
She has a really sweet easy going personality. Full littermate sister to Cressy.
She had her first litter and just loves her puppies and was so good with them you would have never known it was her first litter. We have to keep all squeak toys up when she has puppies. She, like her sister, thinks someone is hurting a puppy hearing the toy, and she goes nuts barking. When she doesn't have little puppies she doesn't mind the other dogs squeeking the toys near as much. If she hears a puppy crying, no matter when, she gets very upset and barks an alarm that something is wrong with a baby! More then once she has possibly saved a puppy when another mom was accidentally laying on a baby, causing the baby to gasp and cry. We heard her and looked for the problem, finding the puppy in time. She can be a bit bossy with some of the female dogs. She's a terrific girl!
Corky, light colored fawn
Corky, a beautiful fawn
*Retired, AKC Cressy, daughter of Frenchie and Buster, Granddaughter to Suzie and Brutus. OFA eyes and heart.
Mother of Luke
She also has a really sweet easy going personality. Full littermate sister to Corky.
She's a really good mom and we have to put up all the dogs squeak toys when she has puppies, because when she hears one she jumps up and gets all agitated thinking the dogs are making a puppy cry!, just like her sister! Took us a day to figure out what the was upsetting her so much! Poor girl here she's trying to lay with her babies and then thinks the other dogs and hurting a puppy someplace. She's a really good girl.
Cressy on her way to have puppies!
Cute Cressy a fawn
Cressy with her colorful litter
AKC Willie Wonka, son of Buckwheat and Mora.
Father of Xena
He is a rare chocolate cream, super cute. He is DM negative, as both his parents are DM negative. OFA eyes and heart.
He has the most agreeable personality. We often have him out to play with even other male dogs and he is fine with everyone.
He has sired 2 litters now and they are SO cute! We generally let our boys breed naturally if they are able to.
AKC Juniper Berry, and AKC Huckleberry, daughter and son of Mora and Tackelberry,
They also a really sweet easy going personality like their parents, and half brother, Willie Wonka.
Juniper is just a puppy. Her mom had trouble with the c-section after she and her 2 brothers were born. The puppies were put with Karrie and Karrie's much older puppies. Karrie is such a loving mom she had no problem with us adding 3 more babies to her 3 and raising them like her own.
Juniper is adorable, outgoing and silly. We need some better photos, she is just a doll! She is getting bigger then expected, bigger then both brothers! Shes really laid back, so doesn't exert herself to be fit. Willie Wonka did the same, but now that he is mature he is muscular and fit.
We waited 6 months to decide which of the boys to keep. They both passed OFA hearts, eyes, prelims for patellas and hips!! They also are DM negative as both parents are negative! We had figured one wouldn't pass something but they both did. So we couldn't use that for the decision. Finally decided to keep the more laid back of the 2 boys, even though he was bigger. They are both terrific, it was impossible to decide! Huckleberry can be a bit shy at first but he warms up fast and isn't as bouncy as his brother.
as a goofy puppy
she keeps growing!
a few months old
Huckleberry & Finn
a few months old
Ignore "TEST" on photos.
I hired someone to help put *text about the photo* on the pictures and instead they put *Test* on every photo! It will take me forever to repair the entire website as we have over a thousand photos.... And have 4 kids!
AKC Sweetmeat, *SOON to Retire, available around fall 2023. daughter of Meati and Merlin. She is 1 of Keith's 3 frenchies.
She has a sweet, funny personality. Easy going, loves to follow Keith everywhere, even run after Keith when he takes the 4wheeler from our farm to his. (next door) She's very careful to just follow, while his rescued shepherds race ahead. She is incredibly fit and muscular with all the exercise she gets. Well bred frenchies can be athletic like any other dog!
I need some better photos! She had her first litter with Buckwheat, May 2019, and they are SO cute!! All of them were adopted really quickly.
We are working on getting OFA certification done on all the frenchies, of ours, and those who don't live here but we share a breeding program; daughter Kim and her husband Justin, and son Keith.
Frenchies really rarely all pass everything. The goal is to breed carefully to improve the health and physical well being of the next generation. If you remove all dogs from the breeding program who do not pass everything then you have limited the gene pool. When that happens more puppies will not pass as diversity helps them stay healthy. Its a balancing act. Think of Cheetahs, they are doomed to extinction because their diverse gene pool is gone.
We have more to test, everyone old enough or wasn't nursing little ones at the time got OFA tested by for eyes and hearts 2017, 2018 and 2019, which we received passing certificates for. 2020 came with its own challenges and the certifiable clinic we go to was cancelled. April 2019 went terrific, all our frenchies passed heart and eye exams! The cardiologist was very impressed!!! 🙂
Our vet's computer crashed in 2017, and they will not re-take, or re-do exams for hips and patellas which are in their computer but they had not been sent to OFA. Only now in summer 2019 has the computer been fixed and she has said she has a list but has not had time to find all the x-rays. We have been waiting a long time, but should be soon now. They wanted to charge us to do them over, and we just can't afford to do that. Its now 12-30-2019 and still not one has been sent in from the computer crash. Once the holidays are over and things back on track I will make the list and insist they get sent in, great vets just challenging with paperwork sometimes.
So far (2019) those who have been tested and sent to OFA with all 4 passing results for Hips, eyes, hearts and patellas as follows. (the 4 things frenchies are recommended to be tested for) this allows them to be "CHIC" certified, a highly sought after goal for any breed:
Merlin, Merlin Jr, Loddy Doddy, Darla, Karrie. More have been done and passed but I am working off the spread sheet Kim started but has been doing other helpful tasks like photos and emails so it has not completed been yet for even retired parents and any puppies we may keep back.
Several puppies have passed all 4 tests in prelim status too! (prelim means they are not over 12 months for patellas, or over 24 months for hips to get actual certification.) We are really excited about them doing so well! This includes Nakia, Nakilia, Huckleberry, Mazzora.
Past Retired parents, grandparents.
I wish it was easier to put text on the photos. There is probably a way but I don't know what it is. The edit thing on the computer takes me about 15 to 30 minutes to add text to just one photo. I am technology challenged! Some dogs are in the slide show, and other are below with a note about each previous parent/grandparent.
Neel, just 1 year old
AKC Brutus, cream
Father of Karrie, Fifi, Fergie.
Retired in a pet home in Chicago, he's been an artists model and regular sidekick to his person all around the town. He has a super personality who loves everyone. Champion sired and has lots of Champions on his pedigree, plus all AKC approved colors for those who like sticking with only AKC show colors. He is really handsome!
AKC Fiona, mother to; FiFi, Meati, and Fergie. She is Champion sired and has lots of champions on her pedigree.
Fiona is now retired and in a pet home.
Like the others she is a love bug. A friends special needs boy was visiting. Fiona hopped up on the couch next to him, wagging her tail gave him a kiss. He was petting her then grabbed a big handful of skin pinching her. She held very still as we rushed to pry his hand off and she never left, just gave him another kiss wanting to sit by him. Frenchies do have tough skin but also such a tolerant personality! She adores Kyvn! Fiona is extra special though and loves special needs people.
Retired, adopted out: AKC Buckwheat, a chocolate brindle. He is a chunk and the sweetest ever. Just a pup in the fence. He is almost 1 year old in the other photos. He is a Very handsome boy! He has a lot of champions on his pedigree, and is CH sired.
Buckwheat has a really mellow personality. Not dog aggressive at all and even doesn't react much to the other male dogs. He is extra cuddly! OFA: patellas, heart and eyes, and DM negative.
We bought him as a sickly, scrawny puppy. Seeing his parents and his potential we got him anyway. Turned out the problem was major giardia, with some coccidia despite all the treatments he had prior to us getting him. Some medication, took awhile, but he has been fine ever since.
Giardia and coccidia is everywhere and is easy to treat with the right medication. Simply took a bit, plus going to our other vet who found what worked for him. He grew chunky right away despite being positive and loose stools for months with standard treatment from our regular vet. The other vet put him on "triple therapy" she called it. 3 meds every 8 hours, plus probiotics daily and in less then a week he was doing tons better. Treated him for a full month as his gut was so messed up for so long she wanted to be sure he had time to heal. She was going to test him for gut issues if her special remedy didn't work. So many dogs get labeled with IBS, leaky gut, or other things and it is really just the gut bacteria got off balance and was never treated with the right meds and probiotics long enough to get it back on track to fully heal.
It was worth it he is a doll, and is so handsome! His puppies are also super cute! Although they all are!!
Buckwheat sired a puppy born with a mild genetic problem twice (no effect on the pups health, or longevity, but we want to avoid producing puppies with any problems.) So he has sadly been neutered and is now living with one of our favorite veterinarians, along with one of his puppies. They just love him! He is terrific, We won't breed a dog who has produced a puppy with a genetic disorder. We did keep a couple of his daughters who are normal, he is terrific and has passed on his great personality and looks to them.
AKC Buster is a chunky happy guy.
Buster has been retired and adopted out. We had kept some of his daughters (Corky and Cressy. My son has Meati, Gamora and Nebula.) We couldn't really use him for breeding anymore. He loves people and is a easy going boy. Great temperament, which he passed on to his daughters! OFA: heart and eyes.
He is super cute. He has lots of champions on his pedigree, and is Champion sired!
Retired; Buster, Fawn OFA hearts, eyes, Champion sired
Retired; Buster, fawn
Retired; Merlin, Pied Merle, about 8 months old, OFA Heart, Eyes, Hips, Patella's
Mora, blue fawn OFA Heart & Eyes mother of Huckleberry and Juniper
Retired; Mora, blue fawn, OFA eyes and heart
The 2 who started our love for French Bulldogs!
Jewel and Trinket. I had a huge history on the old website but I think it got lost in the switch to the new website.
Trinket, the little almost all white puppy. We seen her and Art fell in love. She was all sassy, bouncing and stomping about barking, just like his Pomeranian, Jasmine. I thought she was one of the cutest things ever and the personality was just so funny.
Art has a video of pointing his finger at her scolding her for getting into the trash. She barked and stomped at him and then because she had learned the new trick to sit, sat down. She was sure since she sat everything was all good.
It was winter when we got them and her favorite place to sleep, was on top of any of the Shar Pei. They were warm soft and furry. The problem was she would climb on and slide down. They always cuddled to sleep.
Trinket kept getting sick. We had never had such a sickly puppy before. Finally we figured out the problem was an elongated soft palette that caused her to aspirate when she would run around playing. She would be breathing hard and inhale spit, basically. She was too the vets so many times with hi not being able to figure out the problem. I figured it out myself and took her to a different vet for surgery. So we had it corrected and she was spayed. We found her a great home for her as a pet. Just loved her but we need to be able to have a breeding quality dog in order to have puppies, what we do best. We wont breed a dog who needs surgery to breath as many people do.
Jewel was 4 years old, (almost 5 years old) cowering in the corner. I felt so sorry for her and bought her because she was for sale, looked miserable and just beautiful at the same time!
She took 3 months to be comfortable being touched. Another few months before she was comfortable being picked up. She had never walked on a leash, or been housebroken. She learned all kinds of new things. She was so nervous around people. Very feisty with other dogs.
We thought she acted much more like a boston terrier and looked a little bit like one. She was dog aggressive, or at least very dog bossy and very hyper, nothing like the other 3 Frenchies we bought when we decided we needed a male to go with our 2 new girls. We sent off DNA for breed testing and it came back that she was a small bit Boston. So we decided she wasn't a good candidate for our new Frenchie breeding program either. Then she started falling down. Our vet took x-rays and did tests and couldn't figure out what was going on. They suspected she had a problem in her vertebrae that was causing the falling issues, and breathing problem. She ended up passing away before they could actually figure it out. It was just so sad. She only had 9 months of a loving home in over 5 years of her short life. 🙁