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Everything You Need For Your New French Bulldog

09.01.19

Everything You Need For Your New French Bulldog

Frenchies are an increasingly popular breed amongst pet owners. A small breed of domestic dog, first bred in the 1800’s as a result of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in France. Like many companion breeds, French Bulldogs make wonderful lapdogs and thrive on human interaction. They are also good with children, having patient and affectionate temperaments. If you are looking to bring a French Bulldog home for the first time or already have your new four-legged friend, take a look at our guide to things they may like.

 

A trio of French bulldogs being walked on leads.

 

Food and Water Dishes

Bowls are a necessity for every breed of dog. Keep water down at all times and feed your dog according to the guidelines set out by your chosen food brand. We suggest a raised design for French Bulldogs and other breeds with deep chests to make it comfortable at feeding time.

1. The Lords & Labradors raised Wooden Feeder in the small size is a practical design that is good for younger French Bulldogs. The removable stainless steel inner bowls make cleaning really simple.

2. For adult French Bulldogs the Tarhong raised feeders are ideal. We suggest a raised design for French Bulldogs and other breeds with deep chests to make it comfortable at feeding time.

 

lords and labradors raised wooden feeder for dogs - white wooden raised dog bowl stand with stainless steel bowls  Tarhong Raised double bowl for dogs - raised twin bowls for dogs perfect for French Bulldogs and other deep chested dogs

 

Health

Frenchies can be prone to dry, cracked noses and paws, especially in cold weather. The Nose Balm from Wild Dog Co and the Paw Balm from Wildwash will help keep their skin moisturised and help any cracks heal. Both of these products are made from 100% natural ingredients and safe for your pet.

 

Nose Balm by Wild Dog Co - a balm for dogs that soothes dry, cracked noses.    Wildwash Paw Balm for dogs - a healing paw balms suitable for all dogs

 

Dog Beds for French Bulldogs

There are a number of styles to consider when buying a bed for your new French Bulldog. The best option for puppies is a dog crate with matching cushion, cover and bumper set. The crate will keep them safe if you need to leave them on their own and is also great for potty training. The cover set will turn the bare, draughty cage into a sumptuous, cosy bed. When your puppy first comes home, you could buy a half size cushion and place puppy pads in the other half. Then as they grow older and become home trained, you can swap to a full size cushion. We’d suggest the medium size crate as this will then last them into adulthood.

 

dog crate with handmade cover, cushion and bumper by Lords and Labradors.   

 

The Luxury Truffle Bed is perfect for ne French Bulldog Puppies. It will fit in to one half of your puppies crate whilst crate and potty training and also work as a stand-alone bed outside of the crate. 

 

You could also treat your Frenchie to a luxury chesterfield sofa. A Lords & Labradors signature sofa is both elegant and practical. Available in a number of stylish fabrics that will look wonderful in any interior, the medium is ideal for French Bulldogs through to adulthood.

 

 luxury truffle dog bed - the ideal bed for puppies and adult dogs alike.   ​​​​Tetford Chesterfield luxury dog bed​  

Toys

French Bulldogs are not the most active breed of dog, but they do require some exercise and will enjoy some playtime too. A couple of different toys will keep them occupied, aid brain development and stop them from chewing furniture in boredom. The Little Buddy Heart Beat Sheep is absolutely for puppies. It will mimic the heartbeat of mum to help settle your new arrival. We also love Kong toys as they are good for chewers and promote healthy teeth whilst relieving boredom.

 

little buddy heartbeat sheep - puppy snuggle toy to help settle new puppies Kong Puppy toy to help your puppy stop chewing furniture and also aid teething KONG Winkie - teething toy for puppies in the shape of a dummy

Walkies

What doggy doesn’t love walkies? Whilst French Bulldogs don’t require the longest walks of all dog breeds, they do need some short walks to help keep them healthy. We would suggest a harness rather than a collar, as collars can restrict their breathing. Harnesses also offer great comfort and control when lead training.

1. Ruffwear Hi & Lite harness is perfect for French Bulldog Puppies

2. Upgrade to the Ruffwear Front Range Harness as your puppy grows into an adult. 

3. Front range Lead 

 

ruffwear hi & light harness - a small harness perfect for the puppies and the smallest adult toy breedsruffwear front range dog harness - in a range sizes to suit all breeds of dog. A strong harness that is comfortable and practical. ruffwear front range lead - dog lead that matches front range and hi & Lite harness but can also clip to any collar.

 

Puppy Shopping List…

Hopefully this guide will have given you some ideas of the key things to buy when getting ready for your new French Bulldog. For even more suggestions, visit our French Bulldog Breed Page which has some must-have items for all new Frenchie owners. If you need any help or advice with your order don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re always happy to help as best we can.

 

French bulldog wearing a winter dog coat

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