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.
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 bowls are ideal. We suggest a slightly raised design for French Bulldogs and other breeds with deep chests to make it comfortable at feeding time.
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.
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.
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.
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 dog 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.
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.
2. Upgrade to the Ruffwear Front Range Harness as your puppy grows into an adult.
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.