Frequently Asked Questions
What are these new 'rare' colored frenchies I'm seeing?
Here is my soapbox rant: When the Frenchies became AKC recognized in 1898, the standard was set as well as what colors were acceptable. These 'rare colors' that we've been seeing the past few years are blues, mouse, brown, all white, all black, and lavender. NO RESPONSIBLE BREEDER WILL HAVE THESE COLORS. They will typically sell them at a premium price and label them as 'rare colored' frenchies. These colors were bred out years ago because they carry genes for life long health problems in frenchies. These 'rare' colors carry health problems such as juvenile blindness which leads to blindness and Follicular dysplasia- a gradual hair loss starting at a young age causing dry scaly skin susceptible to bacterial infections. There is no cure and conditions usually become increasingly worse. The AKC will not recognize these colors. If you receive AKC papers with you 'rare colored' frenchie, notice there is not spot on the form for these colors. You will have to lie on the form and choose a AKC accepted color. END RANT.
Do Frenchies shed?
The short answer is YES! We've found that there is a consistent shedding from our dogs, but about twice a year they will blow out their coat and we can't keep the house clean.
What kind of food should I feed my dog?
We recommend feeding an organic food. You will regret feeding any food with egg in it (frenchies are extremely gassy). Our kids do very well on a fish based food. It's important if your food is labeled as 'fish and rice' the first two ingredients should be labeled as fish and rice.
Do Frenchies like to be outside?
Well that depends on the weather. Frenchies cannot tolerate heat and are very susceptible to heat stroke so they cannot be exposed for long periods of time. They also don't like being outside if it's too rainy, too cold, too much snow, or too windy. With that said though, our kids love to be outside and play ball, drag large sticks around, and play bloodhound.