Many of you know that in a past life I bred and showed French Bulldogs for decades. During that time I also worked for two French Bulldog magazines which gave me the unique opportunity to meet and learn from many of the world's experts in dogs. In many cases I was able to interview them and I treasure those experiences.
In 2000 Howell Books, now Wiley, contracted me to write the French Bulldog book for their Happy, Healthy Dogs series. It was an honor. I was especially proud to be able to help Frenchie owners have a breed resource, as the internet was still getting started as the go-to for everything.
Now, 20 years later, French Bulldogs and many other flat-faced dogs have exploded in popularity. While the internet has infinitely more information now, it can still be hard to separate the fact from fiction.
Brachycephalic dogs are usually fun-loving, hoots to live with. But their flat-faces and bully bodies can lead to health problems. Knowing what to expect before you bring that wiggling bundle of love home can be invaluable.
Many people have fallen in love with the cute Frenchie they saw in a celebrity's arms or saw a Bulldog skateboarding on YouTube and had to have one. This book's purpose is to give you more information about the flat-faced dog breeds to help you make an informed decision prior to bringing one into your life. It is also for those who already have a flat-faced best buddy and want to know some of the secrets to keeping them safe and healthy.
While there are potential inherent issues found in many flat-faced, especially bullies dogs, that does not mean they ALL are health or genetic disasters. I have to call BS on some of the histrionic I've read about these loving dogs. But, forewarned is forearmed and if you know what to look for and how to prevent mishaps from occurring, your dog can have a happier and healthier life.
In this book, I share lessons learned from decades of being immersed in these breeds and hours spent picking the brains of many kind mentors. It is with great love for these breeds and those who have devoted their lives to them that I wrote this book and I sincerely hope you will benefit.
I have copies of the paperback version available here. For the Kindle version, visit Amazon here. If you would like an inscription, let me know in the Notes at checkout to whom and I will gladly sign it for you. We will also mail the book to your gift recipient, provide us the info and we will mail it and include a card. Through the end of 2020 I'm also including a 20% off coupon for your next purchase here at The Blissful Dog.