Embrace The Brachy | Loving & Living With Brachycephalic Dogs | Book
Loving & Living With Flat-Faced Dogs
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.
Copies of the paperback version are 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, just provide us their mailing info and any inscription. Through the end of 2022, we're also including a 20% off coupon for your next purchase here at The Blissful Dog.
appears to work but the tins are so small I'm gonna use it up before the issue is healed. my fault since I ordered the sample tins. my dog appears to like as he licks it after applied
Glad to hear the products are working! The Combo kits are designed to be a trial run for bigger dogs or as a way to try most of the butter products. Smaller dogs will of course, get more applicationms. People always ask us why we offer eight size of Nose Butter, etc. and we tell them 'Because dogs come in all sizes.' For dry noses and elbow calluses we openly share that Nose Butter and Elbow Butter will relieve the symptoms, but there will have to be maintenance.
Hopefully you got a brochure in the container, it should cover all of the usage info. We do everything we can think of to share the sizes, etc in a reasonable way, but I will look at the Combo Kit listing again to be sure. What issue does your Lab have? Elbow Calluses?
Great product for my Golden Retriever's nose!
I have been using Nose Butter for several years now, and it made an immediate difference the first time I tried it. My dog's nose was falling off in little chunks due to dryness, and felt like 40 grit sandpaper. The nose butter quickly added needed mositure to his nose, and I used it daily without fear of using too much. His nose quickly became soft and grew back normally. Since there is no cure for his nose problem, I have been using nose butter ever since, and it does a great job.
You absolutely made our day! The 40 grit sandpaper is a new description for me, but I will be using it. Golden Retriever's are such classically beautiful dogs with those sweet, sweet faces, a dry nose is not allowed. I'm so glad you found us and your boy is doing well! Thank you again, this is the way I love to start my day! -Kathy
I doubt it’s going to get rid of the overgrowth on their noses but it is softening it, and the color has darkened back up. One or two licks, and they leave it alone to do it’s moisturizing.
Give it a few more days! From one dog to the next there will be different times as to how quickly they shed that nasty overgrowth. What we've noticed (not scientific) is the dogs with short/flat faces seem to get rid of it faster than dogs with classic nose lengths. Dogs like your Cockers with their elegant faces may take a wee bit longer. Keep at it and let us know how they do! - Kathy
My dog loves this and his nose looks great.
The vet recommended nose butter. I found your product online. Awesome stuff! It is definitely making a difference in his dry, rough nose.
Theresa M Manenkoff
The reluctant patient
Tanker, our Dalmatian, developed a very dry, cracked nose. It was gray and black. Your nose butter has really help him, but I usually have to chase after him to put it on him. Our other dal, Rookie, is more than willing to let me put it on him. He just doesn't need it. Works great.
Kate Dreher Wells
Nose Butter for Golden
Wonderful Service and Wonderful Product! Best Wishes for continued success!
Soft nose now!
So easy to use and great all natural product. His nose is perfect now.
This has been amazing for my Cano Corso her nose is so much better!