We go crazy with frenchies, there is no doubt about that, but we are also aware that the french bulldog is a dog breed that needs more care than others, and that is why, as we published an article explaining several tips to buy a french bulldog, we will do the same but the other way, giving reasons to the people who are thinking about buying or adopting a french bulldog, to think it twice.
Why are we doing this? One of the main reasons to publish something like this is because we don´t want someone to buy a french bulldog and thinking after two weeks: Ah! Big trouble! I was not expecting this! And make his furry friend part of the abandoned dog list. In fact, we had already talked about this subject when we showed you several tips to have in mind before taking the final desition. Let´s see these reasons that you have to take into account to not choosing the french bulldogas a companion dog.
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Reasons to NOT buying a french bulldog
#1 Possibly, it is the most flatulent race of the world
Don´t make a mistake, we are not talking about one or two farts per week. We are talking about a constant cloud of bad smell around the french bulldog. Not only that, also they burp after eating. Besides, don´t think they will cut you off when someone is visiting. Whoever it is, they will eat a frenchie fart 100% sure.
#2 It’s a little “piggy”
Coupled with the previous is the fact that they throw up (you have to be careful with the efforts they make) and have a lot of buggers. There are people that cannot stand this things, and it´s better to know it before buying a french bulldog and that they might regret it later.
#3 It is very common to suffer from an allergy
If you own a french bulldog, you have big possibilities that he suffers some kind of allergy, which will demand investing time and money in their treatment. An allergy test can cost around 200€ and 400€ (depending on the vet), also the vaccine can be up to 200€. There are treatments as Atópica that cost 60€ the box and has 30 pills, and it is a lifetime treatment.
#4 Dog hair all around the house
Are you interested in the french bulldog because you believe that since it is a short haired breed won´t shed on your couch? Think again, because the frenchies lose a lot of hair, and if you don´t take it away, they will be happy to do it by themselves in the carpet or the couch. It also seems inevitable that the owners of the black french bulldogs prefer white clothes, and vice versa.
#5 Has respiratory problems
French bulldog is a dog breed that has respiratory issues, causing loud snoring and sometimes, it’s necessary an operation in the nose and mouth to improve their life quality. This is the reason to have into account the “extra expenses” that might be out of your budget.
#6 You cannot leave him/her alone
Are you looking for a dog that is happy about staying home alone while you are at work during the day? It´s possible that you want to rethink that before buying or adopting a frenchie. Many french bulldogs suffer anxiety staying alone, expressing such condition with almost everything: barks, bites, excavations and becoming crazy. Some owners have found that the only solution is buying or adopting a second dog, although for some even then the issue is not solved.
#7 They make a lot of noise
Due to their respiratory issues and their energy, which is a lot, they are very loud dogs. If it´s not a common snoring, it´s their paws or the loudest toy of them all. They won´t stop, but for some of us that is adorable (I think any owner of a french bulldog will tell you that this is one of their most notable characteristics).
#8 Loyalty is not their hallmark
If you are looking for the type of dog that dedicates to you and only to you, the french bulldog is not the model dog. Often the french bulldog is described as “sociable” (we make them ourselves),but from loving they turn to be a little “silly“.Try it and without being ahead, ask a person who does not know your mascot to give him/her a cookie and to pat the head. You’ll see how slowly realizes that it’s not you, or even can´t remember you.
#9 Careful! They eat it all
If you want a dog that does not eat it all that he/she sees in the floor keep looking. They are extremely curious and they will and they will take almost everything from the floor and they will eat it if you are not aware. This demands an attention effort that many people are not willing to do. Be clear of this point beforehand please.
#10 It is expensive to maintain and raise
The French Bulldog is an expensive dog to maintain. Due to the long list of diseases, there are many controls that you have to make to avoid issues in the future. The best for you is that before buying a frenchie you make the allergy tests and possible congenital conditions.
From our perspective, we have 3 french bulldogs, 1 female and 2 males (and some more coming in the future) and we love them like crazy, and if we could go back in time, we would buy them or adopt them again. That is, we don´t want you to think that it´s easy to take care of a french bulldog adopted or bought. They are dogs that need very special care, patience, time and money. And of course we don´t want more abandoned dogs in the street!
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With all the bad and the good, we promise you that you´ll have the most wonderful dog in the world, affectionate, cuddly, funny and perfect constant companion. What do you think? We would like to know your opinion and experience. Leave your comment and tell us below and don´t forget to share this content with your friends and families.