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Steps to Right Breeding of French Bulldogs|Quality Breeding of French Bulldogs|Breeding French Bulldogs in a Responsible Way
French bulldogs are among the popular breed of dogs; however, they are not easy to breed, so they usually are expensive dogs. A very obvious reason why French bulldogs don’t come as easy to breed is because of their natural structure, which is small and with narrow hips, making mounting tough and, therefore, the best option is to apply artificial insemination to the female French bulldog, which is costly and time-consuming. During delivery time, the puppies can only be delivered by C-section because they have large heads and shoulders which are impassable to go through, in a natural way, into the birth canal of the mother. With these top reasons as prime considerations why it is costly to breed this kind of canines, aside from the professional care, food, medicines, and shelter, the whole breeding proposition is truly an expensive venture.
There are, however, reputable and conscientious dog breeders who continue to breed French bulldogs despite the difficulty of producing by practising good breeding techniques. Adhering to the breed standard and code of ethics, quality French bulldog breeders always select the right female, the right stud, and set the breeding terms to produce superior kinds of French bulldog puppies. There are organizations and clubs of canine breeders all over the country, one of which is the French Bulldog Club of America, which is a good source in looking for established pedigrees of quality lineage when one intends to breed superior French bulldogs. Health certifications of both the female and male French bulldogs must be secured first including an information of their lineage in order to narrow down your selection to the right female and male dogs. Discuss well the breeding terms to the stud owner – natural means or artificial insemination, where the mating will take place, and charge cost of the services.
An experienced breeder will know when the female dog is in the heating period for mating, but for best results always consider bringing the dog to a vet to test if she is ovulating. Breeding time starts when the female dog is confirmed ovulating and since artificial insemination increases the chance of pregnancy, this method is often chosen, thus the stud’s semen is extracted, chilled and sent to the vet. The pregnancy period is around 60-68 days, so during that period the female dog must be taken cared well – clean, well-hydrated, provided with regular amount of food fortified with vitamins and minerals. Gestation period of French female bulldogs is between 59 to 63 days and by keeping track of this, when the pregnant dog is due to give birth, have a vet on-call to deliver the litter by C-section. As much as possible, limit the number of pregnancies of the mother dog as the birthing experience for French bulldogs can prove to be traumatic.