Many potential Frenchie buyers find it difficult to get good information on breeders. In an effort to help this group, please see our article on finding a Responsible Breeder.
There is a long list of “Don’ts” for anyone who wants to buy a Frenchie.
DON’T buy one from
- a pet shop
- a dog auction
- a classified ad in the newspaper
- someone selling them out of the back of a pickup truck at a flea market
- from a website whose only criterion for selling you one is whether you have ready cash.
- from someone advertising “Rare Colors” (‘rare’ also meaning ‘expensive’). To read more about this click here.
Here are some “Do’s”
- learn how to recognize a sound, healthy puppy of good conformation and temperament
- seek out a reputable breeder
- be prepared for as intensive a grilling as if you were trying to adopt a baby
- insist on getting AKC registration papers (not some foreign or other “registry”)
- get a copy of the pedigree, and ask to see the puppy’s parents if possible
- avoid websites that advertise “rare” colors, or “foreign” bloodlines.
- visit the website called The Wrong Puppy at http://www.thewrongpuppy.org and read about how to avoid a terrible, costly, and probably heartbreaking mistake.