A Guide to the Responsibilities of French Bulldog Breeding
Unscrupulous dealers have taken advantage of the situation where many people are looking for French Bulldogs and have bought their own and started breeding them. These people who only see these Frenchies as a cash mill are unaware that breeding this type of dog requires responsibility. French Bulldogs are a special breed of dogs which can become a person’s companion or can become a show dog. When breeding French Bulldogs, they will required very special attention, during the pregnancy and after they have given birth.
There are many important things that a breeder of French Bulldogs need to take into consideration including whether or not a female is a right choice to breed.
The French Bulldog is screened to find out if the genes responsible for health problems in the breed are present in the dog to be bred. There is a peculiar disease in French Bulldogs which causes defective blood clotting in an affected dog which results in massive bleeding even for small injuries and making them a high risk candidate for any type of surgery.
You can breed a French Bulldogs only after the first heat has elapsed. French Bulldogs more than five years old are no longer fit to be bred because they may experience complications that are risky and the dog might not carry the pregnancy to term.
You need to source a stud from another place if you only have the female. You need to look carefully for a good male candidate with the right qualities for your dog. Finding a right stud for your female French Bulldog will incur costs, and even having her mated will also incur costs. It is not an easy thing to look for the right stud for your female French Bulldog, and you need to spend some time in finding the right one, which is why you need to start searching even before your female goes on heat so that you can immediately make the proper arrangements.
There is actually no assurance that the female will get pregnant, but you can improve mating success if you do it in the correct time. You can ask your vet or a good breeder when the best time is for your female to be serviced. The best time, in rough estimate, is by counting the days from the first signs of bleeding or spotting, which lasts about nine days, and this is just preparatory to when a female will come on heat. The female goes on full heat after the ninth day and the best time to breed is on the eleventh day because the eggs are then released from the ovary. The female bulldogs is most fertile after eleven to thirteen days from the time you see spotting.
C-section deliveries are most common to French Bulldogs which are expensive procedures.