XCarlos Vizcardo
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FAQs

French Bulldog basics.

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Do French Bulldogs bark a lot?
Not typically. They might bark if other dogs are barking. We hear our Frenchies bark just once every two - three days, and that's usually during play time.
Are Frenchies good companion dogs?
We believe they are hands-down the best companion dogs. While other breeds are bred for hunting or protection, Frenchies were bred from the beginning to be loyal companions and friends. They always want to be around you and have reliably calm temperaments. Because they are such great companions, you don't want to leave them alone for too long!
Are Frenchies good with children?
Absolutely! As with any breed, it's important to socialize your puppy at an early age. They love to play and you don't have to worry about your children being too rough with them, but for your child's and puppy's safety, you should always supervise.
How often should you groom French Bulldogs?
With their short hair coat, Frenchies are extremely low-maintenance when it comes to grooming. We cut our Frenchies' nails every Saturday and do a quick brush, and they are good to go!
How well do French Bulldogs adapt to apartments?
French Bulldogs can easily adapt to any environment, from a one bedroom apartment to a massive farm. They care more about the people they are with than the place where they live.
Can they be outdoor dogs?
No, they are not strictly outdoor dogs. They should not be outside during high temperature hours as they can easily overheat. Also, their social nature means they want to be where the people are.
Are French Bulldogs easy to train?
We trained Blu to "speak" at a very young age. They are no Border Collie, but they can be trained. It might take a little longer since they can be stubborn, but with some consistency and persistence you should get the results you want.
Do Frenchies snore and fart a lot?
Because of their unique facial structure, Frenchies do snore quite a bit, but it's not distracting (we think it's cute!). As far as passing gas, they will, but what we recommend is The Enhanced Pet Bowl. It's specifically made for this type of breed (brachycephalic). It will help with better digestion, which will result in less gas.
What should I feed my French Bulldog?
We recommend an ultra premium dry kibble that is soy, wheat, and chicken-based product free due to allergies common with the breed. To learn more, read our in-depth feeding guide: What you should feed your French Bulldog.

Pricing, reserving, and what's included.

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How much do your puppies cost?
To view our available puppies and their prices, please click here.
Do you offer payment plans?
No, unfortunately we do not offer payment plans.
Will my puppy have its shots?
Absolutely!  Your puppy will arrive de-wormed with its first set of shots, along with a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian. When puppies fly to their new homes, a health certificate is required. View here what else is included.
Will you microchip my pup?
Yes! All puppies will be microchipped. You can view here what else is included with your pup.
Will you DNA test my pup for color?
We do not DNA test for color; however we can have the pups DNA tested for color at the request and expense of the new owner. Typically, DNA is not done on standard blues.
Will you DNA test my pup for genetic disorder?
We only will at the request and expense of the new owner, but there is no need since Blu carries zero copies of the following genetic disorders: CMR1, HUU, JHC, and DM. For a genetic disorder to be active it requires two copies. If you decide to have your pup tested, then this fee is covered by you.
Will you remove the dewclaw?
No, we do not. We believe in not altering the way your pup is born. You can view here what else is included with your pup.
Do you provide a Puppy Package?
Yes, we provide a Puppy Package included with the purchase of each new puppy to get them off to a healthy, happy, start with your family. You can view here what else is included in your puppy pack.
Can I reserve more than one puppy?
What's better than one Blue Frenchie? Two! Or more! You can reserve as many puppies as you like.
How soon can I take the puppy home?
The puppy can leave our home at 8 weeks of age, giving it the necessary time needed to be with its mother.

Balance and deposits.

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How can I pay for my puppy?
For deposits, we accept PayPal or Venmo. The remaining balance can be paid in cash, credit card, certified check, Venmo or Paypal. The check must clear prior to you receiving the puppy. Please plan accordingly. Please note that paying via credit card will result in a 3.5% fee.
When is the remaining balance paid?
Your full remaining balance is paid once the puppy is 7 weeks old.
How much is the deposit?
It depends on the price of each puppy, but a deposit is $1,000. A deposit is different, than being on the waiting list.
What does a deposit mean?
A deposit means the puppy is considered sold to you and will not be shown to any new potential buyer. We are happy to share photos and updates of your puppy with you while you wait for it to turn 8 weeks old and come home with you!
Are the deposits refundable?
No, deposits are non-refundable under any circumstance, this includes death of puppy.
Do you offer puppy contracts?
Yes, we do. We provide a non-refundable deposit agreement and purchase agreement.

Flight nanny, shipping & pickup.

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What is a flight nanny?
A flight nanny travels with your Frenchie on the airplane and bring them to your local airport for you to pickup.
Why would we use a flight nanny?
We're located in Diamond Bar, CA. If you're located in a different state or you can't make the drive (let's say from San Francisco) you can opt to use our flight nanny - someone we trust and hired before - or your own.
Do you ship? If so, how do you ship?
Yes, we do ship. All puppies will be hand delivered to you by us or a flight nanny. We will never place a puppy in cargo. The cost of the flight nanny is typically $400-$600.
Why won't you ship via cargo?
No major airline allows French Bulldogs to travel via cargo hold due to their breathing. Plus, we always put the health and safety of these precious pups first!
Will you hand deliver a puppy to my home?
Unfortunately, we will not. We must meet at an arranged location for puppy pickup.
What is the most ideal pickup location?
Typically, pickup locations will be at a major airport. Please remember other families will also be picking up their puppy.

Training your puppy.

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Do you provide any help with training?
Yes, we do. In each Puppy Package we include Zak George's Dog Training Revolution book (depending on availability), which is our most highly-recommended training resource. We're also available if you have any questions regarding your puppy.
Are there any videos you recommend watching?
Yes, of course! We recommend watching Zak George's YouTube channel. He provides free video content on how to properly teach your new puppy and even teach older dogs. We have personally used his techniques with amazing results.

Explaining genetic disorders.

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What is Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (CMR) 1?
All Blue Diamond Frenchie puppies are guaranteed for life to never express CMR 1. We are sharing this information to help potential buyers understand the importance of purchasing your pet from a reputable breeder like Blue Diamond Frenchie.

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (CMR) type 1 is an autosomal recessive eye disorder that affects French Bulldogs and other breeds. It causes raised lesions to form on the retina which alters the appearance of the eye but usually does not affect sight. The lesions may disappear, or may result in minor retinal folding. Symptoms of the mutation usually appear when a puppy is only a few months old, and generally do not worsen over time.

CMR is recessive, so both parents would need to be carriers of the mutation to produce an affected puppy. "Clear" CMR dogs do not carry the mutation for the disorder. Breeding two clears or one clear and one carrier will not produce affected offspring. Source.
What is Hyperuricosuria (HUU)?
All Blue Diamond Frenchie puppies are guaranteed for life to never express HUU. We are sharing this information to help potential buyers understand the importance of purchasing your pet from a reputable breeder like Blue Diamond Frenchie.

Dogs with HUU metabolize waste products as uric acid in their urine. The uric acid forms into hard stones in the bladder, causing pain and inflammation as the stone moves through the urinary tract. A dog that has difficulty urinating or appears to have an inflamed bladder may have HUU. Other signs can include blood in the urine and frequent urination. If the dog is unable to pass the urate stones without medical intervention, surgery may be required to remove them. And if the urinary tract is blocked, the condition can be life threatening. Even in the best case scenario, HUU is uncomfortable and painful for the dog.

The mutation is recessive. Both parents will need to be carriers of the mutation to pass it on to their offspring. Carriers will not show any symptoms of HUU and even affected dogs may not show any signs. Source.
What is Juvenile Hereditary Cataracts (JHC)?
All Blue Diamond Frenchie puppies are guaranteed for life to never express JHC. We are sharing this information to help potential buyers understand the importance of purchasing your pet from a reputable breeder like Blue Diamond Frenchie.

Juvenile Hereditary Cataracts (JHC) are a clouding of the lens of the eye caused by a breakdown of tissue in the eye. This condition generally results in an inability to see clearly and can cause total blindness. In canines, cataracts are often familial; this type is known as Hereditary Cataracts. They usually start by being small and grow progressively, though the speed of growth is highly variable. Some cataracts will grow so slowly that the dog's vision remains relatively clear, while others will grow such a way that the dog will quickly go blind. Corrective surgery is possible, though it is costly and is not always effective.

Since JHC is recessive, a dog must have two copies of this mutation (one copy is clear) to experience this form of cataracts. Source.
What is Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)?
All Blue Diamond Frenchie puppies are guaranteed for life to never express DM. We are sharing this information to help potential buyers understand the importance of purchasing your pet from a reputable breeder like Blue Diamond Frenchie.

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the spinal cord of French Bulldogs and other breeds. Dogs that have inherited two defective copies will experience a breakdown of the cells responsible for sending and receiving signals from the brain, resulting in neurological symptoms, and ultimately resulting in dogs being unable to hold their bladder and losing normal function in their front legs.

The onset of Degenerative Myelopathy generally occurs later in life starting at an average age of about 8 years. However, some dogs may begin experiencing symptoms much earlier, some later, and a small percentage of dogs that have inherited two copies (one copy is clear) of DM will not experience symptoms. Thus, this disease is not completely penetrant, meaning that while a dog with the mutation is highly likely to develop Degenerative Myelopathy, the disease does not affect every dog that has the genotype. Source.