Puppies are Jerks!

Daisy’s past litter of snuggle bums

This is a post that I have been meaning to write for sometime now. Don’t get me wrong, obviously I love puppies. Who doesn’t love puppies?! They are funny and cute and don’t get me started on their skunky little kisses. But they are work. Lots and lots of work. I think it is something that a lot of people don’t realize or they forget. The first few months are busy, busy. You need to have a lot of patience. Here are a few things that will make this time a little easier.

  • Get a crate. I know a lot of people don’t like the idea of a crate and think that it’s cruel. If you love your puppy, you will provide him with a safe space. And that is what it is. It isn’t a puppy jail (well…sometimes it is! Lol!) it is a space that is all their own. Puppies need to be watched constantly and if you can’t keep an eye on them, then the crate is a place that they can hang out safely in. There will also be times that they get too squirrely and need a little time out. This is perfect for a safe time-out space. Now, I don’t believe in crating your puppy for long periods of time. But with training, they can really come to love their little dens.
  • Be prepared with age appropriate toys for play and stimulation. Puppies are busy and curious so make sure that you have things to keep them busy. They are also teething and will turn into baby sharks chewing your hands and little beavers chewing your furniture. Be ready to stop the behavior with a strong “no” and redirect their attention to a toy that they are allowed to chew. And remember to always praise good behavior. It is also important to have the whole family on board with this and that includes the kids.
  • Get rid of the rugs. I always recommend to families that, if possible, to roll up their rugs and tuck them away until they are confident that their puppy is potty-trained. It will save you a lot of grief.
Baby Rocky and Biggie snuggled in their safe space

  • If possible, don’t rely on pee pads. The more effort you put in with your puppy, the faster they will pick it up. I recommend taking your puppy out every half hour for the first little bit. I know this sounds daunting but it will pay off in the long run. Covering your floors with pee pads can be confusing to puppies.

Most importantly, remember to have patience. This blog was not written to put anyone off getting a puppy. I think being prepared is key. Remember, this stage is so short. Before you know it, they are fully grown and you’ll find yourself missing their skunky breath and puppy kisses. Trust me!

Litter Announcement!

We are very excited to share this news! Daisy has come into season and we are grateful to Tammy and Amanda McAllister of Bulldacious Bulldogs in Dorchester, Ontario. One of the main reasons we chose Hobbes as our stud was because of his extensive health testing! The following is a list of Hobbes impressive health testing:

  • Diamond Health Ambassador Eligible
  • CHIC
  • OFA Cardiac
  • OFA Patella
  • OFA Trachea
  • OFA Thyroid
  • OFA Elbows
  • OFA Hips
  • OFA Hyperuricosuria (HUU)
  • OFA Cystinuria

Not only is Hobbes healthy and handsome but he’s also very talented! He is a talented trick dog and has earned his Novice Trick Dog Title in 2020. As well as that title, he also finished his Canadian Championship going Best of Breed over specials.

This is Daisy’s second litter. Here are a few pics of some of the puppies from her last litter.

We are also accepting a couple more applications for this upcoming litter. If interested, you can find my application on this site. If you ever have any other questions…give me a shout!

Praying for many healthy, happy, chunky puppies!

Litter Announcement! Accepting Applications!

Our little Miss. Rocky (Luna and Will’s daughter) came into season last month and although it is a little early to detect and confirm her pregnancy, she is showing a lot of signs. We are very excited around here to say the least! Rocky was bred with Lemon Golden Victory “Tag” of Bredan’s Bullies. Tag has been tested for CMR1, HUU, JHC, and DM. He also had his patella, heart and eyes examined by the OFA.

Both of these two have amazing dispositions and we cannot wait to see the beautiful offspring they produce.

Rocky being her frisky self
This handsome fella is Tag

That being said, we are opening up our waitlist for this litter. If interested, please fill out our application that you can find under the “puppy application and contract” page of this site.

We’re Expecting!

We are very excited to say that Luna is pregnant and is due mid November! Congrats to all on our puppy list. These two are going to produce some lovely babies! Luna’s puppies are spoken for but we are still accepting applications for Rocky’s (French bulldog) spring 2022 litter and also Daisy’s (English bulldog) summer 2022 litter. Email lajoliefrenchiebulldogs@gmail.com for more information.

Jayron’s Up in Smoke A.K.A MAGIC
Bredan’s Over the Moon Luna A.K.A LUNA

Twas’ the Week before Whelping…

That is one sucky momma

We are one week out from Luna’s C-section (“you keep cooking those puppies up good in there Luna Loo!”) and it is definelty crunch time and we are all feeling it. Poor Luna is busting. I feel for her. She is bigger than she ever was during her last 2 litters and has been suffering from morning sickness from the start. I have been handfeeding her since the first trimester. Since she is isn’t feeling well, she is very picky with her food. We have tried everything. I usually go down a list of different food options until there is something that she will agree to eat. This morning (well late morning by the time she ate) I cooked her up some ground turkey and white rice. Thank goodness she gobbled that up.

New security camera set up!
The puppy area is Daisy approved

And although Luna is an amazing mom and bounces back super fast (she will be ready for bikini season before you know it!) I feel good about this being her last litter. She has done an amazing job and will continue to have an important part in our hearts, our home and our breeding program as well by offering socialization to future puppies from our other moms!

Roasting eggshells in the oven to grind them into a calcium supplement for nursing mom

Nesting is in full swing … for me that is. I can’t help but get excited and anxious as I try to get everything ready for the upcoming litter. I do this by getting the puppy area ready but also by researching and bettering myself any chance I get. There is always room for improvement and I have added a few more “tools” to my toolbox that I feel real good about.

This week is about making mum feel good and hopefully getting in some good sleep before the big day because you know that it will be hard to come by next week!