The French Bulldog Handbook - Linda Whitwam

The French Bulldog Handbook

By Linda Whitwam

  • Release Date: 2015-04-11
  • Genre: Pets


The FULL COLOUR French Handbook is simply the biggest, most up-to-date and detailed book on French Bulldogs.

It's the only reference book you'll ever need and suitable for new owners, prospective owners and anyone thinking of rescuing a Frenchie.

The pages are packed full of information and tips on everything you'll ever need to know about caring for and training one of these highly affectionate and entertaining dogs. This handbook  has over 200 pictures and is written in an easy-to-understand manner by specialist canine author Linda Whitwam, with major contributions from leading French Bulldog organisations and breeders.

The book covers looking after a Frenchie from the cradle to the grave. It gives great insight into the Frenchie's temperament and changing needs throughout his or her life. Topics include:

How to Find a Good Breeder, The Questions to Ask, How to Spot an Importer or Puppy Broker, How to Pick a Healthy Puppy or Adult Dog, French Bulldog Temperament, How to Pick a Puppy With the Right Temperament to Suit You, Puppy Proofing Your Home.

Once you bring your Frenchie home, the book guides you through the first days and weeks, and covers Housetraining, Crate Training, Obedience Training, How to Socialise your Dog. You'll learn the habits and situations to avoid and how to deal with behaviour problems. There are over 20 pages on Feeding a Frenchie, with all the options explained - including a Raw Diet, an increasingly popular choice for owners of Frenchies, especially those with allergies. There are also Feeding Charts, Calorie Counters, Feeding Puppies, How to Read Dog Food Labels, Feeding  Senior Dogs.

More than 60 pages are devoted to French Bulldog Health, Skin and Allergies with details of tried and tested medical and holistic treatments. The advice in this book could save you a fortune in vets' bills - not only by helping you to choose a healthy puppy or adult dog, but you'll also learn about Keeping your Frenchie Healthy, Getting a Rescue Dog, Understanding  Your Dog's Personality, the Frenchie Facts of Life, Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Worming and De-fleaing, Grooming,  Caring for Older Dogs - they are all here.

The French Bulldog, like a lot of brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, is a special breed requiring extra special care from their humans. This book will arm you with all the knowledge you'll ever need for the challenge of owning one of these highly rewarding and lovable dogs.

Reviews for the Canine Handbooks:

"Remarkable book - very informative and comprehensive. It is not to be missed, even seasoned bulldoggers could stand to learn a few things from this book." W. SHOPLAND, of EXTREMEBULLS, MIDDLESEX, UK (Bulldog Handbook)

"This handbook is a great tool for a new owner or someone looking into the breed. Written in an easy manner, the information is well laid out, an excellent read and resource," T. HOLT, CONNECTICUT, USA (Schnauzer Handbook)

"This is a must have resource for anyone thinking of buying a doodle pup, or adopting a doodle rescue. Linda has navigated the minefield of marketing hype and confusing information, and the result is a well written book with lovely photographs that is an invaluable tool for any doodle owner," J. COUSINS, TEXAS, USA (Labradoodle Handbook)

"Brilliant book! There is everything you need to know about Schnauzers in this book, truly a great insight into these beautiful dogs from start to finish," G. M. HICKEY, LONDON, UK (Schnauzer Handbook)