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The French Bulldog got its beginning in England. Bulldogs were commonly used for the blood sport of bull-baiting as were bears, monkeys and even badgers. Around 1850 Bulldogs were cross bred with aggressive terrier breeds to produce a more effective fighting animal. This resulted in the miniature Bulldogs which weighed between 16 and 25 pounds. […]

History of the Breed

Health testing is something we are passionate about at Floresta Farm You will find information relating to the health testing of our dogs on their individual pages and on the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals website (www.offa.org). We believe that regardless of whether you are looking for a show prospect or your new best friend, a […]

Health Testing

Brachycephalic syndrome and the French Bulldog is synonymous. As breeders we try to select dogs in our breeding program that are comfortable breathers. However, we all know the roulette that is dealt in the offspring we receive. As the old saying goes, “the best laid plans!” What is to be done when you have a […]

Brachycephalic Syndrome

Canine Allergies One of the most common health issues facing French Bulldogs are allergies, and many breeders and owners are constantly looking for better ways to improve their dog’s quality of life and overall skin condition. There are many factors that influence allergies. Genetics, consistently breeding lighter colored or pied dogs together over several generations, […]

Canine Allergies

Degenerative Myelopathy is a progressive disease affecting the spinal cord in older dogs. The idea of health testing dogs for use in a breeding program is not a new idea. However, utilizing some of the new genetic testing has caused a large “gray area” to emerge in recent years. Presently, there are more than 80 […]

Degenerative Myelopathy

Awards and Titles You may have noticed that many of the dogs have letters in front of, and in some cases behind their proper registered names.  What do these mean and what is the significance of these titles?  Below you will find a few of the descriptions of these titles. Ch.      This refers to […]

Awards and Titles