Welcome to the Floresta Farm website.


We are Jean Burns, DVM and Chris Durham, the owners and caretakers here at Floresta. We are a small show kennel located on five acres in southeast Florida amid a tropical paradise. One of our passions is the raising, breeding and showing of our French Bulldogs.  We became interested in French Bulldogs after meeting several while in Amsterdam attending the 2002 World Dog Show. We fell in love with the true character of a French bulldog, including their unmistakable exuberance and clown like disposition.

Jean has been breeding and showing dogs most of her life with the exception of a few years off to attend veterinary school at the University of Florida. While attending the University of Florida, Jean was privileged to work in the reproduction department with some of the top experts in the field, including Dr. Victor Shille, Dr. Rolfe Larsen, and Dr. Phil Thomas of Australia. It is with this background in mind, that we feel it is not only important to breed beautiful dogs, but those of exceptional health, temperament, and genetics.

Chris is an avid horticulturalist and raises some of the most unusual plants in our plant nursery, which is also located on our farm. He travels to Southeast Asia several times each year bringing the latest and greatest new plants home for cultivation in the United States. If you have an interest in plants you may want to stop by his website at www.durhambotanicals.com.

Over the last several years we have enjoyed great success both in the show ring and within the personal relationships we have forged in the breed.  Our dogs have enjoyed top honors including, national specialty winners, top twenty rankings, performance titles and obedience titles.  All of these accomplishments prove that a well bred French Bulldog can exceed in almost any venue!

We have been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the most renown breeders and been entrusted with some of the best genetics the breed has to offer. Whether you are looking for a new family member, or a new show puppy we hope you enjoy our site and perhaps we can be of some assistance.