Posted on September 14 2018
First off, French Bulldog Rescue Network (FBRN) is all about the Frenchies!! So we automatically love that!! The common thread that links our squishy faced hearts of course are the Frenchies!! If you own a Frenchie, and are on any kind of social media, you can't help but hear about FBRN, and automatically fall in love with them.
The FBRN mission statement is: "To rescue, rehabilitate and re-home French Bulldogs in need from commercial breeding kennels, import brokers, public shelters, private rescue groups, owners or Good Samaritans. Our organization is comprised solely of volunteers who nurture and foster these dogs as well as provide education and training. Our goal is to place healthy and happy French Bulldogs into forever homes."
With the growing popularity of French Bulldogs it's so important to have FBRN, and honestly all the other frenchie rescue groups out there. As when anything gets popular, there tends to be those that want to cash in of that trend and cut corners to do so. No matter the breed, popularity always leads to unsafe conditions. Puppy mills not caring about the safety of the animals over-breed, flooding the market with unhealthy dogs.
The other issue with frenchies is that because of their cost, justly due to the breeding process, when the popularity surges, so does demand for discount dogs. Frenchies in general have a lot of health problems. Couple that with a market for people wanting a frenchie but not wanting to spend the necessary costs, or to do their homework, leads to a lot of dogs being given up due to the unexpected cost of having to deal with a chronically ill dog.
When the goal of a breeder is to just make as many puppies as possible, rather than focusing on the health of those puppies and the dogs that are involved in the breeding process, this increases the need for organizations like FBRN.
This is why we love FBRN. Not only do they serve as a rescue organization, but they also focus on education regarding owning a Frenchie. Heck, one of our favorite things they have posted on their website is the good breeder guide under their "Facts & Info" page. Make sure to memorize this if you are shopping for a new Frenchie pup.
There is a plethora of great information regarding french bulldog health and safety, along with general knowledge. So if you are thinking of getting a Frenchie, make sure to make their site a stop in your research. The writing is really very entertaining as well, even for topics that are not so pleasant, like this in regards to electronic fences being a bad idea with Frenchies:
"Coyotes, wolves, bears, mountain lions... any one of these wild animals would love to feast on a scrumptious little Frenchie whose only crime is looking remarkably like a pot roast."
You can check out all the Frenchies up for adoption here: So many cute faces!
Keep up the good work FBRN!!!