Sweet little Punki asleep in Daddy’s arms
My husband and I have been raising dogs for about 15 years, 5 years recently and about 10 years before our children. We reside in beautiful east Tennessee and our dogs are our pets and live in our home. We are not a kennel nor do we have a building out back. Our pets are with us all day and also enjoy a half acre back fenced yard with plenty of room to run with the kids. We have 4 of our 6 children still at home and I’m a stay at home mom so we have lots of time and love to spend on our 4-legged babies.
Yami giving a kiss on the chin
Our breeding plan is to raise the best Frenchtons available by starting with the AKC standard. To our great adult French bulldogs & Bostons, we add a holistic and healthy method of feeding and raising, and a very hands-on approach of caring for our adults and puppies. I’m also available after the adoption for ongoing support if needed. All of our Frenchton puppies are from champion bloodlines with health tested adults.
In 2010, I was reading about how small breed dogs, Frenchtons included, should be living to the age of 18-22 years and I realized that I hadn’t heard of any French bulldogs or Bostons living that long. It was then, that I began my research to find out HOW we can raise our dogs to have an extended life-span. That is what we are doing now along with providing the ‘starter’ information to help new adoptive families make the choices that can enable their Frenchton puppy to reach that exceptional life and health potential. Our goal is to give our Frenchton puppies a lifespan potential of 16-20 years (adding 4-8 years to the combined average lifespan of Bostons and Frenchies).
Holly enjoying a belly rub
From the beginning we have used a holistic food, one of the top 3 commercial pet foods in the world but since my research we have implemented 3 major changes that I believe are the foundation of raising Frenchtons, or other small breeds, to ADD about 4-8 years of life to the average life span, making the potential life span in the 16-20 year range. As I prepare our adoptive families to welcome their new addition, I send them this basic info so they can be informed and continue preparing their new Frenchton puppy to enjoy an exceptional lifespan.
Also, since we have been raising Bostons for over 10 years, we have references from around the country, so that you can see what other families have said about their experience with us and their puppy adopted from us. We are now having families come back to get second puppies to be a sibling for their first one.
All of our puppies are from AKC registered parents and come with a written health guarantee and contract. Even though our Frenchtons are adopted as companions, we raise them with the goal of correct parent conformation/markings in in mind.
Our puppies also come with 2 health guarantees. First of all guaranteed to be healthy at time of delivery (and vet checked recently before delivery). Each puppy comes with a Health Certificate from our vet. We also provide a six month genetic guarantee. An optional three year health guarantee is available (up to 36 months of age) if the new family will agree to a few things that we believe are vital for superb health and extended lifespan.
In addition, all of our babies are microchipped before leaving us and come with lifetime access to a pet behaviorist for those who register their microchip.
We welcome your questions, and hope we can help you find your forever puppy. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have. JanisLeee@yahoo.com 865.384.7631