Many of our clients who raise a wonderful French Bulldog soon realize they want to adopt a sister or a brother. No wonder: these puppies are so friendly and adorable that you can’t resist the temptation to double or triple the joy. We know it too well: on the TomKings Puppies farm we are always surrounded by several babies and enjoy every minute of our time with them. In this article, we share with you some essential pieces of advice on when and how to adopt your second puppy if you want to grow the family.
Why adopt more Frenchies?
Apart from the extra love and joy a second Frenchie will give you, they also entertain each other and play with each other; they never get bored which eventually makes your life a lot easier. Raising two Frenchies doesn’t mean double cost or energy versus raising one as you already have many of the equipment and arrangements for one. Your lifestyle will not change dramatically after adopting your second puppy.
Easier to socialize the second puppy
When adopting the second puppy, pick one who is younger than six months, as your first Frenchie will accept him or her quicker. As your first puppy is already socialized, you will have an easier time to train the newcomer as he or she can also learn things from the first Frenchie. Frenchies usually get on well with other puppies, but they have their personality, and two dominant types can end up fighting a lot. Always consult the breeder about the character of the puppies and tell them about the Frenchie you already have.
There a few precautions to keep in mind when introducing them to each other for the first time
– Make them meet in a neutral place, not at home, as otherwise, your first puppy might feel his or her territory threatened.
– Either keep both of them on the leash or none of them, don’t control one of them more than the other.
– During the first period, your first Frenchie might get jealous, so it’s vital to treat them equally, and not to give more love to the second one who is usually younger and smaller.
A boy or a girl?
Probably the best you can do is to adopt one of each gender as in our experience a boy and a girl pup get along very well. It’s also a good idea to adopt two of them at once; when they are from the same litter, they know each other well, so it will be easier to socialize them in their new home. They even travel together which is very reassuring for them. (For this reason, we do our best to make them fly in pairs if possible, even if they belong to two different families.)
If you are thinking of having a second or third puppy, send us a message, and we’ll help you decide.
The article was written based on the experience and the services of the TomKings Puppies Team. TomKings Puppies have been breeding French Bulldogs for 10 years on their farm. All the pictures in the post belong to them and show a puppy from their breed. Check their available puppies here, or if you have any questions or comments let us know below the article.