Recently Douglas, a French Bulldog, came for a short stay at the Hound Dog Hotel. He might have been small, but he was mighty – a compact ball of energy and fun - I just couldn’t wait to write about him!
The Kennel Club in the UK have announced that French Bulldogs have become so popular they have now taken No 1 place as the most popular dog breed. Fancy that – knocking the ever happy and smiling Labradors from the top spot.
However, having met Douglas I can see why these unique looking little canines have become so incredibly desirable. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want a dog that is such super fun and looks so adorable that you laugh every time you look at them?!
Being small with a snub nose I might have expected Douglas would not have much energy – WRONG! Only 16 months old this little guy was like a whirlwind and a real character. He was not afraid of anything and spent his time at the Hound Dog Hotel and on our walks encouraging dogs four times his size to play with him - bopping them on the nose or leaping all over them.
He was super speedy and would jump, spring and generally had such an active way of moving he would often looked like he was flying.
It was a real pleasure meeting Douglas and I’m sure these Frenchies are set to become as popular here in Australia as they have become in the UK.
But I’ve cared for so many amazing breeds I thought it was time to do a role call. So here below is a list of dogs, pure bred and cross bred, I’ve cared for both in my role as the Perfect Pet Sitter and in the last two years at my very own Dog Pet Resort, Hound Dog Hotel:
Dogue de Bordeaux
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointers
Wirehaired German Pointers
Labradors (Cream, Chocolate and Black Labradors)
Moodles (aka Maltipoo Maltese x Poodle)
Old English Sheepdog
West Highland White
Cavalier King Charles
Beagalier (Beagle x Cavalier)
Shitzue x Maltese
Lab x Boxer
Lab x unknown!
Whatever breed you have they all return the love we give them many times over - a pretty good deal I'd say:-)
Until next time, Maralyn