Ruff Around The Edges

Breeder & Lifelong Dog Lover! ~ Becky Rohrbaugh 540-436-9405

PUPPIES!!!

French

Click on the French beside the dog  to see "Available puppies".

Thank you for considering one of our puppies.  I invite and encourage you to read the different areas of our website.  The information that is posted will put you at ease.  "Dogs" are the main focus of our family.  It is important to us that you know and understand the amount of time that we put into each and every one of the dogs that are in our care.  If this section has not answered the question that you have, please do not hesitate to call.  We welcome calls and visitors anytime.

BREEDING

Breeding French Bulldogs can be more expensive then most breeds.  Most of the time they have to be bred by A.I. (Artificial Insemination) and sometime by Surgical Insemination.  Plus they should be delivered by c-section because of the puppies large heads and momma's lack of stamina.  So getting a litter into the world is very expensive plus to successfully raise a litter you need to devote 24/7 to the litter.  The breeder gets very little sleep the first couple weeks of a new litter.  But it is all worth it!  When we assist with the delivery it is like Christmas, waiting to see how God has painted his new creations and who are the boys and who are the girls.

WHELPING

When we get home from the c-section every litter is raised in our home in a kennel that was added to the back of our house in 2009.  My office and bed are in hearing distance and also equipped with a video monitor so I can keep an eye on the puppies 24/7.  Feeding every two hours around the clock is normal for the first week or two.  And bottle feeding is normal when the momma doesn't have enough milk for the litter.  Puppies are weighed daily for the first three weeks and then weekly after that to make sure they are growing as they should.  Sometimes we will have a puppy who needs extra attention to help him survive.  The puppies get use to everyday home life with comings and goings of my entire family including my granddaughter who is very active with the puppies.  I keep a night light on for them at night and either a TV or radio is playing for their enjoyment during the day.

WEANING

I start to introduce food to the pups around 4 weeks of age, several times a day.  By the time I wean the puppies they are doing very well on their puppy food.  Momma spends less and less time around them during the 5th week and by 6 weeks I like to have the babies weaned.  This leaves 2 weeks without Momma before they start moving to a new home at 8 weeks.

6 TO 8 WEEKS OF AGE

This is a critical time for the puppies and one of the most demanding of our families' time and care.  This is when we spend lots of time interacting with the puppies and playing with them.  They start exploring around this time and find their way outside in a safe kennel run where they can play in the sunshine and get accustomed to the sights and sounds of outside.  And they have endless amount of toys to play with, some squeak, rattle, play music or are just soft to cuddle up to.

HEALTH CARE AND PREVENTION

The health of our puppies is critical to us.  Every puppy has its own "Baby Book" that goes with that puppy to their new family.

  • The puppies are dewormed several times before going to their new home.
  • 6-8 weeks of age, the puppies are examined by my Veterinarian.
  • 7 weeks of age, the puppies are vaccinated with a combination DHPP vaccine.
  • 8 weeks of age, the puppies are microchipped with an AVID Microchip.

All routine medical needs are continued until they reach their new homes.

HEALTH EXAM

I work very closely with our Veterinarian, Dr. Robert S. Dove of Companion Animal Clinic of Gainesville.  He does a complete exam on every one of my puppies before they leave to go to their new family.  At this visit many critical areas are checked and evaluated during this puppy exam such as:  heart, lungs, eyes, ears, bite, throat, flexion of joints as well as overall skin, coat and body condition.  Each puppy is checked for external parasites such as fleas, ticks and ear mites.  A stool sample is examined to check for internal parasites.  If a puppy does not check out to be healthy there is always room for one more here at Ruff Around The Edges.  We want you to have a healthy,  happy and well socialized puppy.  You will have 3 days to get the puppy to your Veterinarian for a complete check up.  If your Veterinarian doesn't agree that you have a healthy puppy return the puppy to me within 10 days of pick-up for a full refund. 

We appreciate you considering one of ours to be one of yours, and if your questions have not been answered in this presentation, give us a call and we would be happy to talk with you. 


Remember to fill out an Application to get pre-approved and get on the pick-list/mailing list, if you want one of my puppies.

 


 

 

BECKY ROHRBAUGH AT 540-436-9405

OR EMAIL AT [email protected]

If I don't reply to an email within 24 hours please pick up a phone and give me a call.  Computers are great when they are working, I would hate for a internet malfunction to stand in the way of you getting a new baby.  I always answer all of my emails.

  

 

Ruff Around The Edges - AKC French Bulldog Breeder

Becky & Darrell Rohrbaugh - Owner & Breeder

Located in Northern Virginia in Shenandoah County, Virginia

American and European Champion Bloodlines

Home Raised Show Quality and Companion Pet Puppies Available

Phone - (540) 436-9405 & Email - [email protected]

AKC INSPECTED 7/26/2016 - IN COMPLIANCE

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.  (Philippians 4:13)

'IN GOD WE TRUST'

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