Bullmarket – Among the Top French Bulldog Breeders in Canada
I became involved with my Grandmother’s mastiffs from early childhood, but decided I wanted something smaller when I decided to venture into dog breeding myself. I knew that I wanted something strong, muscular and bold – a big dog, in a small package. French Bulldogs seemed to fit that bill. My son Ryan and daughter Nicole grew up with our French Bulldogs, and now that they’re both in their mid twenties, I love embarrassing them with some of these early photos.
We are one of the longest established French Bulldog breeders in Canada – we obtained our first French Bulldog in 1988, and bred our first litter in 1989. In 1994, we moved to establish Canada’s first ever breed club for French Bulldogs, which later became the FBFC, Canada’s National French Bulldog Breed Club. I am now the president of the Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club, a CKC regional breed club for French Bulldogs, covering Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
French Bulldogs are a passion for me, but they are definitely not how we make our living. When not obsessing over the Frenchies, I operate a pet supply specialty store, Pet Outfitters. For fun, I also design and maintain frenchbulldogz.org, , and that’s in addition to sitting on the board of one French Bulldog Rescue, while running Eastern Canada French Bulldog Rescue.
We’re located just outside of the small village of Mount Forest, Ontario. Mount Forest is about an hour and change north of Guelph, or two hours from Toronto. We have just over four acres of property, with an entire floor of our house pretty much devoted the sole comfort of the Frenchies. The dogs have their own fenced one acre play yard to enjoy, with almost forty acres of protected forest behind us, with rambling walking trails for the dogs and us to explore.
Our French Bulldog Breeding Philosophy
We have based our French Bulldog breeding program on a carefully thought out combination of English , European and American lines. Our goal is to produce healthy, conformationally consistent, sound French Bulldogs. We believe in a balanced French Bulldog – one with a strongly arched neck, moderate flatness of face, solidly muscled body, adequate length of back, and mid range of weight. Our ideal goal for a male is that of a French Bulldog who resembles a strong little stallion, with arched neck, proud head and ear carriage, alert gaze, moderate roach created by muscle (not spinal deformity) and tight feet. We value health above all other aspects, but are also striving to produce French Bulldogs which are competitive in the show ring.
We’ve had our share of winning French Bulldogs at Bullmarket, including Best in Show winning French Bulldogs, Champions in seventeen countries, multiple International Champions, Best in Specialty winning French Bulldogs, Westminster Best of Breed winning and Westminster AOM winning French Bulldogs, and Rally, Agility and Obedience titled French Bulldogs. My first and most important goal is the breeding of healthy, happy French Bulldogs that are well rounded dogs who make wonderful pets. All of our breeding stock are health tested for spinal deformities, Von Willebrands disease and hip dysplasia. Healthy French Bulldogs start from health tested French Bulldogs.
Naturally Reared French Bulldogs for Life
We feed a raw, all natural diet to our Frenchies, and strongly encourage our puppy buyers to do so, as well, but we also have a list of dehydrated raw dogs we recommend, if you prefer not to feed raw. We avoid insecticides and unnecessary parasite controls. You can learn more about our feelings on canine nutrition and immunities in our articles section, and learn what “Naturally Reared” means to us here.
We follow Dr Jean Dodd’s revised vaccination schedule, and request that our puppy buyers also follow it.
We attribute our French Bulldogs’ exceptional longevity to a combination of good genes and natural rearing. We can supply the genes, but it’s up to our puppy buyers to continue on a path of natural rearing once their puppy arrives home.
Add a Bullmarket French Bulldog to Your Family
All pets are placed on limited, non breeding contracts. We prefer not to ship, so priority is given to buyers willing to pick up their pups in person. We do not sell “breeding Frenchies”, and only rarely have show quality pups available for sale. Pups sold as show quality are placed on co ownership only.
If you’d like to discuss the possibility of having one of our babies join your family, please feel free to contact us.
Stay in Touch
Since we receive a lot of inquiries about puppies, it’s impossible for us to keep the addresses and contact information of everyone on file. To be kept informed about our available French Bulldog puppies for sale, and our occasional retired adult Frenchies available for adoption, join our low volume, announcement only mailing list.