Have I ever written about Beanie? I don’t think so? And I don’t even think I’ve ever put her photos on the web site??
Beanie is our French Bulldog. This is a breed of dog I always thought was so unique. I thought I might look into them more seriously later as perhaps my “old lady dog”? And then one day at dog class, a gal walks in with several Frenchies. Being polite, I inquired about them and to make a long story short… her co-breeder had a litter of two fawn six-week-old girls. Two weeks later, we came home with an 8-week-old fawn French Bulldog!
French Bulldogs, affectionately referred to as “Frenchies”, are a unique breed of dog. They do not melt into you like a Golden does because of their tubular body shape. And with their pushed in faces and bat ears, they are just… CUTE!
Beanie is almost a year old now and she thinks she rules the Goldens. I really wish the Goldens would “put her in her place” but they do not. They tolerate her jumping up at their ears to pull them down to her level. And she keeps up with them so by now, she is incredibly muscular! We have had to make a few fencing changes to keep Beanie OUT of the donkey paddock! I think she would go after them, too, to prove she is in charge! Now that would NOT be a good idea!! Donkeys, in general, do not like dogs!
I always swore that I would teach ANY dog to walk “nice” on lead but because of their throat/trachea issues, Beanie wears a harness when out walking. I swear… It is easier to walk ANY of my Goldens or multiple Goldens than it is to walk Beanie! She pulls like a sled dog!
Our latest endeavor with our little Beanie Baby is to make sure she is crate trained! Ironically, she sleeps with the Goldens snuggling up to them for warmth. She will bark incessantly when they are outside and she insists they come in to lie with her to keep her warm! Now that we are crate training her, she is doing beautifully sleeping through the night in her crate and no longer barks at the Goldens. Bad us for not doing this sooner!
I have had inquiries on whether I will breed Beanie? Hmm… at this point, I do not know? For now she is exactly what we wanted… A little French Bulldog to love. She has fit in well with all of our dogs and with her clown personality, makes us laugh daily at her antics. Cool Beanz!!