Frenchie Gives Back: Austin Pets Alive and I Stand With My Pack

Frenchie Gives Back: Austin Pets Alive and I Stand With My Pack

Welcome back, Frenchie Fam! This month, we're highlighting TWO incredible charities doing their part to make the world a better place for animals. For all of March, we'll be donating a portion of our proceeds to "Austin Pets Alive!" and "I Stand With My Pack"! 
March 02, 2021 — Maggie May
30 Cute and Nerdy Dog Names to Show Your Geek Cred!

30 Cute and Nerdy Dog Names to Show Your Geek Cred!

Is your dog an Arwen, a Buffy, or a Thor? Adding a new four-legged friend to the family? One of the hardest parts of getting a new dog is coming up with her name... But the team at Frenchie Bulldog has you covered! Check out our 30 favorite "nerdy" dog names, perfect for showing off your favorite fandoms without spending money on the tee shirt.

February 26, 2021 — Maggie May
Frenchie Gives Back: Two Hands Four Paws

Frenchie Gives Back: Two Hands Four Paws

We love when we get the chance to work with an organization that truly epitomizes our mission. This month's charity checks all of those boxes: Two Hands Four Paws is California's premier animal rehabilitation center, offering therapeutic services for animals struggling with mobility and physical limitations. 

February 24, 2021 — Maggie May
New Pet Parent? Here Are 5 Habits To Avoid

New Pet Parent? Here Are 5 Habits To Avoid

The joys of being a pet parent include a lot of responsibility - and raising a pup right is one of the most satisfying things a family can do together. However, if you're just getting started in the world of pet parenthood, there are a few common pitfalls you can avoid by doing your research. 
February 18, 2021 — Maggie May
How to Get Your Dog to "Go" in the Snow

How to Get Your Dog to "Go" in the Snow

When it comes to being a pet owner, one of the most frustrating parts of the winter season is standing outside in the wee hours of the morning, shuffling your feet to keep warm, and waiting for what feels like HOURS while your pup snuffles around in the snow. Finally, we give up and bring the dog back into the warm apartment -- only for her to immediately go to the bathroom on the carpet!!

January 29, 2021 — Maggie May
Frenchie Gives Back: Emma Loves Dogs

Frenchie Gives Back: Emma Loves Dogs

As we get 2021 into full swing, we're delighted to introduce our January charity to the Frenchie community! This month, we're proud to sponsor the Emma Loves Dogs Foundation, a charity that provides financial assistance to organizations that share a passion for helping animals, such as police K9 units and non-kill animal shelters.
January 22, 2021 — Maggie May
From Brrr to Happy Barks: What to Look for in Doggy Winter Gear

From Brrr to Happy Barks: What to Look for in Doggy Winter Gear

January's in full swing, which means snow days and winter weather is, too. Unfortunately for our pups (and their humans) that makes walks a LOT chillier -- but luckily for our Northern friends, we've got plenty of winter gear on display to keep our four-legged family members warm all winter long.
January 14, 2021 — Maggie May
The stress-free guide to taking your dog's measurements

The stress-free guide to taking your dog's measurements

How do you know which size is right for your dog? One of the best things about pups is that they come in all shapes and sizes -- in addition to the unique parts of every dog's personality, their builds, coloring, tails, and ears offer some of our favorite features of our furry friends. 
January 10, 2021 — Maggie May
Sit! Stay! Say Cheese! Posing Your Pup For Holiday Photos

Sit! Stay! Say Cheese! Posing Your Pup For Holiday Photos

The holidays are nearly upon us, and that means it's time for one of our favorite traditions of the year -- we're talking, of course, about the famed holiday photo! 
December 17, 2020 — Maggie May
The Official Frenchie Holiday Gift Guide

The Official Frenchie Holiday Gift Guide

This year, the holiday shopping season is wilder than ever! We're getting ahead of the gift-giving game with the Official Frenchie Holiday Gift Guide: the 2020 Edition! Check out the fan favorites we've rustled up below (as well as a few gift ideas we *LOVE* from the Frenchie team). 

P.S. If you're hoping for a pre-Christmas delivery, make sure to place your orders as soon as possible! The official UPS cutoff date is December 15 for US Ground Shipping orders, but we encourage you to place your orders by Friday, December 11 to adjust for any unforeseen shipping delays due to COVID-19.

With the serious note out of the way, let's get to the fun part! Read on for the Official Frenchie Holiday Gift Guide! 

 

For the Trendsetter

The Polar Bear Matching Harness & Leash Set

Our newest (and bluest) set is here -- and it's perfect for the winter season! Keep your four-legged family members ahead of the fashion curve with this adorable reversible harness, designed with your dog's comfort in mind. Paired with the matching leash, this set will make your pup the envy of the whole dog park! 

 

For the Champion Accessorizer 

Frenchie Charms

"Accessorizer" is a word now. Look it up. 😉 Real talk though, every family's got a fashionista with a passion for sparkle and shine. Make their day with Frenchie's adorable charms, available in our classic Frenchie shape, the beloved anchor, the ~fancy~ coin style, and our skull charm (for the bad boys). These are the perfect addition to pet collars, key chains, charm bracelets, and more! 

 

For the Troublemaker

Bad to the Bone

You can't go wrong with the skull and crossbones! For that shoe-stealing, paper-shredding, toy-destroying rascal of the family, the Bad to the Bone set makes the perfect accessory to the crime. Get a laugh and an "aww!" from your family with this ultra-comfy hoodie. Keep your troublemaker warm (and stylish) all winter long! 

 

For the Family Hippie

Tie Dye Bandana

Some dogs are just chill, man. And they deserve accessories that show off their personalities. Frenchie's Tie Dye Cooling Bandana plays on the classic tie dye style -- with our own flair, of course. Our bandanas are excellent accessories for every season: The bright colors will stand out against the winter snow, and when summer rolls around, your pup will stay cool with the bandana's cooling capabilities. 

 

For the Festive

Deck the Halls

What's better than decorating the tree and hanging the lights? Decorating your dog, too. (We don't make the rules!) Our most festive styles fly off the shelves every year, including our brand new Deck The Halls series! Available as a leash, harness, collar, AND bandana, this set might just be our most festive yet. (For more festive fun, check out our Limited Edition Hanukkah bandana!!) 

 

For the World Traveler

Panda Reversible Harness

We're all missing those weekend trips and world adventures -- when we're ready to travel again, make sure your pup is decked out in style! For the world traveler in your life, this adorable panda harness comes complete with a cherry blossom-inspired reverse side. Skip the FOMO and celebrate in style! 

 

For the One with Classic Style

The Leo (Beige)

There's nothing quite like the classics. For the vintage fashionista in your family, bust out the big guns: The Leo. One of our most popular styles, like, EVER, the Leo offers adorable animal print paired with an easy-on-the-eyes pastel color palette. Named after the big guy who started it all, The Leo is one of our favorite styles for good reason. Trust us: Any pup rocking The Leo style will be the talk of the dog park!

 

For the One Who Has It All

Frenchie Gift Cards

Hey, sometimes, it's just hard to shop for our friends and family! If you've got one of those pet lovers in your life who's sure to love our products, but you're not sure on their pup's size or are worried about repeats, we've got you covered. Share the love with a Frenchie gift card! (Plus, you won't have to worry about shipping!)  

Frenchie Stocking Stuffers

Looking for a White Elephant gift? Something to make your family laugh? A (genuinely useful) alternative to coal? We've got you covered. All Frenchie Accessories make EXCELLENT stocking stuffers. Put some style in your family's daily walks (and get a laugh out of your mom) with Frenchie's Poo Bags and decorative holders. Or, keep your noggin warm with our ultra-stylish (and RIDICULOUSLY comfortable) headwear!  

 

Wherever the holiday season may take you this year, the Frenchie family wishes you a very safe, happy, and PAWESOME holiday season!! 

December 16, 2020 — Maggie May
How to keep your pup safe during winter fun!

How to keep your pup safe during winter fun!

No frozen noses allowed! 

With winter well on its way (and DEFINITELY HERE, for our friends living outside of sunny California!), it's time to start thinking about one of the most critical parts of winter: Dog sweaters. 

Not really -- Although hoodies are a great way to keep our pups warm and cozy when the weather gets chilly, there are additional steps pet parents should take to keep their dogs safe during winter. Read on for a few collected tips from the Frenchie team! 

1. Protect those paws. 

Dog paws are extra-sensitive during the winter, particularly with so many interesting (and dangerous) things to step in. Salt, anti-freeze, and de-icing chemicals all collect on the sidewalks and roads around our homes. We don't notice because we're usually shivering in our snow boots, but dogs' paws can collect these substances -- and your pup could lick them while washing, resulting in upset stomachs or serious poisoning. Winter booties are more than a fashion statement for dogs -- they keep paws safe from the things that can do your dog harm. If your pup refuses to wear shoes (we get it!), take the time to wipe her paws after every walk. 

2. Think twice about ice.

In the same ways that ice is dangerous for humans, ice can pose a major risk for dogs. Broken ice in particular can be devastating -- cuts, splinters, and worse can be part of the game if your dog falls through the ice on a frozen lake or pond. Plus, the sensitive undersides of paws can be burned or roughed up with too much contact with ice! 

3. Keep them warm.

We're all about our dog hoodies, but there's a reason we're so gung-ho about staying stylish! Many small-breed dogs struggle to stay warm enough during the winter months, especially breeds like chihuahuas, whippets, and greyhounds that don't have much body fat to rely on. If it's too cold outside for you, it's too cold out for your dog: Bring him inside, give him a warm and dry place to snooze, and accessorize with a Frenchie hoodie! 

4. Know your dog's limits.

Quite simply, some dogs can handle the cold better than others. And some just can't handle it at all! Many shorthaired breeds, thin dogs, elderly pups, and very young puppies will struggle with body temperature, especially while out on walks. If you're going to be outside for longer than a quick potty break, consider investing in some high-quality puppy snow gear. 

5. Bust out that leash. 

Dogs get lost in winter more often than in any other season because snow, ice, and slush conceal the smells that can help them find their way home. If your dog is startled or spooked into running away from you, it can be much harder to get them back safely during winter. To that end, keeping your dog leashed at all times is the best way to keep your furever friend safe and sound. 

6. Stay visible. 

It gets dark at like, noon nowadays. That's an exaggeration, but dogs in the dark can be a real problem. Because it gets dark so much earlier, high-visibility leashes and harnesses are a must-have for the winter months. Keeping your dog close to your side (and outfitted in the best, of course) is the best way to keep your pup safe on snowy, dim winter roads.  

7. Bring them inside. 

If your dog is primarily an indoor pet, he'll probably give you some major side-eye when it's time to "go" in the snow. But for pets that spend most of their time outdoors, there are special precautions we need to take to make sure they're safe during winter. Outdoor dogs should have some kind of shelter: Large enough to lay down and comfortably turn around in, but small enough and lined with some kind of stuffing (like cedar shavings or straw) to help them conserve body heat. Plus, outdoor animals will need a LOT more food during the winter -- this helps them build up fat and conserve heat when they need it most. 

Whatever winter dishes out, you can keep your pup warm and comfortable with Frenchie's stylish, high-quality hoodies and accessories. Shop our all-new holiday collection now! 

December 04, 2020 — Maggie May
Why We're Thankful For The Frenchie Family <3

Why We're Thankful For The Frenchie Family <3

Dear Frenchie Fam,

This Thanksgiving, I want to take a few minutes to celebrate some incredible people who make our community what it is today: YOU! 

We couldn't build Frenchie Bulldog Pet Supply the way we do without the support of our absolutely stunning online community. Particularly in a year with so much stress and uncertainty, seeing the joy you spread on social media and around the world makes me smile so hard that sometimes I feel like my face is going to fall off. 

If you've ever bought a Frenchie product, followed us on Instagram, shared our photos (or even better, photos of YOUR dogs in our gear), or in any way supported our business, you have helped write our story in the ways that only a supportive community like ours can.

We are so grateful to have a community like you.

With your help, we've managed to support a different charity in every month of 2020. We've launched a series of new collections, each more popular than the last, and I cried my eyes out this month when we sold out of the new Teddy hoodie in one day. (And you can bet your butts I am SO excited to see the pics when those hoodies arrive -- We can't wait to see what your dogs think of these new styles!) 

You've shipped products all over the world and supported the growth of our UK distribution center. (And yes, we know they're called "jumpers" over there. 😉)

You've shared your stories on social media and flooded our page with amazing photos of your four-legged family members. (And believe me, we DO see and freak out over every post.)

You've brought our attention to causes we can support, showed your love of our company and our story, and helped us write a new chapter for our business in a year where just picking up the pen felt overwhelming.

We are so, unendingly grateful to have the community we do. 

This Thanksgiving, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and hope you don't sneak your pups too much turkey under the table. 

With love,

Bridget and the entire Frenchie Team

November 24, 2020 — Maggie May