French Bulldog Breeder in good standing of the French Bulldog Club of America.
AKC French BulldogsSmokey Valley Kennel ( since 1976 )
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Welcome to the home of Smokey Valley Farm and Kennel.
We are located in a peaceful wooded Valley in Lewis County, near the small riverside town known as Toledo, a place with a Logging and Riverboat history.
Bald Eagles, Blue Heron and Canadian Geese are a daily site along with the many Elk and Deer a place many long to find and few have the chance
We are World Wide known successful French Bulldog Breeders and our sometimes lesser known Miniature Australian Shepherds. Show/breeding exhibitors,
obedience workers and folks just wanting a wonderful pet in their home seek out our World-Class French bulldogs and Miniature Australian Shepherds.
Our Farm is a wondrous place where several Old World Heritage Breeds of Rare, Miniature Sheep and Miniature Polled Herefords graze the fields all
carefully cared for by us alone now as our three children are now grown.
We hope you will take the time to go through our site and see what we have worked on for all the many years since 1976. This is our life's work and love.
We hope you will see that in the MANY photos and information provided for anyone interested. All photos on our site are of our animals and all
the candid's were taken by our family.
Our dogs French Bulldogs and the Mini Aussies have been shared with other successful breeders and have started other breeding programs here in the USA,
Canada, Japan, Germany, Spain, Hungry, China, Mexico, Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, Czech Republic, Colombia and more.
Our Rare Miniature sheep too are sought by others breeders of the unique and rare heritage small family farm livestock helping save them for the future.
Enjoy Rick and Michelle Shannon
Smokey Valley's Casino Royale
NEW MEXICAN CHAMPION
Thanks Rick & Michelle for this wonderful frenchie!
Edgar & Ruth :)
Smokey Valley's Goldfinger in Rio
Being schooled by a Junior handler
Multi Ch Smokey Valley's Double O Seven as a young pup
showing he has what it takes to be a great show dog.
His Junior handler is our grandson.
Hi Michelle, I know that you have sold a lot of French Bulldogs over the years, so you might not remember me.
I bought my French Bulldog, Louis, from you back in 2000 and then a year later in 2001, I came back and picked up Ruffy (Roughcut.)
I just wanted to let you know that we put Ruffy to sleep this morning, but that she had a wonderful life with us for eleven of her 15 1/2 years.
She was very healthy and active for her entire life until about two weeks ago when it was very obvious to us that her old age had finally caught up with her.
Louis will be twelve in September and he is still going strong. We hope that he will be with us for a few more years like Ruffy.
I just wanted to thank you for bringing such wonderful friends into our lives.
My husband and I hope that you plan to breed French Bulldogs for many more years,
because I'm sure there will come a time in the future when we will be ready to bring another little Frenchie puppy into our home.
I hope this email finds you and your family well.
Smokey Valley's Oliver Prince Charmant
Staring as the: Wild Winged Monkey Beast
Seattle Center's Theatre District
AKC French Bulldog
The French Bulldog has the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. Expression alert, curious, and interested. Any alteration other than removal of dewclaws is considered mutilation and is a disqualification.
Proportion and Symmetry--All points are well distributed and bear good relation one to the other; no feature being in such prominence from either excess or lack of quality that the animal appears poorly proportioned.
Influence of Sex--In comparing specimens of different sex, due allowance is to be made in favor of bitches, which do not bear the characteristics of the breed to the same marked degree as do the dogs.
Size, Proportion, Substance
Weight not to exceed 28 pounds; over 28 pounds is a disqualification. Proportion--Distance from withers to ground in good relation to distance from withers to onset of tail, so that animal appears compact, well balanced and in good proportion. Substance--Muscular, heavy bone.
Head large and square. Eyes dark in color, wide apart, set low down in the skull, as far from the ears as possible, round in form, of moderate size, neither sunken nor bulging. In lighter colored dogs, lighter colored eyes are acceptable. No haw and no white of the eye showing when looking forward. Ears Known as the bat ear, broad at the base, elongated, with round top, set high on the head but not too close together, and carried erect with the orifice to the front. The leather of the ear fine and soft. Other than bat ears is a disqualification. The top of the skull flat between the ears; the forehead is not flat but slightly rounded. The muzzle broad, deep and well laid back; the muscles of the cheeks well developed. The stop well defined, causing a hollow groove between the eyes with heavy wrinkles forming a soft roll over the extremely short nose; nostrils broad with a well defined line between them. Nose black. Nose other than black is a disqualification, except in the case of the lighter colored dogs, where a lighter colored nose is acceptable but not desirable. Flews black, thick and broad, hanging over the lower jaw at the sides, meeting the underlip in front and covering the teeth, which are not seen when the mouth is closed. The underjaw is deep, square, broad, undershot and well turned up.
Neck, Topline, Body
The neck is thick and well arched with loose skin at the throat. The back is a roach back with a slight fall close behind the shoulders; strong and short, broad at the shoulders and narrowing at the loins. The body is short and well rounded. The chest is broad, deep, and full; well ribbed with the belly tucked up. The tail is either straight or screwed (but not curly), short, hung low, thick root and fine tip; carried low in repose.
Forelegs are short, stout, straight, muscular and set wide apart. Dewclaws may be removed. Feet are moderate in size, compact and firmly set. Toes compact, well split up, with high knuckles and short stubby nails.
Hind legs are strong and muscular, longer than the forelegs, so as to elevate the loins above the shoulders. Hocks well let down. Feet are moderate in size, compact and firmly set. Toes compact, well split up, with high knuckles and short stubby nails; hind feet slightly longer than forefeet.
Coat is moderately fine, brilliant, short and smooth. Skin is soft and loose, especially at the head and shoulders, forming wrinkles.
Acceptable colors - All brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white, and any color except those which constitute disqualification. All colors are acceptable with the exception of solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black, which are disqualifications. Black means black without a trace of brindle.
Correct gait is double tracking with reach and drive; the action is unrestrained, free and vigorous. Temperament
Well behaved, adaptable, and comfortable companions with an affectionate nature and even disposition; generally active, alert, and playful, but not unduly boisterous.
Any alteration other than removal of dewclaws.
Over 28 pounds in weight.
Other than bat ears.
Nose other than black, except in the case of lighter colored dogs, where a lighter colored nose is acceptable.
Solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black. Black means black without a trace of brindle.
Origins of the French Bulldog
French Bulldogs in the United States
Important influences American Fanciers had on the Preservation and Development Of...
First French Bulldog Club started
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Surely what has been recorded in the preceding pages, showing as it does what has been accomplished by American fanciers in the breeding and cultivation of French Bulldogs, fully justifies the claims that the preservation and development of these French Bulldogs owe, as much if not more, to American than to any other country. What has been accomplished in the establishment of this breed, within a period of twenty five years is not only a remarkable feat, but a distinct triumph in American French Bulldog breeding, that can only be compared in its results to the success achieved with the distinctive American dog, the Boston Terrier, although operations with the latter breed cover a much longer period of time.
What American Achievements With French Bulldogs Mean (In 1926.)
Within the brief time that has elapsed, since Americans became interested in French Bulldogs, they have been among the main factors in the world in bringing the French Bulldog from a condition of comparatively little regularity in conformation, style, or expression to their present position as a distinct breed, everywhere now recognized as such and mainly known from definitions as to properties they should possess, as originally first described and adhered to with little deviation, by American fanciers of the breed. These properties have now become so thoroughly established, as attributes of these dogs that by application of scientific breeding methods they are capable of being reproduced as near perfection and with as much regularity as is attained by any breed, with the exception of the older breeds, whose cultivation has continued along prescribed lines during a century or more.
Had Americans not taken up, in a generous and enthusiastic way, the cultivation of French Bulldogs, when they did it is more than likely that the bat eared French Bulldogs of this breed would soon have ceased to exist, as the whole tendency both in France and England at the time as has been explained was to the preservation of the rose eared type only. Had this condition continued without the forceful opposition, such as the American fanciers provided, this asset which now gives the French Bulldogs their strongly accentuated individuality, would have been lost and there would likely have emerged a more purely miniature English Bulldog.
Those whose contend that Americans exceeded their right, in first declaring, as to what should characterize a breed, that had its beginning in another country, must remember they took up its cultivation before regular classes had been made for French Bulldogs of this type at any known show, and before any country or place seemed in the least disposed to stand sponsor for them. This ignoring of their existence was, perhaps, more complete in France than in any other part of Europe. At best they were the creation of chance and as far as can be learned with no preconceived planning. They had simply “grown up” like Mrs. Stow’s immortal Topsy and when they arrived no doubt, were no more welcome or appreciated. in fact, if the early American searchers for them can be believed, they were considered in the beginning as discredited foundlings of the dog world. When Americans first began their search for them, they could be found only in the byways and haunts of the lowliest of the population of Paris. So when Americans adopted them they had gained no place of importance and it was only after their generous buying of these French Bulldogs gave them commercial value, that there was the least challenge of their right to mildly suggest, what qualities in these dogs should represent their true type.
What criticism may be leveled at us, in respect to the part people of this country have taken in the perpetuation and cultivation of the French Bulldogs, loses, however, its force in the face of the wonderful progress we have made with the breed. Today, America is not only the best market for French Bulldogs but we have without doubt, been more successful in bringing them to greater uniformity, toward a desired type, than has been attained in any other part of the world, a fact freely admitted by most dog fanciers, widely acquainted with conditions, now prevailing in this regard, both in America and abroad.
Exurbs for this article taken from The French Bulldog book published by The French Bulldog Club Of American and The French Bulldog Club of New England 1926.
A French Bulldog
You may love dogs, you may hate dogs, but you cannot ignore dogs. Wherever you go, in town or country, in high or humble society, you will meet dogs. Pedigreed dogs and those of doubtful parentage. There will be clever dogs and stupid dogs, nice ones and nasty ones. Brave ones, mean ones and other useless but all will be dogs just the same.
Somewhere in this medley will be the greatest charmer of them all, The French Bulldog.
His appearance will fool you. The French Bulldog is an active, muscular. Compactly built dog, deep chested and powerful looking with huge head, big jaws and the most unusual bat ears.
Yet he’s a little fellow, ranging from nineteen to twenty eight pounds, just the right size to share your easy chair or to act as a foot warmer on your bed. You will think he is fierce when you look at him but all the fierceness he has is the intense devotion he has for his master and friends.
The French Bulldogs love has no bounds and his desire to be with you is unceasing.
His smooth short coat is easily kept clean so you are not bothered with unsightly dog hair. No special primping is necessary even for an appearance in the show ring.
He has a soft voice, a sort of muted guttural woof. The French Bulldog is never boisterous in any way, nor noisy, so he will not disturb neighbors.
The French Bulldog is ideal to live in small quarters of a widow’s apartment, a bachelor’s accommodations, the home of a retired couple, the small dwelling of a newly married couple just beginning life together or the home of a family with kids and plenty of love to give him. The frenchy will give his best in devotion and loyalty in any of these circumstances.
Hot weather can take its toll so keep him from it, inside or a cool tree covered back yard. The short noses with short breathing passages make breathing in hot weather difficult, thus leading to getting overheated.
Strange as it may seem, even the sometimes loud snoring while the French Bulldog sleep makes the little fellow no less unpopular.
The French Bulldog may never be as valuable as Aibe, the hunting dog. For whom an ancient Irish king paid six thousand cows, nor as important as Balto, who led a dog team across Arctic wastes to save a city. The French Bulldog may never make newspaper headlines as did Laika, the little Russian mutt that traveled through space, nor be the choice of a president of the United States as was Roosevelt’s Fala or Johnson's beagles or Four’s retrievers. He may never gain fame as a seeing eye dog but he will put to shame many a human lover. As a heartbreaker, I am sure he will earn his niche in the history of dogdom.
Only because the French Bulldog is not the most populace in numbers of many breeds, (and many hope he will never be) there are still few owners who will say “The king of all dogdom is the French Bulldog.” Such owners we are as our pets are Frenchies.
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SMOKEY VALLEY KENNELS
Rick and Michelle Shannon
113 Blake Road
Toledo WA 98591 USA
AKC French Bulldog Breeders, 37 years breeding Top Show Quality AKC French Bulldogs
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