Royal Frenchel Blog
Recent news and updates on the Royal Frenchel Breed
Here is the link to the article on Mercola.com
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Happy Father's Day to All of Our Royal Frenchel Dads!
This a great time to celebrate our fathers with a fun review of summer puppies! Maybe your Dad could use a new great friend!
Well, Eddie and I are back from a winter of successful neck surgery, exciting storms and the making of beautiful spring and summer puppies! We have some of the prettiest Royal Frenchel pups ever born this season!
If you already have a Royal Frenchel in your family, you get a $100 discount on your next pup should you want one. First-time mom Annabelle and stud-of-the- year, Mr. Bongo, made some of the most gorgeous puppies both for personality and beauty.
We also give a referral fee starting this month of $50 for friends and family who saw your pup and come to get one of their own!
Come along with them and not only will you enjoy seeing the new babies & who is up for adoption, but you might find yourself daydreaming about adding another pup to your family whereever it really fits. We have many colors, different sizes and all personalities!!!!
Royal Frenchel News --- CELEBRITY ROYALS
Royal Frenchel families are used to people asking them about their dogs.
Great marketing plans are now made with "Royals" to fit the bill! It seems they draw interest to products and services that are pretty fun!
Check these local businesses out below that are using a Royal Frenchel in their ad campaigns or as mascots to help sell products and services.
Bailey&Banjo.com's "Dog-A-Day for Cancer" project featured Royal Frenchel Silky "King," and "Artie," one of our smallest Royal Frenchels on their website.
Trophy's Cupcakes & Rex
The staff at Trophy's at the Bravern in Bellevue fell in love with Pam's Rex! He is now their mascot and we suppose the bennies are pretty cool. You might enjoy creating a fun party like Pam did for your Royal Frenchel's birthday. The link below will take you directly to his wall posting where he received lots of attention! TrophyCupCakes.com
Tenino Chiropractic has a new mascot too and the local newspaper picked it up. Peggy Vittoria uses Royal Frenchel Eloise as a healing agent in the room while she massages clients at the office. TeninoChiropractic.com
Excerpt from the Tenino Independent Newspaper:
"Tenino's new chiropracter, Dr. Brad Ellisor (left), with massage therapist Peggy 'Magic' Vittoria (holding office mascot Eloise) took over the practice full-time last month."
Dan Fisher "Tenino Chiropractic under new management team." Tenino Independent [Tenino,WA] 05/20/12
SHARE A ROYAL FRENCHEL STORY &
RECEIVE A BAG OF DOG FOOD OF YOUR CHOICE!
Do you have a great story about your Royal Frenchel? Please share it with us. You don’t have to write particularly well either. You can also call us and we can record your story, then we will write the copy out of your very own words, get your approval to put it up and then post it for you to share with others on our site or on Facebook.
We will honor you with a 20 lb. bag of dog food and also throw in a tasty bag of hooves for your Royal Frenchel best friend guy or gal.
HEALTH & DOG FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS
We have completely switched our dog food to Taste of the Lamb and Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain Grain Free Turkey and Sweet Potato which is considerably less expensive for what appears to us to be the same dog food just private labeled for Nature's Domain which only sells at Costco. We also like to add Taste of the Wild's canned Lamb to add flavorful gravy to our pups meals.
It works very well and we are very happy with the results we have searched for the past year or so. (These types of the foods also seem to cause less gas!!! ) We have had great results with the entire Royal Frenchel crew, young and old.
Also, please don’t forget to give your dog good vitamins. We use NuVet Vitamins which you can order on our website. They will help your dog enjoy a long and healthy life.
PROBIOTICS here at Royal Frenchels are a must for our pups. Probiotics are a source of the beneficial healthy bacteria your dog needs. When ingested, these living microorganisms replenish the microflora in your pet's intestinal tract. This results in the promotion of a number of health-enhancing functions, including enhanced digestive function.
OptaGest is a good probiotic that can be given easily by adding 1/4 tsp per cup of food daily and double the amount for adult dogs. The key is to insure it is imbibed consistently.
UPCOMING ROYAL FRENCHEL NEWS
ROYALS AS SERVICE DOGS - Royal Frenchels are performing greater and greater service dog services with people all over the nation. If you are interested in having your dog trained or want to purchase a service dog trained pup, please contact us for info.
If you are anyone you know has a Royal Frenchel service dog and is open to being interviewed and videoed for a published article on Royal Frenchels and service work, please look us up. We would love to make you famous!!!!
GMO'S DANGEROUS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG! GMO is an acronym for genetically modified organisms. Recently there has been a great deal of information that has shocked the public on the serious health effects of GMO's on people. But what many don't understand is that dogs and other pets are more adversely affected due to their size and the lack of variety in the foods commonly eaten.
Please check out this link and begin learning a bit more about the serious poison. Raw-Wisdom.com
ROYAL FRENCHEL DAY COMING UP! - Our next Royal Frenchel Day will be announced later next month and is slotted for the last week in August to celebrate summer fun with a Royal! We will keep you posted.
Here is a fun photo of the Royal Frenchel Family from last October, 2011.
We send you lots of summer love and fun photos of new generations to enjoy.
Please send us new photos of you and your dog too.
Wishing everyone lots of joy this season and a special shout out to all of the fathers of pups and children...Happy Father's Day!
The Pink, and Mr. White....
PS. A quick note about Royal Silkies -- they are wondrously adventurous, funny and feel silkie without long hair!! Their hair barely reaches an inch, yet they have all the great qualities of a silky luxurious snuggle. That's right, Royal Frenchel Silkies are simply windblown beauties with all the great traits of personality and boxy appearance as regular Royal Frenchels.
This is Phoebe (left) and her sister Evita (the small one on the right). These girls take after their mom being the most loving little gals in the neighborhood, yet they appear ready for life in this shot of their first time out in the yard!
Sometimes a Royal Frenchel is so much better than a good TV show!
We have some exciting news to share just days before Christmas. Kimberly Kinrade, bestselling author of the award-winning YA paranormal Forbidden Mind--has just launched a new book that features a Royal Frenchel!
Lexie World (The Three Lost Kids, #1) is an amazing, fully illustrated children’s chapter book for Lower Grade readers (4-9 years old) that is full of magic, adventure and important lessons for people of all ages... and TayTay the Royal Frenchel stars in it!
The Three Lost Kids and their Royal Frenchel Tay Tay!
In the first two days of launch this week, Lexie World hit the top #10 bestsellers list on Amazon for its category in children’s fiction.
We stumbled on a fun blog post by Ode to Joy that features Royal Frenchels on her favorite things countdown list! Thank you Ode to Joy for mentioning Royal Frenchel! If anyone wants to stop by and comment on her post, just click here.
My 339th Favorite Thing: Royal Frenchels
Hello Royal Frenchel Families and Friends,
Last week we held our first annual Royal Frenchel Community Day and we want to share the fun with you! Click on the link above to see lots of Royal Frenchels as adults and pups and the families that love them. Enjoy the photos, stories and see who won the event contests!
It was lots of fun to be together, Great People and Great Dogs make for a Great Day! We look forward to making this an annual event and had lots of requests for a summer time play day as well. We'll keep you posted!
To see all of the photos from the event, click Photo Gallery (if you'd like to get copies of the photographs, please feel free to write us and we are happy to send you some.)
"Best Friends Forever"
A great Royal Frenchel story submitted to us by Kate Anderson
Angel was my first Royal Frenchel love. She looks like Snoopy and has tiny white eyelashes. She turns 4 on Thanksgiving and has brought utter joy to my life. She became a service dog naturally, staying with me in the hospital where she charmed the medical staff out of asking for her shot records!
We had a happy life together. I never really thought about having a second dog. One seemed so fulfilling and easy.
Earlier this year Brandi, a golden Royal Frenchel with much a humorous underbite, visited while her owners were away. Overnight Angel and Brandi became best friends. Where Angel had vied for my attention around other dogs, she now made way for Brandi. Where she had been a loner, she was now playing with Brandi like a puppy. Where she had been possessive around food, the two of them shared the smallest of bowls with never a fight. On leash the two of them ran head to head. Off leash they hunted as a team, one flushing and one chasing the rabbit, cat or next moving target in the tall grass
Brandi joined our family in April to everyone’s delight.
When Angel had puppies a few months ago, Aunt Brandi was by her side to wrestle, guard and play with the puppies. If Angel went outside, with barely a look in her direction, Brandi stood guard over the puppies. If someone came to the door Brandi was there in a flash to keep the puppies safe.Brandi was the village who helped Angel raise the puppies.
Angel and Brandi are the best canine friends I have ever seen. Any day they can be seen lying on the couch like Yin and Yang, or spooning in the sun together. I can now never imagine having only one dog. Brandi's and Angel's friendship has blossomed them and our family delightfully, as only best friends can.
Come to Royal Frenchel Community Day and receive a personalized Certificate of Authenticity for your Royal Frenchel Dog.
If you’d like to see what the certificates will look like, keep an eye on RoyalFrenchel.com as we will be posting a sample certificate by Friday, October 21.
If you’re unable to make it and want a Certificate of Authenticity for your Royal Frenchel ,we are happy to send it to you. Please send us the name of your Royal Frenchel and the address you’d like your certificate sent
Win a $35 cash gift to use on your great dog so you can buy that special something that you said to yourself was too expensive last time!
Create a fun video of your Royal Frenchel (don’t worry, we don’t expect professional videographers... a flip cam, cell phone or webcam video is just fine) to share with us and your Royal Frenchel Community. Let your creativity shine and have fun with your Royal Frenchel with this!
Submit it to us at
. And remember, each weekly contest runs all month long! You can work on any of the contests now and submit throughout the month until Royal Frenchel Community Day on October 22, 2011.
For this week's contest, the winner will receive $35 in cash at the Royal Frenchel Community Day, October 22, 2011. (Click on the link to learn more about this great event.) We can't wait to see what you all come up with and we look forward to seeing you at the Royal Frenchel Community Day!
This Week! (October 3-9) -- Win an Electronic Picture Frame for your dog & family photos!
Send us your best photo (or a staged photo that you create for fun!) of your Royal Frenchel with a funny caption or story and we will choose one winner to recieve...
An Electronic Picture Frame
Submit it to us at
. Also enjoy posting the picture and caption on the Royal Frenchel Community board and share the fun with other Royal families.
The winner will receive their electronic picture frame at the Royal Frenchel Community Day, October 22, 2011. (Click on the link to learn more about this great event.)
We look forward to seeing you all there and enjoying the funny, witty, zany captions you come up with. Check back over the next few weeks for more opportunities to expand our community and win great gifts!
Setting Up Home Base
BUY DOG FOOD
We have changed to a new dog food, folks. ORIJEN was too rich for our Royal Frenchel's intestinal tracts. Royal Frenchels did not do well on it across the board. It's such an exemplary dog food that we tried to use it. Unfortunately, it just wasn't a right fit.
However, we have had great success recently with Taste of the Wild dog food. The Royal Frenchels, so far, have done well. You can click on the link or the picture to learn more about the food and ordering options.
Also, see the Royal Frenchel recipe for stew to add to the food a couple times a week. It is a fun way to enjoy seeing your pup enjoy his or her variety and boosts the happy feeding times with a taste of something new.
You are excited and so are we! Preparing for your puppy is all about anticipating his or her needs and yours. So here are some key thoughts to share to help you prepare to receive your little guy or gal.
A crate for a Royal Frenchel is generally around 18” by 22“ or just the next size larger. I recommend that you get a wire cage at home with 2 doors in it. You can check in our store and, if we don’t have what you are looking for, another good place right now is Target online. They have great crates.
We like the wire because you can clean them well and they can be covered easily. We will take orders for covers for your crate if you want. We love them and so do the dogs. It makes their rest area more like a den and then the flap can come up on any side and make way for hanging out resting, while observing his or her family as well.
TOO MUCH ROOM IN THE CRATE?
You probably want to buy an adult crate, so in the beginning you can place a cardboard box in the cage with the puppy, keeping the area small and for sleep or chewing before bed at first. This is a good housebreaking tool. Too much space means ease of getting relief without getting soiled. Dogs don’t want to get soiled, so go with the flow and let your dog out as suggested for housebreaking on the Royal Frenchel Taking Your Puppy Home Page.
Our puppies will choose micro-fibre super soft blankets over all others. We recommend using a basic bottom cover for the crate called a Snoozie, which you can find in our store or elsewhere if you like. And then we add the sweet feel of soft blankets to wrap up in! You will see what we mean when you see the puppy with its blanket! Royal Frenchels love soft micro-fibre!! It is so funny!
WHERE TO PLACE YOUR CRATES
Be temperature sensitive. Some floors can have drafts that drastically lower temperatures in the home and especially in the dog’s crate. Also, you don’t want to place a dog near a machine that is hot, making the cage hot rather than the room. These are not uncommon mistakes puppies and people have paid for, sadly. Just be aware of keeping a constant temperature for your little one. They rely on you for consistent temperatures. Inconsistent temperatures are a great cause of puppy death.
At first, you might want to have a night time place and a day time place for your crate, or simply have two. Because we recommend keeping your pup near your bed for comfort and ease of care for the puppy during the first couple of weeks. Once your pup is housebroken, you may choose to have him or her bunk in with you!
The second place is a daytime place where he or she is kept close at hand for resting and play. A good place is near where you will be on an off or most of the time as well. This allows your puppy to feel connected with you and yet he or she can rest with ease knowing you are near.
PLAY PENS AND WHY
It is good to secure an area for your puppy to play in other than his or her crate. It lets you know where the puppy is during the housebreaking period and makes it easier to start off on the right foot.
But, you don’t want to leave your puppy in a pen all the time either. You want to secure an area where you can interact, where the puppy is safe from electrical outlets, poisons under sinks and things like that. You don’t want your puppy’s adventurous manner to get him or her into trouble!
Once again, Royal Frenchels are the easiest dogs in the world to train. You will find this true as well as long as you are consistent. The smaller area will help you keep that consistency without missing a moment when the puppy may need to go out etc. So stay connected to your puppy, no play pens that just keep him or her at bay without healthy interaction.
Kitchens work really well, or any room you are in most, office or otherwise. Your puppy can stay with you and in no time it will be house broken as well. So a small room can act as a play area, just don’t let that stop you from being with the puppy.
The more time you spend with your Royal Frenchel the better. They were bred for companionship. The more you allow your relationship to flow and each of you to learn what you need and want most, the better your dog will be in the end. And that is very cool!
CAR PUPPY CARE PACK
In your car, keep a few supplies that allow you to care for your puppy as you roll. Your Care Puppy Pack ought to have a bottle of water, roll of paper towels and a few plastic bags in case your little person ever has an accident. Keep a spray bottle of simple antibacterial cleaner such as Dawn dish soap. A little goes a long way. Also you will want to have some type of treat, like liver or something that is dried or a bone, so you have it on hand if you need it. Always have a good chew around. And last, but not least, a puppy pad for use anytime.
• Paper towels
• Puppy pad
• Spray antibacterial wash, pet safe
• Water bottle
STERILIZING CLEANER FOR COMING AND GOING IN PUBLIC
Remember, your puppy can walk on germs and bacteria when it is outside. We recommend wiping your puppy’s feet off upon entering your home after being outside. It is best and helps you keep a cleaner environment as well.
Do this for the first year of life if possible. Also, use only pet safe wash as many chemicals can be absorbed or licked though pad or tongue.
BASIC INFO ON TEETH AND TEETHING
Puppies have 28 teeth which get replaced by approximately 42 teeth when they are grown dogs. Puppies’ teeth, like humans, fall out and are replaced by a second set from 4 through 7 months old.
Incisors are the first teeth to go. Incisors are the teeth between the canines in the front of the mouth. There are generally 12 of them, six above and below. The next in line are premolars which are directly behind the canines on the top and bottom. Molars come in for the first time next, like human babies.
Royal Frenchels are pretty easy when it comes to both teething and chewing.
Overall, give them a hoof or a bone in their crate, a few toys and they are good to go.
Make certain you show them consistently what they are not allowed to chew by transferring them to what they are allowed to chew in your presence. If they go back to it, tell them again. I have rarely seen it take more times than that unless it is something like a dog being left in an area alone who gets bored. And that is not a good situation for any regular care. These dogs are typically not chewers and are easily distracted to a better chew choice when given the opportunity. Remember, they like to please so keep their needs met and your job will be easy.
WHAT CHEWS TO OFFER
The best chew items that we have found are really well made stuffed toys. Royal Frenchels love stuffed toys in general. Others are hooves and bones that you can get that are natural with the marrow in them. You can get them at your local pet store generally. Be aware that you don’t want those bones that are treated with all sorts of junk on them. They are not good for the dog and they smell bad!
DO NOT USE RAW HIDE CHEWS. Raw hide typically gets chewed enough to soften and then the pups swallow it. Raw hide can remain in the stomach for a very long time undigested, causing all sorts of problems. So bones, hooves, toys are best! And remember to always use dog safe toys. Not just any toy that children use as well. Button eyes and the like can do very serious damage to intestinal the track.
CHANGES DURING TEETHING
Some days may show a little different eating pattern during some of the teething period. If your dog misses a meal, eats less a time or two, or eats more than usual, no problem. If either of these persists, check it out. Otherwise, they have some days when they just don’t want as much food over those gum and that is ok. Other days they want to break them through and use them and they are very appreciative of more toys, chews and extra food that hits the spot!!
Some dogs can even get a little loose stool during this period. So the key is, watch and see if it passes or take you pup for a vet check. Remember this is between 4 and 7 months old, then you’re done!
Great Dogs for Great People is our guiding principle. It guides all that we do at Royal Frenchel for our customers and our animals.
We never knew we were unearthing a super recipe to meet some of the most wonderful people around! What a bonus we inherited. You can share in it too.
Plain and simple, Royal Frenchel pups attract the best people! See for yourself by meeting those in our Royal Frenchel community. If you are a Royal Frenchel person, you probably have at least 6 or more of these qualities.
We have noticed that all our Royal Frenchel families share these traits!
Royal Frenchel’s Great People List:
- Think for themselves (yet use the salt of the earth good sense of those who went before them)
- Appreciate relationships that mean most (they often show kindness to one another when visiting our pups that is really peaceful, joyful and remarkable)
- Share manners and respect for their family and others
- Excel with a good sense of balance with real needs—the needs of others as well as their own
- Learning turns them on in areas they have interest
- Enjoy sound quality, not trendy, not easily “sold a bill of goods”
- Explore leading edge technologies for play, health and learning or uses the best of simplicity to ferret out a fine freedom in life
- Co-create and often make decisions by consensus, using wisdom and insightful intuition
- Value long term thinking as well as the immediate celebrating of life in the now
- Ageless in that they treat everyone similarly (when we have children on our farm here, these people include them with ease frequently and seem to generate great memories for all involved)
- Generous and true in word and behavior or at least value it!
This is a true experience of ours. When we noticed that we enjoyed connecting with our doggie people far more than our miniature visitors, we made this list over the last few months and share it with you now. You will recognize it if you happen to know someone with a Royal Frenchel. Or you will recognize yourself!
Enjoy connecting yourself with those in our greater community. They are really great people with really great dogs!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING YOUR PUPPY HOME
Your pup has already received much care, love and consistency of training at our home. We are providing the details of our routine in hopes that it will support you in caring for your new family member in the best possible way.