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    Long nose?

    So I've been trying to figure out exactly how short a frenchies nose should be? I think my Hotchkiss has a pretty long nose for a frenchie and was wondering what exactly is acceptable for a french bulldog nose? Everyone thinks Hotchkiss is either a boston or boxer. How can you mistake those ears for either of those breeds? I think maybe his coloring makes his nose look longer than it is but idk.
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    Re: Long nose?

    Those ears are Frenchie ears, you can look up what the AKC standards are on nose length. Hotchkiss is still young and they change as they grow, but really, the longer the nose, the longer the walk--he is a better breather and more athletic. He may not meet AKC standards for showing, but he is adorable and most important healthy!

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    I prefer him with a longer nose compared to what the akc standard showed. I wasn't sure how much a frenchies face will change as they grow. The only other dog I've had since a pup is my Sid and she looks nothing like her 8 week old puppy pics lol. The pictures I saw for the akc standard had their noses pretty smashed into their faces and all I can think is "god how can they breathe?"

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    He's a cutie and I love his tag!!
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    Re: Long nose?

    I am in love with his face...he is sooo adorable!

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    I got his tag from fetching tags. They have all kinds of different sayings and while they look bulky they are very lightweight. My other dogs tag says bone head because that's what she can be sometimes.

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    Aww he's cute my new puppy Hugo has a longer nose than his big brother Winston. Love the tag just had a google and sent a message to see if they post to the UK I like the Treat Whore tag, lol

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    Re: Long nose?

    Same here. Maple has quite a long nose for a frenchy and I LOVE it! She can run and play without even panting a little. I think the Kennel Clubs should start moving towards the healthier dog than the "beauty standard " .I mean look at the pugs.A lot of them are so overbred they can hardly breath and their eyes can literally fall out of their skull. Look at pictures when they were first bred. They looked healthier. But people want that "cute,little,puppy like" squished in face so thats what they started breeding for & it became the "breed standard"... I just dont understand....

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    Re: Long nose?

    From the pic it does look a little long, but as long as you are not going to show him, it doesn't matter. He is just a cutie.
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    Re: Long nose?

    Quote Originally Posted by purpledoggy View Post
    So I've been trying to figure out exactly how short a frenchies nose should be? I think my Hotchkiss has a pretty long nose for a frenchie and was wondering what exactly is acceptable for a french bulldog nose? Everyone thinks Hotchkiss is either a boston or boxer. How can you mistake those ears for either of those breeds? I think maybe his coloring makes his nose look longer than it is but idk.
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    Look up the AKC breed standard for the answer but the face mushes as the dog grows. When you look straight at a French Bulldog the top line of the nose is set in between the eyes. Doesn't matter what your baby is as long as you love him it's all that matters.

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    OMG... he is precious!

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    Re: Long nose?

    Do their noses really get more smushed as they get older? This is my first brachicephalic breed so I'm new to this.

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