The Heartland French Bulldog Club


Our club was established to give Frenchie breeders, owners, and fanciers in the central midwest a way to get together to celebrate and enjoy this wonderful breed.

We offer support, guidance, and education about French Bulldogs to the general public as well as to our members.

Thanks for visiting our website.  Please join us for one of our monthly club meetings or one of our events, dates of which will be posted on this site.

Dog Show Guidelines during Covid-19 Pandemic

AKC Guidelines for giving or attending dog shows during the pandemic.  This document was produced in August 2020 by AKC, and deals with Conformation shows.  For other types of canine events please go to the AKC website.


Covid19-Conformation-Suggested-Best-Practices-8.6.20.pdf (98514)


04/08/2010 16:19

Articles to download

Our Main Menu now has a section for articles that we think will be of interest and helpful to Frenchie owners.   Please visit it often.  Our first download is a very important and timely discussion of how to deal with heat stroke in Frenchies.



12/30/2022 11:04

2 Frenchie Specialties in March 2023 (CLICK HERE FOR INFO!)


01/10/2019 14:35

Important Video! Please watch!

Those of you unable to attend the Health & Genetics Seminar at the 2018 FBDCA National Specialty may see it now on the FBDCA website at   Dr. Brenda Bonnett of the International Partnership for Dogs...



03/02/2023 00:00


The AKC BREED STANDARD for French Bulldogs can be downloadedhere.     You may also download the FBDCA  JUDGES SEMINAR at   This is a slide show that explains and illustrates the...


12/30/2022 11:09



11/04/2021 15:25

Meningoencephalomyelitis of Unknown Origin in Dogs

Carrie Stefaniak DVM   Meningitis and meningoencephalitis can be caused by both infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, etc.) or non-infectious conditions. The conditions causing non-infectious meningoencephalitis often are collectively referred to as Meningoencephalitis of Unknown Origin (MUO)....


11/04/2021 15:23

Congenital Heart Disease in Dogs

 Jan Grebe   An excellent presentation was given by Samantha Kovacs on work she and Dr. Joshua Stern of the UC/Davis Vet School have done focused on updates on two of the most common congenital (present at birth) heart defects in dogs.  Subaortic stenosis and Pulmonic stenosis are...


11/03/2021 12:51

Chagas Cardiomyopathy in Dogs Infected with Trypanosoma cruzi (by Jan Grebe)

  Dr. Ashley Saunders, Professor of Cardiology at Texas A&M, described this deadly disease that is widespread in South and Central America and Mexico, but was formerly found mainly along our southern border. It is now in the entire southern half of the United States, and some cases has...


08/23/2015 14:24

Eye Disorders in Dogs

  Blue Book 2014 7th Edition.pdf (3,1 MB) Together with the Genetics Committee of the ACVO (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists), the OFA has recently completed the 7th Edition of “Ocular Disorders Presumed to be Inherited in Purebred Dogs,” commonly known as the Blue Book...


07/13/2015 14:41


Be VERY CAREFUL to keep your Frenchies cool during this hot weather. But just in case, please download this important file and read it; and keep it handy in case you need to review it!    HEATSTROKE.pdf (62,1 kB)


08/04/2013 16:45

Pyometra Alert!

Pyometra can be misdiagnosed or undiagnosed.  If you have an intact bitch, please read this article that was in the AKC Gazette in April 2011.  If your bitch should seem to be feeling unwell a few weeks after having been in season, please consider pyometra and get her checked out...


12/22/2012 13:24

AKC Presents Bebout Award

           Bebout Award Presented to Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Federation of Dog...


07/03/2011 14:07


Would your Frenchie like some cold summer treats that are healthy, too???   Here is a wonderful snack that fits the bill!    Homemade Dog Treat Recipe Doggie Ice-Cream 2 cups vanilla yogurt 2 Mashed bananas 2 tablespoons honey Mix ingredients and freeze in ice cube tray. Voila......