Clowning Around with the French

Cast of Characters (left to right): Remy, Coco, Andre, and Zoey

Okay, so maybe I didn’t get to go to France for this shoot as the title might suggest, but I did get to spend part of an afternoon with 3 French Bulldogs and their beautiful and oh-so-tolerant Lab sister who is clearly outnumbered.  This was quite a group of happy-go-lucky dogs with a zest for life and an even greater zest for treats!  I learned a lot about French Bulldogs which I welcomed because I’ve always had a fascination and secret crush on the breed (shhhhh, don’t let the Shih Tzu hear that). For example, they come in a variety of colors.

Remy is 1 and 1/2 years old and is known as a Red Pied…

And Zoey is a 3 year old Black and White Brindle….

Andre is a 16 week old pup, and I am told that he doesn’t really fit into a typical “Frenchie” category, so they’ve affectionately dubbed him a Strawberry Blonde.  Andre was also happy to demonstrate some attitude to let me know he can hang with his pack….

This breed has nicknames such as “frog dogs” and “clowns”.  I totally get the clown description after some of the antics I witnessed.  Remy does a mean laughing hyena impression:

And Zoey tried winking at me to coax a few more cookies her way….

And Andre….well, let’s just say he’s perfecting the characteristic head tilt maneuver….

Meanwhile, Coco maintains her sanity and dignity and shoots me a knowing look that says that she is really the Ringmaster of this crowd.

There are a few humans involved with these “clowns.”   For more images of these fun-loving dogs and the people who love them, click on the gallery below. Will they make you smile and laugh?  Oui, Oui!

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SherryNovember 14, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Great shots Mel! I don’t know how you were able to pull off all 4 in one shot! They are so cute!! And Cocoa…what a sweetie!

CorieNovember 19, 2010 - 2:03 pm

I am even more in love with French Bulldogs now. You really captured their personalities! Love it!

StephanieDecember 13, 2010 - 2:32 pm

OMGosh Melissa! These are such great shots! I can’t get enough of their squishy faces and bold bright ears 🙂 Great job!

Mel HammondsDecember 14, 2010 - 8:16 am

Thanks so much, Stephanie! They were so much fun to work with. PS….have a Shih Tzu puppy coming soon!

SchnauzerloversFebruary 1, 2011 - 11:27 pm

Nice Photo’s. I wish I could take photo’s like these. Good Job!!! You truly are gifted! 🙂

Mel HammondsFebruary 19, 2011 - 9:01 am

Thank you so much! My sister has Schnauzers, and I will have to tell her about your site! Thanks for stopping by!

pet portraitsFebruary 14, 2011 - 6:15 pm

Wow, such adorable little angels, they are so adorable! You really had perfect expert shots there, amazing! 😉

Mel HammondsMarch 13, 2011 - 4:25 pm

Thank you so much! They were such a fun group to photograph!

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