Availability vs. Pick-up Date of my Frenchie: What’s the difference? The French Bulldog of Colorado Blog

We get this question all of the time, “ What will be the pick-up date of my Frenchie?” Picking up your Frenchie baby is a very exciting event and one we know you want/need to plan for. In an effort to help you know an approximate date of pick-up, we have added an availability date. This is the date that your puppy turns 10-12 weeks old. We prefer to place our Frenchies in homes at 10-12 weeks old vs 8 weeks as we have found they transition much better. Now that being said some need additional time just like human babies to mature. We always reserve the right to change the date as to what is in the best interest of the puppy. With 40 years of experience in raising various breeds (20 of those years being Frenchies), we have a pretty good eye for the puppies who need extra time to blossom. It is our responsibility to you and the Frenchies to make the transition as smooth as possible. We are not placing bicycles in homes. We are placing live little beings and we cannot predict what biological systems will do one to two weeks ahead of time with 100% accuracy. If we say your puppy isn’t ready, we ask that you trust us and make the appropriate adjustments. Yes, we know understand you may be disappointed as the Frenchie might be a present or you might have taken time off from work and your work will not adjust your time off.

Definitions of the availability and pick-up date of my Frenchie.

Availability date: The date the Frenchie turns 10-12 weeks old.

Pick-up date: The date you will pick up your puppy.

What is the  difference between the availability date and pick-up date of my Frenchie?

In an effort to communicate approximate pick-up date we have added the availability date on each puppy’s page. This helped decrease the flood of questions on when they would be available but it created some confusion as to exact pick-up dates. Typically the pick-up date will be around the availability date within 3-10 days. We usually know the date 7-10 days in advance and we realize for the planners out there this will be the most challenging part of the process for you. Please realize we are working with biological systems. There are several reasons why the date can change.

  • Your puppy is on the smaller side and needs more time to grow and blossom.
  • Your puppy may develop the sniffles. Changes in weather can cause upper respiratory issues and we will want to be sure that’s all it is.
  • The vet may recommend the puppy remain with us extra time.

Please be open to pick up dates as we do our best to provide them as soon as possible. Feel free to reach out but realize I might not have an answer for you right away as there are several variables to consider. Typically I will text you as soon as I know a date and make arrangements for time of pick-up. You will have your Frenchie baby but just realize we will have to work together on a date to make the transition as smooth as possible.