were bred by husband Bob and I in Tecumseh, OK from 1994
through 2011. After Bob's passing, The Fancibuls and I, now
Karen Fore-Monroe, relocated in my birthplace near Oklahoma City.
first-time introduction to the French bull dog breed was in 1992.
This was a rare breed at that time. I watched a
little impish creature running in a backyard coursing in circle 8's.
She abruptyly stopped to bow at my feet with the breed's famous "playbow".
This adorable little creature went home with me. Her life was short. However, that
brief encounter with a French bulldog led to
a personal L'Affair du Coeur with French bulldogs.
By 1994, I had become a fancier
learning to train and show my Fancibuls. The
first Fancibul litter was born in November 1994. The keeper from my first
homebred litter, ("Match") won a 5 pt. major as Best of Breed
when as we celebrated his 6 mos. birthday . I
became focused on grasping the AKC standard of the breed,
researching the breed's history, perusing pedigrees, genetics, the excitement of caring
for Frenchie puppies, learning to train and then present my
Fancibuls with success and less awkwardness in AKC conformation shows. It is a
challenge to plan a healthy mating and give love and special care to
a French bulldog. Without that, they cannot live a happy,
healthy and long life!
TO 2022, Fancibuls evolved into a bloodline that has champions
in many countries of the world and also a family of dogs that
has increased one-third in longevity. The parents and grandparents of my first four Frenchies lived to be 9
l/2 to 10 1/2 years of age. Many are living 13-15 years, Although Prior to
1992, I had owned cocker spaniels , the rare breed of Anatolian
shepherds, a Komondor for guarding property, and later an
English bulldog and shih zhu to breed and show, no other breed captured
my heart like this breed which is often referred to as the
"dog in the cloak of a clown with a heart of a philosopher.
I decided to breed only Frenchies.
THE SECRET GOT
OUT! From popularity
in the 1920's, the breed had became largely invisible in the USA.
I was smitten with the uniqueness of their playful nature,
loving devotion, the minimal grooming , and size and
temperament suitable for a household pet. Although
popular in 1992, the lack of vaccines and breed appropriate vet care
led to their becoming a rare breed. It is now the 2nd most popular
purebred breed according to the American Kennel Club.
I limit my breeding program to a couple of well-planned litters
per year. I will be the first to
admit that a French bulldog is NOT the breed for every fancier of
purebred dogs nor is the French bulldog an ideal pet for every home.
If deciding whether a French Bulldog is the right pet for your
family, take time to read
"Am I The One?"
Screened by Vets /Vet Specialists Before Breeding
Puppies are Kitchen-Raised, Nurtured, Behaviorally Shaped
All Agreements and Health Guarantees in Writing
Arrive with Microchip, Current Vaccinations & Wormings
BREEDER OF MERIT AND
MEMBER OF THE FRENCH BULL DOG CLUB OF AMERICA
a "show kennel" which has evolved with a 28-year history of
quality French Bulldogs that can successfully compete
in the American Kennel Club conformation competitions,
obedience, and/or rallies. FANCIBULS are represented by champions
in many other countries of the world. Watch the
for announcements. By an email request, you may receive
newsletters that update plans for upcoming litters.
produced more than 70 French bulldogs that have achieved
titles in conformation, obedience, rally and/or agility
have top show
awards outside the USA, e.g. France, Canada,
Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Taiwan, Russia, and Eastern European
competitions. Most were trained and
handled by their proud owners. My latest AKC
CH FANCIBUL SIRIUS CONTENDER (Sirius), GRC CH FANCIBULS-SWEET T 20FORE KT GOLD (Katie), FANCIBULS MATCHPLAY
CH FANCIBULS FINISHING TOUCH (Chanel), CH FANCIBUL GRANDE BOULE DE FEU
and GRC CH FANCIBULS BFF BARRY. For a look at some of
those recently showing-off, look at my
GREATEST JOY: Besides providing others
with the joy of owning a FANCIBUL FRENCH
added one other facet to my original goal: After 30
years of owning a Frenchie and 28 years participating in a
breeding program and enjoying the Sport of Dogs, I
now derive gratification from helping the next
generation of fanciers enjoy this hobby as they develop
their own breeding programs. I hope to leave a
legacy to this breed that has given so much to my life
over the years. It's gratifying to learn of the
daily life as
enjoying life with others around the world. I sense that
I am a part of their joy in living their dream . If you need a
dogtalk, give me a call.
SERVICE TO THE
BREED. I have
been a member of the French Bull Dog Club of America since
1996. This national breed club has the distinction of being
the first among AKC-sanctioned national breed clubs. I
have given time to serve as Breeder Referral person;
Chair Person for the Breeder's Education Committee; an
associate member of the Dallas/Fort Worth French Bulldog Club (a
regional club for fanciers); I received Breeder of
Distinction Award from the French Bull Dog Club of America; in
2010; and am an AKC BREEDER OF MERIT. I am in compliance
with the Code of Ethics of the French Bull Dog Club of America.
www.FBDCA.org for information about the breed, ethical
breeders, and policies established in the Code of Ethics.
Wildcard Judge (left)
at the Top Twenty Event
of the FBDCA