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, have 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
who stopped to bow at my feet with the famous "playbow". I
learned later that this is a typical Frenchie characteristic.
This adorable little creature home 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 the breed of French
bulldogs. By 1994, I had become a hobbyist
learning to train and show my Fancibuls. The
first Fancibul litter was born in November 1994. My
keeper, Ch Here Tis' Up 'n Adam's Match, won a 5 pt. major at 6 months 1 week of age
over championed bullies
with my very awkward attempt at handling him in AKC conformation
competition. I was "hooked" by the excitement of showing and caring
for Frenchie puppies, attending AKC dogshows, and researching the
breed's beginning, perusing pedigrees, and the challenge of giving
loving and special care which a French bulldog
requires to be healthy and happy, and the complexities of genetics
and planned breedings that are successful.
TO 2016, Fancibuls have 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 since the first litter of 1994
when parents and grandparents of my first 4 Frenchies lived to be 9
l/2 to 10 1/2 years of age. Prior to 1992, I had
owned cocker spaniels as a housepet, the rare breed of Anatolian
shepherds, a Komondor for guarding property, and an English
bulldog. No other pet companion has captured my heart like
this breed who is often referred to as the dog in the cloak of a
clown with a heart of a philosopher.
THE SECRET IS
OUT! "Back in the
day" in Oklahoma, when this breed was rare, I was so smitten
with the uniqueness of their behavior, loving devotion as a
household pet, and ease of grooming. Thereafter, the
breed rose in 2015 to No. 6 of most popular purebred dogs registered
with The American Kennel Club. Although we have
several French Bulldog puppies for sale each year and an occasional
"retiree" from our breeding program, I will be the first to
admit that a French bulldog is NOT the breed for every fancier of
purebred dogs nor 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?"
to breeding healthy, lapsize French bulldogs that meet the AKC
standard for physical conformation and temperament.
Placing extra puppies into long-term loving homes. Allowing the Best
of the Best to contribute to the future of the Breed.
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 Vaccination & Wormings
BREEDER OF MERIT AND
MEMBER OF THE FRENCH BULL DOG CLUB OF AMERICA
For a dogtalk, call Karen
a "show kennel" which has evolved with a 23-year history of
quality French Bulldogs that 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. Since not all
are destined for show business in the Sport of Dogs, I often
have puppies for sale to others as pet/companions. Watch the
for announcements. By an email request, you may receive
newsletters that update plans for upcoming litters.
our first homebred litter in 1994, 69
achieved AKC titles in conformation competition, and
have top show
awards in conformation competitions in France, Canada,
Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Taiwan. and Russia and Eastern European
competitions. Several have had success in
obedience, rallies, or agility competitions. Some Fancibuls
have become therapy dogs to patients in children and adult
facilities. A few
became the foundation for top breeders in other
countries. Most were trained and
handled by their proud owners. Our latest AKC
CH FANCIBULS FINISHING TOUCH, CH FANCIBUL GRANDE BOULE DE FEU,
GR CH FANCIBULS BFF BARRY. For those now showing,
look at the Show Biz page.
Besides providing others
with the joy of owning a FANCIBUL FRENCH
added one other facet to my original goal: After 26
years of owning a Frenchie and 23 years in the Sport of Dogs
developing a breeding program, 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 of living through our bloodline .
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.
Wildcard Judge (left)
at the Top Twenty Event
of the FBDCA Natl. Specialty 2008.
2010 FBDCA Specialty