LEARN ABOUT ROYAL FRENCHELS
Hello, I am Anahata Graceland, known as “Windy”. Thank you for visiting our site. I have been a breeder for 54 years! Eddie here is my Royal Frenchel Service Dog. I often travel with Mr. White as well.
I started Royal Frenchel Bulldogs when my daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She needed a great service dog and we couldn’t take our French Bulldogs in and out of medical centers without risking their health.
Many people don’t realize the French Bulldogs can have tremendous difficulty with jumping off high places like a hospital bed to a hard floor. Their front legs fold upon landing and their chis hit the floor, and yup, next is an impacted spine which is often already at risk due to genetics. Many severe injuries occur for French Bulldogs like this.
I had bred French Bulldogs and Boxers for 41 years by now and it was time to begin a search for another dog to help Sachi, my daughter.
I was telling Sachi while standing in my living room that I would get her the best service dog she could imagine, while all the while, inside, I was cringing at the thought of having a usual service type dog that ends up with hip dysplasia and other issues after training it and having to serve both Sachi and the dog!!!
This projection of horror ended when I turned to go into the kitchen and suddenly saw in my minds eye a small piece of paper like the ones you practice handwriting on when you are a child. You know, the one with dotted lines on it for upper and lower case letters?
This paper had an equation on it that involved 4 breeds of dogs, Predominantly French Bulldog and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
I remembered telling my mother at 5 years old that I would create a dog breed in my life and we always thought it would come earlier… but it came at the most unexpected time and actually so unexpected, I had nearly forgotten the original intuitive moment when I knew that I would one day!
So, I am sure with my years of experience in breeding and knowledge of the breeds I was connecting that all that knowledge was rolled up in that moments wisdom as well. But I have to say, it was a freely flowing moment, a gift which many have been receiving the benefit from ever since.
ANAHATA GRACELAND, CREATOR OF ROYAL FRENCHEL SHARES
Royal Frenchels are raised in an environment that brings the best out in the pups.
Witnessing the pup as an individual entity with a very specific personality, massaging the pups body and relating to them as intelligent creatures to stimulate healthy brain development and other creative training methods that are part of the Royal Frenchel “Secret Sauce” that makes them such wonderful companions.
Anahata Graceland aka “Windy” as she is known around Royal Frenchel, shares about her inspiration to create the Royal Frenchel Hybrid and the story of her friend Marie’s desire to make the breed available for many.
Royal Frenchel’s are the dog that stole Seattle’s Heart! Watch this short video to see why and see beautiful Royal adults and lots of scenes from this years Royal Frenchel Day.
THE FIRST ROYAL FRENCHEL BULLDOG
Due to my breeding background, I was fortunate to know many of the top dogs in the country. And due to my relationships with these breeders, and their desire to help me with Sachi’s needs, I did what no one could ever pull off …. I cross bred a number of dogs to create the first Royal Frenchel Bulldogs!
When I went in and out of the hospital with my daughter, received treatments etc. many doctors, nurses and patients who met Sachi’s pups wanted one too. Needless to say, that was the beginning of an unending to date, start of something wonderful. Royal Frenchel Bulldogs becoming the service dog of many beloved people and families.
THE BIRTH OF A KENNEL
Once the dogs were just about everywhere we went to receive services due to those who served us getting them as well, we were more impressed than I could ever imagine.
The dogs were so intuitive, not pushy, but deeply attentive to people and their needs. They didn’t bark a lot, chew much or do anything really that made them difficult dogs. They were our dream dog come true as they were for those other firsts that had a Royal.
My good friend Marie Freyre, Doctor of Medicine, got Psoriatic Arthritis. I had known her for about 36 years back then and knew she was in great pain. She had a very extreme case of it.
I tried to get Marie to take a dog. She thought I was crazy to even bring it up as she was in so much pain and distress because by then she had about 200+ sores on her body. Marie was a professor and worked full time teaching. She couldn’t see how she could ever manage continuing working as she did until…..
Yes, I decided that a Royal Frenchel, especially the one I felt intuitively would be perfect for her, was to be hers! I took the dog and put it in her bedroom one early evening before she got home from work.
Then I didn’t answer my phone for about 5 days until finally, one day I answered and low and behold Marie as in tears! Not with upset about being left with the dog, just the opposite! Marie shared that this dog was the most important addition to her life in her entire life. She urged me to start a formal kennel.
So here we are today! Royal Frenchel Bulldogs just won the Top Award of Pets Best and Farmers Insurance Companies for healthy breeds to buy for lifelong happiness!
After studying 246 breeds and 140,000 dog policies, Royal Frenchel Bulldogs was awarded the Top Dog for Bulldogs and Royals fell in #2 spot for all breeds. That is incredible! I didn’t even know it happened until a customer wrote and let me know. Thanks Pamela! You’re awesome!
About Marie and her dog Pearl? She sent this note to update you over 10 yrs. later!
Hi there folks! I am still a professor and a doctor and my Royal Frenchel Pearl is still going to school with me and still sitting at attention when I teach and resting when I take a break! Funny as I never taught her that, she just did it from day one!
I just thought I would report that Pearl is still as amazing at 11 years old as she was at 3 months, actually even better.
I want to say, I have seen people with the very best belongings they can have, still fail in health and happiness due to a lack of intimate relationship. We have all heard stories of this in people and animals.
I love that not only do I get to enjoy one of these incredible dogs, but I am a part of others joy and a part of the addition of a significant friend added to their lives. This changes lives…. like mine!
Pearl has made such a difference in my life and with my illness. She still cares for me daily watching my every move, being kind to students and helping them to relax and be less anxious.
LONGEVITY AND HEALTH
ROYAL FRENCHEL BULLDOGS HAVE IT ALL
Pedigree dogs have been failing for a long time in health and stable personalities as they have been bred for so long primarily for looks and supposedly health.
When we breed dogs this way (with such a huge focus on looks), we also cause genetic defects to pass into the line equally as powerfully sometimes. Insuring that the breed stays the same litter to litter is a risk at best the longer a dog breed exists, unless we cross the breeds with greater gene pools that stimulate new options in the making of the pups.
So the weaker, less-desired genes get passed down as well as the special “look” of the dogs, causing all types of distress, pain and even early death.
If you go to get an insurance policy for a dog, it is most likely gong to be a specific to the breed you have. So, if you have a french bulldog, you get a french bulldog insurance policy. Retrievers get ones specific to them. Why?
Insurance companies expect the ills of many pedigree and champion line breeds. I know, I raised them myself! Yes, as the breeds have thinned in their gene pools, as they have been bred early to sire other pups and not learned of various health issues until those dogs are 1 to 2 years old, the spread of ills that are specific in their gene pools has been significant. Significant enough to have Insurance companies detail policies that have the expectation of those ills written into them!
Royal Frenchel Bulldogs have a very wide gene pool. One in which many colors and 2 body styles flow from. We allow for all of these variations offering super healthy, stable well balanced personalities that serve families for anywhere from 14 to 20 years depending on the size of the dog. The smaller the dog, Mini Micro Royal Frenchel Bulldog for instance, the longer the life.
We don’t inhibit natural expressions of the breed. We allow all colors, and styles. Their is always someone for every dog. In all our years now, nearly 15 in total, we haven’t ever been left with one pup! The need for dogs like Royal Frenchels is huge. We can’t fulfill the number of people who want them to date.