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Hi, I live in an apartment with no yard, although there is a dog run a few blocks away, but I also work a lot, so I thought a French Bulldog would be perfect. About the snoring - I've heard it's hit or miss, some do and some don't. Some loud, some not so loud. Anybody know if there's a way to predict a loud snorer when selecting a puppy frenchie?

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A French Bulldog snoring is more prominent than not, if you have a problem with the snoring or any breathing deficiencies then I suggest they are not the breed for you. If French Bulldogs are left alone or penned up majority of the time, they tend to get depressed due to derelict. That's not just a statement, as you will notice if you do decide to purchase one and he/she is alone all the time. They are perfect for apartments. I have two frenchies and one snores more than the other, but yet they both still snore. A congenital defect with frenchies is the excessive or elongated soft palate. So, my best advice for you is to research the breed, as in reputable sources and breeders when researching.

I agree with the first answer. You also have to be aware of a term called 'stenotic nares.' It can be a typical problem in "smashed faced" dogs. This is where the nostrils are closed more than they are supposed to be. It can be repaired surgically. You will be able to see this in any puppy or dog that you choose. My Frenchie has great nasal passages and he only snores when he's in a deep sleep (not very loud though).

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