Welcome to Noble Frenchies!
This is Eloise and she is a very grumpy puppy! :)
My name is Casey Zimmer and I raise French Bulldogs. My family and I live on a working farm in south-central Missouri, where we raise commercial beef, a few Boer goats, alfalfa hay, and French Bulldogs. We are a family of animal lovers and after our first French Bulldog, it only seemed natural for us to raise our very own litter of farty frog dogs! I fell in love with these little rollie pollie dogs and I decided this was "It" for me! And that's where my addiction began...and it's still going strong. My goal is to breed healthy, quality French Bulldog puppies, that are prepared for an easy transition to your home.
Some pictures of my dogs and puppies. To look at puppies that are currently available, please go to the "Available Puppy" page above.
Somethings that set me apart from other breeders:
First, I have a Bachelor in Biology and am certified to teach Jr. and Sr. High School Science. My degree in biology was pre-medicine based, which dovetails perfectly with raising French Bulldogs. To successfully raise these rollie pollies, you have to become a reproduction specialist and definitely have a good understanding of genetics! My background also makes it easy to have logical and informed discussions with my veterinarians.
Second, I am very proud to say that I am a Licensed Professional Show Breeder. I am licensed and inspected through the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The inspections are preformed on a "drop-in" basis, meaning that I could be inspected at anytime, Monday through Friday, fifty-two weeks out of the year. I have to be ready to be inspected. If the inspector arrives and I am home, I get an inspection. The inspections are not appointments and the state of Missouri has the toughest kennel laws in all fifty states. When you contact other breeders in other states, please understand that not all breeders are required to be licensed and inspected. I am not USDA licensed and inspected because I do not sell my puppies to pet stores, pet brokers, or through dog auctions. I only sell my puppies directly to pet owners or other show breeders. I show my dogs because it is really fun and I get to see how my dogs compare to other Frenchies from across the U.S. My dogs have been shown in AKC and ACA conformation competitions. The dogs are handled by family members, myself, or a professional handler. As is normal when dealing with genetics, not every puppy from every litter are show quality puppies. However every puppy that I raise is given all the care and consideration that a show puppy would possibly need or want.
Third, I have also been inspected by the American Kennel Club and been given a Certificate of Inspection by the AKC. Only breeders that are in compliance with the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club are given a Certificate of Inspection. The AKC inspector looks for the kennel dogs to be true representatives of the the specific breed, to be healthy, and well socialized. My babies were trying to crawl into the inspector's lap and smother her in french kisses! (If only she would have sat on the floor!)
Fourth, I am the Publicity Secretary (now) of The Ozarks Country Kennel Club, a local Chapter of the Missouri Pet Breeders Association. The Ozarks Country Kennel Club is a group of serious breeders who meet for continued education, community projects, and keeping abreast of state and federal legislation (And laughs and giggles, and sometimes good food brings us in too). Continued education is not required of every breeder in the state of Missouri. However, I believe that continued education keeps me at the "top of my game". During the average year, I typically have at least 20 hours of continued education and, in 2013, I accumulated 24.5 hours. There is new research and veterinarian practices being developed every day and only through continued education courses are breeders able to meet and hear about what's new directly from the actual researchers and veterinarians doing the work.