Mighty Mignon

posted by on 2012.10.02, under Chriselle Inc.

Meet the new addition to the family, his name is Mignon the Blue Eyed Frenchy, but for short he’s known as MIGHTY MIGNON! We found Mignon thru a family friend, and the minute we laid our eyes on this little fella within a heartbeat (or less) we knew we had to take him home with us! He’s a Blue French Bulldog – which explains his beautiful grayish blue coat along with his human like blue eyes! He’s now 8 weeks old, but he’s growing so fast!!!

 Yesterday was my first morning I had to leave him behind, and my heart ached as he started wining for me to stay. In meetings  yesterday I caught myself thinking of every excuse possible to leave early so I could head home to Mignon! It was then I realized I have officially become a Obsessed Dog Mom!!! Mignon is my first puppy to call my own , so if you guys have ANY advice for me I would TRULY appreciate it!!!

Also to keep up with Mignon please Like him on FACEBOOK and follow him on INSTAGRAM @MignonTheFrenchie …i promise he’ll keep you in a good mood all day!! Please welcome Mignon to the family!!

xoxo

COMMENTS

Don’t leave him alone with a toy. Sounds like a good idea until he inhales it. My dog did that recently with a rope toy…it has been terrible!

Leslie ( October 20, 2012 at 6:09 PM )

Omg I’m french

Emmy ( October 20, 2012 at 3:59 PM )

Congratulations on your new puppy. I hope you have someone with your puppy through the day. Puppies need to be let out to go to the bathroom frequently, at least every hour at first (except at night). DO NOT put the puppies nose in pee or poop as they do not associate that with something they did. You must TAKE them outside, tell them to go pee/and or poop, and praise them when they go to the bathroom outside by enthusiastically telling them they are a good dog, and a smart dog. When they have an accident inside, you must “catch them in the act”to discipline them and immediately take them outside. When they pee and poop outside they are immediately a good dog. They don’t have a memory like we do, and will not understand that you are angry with them for going to the bathroom in the house even a few minutes ago. DO NOT discipline a dog by hitting them. That will only cause them to fear you. You want your hand reserved for pleasure only. Puppies (and all dogs )need plenty of exercise or they become bored and can develop bad habits. You need to take your dog on a good 40 minute walk at least 2 times a day. This is a good way to develop a routine for your dog, and will also help with house breaking your new pup. Their body will get used to the routine of a walk and elimination and they will house break faster. Put the dog in puppy class, and later in obedience classes. Obedience classes teach you how to work with your dog as much if not more than what the dog learns. Above all, you need to establish yourself as the “pack leader”. Dogs are pack animals and if you are not the leader of the pack, they will take the role and then you have a dog that does not obey and runs the house…which is not good for you or your dog. Little Mignon is just precious..enjoy your new dog.

Sheri ( October 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM )

Congratulations on the latest addition to your family! Our dog will be turning 2 soon and time FLIES by.
My advice would be to attend puppy school STAT, persevere, be consistent and extra patient. Frenchies aren’t known to be eager to please their owners so you may find yourself getting frustrated at times.
Also, dogs should not be left alone for more than 4hrs at a time; they require heaps of personal time, energy and dedication. They need discipline, structure but most of all, for you to be there. Whilst cute pups make cute ‘accessories’, they eventually become dogs and unless you’ve put in the hard yards at the start, they become burdensome but through no fault of their own. I look forward to seeing how Mignon grows and thrives in your home!! <3 All the best!!

VV ( October 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM )

Aw, Mignon is so cute! Try to play with him as much as you can especially when he’s a puppy & of course, give him lots of love. :)

Wendy ( October 7, 2012 at 7:07 PM )

Be consistent in your dog training. If you’re crate training at night- make sure you use a key word to signal “bedtime” so that eventually that word will trigger a sense of restfulness and peace. For my first 2 dogs- I used the word “bedtime” and soon after, they would both go into their crate and sleep without complaints. For my puppy right now, I use the word “place,” and she has been learning to find comfort in her crate. It also reduced the number of accidents around the house if you’re consistent with the crate training. Hope that helps! Mignon is adorable!

Kristina @ Sarcire ( October 6, 2012 at 11:55 PM )

no chocolate! ever. Also give him lots of love and he’ll love you back. My dog is so spoiled rotten I’m not sure he realizes that he’s a dog. ;)

Col ( October 4, 2012 at 1:50 PM )

Really agree with the person above and think you should enroll in puppy training classes :) when they’re young, they’re very teachable. Also would recommend crate training him as a pup (like when he sleeps at night, to put him in the crate that they would sell at pet stores). I know it may seem a little harsh/sad/lonely for the pup and the initial reaction would just to let him sleep on the bed with us, but honestly it has been so helpful. Like if we ever need to go on a road trip with him or have him stay at a friends, he now voluntarily goes in and stays inside to sleep (even with the door open!). It’s helpful if you help him see it not as a punishment or anything, but just as a norm (to get him initially familiar with the crate, our dog trainer suggested leaving the door open and hiding little treats inside so that he would just go in and look for treats himself). Eventually you’ll be able to have him sleep on your bed if that is what you prefer, but then he’ll still be familiar with the crate if you ever need to use it!
I think the last thing is be careful how much he’s pampered. Of course our initial reaction is to love love love our puppy, but just like a child, we have to be careful not to spoil them or they’ll grow up being the ones who trained us! Nurture and love the pup well with a lot of tenderness and care, but also establish your authority and proceed with appropriate discipline if necessary.

Kat L ( October 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM )

Owww I’m in loveeee!

Floortje ( October 3, 2012 at 12:33 PM )

Train him early! Get him used to children, to loud noises, and to strangers as early as possible. You should also continue to get him used to different environments so that he grows up to be a really chill, friendly dog.

The best advice for training is to be patient and consistent. I’m not too familiar with Mignon’s breed, but some breeds are harder to train than others.
Good luck!

Mel ( October 3, 2012 at 12:26 PM )

POSITIVE TRAINING!!! I don’t know a ton about French Bulldogs, but some breeds are very sensitive and will respond poorly to reprimand, scolding, etc. (raise your voice at a sighthound and he will freeze and “shut down”). Dogs naturally want to please their humans, so if you effectively communicate to your dog what is good behavior, many dogs will respond. I’ve seen a lot of success with clicker training – it might be worth checking out.

Pen ( October 3, 2012 at 9:30 AM )

Don’t be afraid to tell him off! Dogs although so sweet like humans, they are still animals and need to know who their master is.
Train him well by rewarding him for the good things he does and telling him off when he is doing something naughty, and that will be enough for both of you to be best buddies!
:))

Gabriele ( October 3, 2012 at 5:12 AM )

Don´t spoil him, although he looks at you with that cute face, he´s a dog, and need to do doggy things. You´ll have to spend a lot of time correcting him, so when he grows will be well educated and a lovely ^_^ (and your shoes will be safe!!!!)

Virginia ( October 3, 2012 at 1:23 AM )

i suggest you buy the training pads. Try to stay with him as much as you can the first couple of weeks, whenever you see that he is about to pee- Immediately put him on the pad. Do it often and they’ll soon relate peeing to the pad. When the puppy gets older, as soon as he wants to pee, take him outside. Then whenever they want to pee, they’ll nudge you or cry to go outside. That’s how i trained my little dog. **Make sure you watch them when they go outside because they love to run to the streets!!!

Katherine ( October 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM )

He´s so adorable!! Love him :D
xo

glamDevils

Mira ( October 3, 2012 at 12:18 AM )

aww super cute! i love his eyes! so dreamy heehehe

Laura x

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Laura ( October 2, 2012 at 8:36 PM )

so so sooo precious and cute! his slightly outward cast eyes make him even more adorable! like slightly derp adorable :)

Angie ( October 2, 2012 at 8:08 PM )

aw Chriselle he is adorable! oh and your “obsessed dog mom” comment reminded me of how in Japan they have this gadget where they have a little camera in their house that connects to their cell phone so they can webcam chat with their puppy whenever they’re out! haha I’ve seen people do it with babies, but I’m sure a puppy will appreciate the love too <3

Kei ( October 2, 2012 at 7:49 PM )

Congrats on your new puppy! He’s SO adorable!! Like several of the comments before, potty training at an early age is a must! However, I think it’s good to not limit his water intake too much. My dog has unlimited access to water and it’s a lot more work since he has to go more frequently but I think that’s what keeps him super healthy. He’s 11 years old right now but he’s in such good condition that our vet always compliments his health and was shocked to hear he was actually really old. Also, it may be hard but try not to overfeed him as well…excess weight can cause so many complications! hope you have lots of fun raising this cutie~

Jennifer ( October 2, 2012 at 7:38 PM )

He is just so cute :)
As a long time dog owner and a current veterinary student I firmly believe in establishing a good relationship with your veterinarian. Find someone who takes the time to get to know Minion and has experience with his breed and his color. I have a wonderful blue doberman who I wouldn’t trade for the world but treating all of her skin issues due to her color would’ve been incredibly difficult without the help of her dermatologist.
I hope that you enjoy every moment with Minion. He the cutest frenchie I have ever seen!!

Hannah ( October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM )

your dog is so cute!! what a face. getting practice? :)

ann ( October 2, 2012 at 5:28 PM )

Congratulations on the new addition, he is adorable! My boyfriend and I are going to get an English Bulldog, I can’t wait! I think I’ll be a proud mama like you!

Danielle ( October 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM )

OMG!!! He’s adorable!!! Hello MIghty!!!

Jerine ( October 2, 2012 at 4:35 PM )

Just for everyone to consider, Chriselle’s puppy is gorgeous and I’m sure his breeder didnt breed him just for his colour, but many backyard breeders breed these beautiful dogs just for their colour. The blue gene is a defective gene and usually good breeders don’t breed them. However, DNA is unpredictable, so there are bound to be blue Frenchies. Anyway, my point is, please don’t help backyard breeders by buying these magnificent breed by their colour. There is a reason why blue is not a desirable colour!

Rach ( October 2, 2012 at 4:32 PM )

he is too adorable!!! only tip is give him lots of love but make sure he knows who’s boss, e.g. sleeping in his own bed, not feeding him at the table (although who could resist those eyes). it will be hard but it will be so much easier to train him if he knows who is master =)

faye lu ( October 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM )

Dog is God spelled backwards… :)
I’m not religious, however, they are divine beings that should be treated as such.
My husband and I rescued a 92 pound lap dog LOL…and he is truly the love of my life…I am so besotted.
First – put all your pretty shoes away.. ;)
don’t leave him too long to be potty trained – 2hour intervals, and work your way up…imagine – they have to train their bladders as well!
find a good vet, feed him amazing high quality food, and you can add a supplement called “Nupro”, take him on long walks, and love him dearly as he will love you…you will find your way – and your heart will forever be changed…
Et Voila! Your a Puppy Mommy

Natasha ( October 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM )

You have to be an assertive pack leader or else he will own you. Little dog breeds tend to think they are 10 feet tall. Patience, repetition and following through are key for his training. Good luck with that cutie pie!

Natalie ( October 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM )

He’s so adorable! My boss had a black and white one and they were the cutest dogs ever! I do have to advice u to make sure u care for his ears and heart. My boss dogs got ear infections becaus ether can be prone to it (if he shakes his head a lot and tries to scratch ears, take him to vet), and the white one died of a heart attack :(. So please keep an eye on that.
Enjoy ur adorable pup!
Hope this helps.

**btw I love u! I’m addicted to ur page and you tube.

Xxxooo

Elvira ( October 2, 2012 at 2:31 PM )

Hi, Congrats !!! Your puppy is sooooo cute. I totally understand what you mean about being “Obsessed Dog Mum ” :) I got my french bulldog a year ago and it was so hard to leave him behind.They amazing litlle dogs ,that need a lot of love and attention. They also really stubborn so try to be firm with him and he will be the best thing ever. Again all the best and give Mignon big hug from me ! I love your photos x

Gaby ( October 2, 2012 at 1:37 PM )

Oh em gee…he is the absolute cutest Frenchie I have ever seen!! I love his color and blue eyes! We have a goldendoodle and I am an obsessed dog mom too! It’s okay though…they are just too precious not to be!! Congrats :)

ComfyCozyCouture ( October 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM )

Hi, first of all, sorry for my English which may be bad, I’m French. I am the proud owner of a 3 years French bulldog. Do not let yourself be intimidated by their little face, they are beautiful and they know it. Thanks to their eyes Eeyore, you forgive them many of their idiocy. Along Bulldog, you can only live great time. Love it and it will reward you a hundredfold.

Philippine ( October 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM )

First off, congrats on such a beautiful addition to your family. Hope you three will makes many happy memories for the years to come! He’s precious. I’ve had numerous dogs since I was born so they are definitely family. When you leave the house, try putting him thru a routine so he’ll know that you’ll return to him later. Dogs, just like human babies, like the stability of a routine. Try having him go into his crate (his ‘safe place’), give him a toy or something that has your smell, tell him to stay and then leave. If dogs don’t have anything to chew or play with, your furniture and clothes are the next thing they’ll go after. Also, it’s best to crate train ASAP. Good luck and congrats again!

Kittykat: It’s Chriselle’s dog not yours. She can call it purple if she wanted. Just sayin.

Angie ( October 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM )

Wow! This is the cutest bulldog I have ever seen! I’m so happy for you Chriselle. A dog is the best gift I can ever get to myself. As a dog owner myself, I would suggest that you try to stay with him as much as possible or just bring him with you wherever you go if possible. A puppy needs so much attention and they can also cause alot of troubles. You should never leave anything on the floor at home. Mine bite everything and even my wall. I still remember my newly bought flat iron at that time.. She destroyed my cable completely but she was so cute.. I just forgave her. Like the other people mentioned, getting some training lessons is good but it can get expensive. Some dogs are just naturally good dogs. In terms of food, try not to give human food unless not processed then it is fine. You can lookup on google for that. I always try to give the most natural food to my dog.

Having a dog is like having a new journey. He will always be there for you and will be your best friend for life.

Good luck Chriselle.

Christine ( October 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM )

I just got a puppy this summer (a German Shepherd Dog) and I would further recommend basic obedience classes – they are useful and they also create bonding between the two of you. Make sure to start correction right away (even if it’s just a low, firm NO). ^^

Betty ( October 2, 2012 at 10:25 AM )

Aw, he is so cute! Beautiful eyes =] Like some of the previous posts, I too recommend puppy training classes. They don’t last too long and are great to teach your dog comman common commands and behavior. Best of luck! And make sure he gets all his shots when he’s due =]

Nina ( October 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM )

direction*

maggie ( October 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM )

if he pees on the carpet, recognize it right away, and put his face in the direct of the pee( some people will put their face to it)..and SAY NO in strong and aggressive voice. They relate the NO to the pee and you being upset…and then they stop doing it! :) YAYY! ;)

maggie ( October 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM )

YAY PUPPY!!! He is so cute. Make sure you potty train him early!! We didn’t do that with my puppy and it was a poor idea…

Alice ( October 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM )

Dear Chriselle, I like you a lot and the dog is cute but let’s face it, he has GREY eyes (or maybe dark hazel, or whatever you want to put it…). Stop being so obsessive with the “my dog HAS blue eyes BTW!!” thing. At first I was like “Ok…”, but after reading it again and again in every new post it’s really becoming dull and pointless. Hope that you share the same love for every other puppy in the earth that does not have blue eyes .__.

PD: The Siberian Husky in this link has BLUE eyes http://dinul.co.cc/husky-puppies-with-blue-eyes/

kittykat ( October 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM )

oh, and another thing, he is as photogenic as his mom!

Kitty Aguilar ( October 2, 2012 at 9:44 AM )

congrats mignon for finding a very careful and lovely family. Chriselle, i dont know much about dogs or puppies, but if u let me give u an advice, start training him, he’s like a kid, so u just need to give him some time and effort.. after that im sure u’ll not have any problem with the adorable Mighty Mignon, good luck =D..
p.s. ooh and buy him “prices” for everytime he does his “needs” in the place, or when he behaves!

Kitty Aguilar ( October 2, 2012 at 9:42 AM )

OMG he’s so ADORABLE! I just fell in love with him <3

Narumi ( October 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM )

HE’s adorable!!! :)))
but, must make sure you potty train him and set the ground rules straight since young, else it’s more difficult to train after he’s used to everything.

elise ( October 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM )

He is adorable!!!!

WithLoveShmon ( October 2, 2012 at 8:46 AM )

oHHHHH!!! he is so cute!!!

marilia roquini ( October 2, 2012 at 8:26 AM )

Welcome to this big family Mignon, I love him!!!!

Jazmin ( October 2, 2012 at 8:19 AM )

HOW ADORABLE!!!

Stacy ( October 2, 2012 at 8:02 AM )

oops, also, frenchies are known to have a lot of allergies (especially food), so be careful!

LC ( October 2, 2012 at 7:18 AM )

congrats! kimchi (my frenchie) just turned two last month..the time really flies, but not one day goes by that he doesn`t do something to make me swoon! i`m frenchie obsessed myself, so i`m so excited and happy for you! kimchi already follows mignon on instagram and loves him! can`t wait to see him grow!

LC ( October 2, 2012 at 7:16 AM )

First time dog owners (if you’ve never had a dog, ever) should really consider enrolling themselves and their dog children in puppy training classes. I think most are group classes, so they’re not super expensive, and they’re helpful in teaching you how to teach your dog basic tricks and commands.

Jen ( October 2, 2012 at 6:38 AM )

He is gorgeous! Definitely needs to make a cameo in your next outfit post :)
XOXO

Stephanie Sterjovski ( October 2, 2012 at 6:21 AM )

oh my god, he’s so cute! <3

mia ( October 2, 2012 at 5:22 AM )

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