In a small home in Thinh Liet Ward within the metropolis’s Hoang Mai District, the 32-year-old mixes beef with greens, salmon and foie gras to make lunch for his 10 canine.
The amount he provides every relies on their weight and bodily situation.
He explains: “For skinny canine, I make extra nutritious meals. I feed fats ones much less to stop weight problems and to maintain them in form.”
The meals for the ten canine prices VND8-10 million a month.
After a break, the canine are given yogurt or contemporary milk to stimulate their digestive system. Within the afternoon he takes them for a stroll in a park close to his home from him.
“Many individuals mistake French bulldogs for pitbulls, that are extra aggressive. However French bulldogs are totally different. They’re small pet canine. They’re pleasant and adaptive.”
French bulldogs originated in England. In 1860 French breeders imported plenty of them from England for mating with French terriers, creating a brand new, small bulldog breed.
Grownup animals weigh 7-14 kilograms, with 60-degree sloping noses, massive eyes, and quick tails. They’ve quick hair in three primary colours (black, brown and white – black).
Nguyen Hoang Trung trains a French bulldog at his home on August 22, 2022. Photograph by VnExpress/Quynh Nguyen
French bulldogs had been first bought in Vietnam in 2010, however have change into very talked-about within the final three years.
Trung is one among few individuals to efficiently breed them within the nation.
From a younger age he has been keen on canine and used to lift many giant breeds similar to Rottweiler, Husky and Malinois.
In 2018 he was attracted by a photograph of a French bulldog a buddy had. He later discovered it was a pleasant canine breed, appropriate for households with kids.
He then discovered a solution to order breeding canine from Ukraine at VND200 million every.
“The primary French bulldog I purchased, named CR7, has a single wrinkle on his face – a really uncommon function. I purchased him instantly after I noticed him though my family and friends stated it was loopy to spend a lot cash on a canine.”
To create a very good dwelling atmosphere for his canine, Trung often cleans their cages, disinfects them periodically, and retains medical tools, medicines and blood check strips.
The canine are used to a temperate local weather and never Vietnam’s tropical climate, and so warmth shock and respiratory sicknesses are a threat.
To maintain them wholesome, homeowners of French bulldogs have to make use of a steam fan and air conditioner to take care of the temperature of their dwelling area at 26-29 levels Celsius.
But they want at the very least three months to get used to the climate and meals.
From the time he purchased CR7, Trung bought many requests from canine homeowners to let it mate with their animals, making him understand the good demand for international canine breeds in Vietnam.
So he bought 4 extra canine (three males and a feminine) from Russia, Ukraine and Hungary for practically VND1 billion.
“Importing canine into Vietnam could be very difficult and costly.”
It requires 4 or 5 totally different paperwork to show their origin and bodily situation, which takes quite a lot of effort and time.
It prices VND20-30 million to get a canine into Vietnam.
To find out the most effective time for his canine to mate, Trung purchased a microscope to examine the sperm high quality and tools to examine hormone ranges in bitches’ blood.
Trung says French bulldogs born in Vietnam are simpler to lift as a result of their respiratory system, skeleton, fur, and pores and skin have already tailored to the local weather.
A feminine may give beginning to 4 to 5 puppies on common, and produces two litters a yr.
“However I inform my clients to solely let their bitches produce a most of 4 or 5 litters of their life. It isn’t good for his or her well being if they provide beginning regularly.”
He now has 20 purebred French bulldogs in Hanoi and several other satellite tv for pc farms the place he breeds others.
Demand could be very excessive and he shortly sells out his canine.
Some clients have to attend for six to 12 months to get a canine with the looks they need.
“If my clients have particular necessities, I’ve to search out the suitable breeders and naturally it takes extra money and time.”
Trung cleans the cages of the ten French bulldogs he breeds in his home on August 22, 2022. Photograph by VnExpress/Quynh Nguyen
In October 2021, Trinh Van Doan, 32, of Dong Anh District, Hanoi, purchased a bitch from Trung for VND55 million.
He already had one other French bulldog that had value him VND40 million.
Doan says these two canine value greater than the common market worth as a result of they had been born to oldsters that had been imported and have the total set of authorized paperwork.
“I like this breed due to its cuteness. Furthermore, they’re a low-shedding canine breed, fairly quiet and appropriate for households with kids. The value is suitable. Within the close to future I need to purchase one other male as quickly as I discover the suitable one with the colour I like.”
Vu Dung, 25, of Hoang Mai District in Hanoi can also be a French bulldog lover.
He purchased a five-month-old pet born in Vietnam from Trung for VND20 million.
He says: “In comparison with crossbred French bulldogs, purebred ones are extra lovely. Their hair is brief and clean and their tails are quick.”
Within the 4 years he has been breeding the canine, Trung has been promoting 70-100 puppies a yr at VND20-50 million every.
He has killed over 1,000 canine of different homeowners. He earns VND5-7 million per case.
Trung additionally runs a canine lodge that homes and takes care of animals when their homeowners are busy.
He earns round VND1 billion a yr however says he doesn’t care an excessive amount of in regards to the cash; solely that the job permits him to do what he actually likes.
The person hopes to construct a French bulldog-loving group in Vietnam to share experiences in breeding and elevating the animals.