Age: 2 years old
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 26 pounds
Kids: Yes please! Dog savvy and sturdy
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $700
Cezanne had palate and nares resection, tail amputation, and neuter on 11.27.2017. He has no other known health issues.
Pretty as a painting and delightful as Paris in spring, it’s Cézanne! No brush stroke could ever capture the brightness of those eyes, or the pink of those ears, or the smooshiness of that Frenchie face. And just in time for la nouvelle année, this dreamy vision of black-masked perfection is ready to be adopted.
Cézanne was sadly surrendered to FBRN because his former family was unable to give him the time and attention that an active, two-year-old Frenchie needs. This little boy has got spunk! Plus, he’s built like a Venice Beach bodybuilder, so he’s got energy to spare. Cézanne loves going for walks and playing keep-away with his toys, and he’s shown a special knack for catching Frisbees. His favorite toy is his Nerf duck, which he knows by name. Cézanne is accustomed to having a fenced yard where he can romp about to his heart’s content, but he’d also be happy with frequent trips to an enclosed dog park and long walks outside. The most important thing is that Cézanne have an outlet for his energy, so that he doesn’t get bored or restless (and can maintain his Frenchie six-pack).
When he’s not chasing Frisbees or doing zoomies, Cézanne is a snuggler who likes warm hugs and nuzzling foster mom’s legs when she bends down for a pet. He’s not particularly fond of other animals, but he adores his foster family’s seven- and five-year-old children (and the feeling is most definitely mutual). It doesn’t appear that Cézanne had much training in his former home, so right now he’s working on learning his basic manners, most notably his puppy-like tendency to nibble on fingers. Continued obedience training and classes would be a fantastic opportunity for Cézanne to bond with his new family, and to improve his manners around other dogs. (He isn’t aggressive, but is a resource guarder and barks incessantly when he sees someone of the canine variety.) Fortunately, Cézanne is bright and eager to please, and even though he’s a typical bulldog (re: stubborn), his manners have improved by leaps and bounds in just the few weeks he’s been in foster care. With continued training and positive reinforcement, he can be expected to attain even further levels of Frenchie perfection!
During his stay with FBRN, Cézanne underwent multiple surgeries for his palate, nares, and tail. He was a very noisy breather, but now that his nares (nostrils) have been widened and his soft palate shortened, his breathing is much, much improved. Cézanne also had issues with his tail, which was surprisingly long for a Frenchie. It had been broken on at least one previous occasion, and was causing him pain when he pooped, so the vet recommended that it be removed entirely. Cézanne is now pain free and proof positive that you don’t need a tail to demonstrate joy—play bows and kisses and rolling about on the rug are just as effective!
Cézanne’s ideal home is one where he gets plenty of attention and opportunity to exercise. He would love a stay-at-home companion, and would also be a great dog for the office, so long as he doesn’t have to share his space with other canines. If Cézanne does stay at home during the day, it’s important that he have multiple opportunities to go outside for potty and play (a single walk at lunchtime probably won’t cut it). In addition, Cézanne is still learning not to chew on things that are not toys, so it’s not a good idea to leave him with unfettered access to your Jimmy Choos or similarly valued items. Kids in the home should be used to picking up after themselves so as not to lose their favorite things to his jaws of steel.
Cézanne has a message for his potential adopters, translated by his foster mom: “My name is Cézanne. I was named after the famous French painter, ‘father’ to Matisse and Picasso, so I guess that’s cool. I am fawn in color with a black mask across my face like Zorro. My foster mom says its like someone stamped stars on my eyes. Foster mom really likes my black tipped ears and black toe nails. She says most other Frenchies have clear nails so mine are unique. I am healthy with a very muscular build, front loaded like most Frenchies, but I also have a large head and large eyes to go with that. Personality-wise, I am told I am easy-going, a good listener, observant and very affectionate. I can understand commands sit, down, stay and come. I also enjoy warm hugs. I am potty trained, don’t mark. I am a pretty easy dog. I do bark when someone comes to the door but that’s it. I also tell you if I have to go out and pee with a low whine, every 60 seconds until you let me out! I like to be wherever you are or I’ll whine if you leave the room for too long. Beware though-- I gnaw on wood and plastic. I will also steal your dirty socks and underwear if left on the floor. For fun I enjoy Frisbee and walks! With a little training I bet I could be a good Frisbee jumper!”
If you think you’re the perfect match for this Frenchie masterpiece, fill out an application and let us know why! Just be prepared for un petit voyage— Cézanne is enjoying a balmy, 70 degree winter in Southern California and will not be shipped.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
Merry Christmas Cezanne!! Jenalee Coster
Have a Very Merry Christmas Little Angel! Nelly Oberti
For Cezanne in memory of Kie who looked just like him. Irina Weintraub
Merry Christmas baby Cezanne! xoxoxo Tyler Houldin
Merry Christmas! Maybe you can be my brother, Cezanne? My mom says, that would be cool! Louie the Frenchie Biehler
Face the Beauty by Niki L.
Hi Cezanne, A little something for you in memory of my little guy, Marcus Aurelius. I see him in your eyes. Mary
Happy holidays! Hope santa can get you a toy with this. Jess&Tom