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This is a place I love visiting, we drive through Snake Pass and park at the pub call Snake Pass Inn (perfect for a drink at the end!) We’ve found a couple of different routes to take with Jack, some muddy, some slippy but all of them have beautiful views, when your not lost in the trees...
I’ve never been in summer months, every time there’s been snow but I don’t mind that! As long as your well wrapped up it’s really enjoyable! I suppose if your anywhere near the areas Sheffield or Manchester it’s a good day out for the dogs and family.

Jacks hoodies are made by Pawpawpaw Boutique based in Poland who have recently launched in the UK and now available from Pretty Pooches! They are such high quality with printed hoods and pockets we have 3!

I had a couple of dm’s about my coat when I posted a photo on Instagram so I’ve included it here! It’s a H&M number! And SO warm, I was after a ‘good warm’ walking coat as I’m always buying ‘fashion’ coats but I thought this was more my style after looking at numerous outdoor websites and sports shops...  I like it AND it’s warm. Someone mentioned the colour difference, I was out in the snow/rain so it’s darkened when wet, the colour online pretty accurate :)

Hope you like!
Samantha x

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0 degrees and we sat outside to eat breakfast just so Jack could be there! I decided on having a nice breakfast all together before catching up with Jacks Instagram promotion. I've fallen a little behind photographing Jacks gifts, especially when its dark when I go to work and even darker when I come home! Weekends are literally the only time I can get photos and we still loose good daylight around 2:30pm! Does anyone use any pre-scheduled apps for their Instagram? I use one called UNUM this helps me get organised with my Instagram, it also allows you to move around upcoming posts so you can see how your feed will flow - definitely worth an app store visit!

I was recently sent a couple of watches to photograph so I got the photo whilst here too, Jack supervised change the watch straps too...

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I think this is my 3rd year in Manchester but I have been visiting the markets since 2014! Making sure I bring back that years dated mug for an extra glass of mulled wine at home!

I absolutely love going and it's something I've done with Martin since we met <3 we always put our tree up on the same weekend! Jack played a very big part in putting the Christmas Decorations up this year...

​Which Christmas Markets would you recommend? 

Samantha x

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"TURNING AN EVERYDAY ESSENTIAL INTO A COLORFUL DESIGN PIECE WITH A RIGID STANDARD OF ULTIMATE QUALITY, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CREATIVITY"

A few outtake photos from our recent Instagram post! I actually didn't own any Happy Socks until earlier last year when they kindly contacted Jack. I would genuinely buy them for myself or as a gift for someone else as they are really good quality. This latest box is Limited Edition for Christmas so don't miss out, it would be a lovely gift! You can find it here

The very first lot which I don't have photos of on this blog post (you can find them on Jacks Instagram), I kept the cow print ones and gave some blue coloured ones to my boyfriend, I'm going to give these one's to my mam as I know she loves Happy Socks too! What do your socks say about you?

Samantha x

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Halloween Special just for dogs! Organic BARKery are a family run dog business creating amazzzzing designed biscuits all from natural ingredients!

He loves the Pumpkin treats which are Carrot & Tumeric flavour! Shop them here - Halloween Pumpkins

Peanut Butter & Banana Ghosts can be shopped here - Ghosts

And one that he always likes is the Chocolate Chip cookies, they have these in the shape of witches hats just for Halloween!

Every pup can enjoy halloween with these fun biscuits! www.organic-barkery.co.uk

Follow them on Instagram @Organic_Barkery

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Last weekend we took Jack to a Bulldog BBQ without a doubt, I came away wanting a big soft British Bulldog!

As soon as we got out the car we must have seen 10 other frenchies arrive at the same time, who happened to be a group who meet every Sunday in the Didsbury area for a Frenchie meet - we must go next Sunday! I think anyone around the Manchester area are more than welcome and i'm sure there is a group on FB to be apart of too!

We entered Jack into the competition 'Most Handsome' Unfotunately the dog infront was very interested in Jack and Jack was even more interested in him, which led to them play fighting the whole way through the competition. I don't think he got noticed... Otherwise I'm sure he would have won and I'm not being biased... All the dogs were gorgeous and a lovely chunky British Bulldog collected his award as the most handsome man there! Well done to you!

The above Medicated Body Powder was recommended by a lady who was there given lots of advice about the bulldog breed. Recently we've noticed Jack's armpits and also parts of the insides of his legs have looked sore and red. He does sweat quite a bit so we know its down to this! Partly the reason we've recently changed his harness to a different style! Anyway, this powder was recommended over using Sudocrem and it does actually prevent the red sore marks! You can find it in B&M, if anyone else has a little sweaty frenchie it might be worth a try!

As you can see in the photos, this is the big pup Jack was playing with as Martin desperately tried to catch the judges eye! On the way back we stopped by a cafe called Brewski in Chorlton, look at this MASSIVE Sunday lunch!

Thank you for reading!! I hope you enjoyed my photos, maybe we will win next year!

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I get sent many questions from lots of lovely people wanting to find out a little more about Jack, I've put this post together so they can all be answered in one place! I've chose some of the most popular questions but anything else feel free to send us a message and I'll happily answer!

Where did you find Jack?

We used a UK website called Pets 4 Homes, all breeders are Kennel Club Registered. We spent quite a while (months) keeping an eye on this website, of course there were so many frenchies we wanted to go see and we did arrange a couple of times to visit breeders at weekends. With them being so popular at the time, the weekend would come and the puppies would have already been sold. We found one breeder based in Bradford who had a litter of 7 boys, we arranged to drive there at the weekend. Once we got there the breeder already had two other people travel from different parts of country who had already chosen their new puppy, these two puppies were wearing colourful collars their new owners had picked! Within about 1 hour we had chosen a blue collar and placed it on JACK! It was so hard choosing from 5 puppies but 2 stood out being so friendly and interested in us. Jack was trying to climb up the inside of my sleeve, chewing my hair and then he nodded off very quick on my knee!

Who is Jacks breeder?

Breeder Details: Breeder Of Kentixen Truth Hurts (AT2)

Miss J Waterhouse

What diet do you give Jack?

Raw meat! 2 portions a day! We buy Natures Menu from Pets at Home about once a week.

Do you edit Jack's eyes?

This one makes me laugh! No, I don't touch Jacks eyes, I use filters but this doesn't make much difference to his eyes. He has very bright brown eyes especially when the sun is shining, otherwise they can appear quite dark almost black. I think people mean the whites under his eyes? If I edit this? When he's quite relaxed and cant be bothered lifting his head, he'll just lift his eyes which shows the whites underneath his eyes but no, the whites of his eyes are not edited.

Is Jack crate trained?

Yes, he has never known anything else! The breeder had all the litter in one crate and his first night with us we left him in his crate in the hallway (as much as I wanted him cuddled on my bed) He doesn't seem to mind, sometimes when we are in the house and we might be busy doing other things he'll just take himself to his crate and rest in there! It's his little den and safe place! We also cover his crate all the way round with 2 blankets, so its only the door of the crate uncovered. I think he feels safe when its covered, he must like his privacy!

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For Martins birthday I booked a surprise trip to Palma in Spain, we've been once before but this time I decided to book somewhere right in the City Centre of Palma! Staying central is fab for all ages but it was perfect for us, a young couple with its shops, markets, harbour, bars & clubs there was lots for us to do! Plus the hotel had really cool bikes for us to explore a bit further to the beach...

Anyone who does plan to stay or visit Palma city, there is a buzzing little coffee shop right in the centre called La Molienda, you MUST visit for breakfast or even just a coffee! They serve the BEST coffee! It's an extremely 'instagrammable' coffee shop but also tastes as good as it looks!

Our hotel was called Innside Palma Bosque also another MASSIVE recommendation, I would definitely stay in one of their hotels again! It was super clean and very relaxing!

As Jack didn't have a boarding pass or his own passport, we took him to his grandparents for his own little holiday! This was the first time he had stayed over without us, however, he's crate trained and also familiar with their home so we thought he would settle quite quickly. Here'sone of the text messages I received...

Would anyone else's parents send reports like this!? I love them!

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I chose some really delicate pieces, in the above I'm wearing the rose gold Tiny Pendant Necklace. At the moment I love circular earrings so I also have the Minimalist Double Circle earrings in gold! They are based in Berlin but offer worldwide shipping which is a bonus when everything is so nice! 

Of course Jack posted some photos on Instagram too, if you missed them you can find them here - @littleblackfrenchie but remember before you place an order use our code littleblackfrenchie for 10% off!

Samantha x

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I've owned a DW watch for a while now, I have the Classic Sheffield style which is one with a black leather strap, it's like my everyday watch! When I received this one I was so pleased to have an alternative to the leather strap. This one Jack modelled is the Classic Petite Sterling Silver design. Suits him right?

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