Hi there! And welcome to my website! I'f you've gotten this far, you probably already know this, but I'm Ella - a tiny brindle French Bulldog who lives with her mom Nikki in NYC/NJ.
I'm half the size of your average frenchies, but what I have in personality makes up for my tiny stature. I am all personality, with my always happy mood and my signature sass. I was a girly girl from day one (my mom loves that!), so she started dressing me up when I was just a tiny pup and fashion has been a big part of my life since then, and as a city girl, traveler and now a fully grown supermodel, I always knew I was destined to be a star.
A little more about me - I meant what I said when I said I'm all personality! I'm super gentle, calm and usually quiet, but I am larger than life in other ways (aka a total goofball who will do whatever I can to make you laugh!) and I am a total ham in front of the camera. If I look familiar, you may have seen me on Instagram under my handle @missdonatellathefrenchie. I've also been lucky enough to work with some amazing brands and be featured on ABC 7, BARK and many other platforms.
ANYWAY, thanks for checking me out! If you wanna know more about me, my fabulous lifestyle, or see what I'm wearing this week, keep scrolling or feel free to say hi! If you are looking to get in contact with me, please head on over to my contact page and drop an email to my mom-ager.
everyone is always asking me questions here and on my IG, I thought we'd answer some of them here! At least the ones I get asked the most.
What kind of dog is Ella, and how old/how big is she??
I am a 5 year old, I'm a girl, and I'm 100% French Bulldog! Yes, I am super tiny for a frenchie. I only weigh 19 lbs, and am about 14 in. tall. I wasn't really bred to be a 'miniature' french bulldog, (and tbh, if a breeder is offering such a thing, chances are they're not full Frenchies) but I am from European bloodlines and my (doggie) parents were just on the super small side. I look just like my dad!
Why did you start her Instagram?
My momma was never really into social media ironically, before me. When I was a puppy and she brought me home however, she started taking so many photos of me and spamming everyone with puppy photos, and she also noticed that I had a tendency to really ham it up in front of the camera and didn't mind wearing clothes, so she just figured it would be a fun way to be even closer with me and started my IG. Little did she know how big it would get! I've also inspired her to start a separate page for herself and our twinning now, so you can check her out @NikkiLovesElla.
What do you eat, and how do you keep her so clean and always looking like a puppy?
It's been a major trial and error process, but after many different foods and options, my mama cooks for me now (the proteins) and I eat a base of Honest Kitchen mixes with added veggies/fruits as snacks, also with toppers and supplements like mussels, cod skin, and golden paste. We LOVE Honest Kitchen and Open Farm Pet! As for grooming, mom is really, really crazy about keeping me clean and healthy, so she uses either Skout's Honor or Tropiclean Shampoo on me for a bath every week (per vet's advice), and I get my face washed/ears checked/tail pocket/nose buttered daily. I know this sounds crazy, but most important of all is my teeth and I get them brushed twice a day, whenever she does her own. We have a routine!
Where do you get your clothes, and do you have Discount Codes?
I have so many brands that I love, and you can see them all under the "Closet" section of my site! My mom is a shopaholic when it comes to me and she finds most of my pieces online, but some of them came from small local boutiques or handmade from friends too. But I have a special soft spot for @Frenchie_Bulldog , @Eye of Dog and Canada Pooch.
I do have some discount codes, and you can find them below!
"DONATELLA" - @petfinn
"Ella10" - Frenchie Bulldog
"ELLA20" - P.L.A.Y
"DONATELLA10" - Bad Tags
"Ella10" - Momoblvd
"DonatellaPop15"- Pop Your Pup
"Donatella10" - Bentley & Bowie
"Ella10" - The Bully Pawsee
"Donatella20" - The Pup Saver
Ella10 - Trill Paws
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