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.
How old are you, and are you really "mini'?
I am 5 years old, and yes, I am super tiny for a frenchie! I only weigh 19 lbs, am about 14 in. tall.
Were you bred to be small?
No! I was not bred to be a 'miniature' french bulldog, and truthfully, if a breeder is offering such a thing, chances are they're not full Frenchies! I am from European bloodlines and my (doggie) parents were just on the small side.
Do you have breathing issues, and are you high energy?
I got very lucky and fortunately breathe very well. I did not need to have stenotic nares surgery, and I am very, very active. My mom is extremely careful with me in the heat, though, and we recommend lots of cooling bandanas and definitely a cooling vest.
Why did you start an 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. She also noticed that i had a tendency to really ham it up in front of the camera and didn't mind wearing clothes one bit, 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?
It's been a major trial and error process, but after many different foods and options, my mama cooks for me now and I eat a base of Honest Kitchen mixes. We LOVE Honest Kitchen, Open Farm, and Stella & Chewys though!
Do you go everywhere with your human?
That's a big YES! I sit quietly in my favorite stroller whenever she puts me in it. I do love people and places but I am not a barker or at all out of hand. Mom also plans on getting me certified as an ESA and a Canine Good Citizen at some point, so we''l see how far she gets with that.
How you'd describe yourself?
Sweet, sassy, and funny and mom says personality-wise, I'm definitely the Carrie Bradshaw of dogs. I am as girly as I could be, and actually really love anything pink or glamourous and my clothing. Plus, I've maybe, just maybe got a thing for nibbling my mom's stilettos.
Where do you get your clothes?
I have so many brands that I love, and you can see them all under the "Closet" section of my site! I have a special soft spot thought for @Frenchie_Bulldog, @MiamorePets and @GnocciaandGoma.