French Bulldog

Overview

The Frenchie shares lots of the characteristics which made its bulldog ancestors therefore powerful from the bull-baiting stadium: low centre of gravity, wide body, deep bone, muscle build and big, square head. It’s soft loose skin forming wrinkles on the shoulders and head. Contrary to the bulldog, it’s an alert, inquisitive expression, which can be aided by its own pub ears. Additionally, unlike the bulldog, its motion is free and uncontrolled, with reach and drive. It’s a hardy, enjoyable house companion and a good lap puppy.

The French bulldog is a clown at a lap puppy. It loves playing and entertaining its own loved ones, in addition to cuddling and snoozing using its favourite individual. It’s amiable, candy, companionable and ready to please.

AKC RANKING 54
FAMILY companion, mastiff (bulldog)
AREA OF ORIGIN France
DATE OF ORIGIN 1800s
ORIGINAL FUNCTION lap dog
TODAY’S FUNCTION companion
AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE Height: 11-13 Weight: <28
AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE Height: 11-13 Weight: <28
OTHER NAME bouledogue Francais
The Frenchie has minimum exercise requirements, despite the fact that it’s a fun-loving puppy. It enjoys a romp outside, but it does not do well in warm, humid weather. Most can’t float. A brief walk on direct is enough to fulfill the majority of its physical demands. This strain shouldn’t live outside. The Frenchie snores and can wheeze and drool. It needs minimal coat care, but its facial wrinkles should be routinely washed.
  • Energy levelMedium energy
  • Exercise needsLow
  • PlayfullnessModerately playful
  • Affection levelModerately affectionate
  • Friendliness toward other dogsFriendly
  • Friendliness toward other petsVery friendly
  • Friendliness toward strangersShy
  • Ease of trainingEasy to train
  • Watchdog abilityMedium
  • Protection abilityNot very protective
  • Grooming needsLow maintenance
  • Cold toleranceMedium tolerance
  • Heat toleranceLow tolerance
• Major concerns: stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, intervertebral
disc degeneration, hemivertebrae
• Minor concerns: CHD, patellar luxation, entropion
• Occasionally seen: distichiasis, cataract, deafness
• Suggested tests: hip, spine, knee, eye
• Life span: 9 – 11 years
• Note: This breed does not tolerate heat well and may be sensitive to anesthesia.
From the 19th century, the bulldog was rather well known in England, particularly around Nottingham. A few of those bulldogs were rather small, weighing over 25 lbs. When a lot of the lace employees of this area went to France to get work from the mid-1800s, they shot their “toy” bulldogs together. The French ladies, particularly, were drawn to those small bulldogs, particularly those who have vertical ears (a typical but disliked characteristic in England). Dog traders brought more of their clownish small dogs into France, where they soon became the rage of Paris. The puppies were dubbed bouledogue Francais. French breeders sought to always create the vertical “bat ears,” much to the chagrin of all English breeders. From the late 1800s, the strain had captured the interest of the top course and had moved into a few of the nicer houses in France. Around this exact same time, American people to France attracted several back to America and started to strain the dogs in earnest. Amid ongoing controversy over that ear kind was right, an American club had been formed and, in 1898, it sponsored among the very elegant dog displays (only for French bulldogs) actually held. The gracious setting brought rich audiences, along with the Frenchie shortly conquered America. Their prevalence among high society jumped, and from 1913 they had been one of the very popular series dogs in the usa. The strain has since been passed by several others in celebrity, but it still boasts a number of the very elite and ardent lovers in dogdom.

 

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