French Bulldog Breed Info
French Bulldogs have always been known as a companion dog. The breed is muscular and small. They have a heavy bone structure, a smooth coat, and a short face. Don’t forget about the signature bat ears! Loved for their affectionate personalities and sweet disposition, French Bulldog’s are usually active and alert. Standard breed colors include brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white, and other designer breed colors.
Near the end of the 19th century, lacemakers in Nottingham, England, started to breed a miniature bulldog to be a lap pet. When the lacemakers were displaced during the Industrial Revolution, many crossed the English Channel with their miniature bulldogs and brought them to France. This is where the name French Bulldog comes from. A few of these bulldogs made their way to Paris where Americans saw them while on a tour of Europe. Some of these Americans brought the miniature bulldogs back to the United States.
• French Bulldogs do not require a bunch of exercise. They do however need short, daily walks to maintain a healthy weight.
• French Bulldogs do not do well in the heat. They require constant monitoring on hot days to make sure they don’t overheat.
• While French Bulldogs can be easy to train, they are also known to be stubborn. It’s necessary to be patient when trying to train your French Bulldog.
• If you’re a clean freak you may not want a French Bulldog. They are prone to drooling, flatulence, and shedding.
• French Bulldogs usually are quiet and not known to bark often. Keep in mind however every dog can be different.
• Since French Bulldogs don’t bark a lot, they make great companions and apartment dogs.
• To make sure that you’re French Bulldog is healthy, don’t purchase your puppy from a irresponsible breeder or puppy mill. You also need to be extremely careful with pet stores. We usually recommend you stay away from them.
• While it’s always important to watch your children around pets, French Bulldogs generally do well with children.
• French Bulldogs can be great watchdogs however they can also be territorial. Frenchies also like getting all of the attention which can lead to behavior problems if they receive to much of it.
• French Bulldogs don’t do well when they are left alone for long periods of time. This is because they live for human contact.