French Bulldog



French Bulldog

FRENCH BULLDOG DOG BREED

Description:

The French Bulldog (also known as Frenchie) was developed in England to be a Miniature Bulldog. Even though this breed is today more popular as a family pet, it was traditionally used as a ratter. French Bulldogs are very rare.

Height: 19-22 inches  Weight: 22-28 pounds  Lifespan: 10-12 years

Characteristics:

This is a small but energetic breed. It has a large, square head, similar to the English Bulldog’s head, but somewhat smaller. Eyes are small and round in form. Ears are broad at the base and elongated, which is why it looks like bat ears. Comparable Breed: The Pug and Boston Terrier.

Character:

The French Bulldog really needs a large dose of human attention and care. This breed cannot be kept in a kennel. On the contrary, it should always be surrounded by members of the family. When properly conducted socialization, the French Bulldog can get along well with other dog breeds. However, these playful dogs may be somewhat aggressive, especially toward other male bulldogs. French Bulldogs have a very smooth and enjoyable character, which makes it an excellent candidate for a home companion. But, this dog breed gets along well with most animals, and it gets along very well with older children.

Coat / Care:

The French Bulldog has an athletic body. He is covered with a very short and smooth coat, which is soft and pleasant to the touch. French Bulldogs come in a variety of colors, such as cream, fawn and several shades of brindle. Solid black, liver and mouse are now allowed. This breed does not require too much care. Hence, it is only important to regularly clean all the folds of his delicate skin. French Bulldogs are moderate shedders. Excess hair is easily removed with a special rubber glove. Due to the flat muzzle, the French Bulldog drools profusely, so it must be regularly cleaned with a special cloth. Bathe your dog only in case of urgent need.

Health Problems:

This breed is prone to several diseases, such as hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, allergies, brachycephalic syndrome and von Willebrand’s disease.

Training:

The French Bulldog can be a bit stubborn, so he requires consistent training. Despite the fact that this small breed is quite strong, too challenging exercises are not recommended. The best results can be achieved if the coach is experienced and, furthermore patient.

Activity:

Since the French Bulldog has a flat, short muzzle, he has breathing problems. This means that this breed tends to overheat if exposed to very high temperatures. Moreover, make sure not to engage your bulldog in training during hot weather, as this can easily lead to heat stroke. Therefore, it is required to provide shade and water to drink. Taking this into account, French Bulldogs are not suitable for living outdoors. If you really want to play with the dog, do it in the spacious, and most importantly cool room.

Photo credit: bitslammer/Flickr



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