French Bulldog

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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 a very rare dog breed. The French Bulldog was officially recognized by the American Kannel Club in 1898.

Height: 11-13 inches  Weight: 22-28 pounds  Lifespan: 10-12 years

Characteristics:

The French Bulldog 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:

French Bulldog

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:

The French Bulldog is prone to several diseases, such as hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, allergies, brachycephalic syndrome and von Willebrand’s disease. The French Bulldog has a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.

Weight / Height

The male French Bulldog dog breed’s height is around 11 – 13 inches and weighs around 22 and 28 pounds. Female French Bulldog dogs can reach a size from 11 – 13 inches and weighs between 22 and 28 pounds.

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.

QUICK INFORMATION

Other Names: FrenchieBouledogue Francais

Origin: United Kingdom and France                

Average size: Small Dog Breed     

Color: Black, White, Brown, Red, Fawn, Brindle      

Intelligence: Intelligent and smart dog

Personalitly: Smart, Playful, Adaptable

Hypoallergenic: No

AKC Dog Ranking: 6th Most popular dog breed

Good family dogYes, Very good with socialization

Good with children: Yes – but socialization is essential

Good with strangers: Very good

Good apartment dog: Yes – great apartment dog

French Bulldog

French Bulldog

Photo credit: bitslammer/Flickr; LWYang/Flickr

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