The French Bulldog!
The French Bulldog is a small dog that has a flat, square head, a rounded
forehead, pug-like nose and large, perked-up ears. Its shoulders are wider
than the tail area, giving the dog off a pear-shaped appearance. The French
Bulldog’s skin, covered by a short yet soft coat, is quite loose, thus
making it easy and quite enjoyable to pet. Its tail, on the other hand, can
either be cork-screw or straight.
Some Quick Facts:
Sensitive to heat. Apartments fine.
Daily 20 minute walk. No exercise in heat.
Standard Hair Colors:
Fawn, white and brindle colors.
National breed club:
French Bulldog Club of America
French Bulldog Skills
The French Bulldog was developed in 1860 to be a miniature version of the English Bulldog. The breed is a mixture of small Bulldogs that were imported from Great Britain by French dog breeders and French terriers. However, the name “French Bulldog” created uproar in England, since the Bulldog was originally an English breed. The breed is also known to be a persistent hunter of mice.
French Bulldog Personality
The French Bulldog is a very cheerful and affectionate dog that comes with an equally playful attitude. While it is generally friendly with everyone, it, more often than not, bonds more closely with one person. Most French Bulldogs also relate well with other breeds, although some males can be quite aggressive. And while they can be quite headstrong, they respond to patient and consistent training.
The French Bulldog love to run around and play for hours. However, the flat-nosed breed should not be exercised in hot weather, as it may experience heat strokes.
The French Bulldog can adapt to living in small living quarters, as they are relatively active indoors. However, it prefers cold climates because they are quite sensitive to extreme heat.
The French Bulldog requires minimal grooming, apart from the regular brushing.
The French Bulldog is most susceptible to eye and respiratory problems. It may also experience having a swollen abdomen when it becomes overweight. Another concern would be that female French Bulldogs deliver puppies via caesarian section, because of the puppies’ large heads. It should be noted that French Bulldogs are high-maintenance dogs and as such, vet bills can also be quite high.
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