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GENERALBreed group: Non-Sporting Type: Pure Breed
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 20-28 lbs Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Brown & White
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 10-12 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Not good for warm climate
The French Bulldog originated in England and was bred to hunt rodents and also to be a companion to people. They are a mixture of the English Bulldog and a variety of French Terriers! This breed is a goofy little character that needs loads of affection to be happy. They are animated, fun loving and sweet making them uplifting dogs to be around. The French Bulldog (Frenchie) will make an excellent family pet because they like children and get along well with other dogs and smaller pets such as cats. Solid, sturdy, and stout, the Frenchie is a significant dog for such a small package! They have a pushed in face and large bat like ears. Their legs are muscular and toned giving them the traditional bulldog appearance. Naturally their tails are shaped in a corkscrew, just like that of a pig!
The French Bulldog comes in a wide variety of colours such as cream, brindle, liver, fawn with black, blue and ticked pied. The most commonly seen is cream or brindle but all are accepted within the AKC standards.
The Frenchie has a silky short coat that will need very minimal grooming to upkeep. They shed an average amount of fur and are generally very easy to keep in perfect condition!
This breed is a spirited and active little dog that has an upbeat and charming personality. They can be a stubborn breed especially when it comes to training, but this can be overcome with consistency on the owner?s part! Although these dogs are little, they have been known to excel in weight pulling, agility and obedience trials! Socialization will be needed at a young age to ensure that the Frenchie is comfortable around dogs and other people. Generally they are affectionate and friendly to everyone but might sometimes have problems with dogs of the same sex.
The French Bulldog is a very low maintenance dog when it comes to grooming their coat. Brushing once per week and bathing every 1-2 months will be perfect! These dogs are prone to breathing difficulties because their face is pushed in, giving them little room for their nasal passage to be fully open. Eye ailments, difficult labor, cleft palates, and not being able to swim are also traits the Frenchie might be inclined to receive! Most of their inherited diseases or problems occur because of their bodily structure and some of these may be avoided if the dog is kept at a healthy weight and if the owner checks the medical background of the puppy?s parents before deciding to buy so they know that they will be getting a healthy baby.
The French Bulldog is a stubborn dog that will need consistent training but this must be done in a very gentle manner. Frenchies thrive on the love they receive from their master and negative training methods will completely ruin their confidence! Repetition and lessons that are made to be fun will be the key to success for these dogs. If they are having a good time while learning obedience, they will be much more likely to perfect it at a quick rate.
This breed will need roughly a half an hour of exercise per day. Trips to an off-leash dog park or a long walk will tire them out. Frenchies play during the day and use up most of their energy but will still need daily exercise to keep them in shape. They will do well in an apartment as they are small and don?t need a large amount of space. A backyard would be excellent but is not a necessity.