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French Bulldog

A sweet sourpuss!!! (other names: Bouledogue Franšais, Frenchie)

French Bulldog
origin:France
date origin:19th century
life expectancy:10 to 12 years
classification:Non-sporting
height:38 to 41 cm
weight:9 to 13 kg
exercise: Undemandingtraining: Difficultclimate: Coldin/out: Indoorsize: Small-Medium
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History [ edit ]

The French Bulldog has a curious story. This little fellow descends from the English Bulldog but it is smaller and has bat ears. Every once in a while some litters of English Bulldogs had a smaller puppies with bat ears, but these were seem as undesirable by the English. The smaller versions of the English Bulldog never gained recognition and were destined to those that couldn’t afford a “genuine” Bulldog. But then along came the industrial revolution which left many lace workers out of business. These traveled to France and took their small dogs with them. Little English Bullgods were also easier to smuggle by sailors because they could be easily hidden. When it reached France, the small English Bulldogs knew instant appreciation. The traits that the English didn´t like, the bat ears, and the small size, immediately caught the Fren