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French Bulldog

A sweet sourpuss!!! (other names: Bouledogue Français, 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 French’s eyes.

In France, breeders crossed them with French terriers and named it French Bulldog. The English didn’t like the name, when they first got to know the breed in an exposition in 1860s, because the Bulldog is a symbol of their culture and was 100% Britain, they clamed. However the name stuck and the French Bulldog was a very popular companion dog in the beginning of the twentieth century. Appreciated by the Parisian prostitutes and by royal families, like the Russian, the French Bulldog seemed to please everyone... but the British.  
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Temperament [ edit ]

The Frenchie, as it is also called, as a lively personality. He makes everyone laugh with his facial expressions. They get along with other animals if properly socialized. They can be very active and snappy or calm and laid back. They are good with children, but not toddlers, since Frenchies don´t like to be teased. Some dogs might be more aggressive to other dogs.

Early training is a must, since they can be very stubborn and somewhat difficult to housebreak.

Some French Bulldogs may drool or slobber, but this does not apply to all. They are good ratters.

This breed will do ok in an apartment, where they are fairly active, but daily walks shouldn’t be neglected. 
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General appearance [ edit ]

Compact and small, the French Bulldog doens´t has more than 13 kg. The height isn´t that important as long proportion is kept. His short body is complemented with a short and wrinkled face.

This muscular dog with broad chest is wider on front than on the back, being this slightly higher at the end. His distinctive bat ears give him a curious expression that softens the look given by his compact structure.

His coat is short, smooth and can be in many colors. Brindle, fawn, white and combinations of white with brindle or fawn are the most common, but any color is acceptable except for solid black, mouse, liver and black and tan. 
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Health [ edit ]

The French Bulldog has a tendency to put on some weight. They don´t cope well with high temperatures and shouldn’t be overly exercised in hot weathers, since they can have strokes.

This dog doens´t need to be groomed daily; an occasional brushing from time to time is quite enough. However, the wrinkles in the face need to be cleaned frequently. 
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12.10
Dogfan22 said:
i like this breed :)
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