French Bulldog

Temperament:

Alert, Watchful, Playful
Size: Small
Height: 25-34 cm
Weight: 8-14 kg
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Coat: Shorthair
Colors: Black, White, Cream, Brindle
FCI Group: Companion and Toy Dogs

French Bulldog is one of the most popular dog breeds ever. It is suitable for almost all dog lovers. No matter if for singles, families and seniors - the intelligent dogs feel at home with everyone. They are playful and also protect their masters when it matters.

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Characteristics

French Bulldogs are a dog breed with English origin. They are recognized by the FCI and assigned to group 9.

They come in the colors white, black, cream, brindle. Their hair is close-fitting, shiny without undercoat.

Alert but affectionate, "Frenchie" is a true charmer. With their googly eyes, they are expressive dogs with few words. They don't bark much but their keen alertness makes them excellent watchdogs. They readily adapt to life with singles, couples or families and do not require much outdoor exercise.

They also get along well with other animals and take great pleasure in making new human friends. The city dwellers of Paris swear by this extremely amusing and companionable nature.

The French Bulldog is a typical family dog. She is also a great companion for singles, single people and older people. She has a very cheerful nature and is not easily ruffled. In serious situations, it can let feel their strong sense of guard and protection but will not necessarily be aggressive.

The pedigree dog is endowed with a very active nature as well as a certain stubbornness. Therefore, the education requires a certain discipline and persistence even in puppyhood.

For its size, the French Bulldog is an extremely courageous, but as I said, not an aggressive dog. However, when it comes down to it, she can protect her family with her guard dog nature. The French Bulldog is not shy of larger dogs. However, she should be prepared for this at an early age in order to assess her own strength.

An important part of the species-appropriate husbandry is sufficient exercise and long walks. Beyond that, however, it can also be kept in apartments. You should just make sure that you don't overwork them in high heat. They are less heat tolerant than other dog breeds due to their shortened respiratory tract. Nowadays, the French Bulldog is a popular companion that is good to keep both in the city and in the country.

Coat care:

Little
Medium
Intensive

Shedding:

Little
Medium
Intensive

Energy level:

Little
Medium
High

Trainability:

Little
Medium
Good

Children suitable:

Less
With supervision
Perfect

The right food

When it comes to nutrition, the French Bulldog has almost the same requirements as other breeds. It is important that your pet likes the food and that it contains all the important nutrients. You should make sure that the content of meat is relatively high. In addition, it should not contain unnecessary additives and fatteners.

A quality dog food should contain all the essential nutrients according to the age. The French Bulldogs are prone to obesity. This obesity can damage their physical structure. This puts them at a higher risk for health problems that are specific to this breed. For this reason, it is important to monitor their caloric intake and weight.

If you choose to give your dog treats, you should do so in moderation. You should be just as sparing with table scraps. If anything, it should be especially free of cooked bones and high-fat foods. In any case, you should find out which foods are safe for your pet. We have put together a quick guide for you.

French Bulldog Care

The French Bulldog is extremely easy to care for. It has a short haired coat without undercoat. It does not shed much and therefore needs less care than many other dog breeds.

When caring for this breed, you should pay special attention to the face and eyes. The eyes are poorly protected and conjunctivitis can quickly occur. Therefore, you should check them regularly and wipe them clean.

Also, the wrinkles on the face and body, which are common for this breed, should be cared for regularly. In this way you prevent possible inflammations. Likewise, a regular check and care of the ears play a major role. These are particularly sensitive due to their size and design.

Due to their species-specific flat facial features, their body temperature is not well regulated. Therefore, both in case of overheating or too much cold, you should make sure that she is either protected from the sun or kept warm. She tends to catch colds quickly due to her short, unprotected coat. For this purpose, a winter coat or a home-knitted wool vest is suitable in winter.

Suitable accessories

A bully like this is a very playful dog with moderate energy. Especially with treats you can motivate her and teach her nice tricks. Suitable accessories for a bully are Accessories articles for small dogs.

During the winter months, you should get your Bully a suitable winter coat. The weak undercoat is very susceptible to colds. In addition, you should pay attention to low-calorie treats.

French Bulldog History

Origin & History

In the mid-19th century, a bulldog found favor in several English cities, including Nottingham. The toy bulldog became a mascot for Nottingham's lace makers.

After an industrial revolution in England, many moved to northern France. Thus, of course, they took with them their companions, bulldogs.

The small dogs became popular in the French countryside where traders settled. For decades, the Bulldogs of that time were crossed with other breeds. Partly with the Terrier and Pug breeds. This is how they developed their now famous bat ears. They were given the name Bouledogue Français, the French Bulldog of today.

Paris finally discovered the charming new breed. Thus began the reputation of the Frenchie as a city dog. Artists like Edgar Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec depicted Frenchies in paintings of the Parisian demimonde.

American followers of the early 1900s also contributed to the breed. They insisted that the bat ear, not rose ear, was the correct Frenchie breed. Because of this peculiarity, the "Frenchie" has found its distinctive place in many people's hearts.

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