Bat-eared but beautiful, the French Bulldog is a born lapdog. The French Bulldog isn’t just a pretty face – they are smart and, so long as their lessons are fun, are very trainable. They are very easy going, and love to be around people. Be aware that, like many brachycephalic breeds, the French Bulldog may have breathing problems, and is prone to overheating: keep your Frenchie cool on hot days to avoid heatstroke.
French Bulldog breed attributes
About French Bulldog breed
French bulldogs are generally small to medium sized, stocky and compact with a heavy bone structure. The appearance from its relative breed, the English bulldog is slightly different. The head should consist of folds and wrinkles while being strong and broad, while the coat should be smooth and glossy. The dog should be sociable and lively while its disposition should be kind and courageous. He may look formidable but not be aggressive or vicious at all. The eyes should be dark in color, moderate in size and not sunken or bulging from the head. French bulldogs ears should be set high on its head and should resemble those of a bat. The nose should be broad, black and snubbed. The nostrils should be similar to the nose. French bulldogs possess massive jaws, which are square in shape. You should notice it’s under bite. This feature is very unique and key to bulldogs. Its teeth should be large and strong while the canine teeth wide from each other. The tails on a French bulldog should be short and straight.
The French bulldog has its origins traced back to the ancient mastiffs of Asia and were brought to Europe around the 13th century, very similar to that of its relative the English bulldog. During the 1880’s it was a very popular breed among butchers, coachmen and porters in the Parisian markets.
There are a wide variety of colors that a bulldog may possess. The coat should be uniform and radiant. The colors include: brindle, fawn, piebald or a combination of the previous colors.
You can easily recognize a French bulldog from its bat-like ears. Its coat should appear short, smooth and glossy. Its skin should be soft and firm in nature.
There are few health problems that may arise with French bulldogs due to their numerous folds and short, flat face. Before you decide to buy a bulldog, you should consider the followning risk factors that may arise with your New Doggy and remember that this specific breed may require more health monitoring:
With all this in mind, if you are truly adamant about owning a French bulldog, we fully believe that you will be extremely satisfied with your New Doggy.
Training your NEW DOOGY Frenchie will be a fun and exciting experience for you and your dog. French bulldogs are very intelligent animals and tend to do a lot of their own thinking. Training should be started at a young age with lots of compliments and rewards for good behavior. Frenchie’s can be trained via obedience classes or on your own and can also be trained to compete in performance contests. Remember to have patience while you are training a puppy. It takes time and work but the experience and bonding that you and your puppy will experience will last a lifetime!
French bulldog is an extremely social breed. They love to play with their owners and other dogs. If you plan to own a French bulldog, expect him or her to want to take over as the alpha without proper training. You need to establish that you are the leader while they are puppies in order for them to not become an aggressive dog.
French bulldogs can live in apartments or a house. They will be quite active at a very young age but as they get older that activeness will decrease. Something that is very important to remember with a bulldog is its ability to cool off. If you live in a house with a fenced in yard, you must always remember that bulldogs overheat easily. They should not be left outside for long periods of time by themselves.
As with any dogs, bulldogs should be taken on daily walks. These walks help with anxiety of the animal, while allowning it to get the necessary exercise it needs. Always remember that bulldogs thrive best in moderate climates but with the right care they can live in any climates.
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