The French Bulldog has enjoyed a long history as a companion dog. Created in England to be a miniature Bulldog, he accompanied English lacemakers to France, where he acquired his Frenchie moniker. Besides being a companion, he once served as an excellent ratter, but today his job focuses on being a fabulous family friend and show dog. He’s a rare dog breed, so expect to put in some time on a waiting list before you’re able to bring one home.
The French Bulldog is small but substantial in build with a powerful muscular body. He sports a short easy-care coat to accompany his easygoing personality. The Frenchie likes to play, but he also enjoys spending his days relaxing on the sofa.
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Infrequent grooming is required to maintain upkeep. No trimming or stripping needed.
Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with hair in their cars and homes.
The French Bulldog isn't deal for a first time dog owner. Patience and perseverance are required to adequately train it.
Good Watchdog Ability:
This dog will bark and alert its owners when an intruder is present. If a situation escalates, the dog should not be depended on to defend and protect its owner and family.
It is well-suited for apartment living and does not need a yard. This breed is tough in the cold weather but has a hard time handling the heat.
Not much exercise is required to keep this dog in shape. Owners who are frequently away or busy might find this breed suitable for their lifestyle.
This breed is well suited for those who have little experience with dog ownership.
Not Good with Kids:
In isolation, this dog breed might not be the best option for kids. However, to mitigate the risks, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with plenty of pleasant and relaxed experiences with them. This breed is also very friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
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Descendants of dogs owned by the ancient Greek tribe known as the Molossians, French Bulldogs were once used for numerous blood sports including bull-baiting before the practice was outlawed in 1835. After Bulldogs were no longer used as working dogs, they were crossed with smaller breeds such as terriers and pugs for the purpose of becoming a companion dog. The French Bulldog was popular among lace workers in Nottingham, and got its name after many of these workers emigrated to France in search of better employment opportunities. After surging in popularity throughout France and other countries in Europe as a show dog, the French Bulldog became popular in the United States at the 1896 Westminster Kennel Club show. The breed soon earned the nickname “Frenchie”, an affectionate moniker that is still used today.