French Bulldog Breed Summary
Easy-Going, Playful, Intelligent and Assertive
Mystery and speculation taint the history of this little dog. But it’s most likely that they originated from miniature Bulldogs, a cross between a British Bulldog and a Terrier, and were then brought to France by lace workers from the UK looking for employment, during the Industrial Revolution, in the 1800s. The Lace workers were breed buffs and used these dogs to warm their laps whilst they worked. The British didn’t like the French Bulldogs as they thought they were too small to be of use, but the French loved them, and they soon became fashion symbols of the rich and famous! It took a while for the British to get on board with the idea of the breed, but eventually they fell in favor and are now one of the most popular breeds here!
|Kennel Club Group||Non-Sporting|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 11in - 13in|
|Weight||Males and Females 20lb - 28lb|
|Coat||Smooth, Single Layered|
|Color||Brindle, Fawn, Pied|
|Common health issues||Hip Dysplasia; Brachycephalic Syndrome; Hemivertebrae; Patellar Luxation; Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD); Von Willebrand's Disease; Cleft Palate; Elongated Soft Palate|
|Other Names||Frenchie, Bouledogue Francais|
French Bulldogs love to be around their ‘hooman’ families, due to their long history of being companion dogs. They are very easy-going and love to spend their days between playing in the garden and relaxing on the sofa. Additionally, they are fairly easy to train, so long as you try to make this as fun and game-like as possible. However, if these guys get bored, they can quickly develop stubborn, little attitudes and there will be no moving them! Because they love to be around people, they shouldn’t be left on their own for long periods of time, as this can lead to separation anxiety and a very sad little dog (whine…). But with the correct owner, who can give them all the love and care they deserve, they will make both a brilliant and humorous pet, who will give you years of laughter and love.