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Information

Name : French Bulldog

Other Names : Frenchie, Bouledogue Francais

Origin : England

Size Type : Small Dog Breed

Breed Group : Non-sporting dog breeds

Life span : 10-12 years

Litter Size : 3-5 Puppies.

Temperament : playful, loving, Curious

Height : 10"-13"

Weight : 16 to 28 pounds

Colors : The french bulldog comes in these 9 colors as recognized by the Akc standard: Brindle, Brindle & White, Cream, Fawn, Fawn & White, Fawn brindle, White, White & Brindle, White & Fawn, Black, Black & Fawn, Black & White, Cream & White, Fawn & Black, Fawn Brindle & White, Gray & White.

Puppy Price : $500-$10,000 some have been known to go for even more.

Body type

French bulldogs has extremely unique build different than any other breed, A cross between a miniature English Bulldog, a pug, and a terrier all into one and oh boy! this cross breeding worked to perfection. The frenchie is a compactly built, small sized dog. Their big eyes invite everyone into their loving personality. They are top heavy which, makes them horrible swimmers and not have great balance.

Head- Large & square, block head. Eyes are dark in color, wide apart and lower on the skull. These round eyes are moderate in size. In light colored dogs, light colored eyes are acceptable. Ears are known as bat ears, with round tips, erect on top of the head. The top of the skull is flat; forehead is slightly rounded. The frenchie also has a short muzzle, like the English bulldog. They also have droopy lips and lots of wrinkles surrounding the face.

Body- The neck is thick, and broad, connecting to a short and strong back. The body as a whole is short and well rounded. The chest is broad, and wide. Shoulders are strong and muscular. Short tail, that sits low and is either straight or screwed.

Forequarters- are short, stout, muscular, and straight. Feet are medium size, compact with a strong foundation. Toes compacted with good spacing and short thick nails.

Hindquarters- Hind legs are strong, muscular and longer than forelegs. Hind legs are higher set than front legs.

Coat

The coat is short, smooth and shiny. The skin is loose and wrinkled most emphasized around the neck, and head. The french bulldog's coat is easy to manage, a brush every couple of weeks to disburse oils throughout the skin. They shed minimal and isn't to noticeable because of their short hair.

Characteristics

Good with Kids : 100 %
Cat Friendly : 100 %
Dog Friendly : 100 %
Trainability : 33 %
Shedding : 33 %
Watchdog : 83 %
Intelligence : 50 %
Grooming : 33 %
Popularity : 100 %
Adaptability : 50 %
Hypoallergenic : No
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Overview

The French Bulldog, or more commonly known as the frenchie is a unique breed. This breed was bred to be a loving companion and a perfect family pet. The crazy thing about the frenchie is they didn't originate in France as the name might imply ,but in England where this bred has been help as a priced possession by high society and to help eliminate unwanted rodents. Today his main focus is competing in dog shows, and being a loving family member. This breed is high demand and can cost a pretty penny, regularly going for $4,000 (usd) and up. The frenchie is small in size and has a unique body structure. One of the most notable is the ears, which are set up upon the head commonly referred to as bat ears. Frenchies thrive on Human interaction and don't do well left alone. They live best in the apartment setting and can't handle extreme heat or cold. If you plan on making the frenchie your next family member be ready for a loving dog, with a spontaneous stubborn attitude. You don't need a big yard, or any yard for that matter. Extremely easy to groom, not requiring much brushing or regular bathing. Frenchies can be stubborn and are a pain to train, they would much rather have you please them than the other way around. Frenchies can have a lot of health concerns. The Short muzzle results in many breathing complications. Also can be prone to thyroid conditions, eye irritation, and spinal diseases. All these health concerns can rack up a pretty heft vet bill and other costly expenses.

Color

The french bulldog comes in these 9 colors as recognized by the Akc standard: Brindle, Brindle & White, Cream, Fawn, Fawn & White, Fawn brindle, White, White & Brindle, White & Fawn, Black, Black & Fawn, Black & White, Cream & White, Fawn & Black, Fawn Brindle & White, Gray & White.

Health Problems

Frenchies can have a lot of health concerns. The Short muzzle results in many breathing complications. Also can be prone to thyroid conditions, eye irritation, and spinal diseases. All these health concerns can rack up a pretty heft vet bill and other costly expenses.

When purchasing a puppy make sure to research your puppy and breeder, run away from any breed that is charging more for a specific color, these rare colors usually come with tons of health concerns. STAY AWAY, from any breeder that is charging ridiculous prices for any odd colored frenchie.

Exercises

The frenchie is a couch potato and doesn't require much of any exercise. You do need to play with them in the yard or get them moving for at least an hour a day. Failure to do so can result in obesity and other health concerns. Be careful exercising in extreme heat as frenchies have a tendency of over heating.

Origin

You must be thinking a french bulldog must come from France. It's crazy, but the French bulldog actually originated in England. This breed is a cross from the pug, English bulldog and other terriers. The frenchie has a rich past of being a loving family pet that was held to be loved by many. This breed was used to help keep company to workers during the Industrial Revolution to improve the their quality of life. The United States saw its first French Bulldog at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 1896 where it quickly grew into popularity. Today the bulldog is reaching extreme popularity, higher than ever before.
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