French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is gorgeous little dog, compact and sturdy they have a square-shaped head with a rounded forehead, their muzzle is broad and deep. Their upper lips hang down over their lower with a slight underbite and the nose has a pushed in appearance. Their ears stand erect, while their deep, wide set eyes tend to be dark, little pools that you can't help but fall in love with. Their signature appearance has been popular in modern art and pop culture in recent years.

Other Names
Frenchies
Country of Origin
England
Colour
Brindled in colour with some white, pied, also with some white and can also be fawn.
Size
Medium
Height / Weight
The French Bulldog should stand around 30 cm in height and weighing 10-15kg
Health
The French Bulldog does have some health problems to be careful about. A young Frenchie should be discouraged from jumping on and down from furniture as their back can be weak and the jumping will aggravate them. You will also need to be careful of dislocating knee joints and some palate problems. As a little dog the French Bulldog is prone to overheating, so avoiding exercising in the heat of the day, having shelter and food available and fresh water is important for their health. Their pushed in nose can make it difficult for them to breathe in hot conditions.
Life Span
10 - 12 years
Intelligence
Frenchie's are intelligent, affectionate and sensitive little dogs. They are very attuned to voice and do not respond well to be yelled at or anger so will sulk or ignore you. It is important to train them firm and consistently lest your Frenchie chose laying on the couch for a nap is better than listening to you.
Exercise
Low
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

Frenchie's can have a tendency to overeat so you'll need to be careful to monitor their food intake. Some special diets can become necessary for French Bulldog's with skin problems.

Feeding Cost
$10-$15 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
French Bulldog's are very easy to maintain, they will enjoy a daily walk to maintain their fitness but a fenced backyard is sufficient to keep them happy. If going for a walk just make sure you don't exercise your Frenchie in the middle of the day as they won't cope well with the heat and exercise.
Ailments
The French Bulldog does have some health problems to be careful about. A young Frenchie should be discouraged from jumping on and down from furniture as their back can be weak and the jumping will aggravate them. You will also need to be careful of dislocating knee joints and some palate problems. As a little dog the French Bulldog is prone to overheating, so avoiding exercising in the heat of the day, having shelter and food available and fresh water is important for their health. Their pushed in nose can make it difficult for them to breathe in hot conditions.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

The Frenchie has a smooth and short-haired coat that is easy to maintain. Make sure to brush regularly with a firm bristled brush, bathe them every couple of weeks in the summer and monthly in cooler weather. A good rub down with towel or chamois will make their beautiful coat shine!

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
Little
The French Bulldog's history is uncertain with some conflicting stories. Some breeders believe their origin was in the British Industrial revolution, where as mechanisation spread lacemakers in Nottingham lat their jobs. Many of the people who were breeding toy and miniature bulldogs which they took with them to Brittany and France where they left to sought employment. The cute faces and upright ears of these bulldogs charmed the French, just as it has modern owners, and the breeders started to breed in the French style to meet the demands in their new homes. From there the breed became popular in England and then America as locals took them home in the 1900s. It is believed that the Frenchie has been in Australia since the 1940s, finding it's origin in English bloodlines. It's not surprising that they are currently one of the more popular breeds of small dogs.


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