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French Bulldog : Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds; French Bulldog Ratings: - Ease of Training: 4 /10 - Intelligence: 6 /10 - Shedding: 5 /10 - Watchdog: 7 /10 - Guard Dog: 1 /10 - Popularity: 8 /10 - Size: 2 /10 - Agility: 5 /10 - Good with Kids: 10 /10 French Bulldog Attributes: Life Expectancy: 10-12 ... French Bulldog


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French Bulldog

French Bulldog

French Bulldog

French Bulldog Ratings:

- Ease of Training: 4/10
- Intelligence: 6/10
- Shedding: 5/10
- Watchdog: 7/10
- Guard Dog: 1/10
- Popularity: 8/10
- Size: 2/10
- Agility: 5/10
- Good with Kids: 10/10

French Bulldog Attributes:

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Litter Size: 3-5 puppies
Group: Non-Sporting
Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC
Color: Brindle, Brindle and White, Fawn and White, and any color except solid Black, Mouse, Liver, Black and Tan , Black and White, and White with Black ( without a trace of Brindling )
Hair Length: Short
Size: Medium
Shedding: Lite Shed
Male Height: 19-22 (9-10kg.)
Male Weight: 22-28 pounds (10-13kg.).
Female Height: 19-22 (9-10kg.)
Female Weight: 22-28 pounds (10-13kg.).
Living Area:
French Bulldogs do best as an indoor dog. Frenchies tend to overheat easily, and do not fair well in cold weather.
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Complete information about French Bulldog Breed:


Overview :

The French Bulldog is compact, sturdy, and heavily boned. He is short and cobby, with a small to medium build. The height at the withers, should be approximately the same as the length from withers to tail-set. Massive chest, with tapering hindquarters. French Bulldogs have large, rounded bat-like ears, square flat heads with a slightly domed forehead, large rounded eyes, and flat muzzle. French Bulldogs are a smooth coated breed. The French Bulldog has the appearance of an intelligent, alert, active and curious nature. Frenchies are hardy and robust little busy-bodies. The French Bulldog can have a corkscrew tail or a straight tail. Although bred as a companion , they can also make a good watchdog, and will sound off at any potential sign of danger to their families. When you hear the word Bulldog, you may imagine the fatter and a bit larger Bulldog than the French Bulldog. This breed of Bulldog is smaller. They have ears that are large, erect, and kind of rounded bat-like ears. This is one feature that the French bulldog is most famous for. They have a level and powerful muzzle with a nose that is just like a nose on a Pug. Their tail is short or sometimes corkscrewed and not docked. Sometimes people think that their tails are docked due to the shortness; however, that is not the case. The coat on the French bulldog comes in the colors of brindle, fawn, white, and combinations of brindle or fawn with white. Their fur coat is very short with fine hairs. Their skin is soft and free which makes this a great dog to love petting. Their eyes are round and the color of their eyes is dark. Their bite is undershot, which makes them very cute. With their skin being loose, this makes them have wrinkles on their face. Mainly on their forehead and around their mouth is where you will find these adorable wrinkles. The weight and height for the males should be 12 inches to 13 inches high and 22 pounds to 28 pounds. Now, the female’s weight and height should be 20 pounds to 26 pounds and the 11 inches to 12 inches high. You do not want their weight to be under or higher than expected weight because this can cause them to have health problems.

French Bulldog History :

There is much speculation as to the origin of the French Bulldog. The most prevalent is that it originates from the miniature bulldog that was brought to France by Nottingham lace workers during the industrial revolution. When the workers of Nottingham moved to France in search of work, they brought their smaller bulldogs with them because they were suited to the cramped living conditions, and were excellent ratters. In the 1860's, the export of miniature bulldogs became so popular, that they practically became extinct in England. They were then thought to have been crossed with a native breed, the Terrier Boule , and eventually giving rise to the French Bulldog. It soon became a star of the working class Parisians society. Its physique, small size, and enchanting personality, soon made this little petite Boule the darling of flat faced breed fanciers. As the new smaller breed bulldog gained in popularity in France, they quickly gained favor with the "ladies of the night". The French Bulldog made its first appearance in the united states in 1896 at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. In England, the French Bulldog Club was formed in 1902.

French Bulldog Temperament and Character :

The French bulldog is a playful little fellow. They are great with kids, other dogs, cats and any other household pets you may have. Even though they are good with kids, they might be a little too much for toddlers or infants. The French bulldog may take well to someone new entering the house, but will more than likely be cautious at first. They make great watchdogs, but not so much of a guard dog though. The French Bulldog is a people person so much so that he will want attention and love all the time. They love being around their family and being included in all family activities. The French bulldog does not do well in hot weather. They are very sensitive to extreme heat. Try to keep them cool if you live in warm weather. This breed is great for apartment life and does not need a big yard or extreme exercise. Beware they can be active indoors since they love to play. Make sure not to over heat them while playing indoors as well.

French Bulldog Health Care :

# Elongated Soft Palate - # stenotic nares - # Hemivertebrae and Premature Disc Degeneration - # patellar luxation - # Pyometra - # Difficulty whelping - # Allergies. - Some common Health Problems in the French Bulldog are respiratory and eye problems. If they become overweight, they can have trouble with their breathing. This is caused when the abdomen becomes swollen and pushes on their lungs. They can also be gassy, snore and wheeze. Females may have to have a caesarean for the birth of the puppies because the puppy's heads are rather large. In some French Bulldogs, a surgery can be preformed to widen the nostrils for better breathing. This does help the bulldog cool better in heat. Their breathing greatly improves and they have fewer problems with Snoring and wheezing. Some bulldogs are prone to skin dryness that results in small bald spots. A vet can prescribe a medication to relieve the dry skin.

French Bulldog Grooming :

The French Bulldog requires minimal grooming. A weekly brushing should be done to remove the loose hair, and stimulate the oils in the skin. This will help prevent the skin from becoming dry, flaky and itchy. A once a month bath with a mild soap is all that is needed. Too much bathing can dry out the skin. Nails should be kept trimmed, and the pads of the feet checked often, to ensure that there are no cracking. Frenchies have folds that also need to be kept clean. Gently lift the folds and swab the area with a cotton swab, to be sure that it does not become a breeding ground for bacteria. The ears should be kept clean to avoid infections. Check the ears daily by looking inside them. Make sure they are pink, then gently swab the inner ear with a damp cotton swab. If you notice any symptoms such as a foul smelling odor or discharge, contact your vet for advice. Never push cotton buds deep into the ear canal. The eyes should be clear. If a discharge is noted, gently swab the eye area. If the condition persists, contact your veterinarian, to be sure that there are no developing problems.

French Bulldog Training :

French Bulldogs can be stubborn and hard headed. They are not easy to train, and have a hard time learning to act on command. You must be more stubborn than your Frenchie ! Some people suggest crate training as the best source of getting the lesson learned. You can expect four or more months of consistent crate training. Frenchies do not like to take orders. They have a hard time adhering to the task at hand and are easily distracted. Owners of this little bully breed , should have a strong will and an endless supply of patience. Learning to obey basic commands is something that must be taught with this breed. Puppy classes are a good way to socialize Your puppy as well as learning the basic social skills needed in developing a good relationship with your French Bulldog. A Frenchie with bad manners, does not make for a pleasant companion. Males should be neutered if they will not be bred. This helps with the task of housebreaking. They need to learn that it is not acceptable behavior to jump on houseguests, Inspect the contents of the trash can, or use the dirty laundry as they do their chew toys. Teaching them at an early age will have far greater results and can make living with your Frenchie a pleasant and rewarding experience. There happy go lucky personality is a plus for training.

French Bulldog Activity and Exercise :

The French bulldog is not the breed to run along side you as you are jogging. They enjoy short walks when the air temperature is moderate. Never expose a Frenchie to higher heat as they are prone to heat stroke. They do well with a short walk and a long nap to follow. They are heavy headed and do not swim. Frenchies have been known to drown when left unattended near water sources. Lakes, rivers, pools, etc, should be considered a danger to your French bulldog. they should always be closely guarded when near a swimming pool or lake. although Frenchies love to play, playtime must be limited . They will tend to over exert themselves, and breathing becomes difficult for them. French bulldogs require a "downtime" after and form of exercise. This is an excellent time to calm and cuddle them. They will never turn down any form of affection.

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