French Bulldog

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Bouledogue Français

French Bulldog is one of the most popular companion dogs. They are very adaptable and make perfect companions for adults, children, and other animals. Despite their small size, they make excellent watchdogs, thanks to their alertness.

French Bulldog
French Bulldogs originate from England.
Bulldogs were bred in the United Kingdom since the beginning of the 19th century. Over time, some smaller individuals, weighing no more than 11 kg, started appearing. Due to the Industrial Revolution, workers from Nottingham started migrating to Normandy, France, taking miniature Bulldogs with them.
A miniature version of the Bulldog gained so much popularity in France, it started being considered a separate breed, and received a name–the Bouledogue Français.
They are a brachycephalic breed.
The term derives from Ancient Greek and means “short head.” The well-known examples are Bulldogs, Pugs, Pekingese, and Persian cats.
The average lifespan of a French Bulldog is 10 to 12 years.
Dogs are slightly bigger and heavier than bitches.
They grow up to 27–35 centimeters and weigh an average of 9 to 14 kg. Bitches reach 24 to 32 centimeters in length and weigh an average of 8—13 kg.
There are two types of French Bulldog ears.
The “rose ears”, typically folded over, are common among the English Bulldogs, and once upon a time were a typical trait of the Frenchies. However, ever since they made their way to the U.S., they started being known for their “bat ears.” The American Kennel Club does not recognize rose-eared Bulldogs as a breed standard.
French Bulldog puppies will typically be born with floppy ears, but it takes approximately seven weeks for them to stand.
There are nine standard colors of the French Bulldog.
These are white, white and brindle, brindle, brindle and white, white and fawn, fawn, fawn and white, fawn brindle, and cream.
French Bulldogs were favorites of artists, society ladies, and Parisian prostitutes.
They are one of the most popular companion dogs in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the U.S.
French Bulldogs cannot swim.
Their body composition prevents them from being able to swim.
French Bulldogs do not respond well to criticism.
Higher voices and short, accusatory comments make them mopey. On the other hand, they thrive in positive reinforcements.
They are relatively easily trained, but some level of patience is required.
They tend to get stubborn at times.
They require human companionship, do not like being left alone, and suffer from separation anxiety.
French Bulldogs are considered one of the best breeds to have around children.
Many airlines forbid taking French Bulldogs aboard.
Their pushed-in snouts cause a wide range of breathing problems. There have been cases when Bulldogs did not survive the flight, because of the deadly combination of their snouts, high-stress levels, and warm temperatures.
Their body composition makes them rather lazy companions when it comes to exercising.
Apart from breathing problems, Frenchies do not regulate their body temperature efficiently, thus prefer a daily walk, rather than excessive exercise.
It is vital to monitor their weight, as exceeding 12 kilograms may be dangerous to their health.
Although Frenchies can breed naturally, it is extremely rare.
Their hips are narrow, so breeding requires artificial insemination, and puppies are delivered through the caesarean section.
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