French Bulldog Dog Breed Information
French Bulldog Breed Traits & Characteristics
French Bulldog Affectionate with Family: How lovable a breed is likely to be while with his family or other close friends. Apart than their owner, some breeds can be distant, while others will treat everyone they know as their best friend.
French Bulldog Good with Young Children: The degree of a breed’s tolerance and patience with children’s conduct, as well as its general family-friendly disposition. Children of all ages who have minimal prior experience to dogs should always be watched around dogs.
French Bulldog Good with Other Dogs: How amiable a breed is in general to other canines. Yet, some breeds are inherently more likely to get along with other dogs, both at home and in public. Dogs should always be watched during interactions and introductions with other dogs.
French Bulldog Shedding Level: What kind of hair and fur to anticipate the breed leaving behind. Breeds with high levels of shedding will require more regular brushing, are more likely to cause specific allergies, and will probably need more frequent vacuuming and lint-rolling. Although, a Hypoallergenic French Bulldog with very little to no shedding introduced in 2022 and can reproduce in one generation.
French Bulldog Coat Grooming Frequency: How often a breed needs to be bathed, brushed, trimmed, or undergo other types of coat upkeep. While looking at the amount of grooming required, take into account how much time, patience, and money you have available for this kind of care. Regular nail cutting is required for all breeds.
French Bulldog Drooling Level: How likely a breed is to drool. Dogs who can leave large wet stains on your clothes or ropes of slobber on your arm may not be the best pick for you if you’re a tidy freak.
French Bulldog Coat Type: Depending on the breed and its intended use, canines have a wide variety of coats. Each style of coat has varied shedding requirements, allergy potential, and grooming requirements. While selecting a family pet, you might also simply like the appearance or feel of some coat varieties over others. Information on Hair Coat in French Bulldogs.
French Bulldog Coat Length: How long you anticipate the breed’s coat to be. Certain long-haired breeds can have their hair cut short, but this will take more maintenance to keep up.
French Bulldog Openness to Strangers: How hospitable a breed is likely to be to new people. No matter where they are, some breeds will always be wary or timid around strangers, but other kinds will always be delighted to meet a new human!
French Bulldog Playfulness Level: How eager a breed is likely to be about play, even as they get older. Long after they reach adulthood, certain breeds may still want to play tug-of-war or fetch, while others will be content to spend most of their time with you just lounging on the couch.
French Bulldog Watch Dog Protective Nature: The propensity of a breed to warn you when outsiders are nearby. Regardless of the threat, whether it be the mailman or a squirrel outside the window, certain breeds are more likely to respond. These breeds are inclined to tolerate visitors who come into the house and become friendly.
French Bulldog Adaptability Level: how well a breed adapts to change. Changes in living circumstances, noise, the environment, one’s routine, and other aspects of daily life might all fall under this category.
French Bulldog Trainability Level: How simple training will be and how eager your dog will be to pick up new skills. Some breeds merely like to please their owners, while others love to go where they please and do whatever they please.
French Bulldog Energy Level: the quantity of physical activity and mental stimulation a breed requires. Breeds with high levels of energy are eager and prepared for their next adventure. Throughout the day, they will be playing, jumping, and running. Low energy breeds are like couch potatoes; they are content to do nothing except lounge and nap.
French Bulldog Barking Level: the frequency of vocalizations from this breed, whether they be barks or howls. While certain breeds will bark at every person who passes by or every bird that flies into the window, others will only do so occasionally. Certain varieties of canines that don’t have a bark can nonetheless communicate through other sounds.
French Bulldog Mental Stimulation Needs: how much mental exercise a breed requires to remain content and healthy. Purpose-bred dogs may work in positions requiring judgment, problem-solving skills, focus, or other abilities. If they don’t get the mental stimulation they want, they’ll come up with their own projects to keep themselves occupied, which are probably not what you’d prefer.
The Miniature French Bulldog Standard
Designer Kennel Club presents the World Standard of the Miniature French Bulldog also referred as “Micro French Bulldog”, “Mini French Bulldog”, “Teacup French Bulldog”, “Pocket French Bulldog” or “Toy French Bulldog”
- General Appearance: The Miniature French Bulldog has the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. The hallmarks of the breed are the square head with bat ears and the roach back. Expression alert, curious, and interested.
- Proportion & Symmetry: no feature being in such prominence from either excess or lack of quality that the animal appears poorly proportioned.
- Substance: Weight 12-22 pounds, over 22 pounds is a disqualification. Proportion – Distance from withers to ground in good relation to distance from withers to onset of tail, so that animal appears compact, well balanced and in good proportion. Substance – Muscular, heavy bone.
- Head: Head large and square. Eyes wide apart, set low down in the skull, as far from the ears as possible, round in form, of moderate size, neither sunken nor bulging. All colored eyes are acceptable. No haw and no white of the eye showing when looking forward. Ears known as the “Bat Ears,” broad at the base, elongated, with round top, set high on the head but not too close together, and carried erect with the orifice to the front. The leather of the ear fine and soft. The top of the skull flat between the ears; the forehead is not flat but slightly rounded. The muzzle broad, deep and well laid back; the muscles of the cheeks dense and defined. The stop well defined with heavy wrinkles forming a small rope over the extremely short nose; nostrils broad. Nose black or light color is accepted. Flews thick and broad, hanging over the lower jaw at the sides, meeting the underlip in front and covering the teeth and tongue, not visible when mouth is closed. Underjaw is deep, square, broad, undershot and well turned up. Wry mouths and any bites other than undershot are serious faults.
- Body: The neck is thick and well arched with loose skin at the throat. The back is a roach back with a slight fall close behind the shoulders, gradually rising to the loin which is higher than the shoulder, and rounding at the croup. The back is strong and short, broader at the shoulders, and tapering to the rear. The body is short and well rounded. The chest is broad, deep, and full; well ribbed with the belly tucked up. The tail is either straight or screwed (but not curly), short, hung low, thick root and fine tip; carried low in repose.
- Forequarters: Forelegs are short, stout, straight, muscular and set wide apart. Dewclaws may be removed. Feet are moderate in size, compact and tight set. Toes compact, well split up, with high knuckles and short stubby nails.
- Hindquarters: Hind legs are strong and muscular. Hocks well let down. Feet are moderate in size, compact and tight set. Toes compact, well split up, with high knuckles and short stubby nails; hind feet slightly longer than forefeet.
- Coat: Coat is brilliant, short and smooth. Skin is soft and loose, especially at the head and shoulders, forming wrinkles. Coats other than short and smooth are a disqualification.
- Color: Acceptable colors: white, cream, fawn (ranging from light fawn to a red fawn), blue (dilute), chocolate (recessive), lilac or any combinations of the foregoing. Markings and patterns are: brindle, piebald, tri-color (tan points), merle, black masks, black shadings, and white markings. Ticking is acceptable but not desired.
- Gait: Correct gait is a “four tracking” foot pattern with the front track wider than the rear track. The movement should be light and effortless.
- Temperament: Well behaved, adaptable, and affectionate companion with an even disposition; generally active, alert, and playful.
ABOUT THE FRENCH BULLDOG BREED
One of the most well-known little dog breeds in the world, particularly among urban inhabitants, is the one-of-a-kind French Bulldog, which is distinguished by its enormous bat ears and even temperament. The lively, observant, versatile, and utterly appealing Frenchie. With the exception of the enormous, upright “bat ears,” which are the breed’s defining characteristic, the French Bulldog looks like a small bulldog. The nose is incredibly short, and the skull is huge and square with deep wrinkles wrapped over it. The body is compact and muscular underneath the glossy, dazzling coat. The kind, intelligent Frenchie is a cutie. Frenchies are quiet dogs who rarely bark, yet their attentiveness makes them good watchdogs. They are content living alone, in pairs, or with families and don’t need much outdoor activity. They get along nicely with other animals and love meeting new human acquaintances. It is understandable why urban dwellers from Paris to Texas adore this incredibly entertaining and sociable breed.
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What To Expect When Caring For a French Bulldog
Having a Frenchie is a responsibility as well as a privilege. They deserve much more because they depend on us for at least their food and shelter. You must be aware of the commitment required of French Bulldog owners before bringing a dog into your life.
French Bulldog Health
Frenchies cannot swim because to their front-heavy shape, thus they should never be left alone next to a tub, pool, or other body of water. Like many flat-faced breeds, Frenchies have breathing issues and struggle in hot or muggy conditions. Breeds with flat faces are also more susceptible to anesthetic. Cherry eye, juvenile cataracts, and entropion are a few eye diseases that occasionally affect Frenchies. Skin allergies and autoimmune skin illnesses are also known to happen. A responsible breeder will use the tests that are available to check breeding stock for ailments that could harm the breed.
French Bulldog Grooming
The short coat of the Frenchie sheds very little. To keep him looking his best, brush him once a week using a medium-bristle brush, a rubber grooming tool or mitt, or a hound glove. In order to keep the coat healthy, brushing encourages the growth of new hair and distributes skin oils throughout the coat. The folds of a Frenchie’s face should be kept dry and clean. Regular nail trimming is necessary for the Frenchie since overly long nails can hurt him.
French Bulldog Exercise
The French Bulldog should get enough exercise from daily short walks or outdoor playtime with their owner to stay in shape. Frenchies take great pleasure in competing in dog sports including obedience, agility, and rally. They should never be permitted to exert themselves in hot or muggy conditions, though, as they are a flat-faced breed that is prone to breathing problems.
French Bulldog Training
It is advised to take puppy training sessions as well as early socializing. The puppy’s development into a well-adjusted adult will be aided by his exposure to a wide range of people, places, and circumstances. Puppy training lessons aid in socialization, encourage positive behavior, and teach the owner how to spot and change negative tendencies. Frenchies have strong personalities and may require some training to become well-behaved pets. Despite their potential for stubbornness, they genuinely want to please others, making them simple to train. Their cooperation will be ensured by providing the right incentives (such food) and turning the process into a game.
French Bulldog Nutrition
All the nutrients a breed needs will be present in a high-quality dog food that is appropriate for the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior). It is crucial to keep an eye on the Frenchies’ calorie intake and weight because obesity can harm their physical structure and place them at a higher risk for certain of the breed’s health problems. Give your dog treats sparingly if you decide to do so. Offer table scraps infrequently, if at all, and steer clear of cooked bones and fatty meals. See which foods fit the bill for dogs and which don’t. If you have any worries about your dog’s weight or diet, consult your veterinarian.
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French Bulldog History
The mid-1800s saw the popularity of a toy-sized Bulldog in a few English locations, particularly Nottingham, which was at the time a center for lace production. The Bulldog plush toy was adopted as a sort of mascot by Nottingham’s lace manufacturers. In England, the Industrial Revolution was at its height at the time, and “cottage industries” like lacemaking were coming under growing threat. Several people who worked in the lace industry moved to northern France, and they of course took their doll Ies with them.
The small dogs gained popularity among lace manufacturers who settled in the French countryside. The toy Bulldogs were bred with other breeds over a period of decades, maybe terriers and pugs, and along the line, they gained their now-famous bat ears. They were given the French name Bouledogue.
The adorable new breed was eventually discovered in Paris, which marked the start of the Frenchie’s status as the quintessential city dog. The breed became linked with the elegant ladies and bon vivants who sought out nighttime pleasures at Parisian dancehalls, as well as with café culture in the city. The Frenchie was portrayed by Toulouse-Lautrec and Edgar Degas in their works of the Paris demimonde.
By the 19th century’s close, the Frenchie was well-liked in both Europe and America. In England, it was harder to sell the breed. Many Brits found it offensive that their long-time enemies, the French, would dare use the Bulldog for their own purposes because it was a national symbol.
Early 1900s American aficionados helped shape the breed by arguing that the bat ear, not the “rose ear,” was the proper Frenchie form. The Frenchie is readily identifiable throughout the world thanks to this distinguishing characteristic.
Starting the 2000s, a world renown French Bulldog breeder named Don Chino introduced the “Modern French Bulldog”. The modern French Bulldog colors consist of blue, lilac, chocolate, rojo chocolate, and isabella Frenchies. By 2015, these Frenchie colors became extremely popular with middle to high class family households and celebrities such Reese Witherspoon, The Rock Dewayne Johnson, and Lady Gaga from the presence of social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Don Chino’s role in the popularity of the French Bulldog is unmeasurable. Breeders in the Frenchie community say the social media impact is well over one million impressions a day reaching a worldwide audience. In 2018, Don Chino created the “Miniature French Bulldog” officially recognized by the Designer Kennel Club. The only dog registry that recognizes these small bulldogs. In 2022, Don Chino introduced the Fluffy French Bulldog and the first Hypoallergenic French Bulldog.