Origin and Information
The French Bulldog was first introduced in England as a companion dog. Seeing as how the breed was popular amongst lace workers in Nottingham it was only natural that when many of them emigrated to France to search for better opportunities, they brought their miniature bulldogs along with them. That is why the breed eventually adopted the name of the French Bulldog. The French Bulldog enjoyed quite the success in France and Europe in general, and his charm soon managed to captivate Americans as well. The U.S. saw its first French Bulldog presented at the Westminster Kennel Club show back in the year 1896. The miniature bulldogs were then quickly given the nickname “Frenchie,” and it is still an affectionate name that many people use today.
Name French Bulldog
Other names Frenchie
Origin England, France
Group Non-sporting dog breeds (AKC)
Height 11 – 12 inches or 28 – 30.5 cm
Weight About 16 – 28 lbs (approx. 7 – 13 kg)
Color Black, Brindle, Fawn, White, Cream, Brindle and White
Litter size –
Life span About 10 – 14 years
French Bulldog: Temperament or Behavior
The French Bulldog is generally a smart, loving dog who has to spend a lot of time with his people. It is a fun-loving freethinker, so naturally it responds well to training when you adopt a positive manner and make sure it gets a lot of rewards in the form of various treats, praise, and, of course, play. The breed is typically known for getting along well with kids. When socialized to them during puppyhood, French Bulldogs can get along well with other dogs, as well as cats. Overly spoiled representatives of the breed, however, may get overly-jealous towards other dogs, extremely in specific cases when those other dogs are receiving a fair share of the Frenchie’s own person’s attention.
French Bulldogs have a coat that is short, smooth, shiny and fine. They have loose and wrinkled skin, especially around the head and the shoulders.
However, they are easy to groom and only require an occasional brushing every now and then in order to keep their coat looking neat. They also don’t shed a lot. It is advisable that you begin grooming your puppy when it’s still young and teach it to stand on a table or on the floor if you want to make this experience easier on you, as well as on it.