The French Bulldog breed took the world by a storm. This breed became one of the most popular breeds in the world.
No wonder people love the Frenchie breed so much; they are affectionate with charming personalities and their small bodies make them ideal for small space living. England provided the foundation for our modern Frenchie: the old bulldog. Breeders in France developed the smaller bulldogs into a distinctly “French” type and American breeders set the standard that prescribed the all-important “bat ears.” We begin with the bulldog in England, where so many of our AKC breeds originated. The ancestral type was not our modern bulldog but the bulldog of 150-200 years ago: a strong, athletic dog, high on leg, and capable of being used in that barbarous activity called “bull-baiting.” The popularity of these little dogs spread from Normandy to Paris and soon the English breeders had a lively trade, exporting small bulldogs to France where they began to be called Bouledogues Français. Most of the British wanted nothing to do with these French bulldogs so it was the French who were guardians of the breed until later in the 19th century. Society ladies first exhibited Frenchies in 1896 at Westminster and a Frenchie was featured on the cover of the 1897 Westminster catalog even though it was not yet an approved AKC breed.
According to the American Kennel Club, the breed ranks fourth in popularity among all dog breeds in the United States in 2019. There is a growing popularity in people interested in a smaller version of the French Bulldog – the “mini Frenchie” Average lifespan of 10-12 years.
When it comes to the French Bulldog temperament, this dog has a giant personality in a small doggy body. Frenchies live for human companionship. They are pretty chill dogs. When trained they behave themself well around new people and new animals alike. They are a smart charmer who knows how to work their magic to get the most amount of love in the room. The French bulldog is an independent thinker and possesses a stubborn nature. You should, therefore, never tolerate or reward unwanted behaviors. It is vital that you show the dog good leadership and always be in control in case of any bad behavior.
When training your French Bulldog, you should use a firm and strong voice to show him that you are the boss. However, never scream or yell at him because it will only make matters worse.
What is the French Bulldog Breed Structure?
The French Bulldog is a heavy bone muscular dog with short smooth coat. Proportionate and symmetrical except for the large, erect bat like ears that are the breed’s well known feature.
The Frenchie dog built is compact, and of a medium or small structure with a large square head and plenty of wrinkles. The structure of the French Bulldog puts them immediately at a disadvantage with higher risk of Stenotic nares. BOAS stands for Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome and affects dogs with a smushed face. As a result, respiratory effort and open-mouth breathing are commonly seen in Brachycephalic dogs. These dog breeds are popular and include the Frenchie, all types of Bulldogs, Pug, Boxer, Pekingese, Lhasa Apso and the Shih Tzu etc.
They have fairly minimal exercise needs, but do require at least daily short walks. Since French bulldogs fall into the dog category of a so-called "flat faced dog", strenuous exercise that results in heavy breathing specifically in hot temperatures should be avoided.
French bulldogs should not be allowed near bodies of water as they are not capable of swimming due to their bodily structure being so heavy towards their front.
Temperature regulation-related issues
The French bulldog has only a single short coat. which combined with their compromised breathing system, makes it impossible for them to regulate their temperature efficiently.This means the dog may easily become cold, and are prone to heat stroke in hot and humid weather.
Grooming for a French bulldog is fairly easy and requires some brushing as French bulldogs have a short, fine and silky coat. However, as a French bulldog has many wrinkles in the face, yes advised that one should clean between the wrinkles and keep them dry.
We use regularly French Bull Dogs wipes so no debris build up causing infections.
We use nose butter to keep there nose from drying out.
We also use a omega for there coat to keep shiny.