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General French Bulldog Information



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The French Bulldog has the appearance of an active, intelligent, muscular dog of heavy bone, smooth coat, compactly built, and of medium or small structure. Expression alert, curious, and interested. Any alteration other than removal of dewclaws is considered mutilation and is a disqualification. Size, Proportion, Substance

Height & Weight:

Height: 12-14 inches
Weight: 19-28 lbs.

Temperament

: Affectionate, Playful, Curious.

Care & Training:

Very little grooming is needed. Regular brushings will do. The French Bulldog is an average shedder. This flat-nosed breed should not be exercised in hot weather. They love to run and play and can play for hours if you let them. Some have higher energy levels than others.

Activity:

Fairly Active

Living Environment:

Indoor - Overheating this dog may cause heat stroke. They prefer cooler climates. This breed is good for apartment life. They can be fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard. This breed can not swim because of their physique, so be very careful around swimming pools.

Health:

French Bulldogs are prone to eye and respiratory problems. If too overweight, they may have trouble breathing, because of a swollen abdomen. They may wheeze, snore and be gassy.

Origins:

Around the middle of the 19th century, English lace makers thought that they could earn more money if they moved to France and many of them who did move brought their English bulldogs with them. The French bulldog is therefore an offshoot of the original English breed, undergoing cross-breeding in France transforming them into smaller and more docile creatures.   Streetwalkers in France greatly admired the imports and this led to the name French Bulldog. When the breed was eventually brought back to England for exhibition, the English made a big uproar about the name French Bulldog, since the Bulldog was originally an English Breed and because the Bulldog was a traditional symbol of English culture. At first indignant over the fact that the French stole the name “bulldog” from them, the British Kennel Club officially recognized the French Bulldog in 1902.


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