French Bulldog

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French Bulldog

ORIGIN

The French Bulldog is a small breed of domestic dog. “Frenchies” were the result in the 1800s of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris. The origin of the modern French Bulldog breed descends directly from the dogs of the Molossians, an ancient Greek tribe. The dogs were spread throughout the ancient world by Phoenician traders. British Molossian dogs were developed into the Mastiff.

TEMPERAMENT

French Bulldogs are very sweet, and make excellent companions. The French Bulldog rarely barks and if he does, it is to draw attention, to point out that it needs something (like attention). As they are a brachycephalic breed, French Bulldogs are banned by several commercial airlines due to the numbers that have died while in the air.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Low. They have fairly minimal exercise needs, but do require at least daily short walks. Precautions must be taken when exercising during hot or humid weather, as they are prone to heat stroke.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

From 30.5 to 31.5 cm / From 11kg (F) to 12.5 kg (M).

COAT

Single short coat , this all means for the dog is that it becomes very cold very easily.

COLOR

Various shades of brindle, fawn, tan or white with brindle patches (known as “pied”). The most common colors are brindle, then fawn, with pieds being less common than the other colors.

GROOMING

Low.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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