Meet the “Frenchie” Bulldog
Also known as “Frenchie”, the French bulldog is believed to have originated in three countries: England, France and the United States. Breeders argue that England is responsible for the origin of the old Bulldog. France helped to untie French Bulldogs from English Bulldogs and the USA was responsible for bringing the little ears up, a well-known characteristic of these pets.
The coat of the French Bulldog is short, smooth, soft and shiny. Its most common colors are brindle black, gold and bicolor (black and white), but other variations are also much desired by breeders and lovers of the breed.
As a brachycephalic breed (with a very short snout), it is essential that the parents of these dogs understand that French Bulldogs should not live outside the home. The compromised respiratory system makes it difficult to regulate the temperature, in addition, French Bulldogs are very heavy and may have difficulty swimming! Some skin problems are common in the breed and their folds (especially those on the face) need special attention.As a brachycephalic breed (with a very short snout), it is essential that the parents of these dogs understand that French Bulldogs should not live outside the home. The compromised respiratory system makes it difficult to regulate the temperature, in addition, French Bulldogs are very heavy and may have difficulty swimming! Some skin problems are common in the breed and their folds (especially those on the face) need special attention.
French Bulldogs are very energetic, loyal to the family and affectionate. They love to be close by earning a lot of fun! But, being a breed of blood bull and terrier, it can present some problems when living with other dogs, especially if they are all un neutered males. The bulldog has a tendency to be invasive and want to impose himself. Watch out for the slightest signs and guide your pet to take a less abrupt approach.
In the ranking of canine obedience published in the book The Intelligence of Dogs, by the specialist Stanley Coren, the French Bulldog is in the 58th position of 79.
According to his studies, the French Bulldogs tend to repeat the same training exercise for, more or less, 25 times until they can understand it. They usually only learn even after training 40 to 80 times! This, however, does not hinder the day-to-day, when the main thing is to follow basic rules.
It is only important to have an extra dose of patience to teach you – since you can be quite stubborn, dominant and ignore orders.
The French Bulldog life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.
It is essential to be very careful with the temperatures to which a French Bulldog is exposed. Because it is a dog with a short snout, it has a lot of difficulty adapting to high temperatures, so it must always be in fresh and airy environments. The folds of the face must always be clean and dry, because when moist, they can attract fungi and bacteria. Standing ears also cause a considerable number of ear infections during the year – be aware if your pet shakes its head too much or scratches its ears more than usual
It is a very needy breed and always likes to be with the human family. So it cannot be raised in the yard. The French Bulldog must be inside the house, next to the people you love. Like all dogs with a flattened snout, he snores a lot, almost all the time.