Where do French bulldogs come from?
If your name is French Bulldog, it must be from France, right? Well, maybe yes, maybe not. It seems that in the 1800s in England, before the industrial revolution, women in lace factories (particularly in Nottingham) warmed their legs with a small dog. Many of these dogs were small or Toy Bulldogs.
When jobs in the lace factories began to dry up, many of the displaced lace workers migrated to Normandy, where there was still a demand for lacemakers, and took their little bulldogs with them. These small dogs became popular with the ladies of Paris who worked in the pleasure industry. Apparently, walking with a little bulldog on a leash was a good way to attract customers.
The little bulldogs, with some useful crossbreeds with local French dogs, were recognized as a separate breed and became very popular in France. Voila, the French Bulldog.
What do Frenchies look like?
The Frenchie is a small dog that stands between 11 and 13 inches tall and weighs less than 28 pounds. One of its distinguishing characteristics is its erect, bat-like ears. Another similar bulldog, the Boston Terrier, also has erect ears. The English Bulldog’s ears, on the other hand, fall off. The average English bulldog also weighs about twice that of a French bulldog.
His hair is short and straight. The Frenchie does not shed profusely but enough so that it is not a hypoallergenic dog. If you are allergic to dogs, you may not want to own a French Bulldog.
The Frenchie’s coat comes in various colors, the most common of which include brindle, cream, white, and black. They usually come in a combination of these colors and also chopped.
Its tail is naturally short or almost non-existent. His tail, what’s on it, many hang doggy rights, are chubby, or look a bit screwed up and chubby.
Are French Bulldogs Aggressive?
Well socialized, they are calm and affectionate. They are normally not aggressive if they are properly socialized. However, if they are mistreated or neglected, they can act against other dogs or animals. Like most dogs, they can also be trained to be aggressive. If a French Bulldog is aggressive, it is almost certainly a human’s fault.
They are expensive?
Being expensive, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. And the amount of money you have in your wallet. Purebred dogs will be expensive for most of us. Expect to pay on average around $ 2,000 for a French Bulldog puppy. If you want a dog with an impressive pedigree, you may need to shell out $ 5,000 or more.
Are French Bulldogs Smart?
The Frenchie, Bulldog, and Boston Terrier are very popular dog breeds in the United States, ranking 4, 5, and 21 respectively, according to the AKC’s 2019 Most Popular Dog Breeds List. Surprisingly, the Labrador Retriever is still the most popular dog in the US and has been at the top of the list for 29 years!
Are they good with children?
They are very good with children as long as the child treats them with kindness and respect. Frenchies are small but not fragile dogs. They can enjoy rigorous play but not abuse.
Frenchies were bred to be companion dogs, so they need human companionship and don’t like to be left alone for long periods. Your Frenchie will want to be where you are, especially if that means snuggling up on the couch.
Are they good watchdogs?
Frenchies don’t bark much compared to other small dog breeds, but they will alert you when they spot a stranger like the UPS delivery man. They can become territorial and protective, but they are not aggressive, so don’t expect them to attack the bad guys.
French bulldogs are popular with celebrities
It has become one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States and is now ranked # 4 by the AKC. Famous people who own or have owned Frenchies include Lady Gaga, Martha Stewart, Eva Longoria, Hugh Jackman, Reese Witherspoon, and many others.
Learn more about French bulldogs
For more information on the French Bulldog, visit the websites of the American Kennel Club and the French Bulldog Club of America.