French Bulldogs, also commonly known as “Frenchies,” originated between England and France in the late 1800’s. In 1898 the American Kennel club recognized the breed as its own, separating it from English derived bulldogs.
French Bulldogs are known to be lovable and require close contact to humans. Younger bulldogs that lack attention from their breeders are known to grow more destructive, which can include chewing on household items, furniture, etc. Frenchies make great companions as they are affectionate and have a protective instinct, especially the females. The breed is known to have more of a lazy nature and requires very minimal exercise needs. You are encouraged to take them on brisk walks daily or allow them outside for playtime. Their barking is usually kept to a minimum unless they are trying to draw attention to something or asking for attention.
The breed is easily be spotted due to its square shaped flat top head, bat ears, wide eyes, and slight wrinkles between the eyes. The under jaw of their mouths are deep, square, and broad, commonly causing a distinct overbite. The colors they can be found in are brindle, brindle & white, cream, fawn, fawn & white, fawn brindle, white, white & brindle, and white & fawn. They are short haired with a shiny coat. Their coats experience minimal shedding.
The dogs have a lifespan at an average of about 10 to 12 years. They are identifiable by being a brachycephalic breed, which explains their cute “snore-like” breathing. Their snub noses makes it difficult for them to breath. Many Frenchies require artificial insemination due to their slender hips, which make it hard for the male to mount to reproduce naturally.