French Bulldogs: The History and Facts
French Bulldogs are adorable little fellas that will fit into any family.
A French Bulldog captures you with their big soulful eyes, practically begging you to take them home! You can get lost in them in a moment’s notice. Furry Babies has these pups and we’ve compiled some useful information for you.
These babies are comical and friendly and really easy going. They are great with children but won’t do well with rough play. They also get along well with other dogs and pets. They love being indoors, so they’re well suited for an apartment life. Like we mentioned, they’re really friendly so they’re not going to serve as good watchdogs or guard dogs. The French Bulldog, once in your home, is easy to train. Beware though, they are prone to Small Dog Syndrome, so they think they’re larger than they actually are!
French Bulldogs come from England. During the early part of the 19th century a miniature version of the Bulldog began to be bred by traders in England. Industrial workers started traveling and setting in France, and they took along the French Bulldogs. Their popularity grew so much that people started to associate them with France, thus calling them French Bulldogs or “Frenchie” for short. The French Bulldog was first recognized by the AKC in 1898.
The Frenchie is an average shedder. The short and fine coat of the breed needs to be brushed once or twice a week to maintain a healthy-looking coat. It should be bathed only when necessary or can also be rubbed occasionally with a damp towel. Its eyes and ears should be cleaned properly and their nails need to be trimmed regularly to avoid any injury.
Down the line, you may find that the French Bulldog is prone to some health issues like heart diseases, eye problems, spinal disorders, respiratory diseases, obesity etc. Because of their large sized heads, more than 80% of Frenchies are delivered by C-section. Because of its snub nose, they may experience difficulty breathing during extreme weather temperatures. You’ll also notice that these babies tend to wheeze and snore, as well.
It is a fairly active breed. Daily walks are sufficient to take care of their emotional, developmental, and physical needs. Some good old-fashioned play time works well too! As we previously mentioned, they’re sensitive to very hot or very cold temperatures, so they should be properly protected in extreme weather.