DID YOU KNOW…….
- That there was a French Bulldog traveling aboard the Titanic with them?
- That some of the wealthiest and most powerful families in American history, like the Morgans, the Astors, and the Rockefellers, were among the first French Bulldog enthusiasts in North America?
- That the bones of mummified dogs enclosed in beautiful metal burial urns were found during an archeological dig in Peru in the early 1900s? That these mummified dogs had a remarkable similarity to modern-day French Bulldogs? Also, were you aware that this “Chincha Bulldog” goes back to the time before the Spanish colonization of the Americas? (Additional information about this topic may be found at the website titled “French Bulldog in Literature”; for more information, please visit our links page.)
- That despite the fact that they are believed to be a French breed, American fanciers were the ones who established the standard dictating that their ears should be “Bat” shaped, which is the characteristic for which they are arguably most well-known?
- That the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City was the location of the first sanctioned specialized exhibition for French Bulldogs, which took place in the same city?
- In the late 1800s, Frenchies were the most popular breed of dog among prostitutes in Paris?
- Other famous Fanciers of French Bulldogs include:
- Dorothy Parker, author and celebrated wit.
- Colette, author
- The Russian Royal Family
- King Edward VII
- Toulouse Lautrec
If you are searching for a dog that has a short simple-to-care-for coat in a range of colors who typically will get on with everyone and everything, who doesn’t bark much and needs very little activity then the French bulldog could be the appropriate breed for you. However, if you don’t enjoy stubbornness, sniffling, wheezing, a dog that slobbers and snorts a lot, who may be sluggish to house train and which might have major issues with its health then you might be better off picking a different breed.
The most significant items to consider
- The French bulldog noises – a large lot of French bulldogs have the same quality which is widely recognized in the breed, this includes snorting, snuffling, grunting, wheezing and snoring loudly at times. While these noises might be pleasant at times and complement the breed they can become nerve upsetting over time.
- Slobbering – the French bulldog is widely recognized for its slobbering jowls, the Frenchie is notorious for its profuse drooling especially after eating and drinking. While some may not mind finding canine spit and slobber everywhere others could consider it with absolute disdain.
- House training – the French bulldog may be extremely difficult when it comes to being taught what to do, on average you can anticipate having to house train your puppy for around 6 months before it gets on. Even though there are no assurances your efforts will work, it’s more a case of who has the greater will you or your dog.
- High upkeep – a puppy will be quite costly since they are a breed that is especially difficult to breed many times artificial insemination is the only way to go. The breed also has issues giving birth owing to the head size of the pups and many times a cesarean is required with a veterinarian’s aid.
- Major health concerns – this breed isn’t without serious health problems, many of the breeds struggle to breathe in hot temperatures and throughout the summer they should be observed to make sure they don’t get overheated. The French bulldog is also known to suffer from ailments such as spine deformities, cardiac defects and difficulties with the joints.
- Gassiness – regrettably this is a serious issue with the French bulldog, however, dogs fed on a natural diet of genuine meat instead than canned have considerably less problems with this condition.
After having said all of this there are many nice qualities to owning a French bulldog, they are a lovely breed that behaves and appears goofy at times. There are many nice elements to consider as well as the negative, if after having taken all this into consideration you still believe a French bulldog would be perfect for you then you should contact a reputable breeder who can provide you with more information on the breed.
😍 These gadgets are on my Frenchie’s wishlist, maybe your Frenchie needs them too? 🥰
✅ We laughed so hard we had tears rolling down our cheeks. Watch funny clips HERE
✅ My Frenchie has been self-conscious about his hair for years. He finally has the confidence to go on walks now. Other dogs don’t even know it’s a wig! What a steal!! LOL
✅ These matching sweaters are absolutely adorable. Fits my 22lb French bulldog like a glove, his shirt is super soft.
✅ Lots of folks said it was the cutest thing they had seen in a long time! It came with adjustable straps just in case the Frenchie gains weight (again.)
✅ Safety first, right? My Frenchie loves bike rides in the backpack but not so much in the rain, this Goggle/Hemlet set really helps keep the rain out of the eyes and ears.
✅ Omg too cute😍 I do not need to explain why your Frenchie needs it right?
✅ The hoodie is really well made and super soft fleece-lined! My Frenchie has been in it for hours, which is not common… safe to say it is puppy approved!
✅ You only need this one high-quality water-resistant jacket for Winter. Necessary piece. Make sure you check out the reviews to get the right size instead of keeping returning.
✅ There are built-in ear holes for comfort, which is how my Frenchie usually wears it, but sometimes we just have to keep those ears covered up and keep the heat in on the super-cold days.
✅ This playpen is a life saver! They can be linked together if desired to create a larger pen.
✅ No animal should have to sleep on the floor and hurt or be cold. I asked my Frenchie for a review – unfortunately he’s too busy snoring, farting and sleeping on it to answer me…lol
✅ This is a fantastic car seat w lots of clever features. The entire seat can collapse to fit into its own carrying bag, though it’s easily put together again in 30 sec. The cover that the dogs rest on is silky soft faux fur which doesn’t seem to snag dirt and debris. It easily zips out for washing, and during the summer you can reverse the cover so the canvas side is up and not the fur. The pillow that boosts the dogs up in the seat has a soft foam side akin to memory foam. It’s very roomy and well made for a small Frenchie.
✅ The couch is stylish and lightweight but definitely sturdy. As an added bonus the legs have non-skid pads on the bottom so it won’t slide when he gets in and out of it. Holding up pretty good even when Frenchie digs in it…
✅ Let me do you a favor and let you know that you NEED this NOW!!! It was very comfortable for me at this height. No pain or awkward positions and I didn’t get soaked.
✅ I don’t remember seeing any other pet strollers using this kind of high-end wheels. Perfect for the small puppy that is old or can’t walk much.