Is a French bulldog the right breed for you?


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
King Edward VII
& his French Bulldog

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.

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