French Bull Dog

History

The French Bulldog is a small breed of domestic dog. In the 1800’s the “Frenchie” was the result of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris. The origin of the modern French Bulldog breed descends right in the dogs of the Molossians, an early tribe that is Greek. Phoenician traders spread these dogs throughout the ancient world. British Molossian dogs were developed into the Mastiff later on. A subfamily of the Mastiff were the Bullenbeisser, a type of dog used for bull-baiting.

Physical Appearance

The French Bulldog should have the look of an energetic, muscular dog, of heavy bone. Its coat should be smooth, its build compact, and of medium or small structure. The points ought to be well distributed and bear good relation one to the other, no feature being in such prominence from either excess or dearth of quality the animal appears deformed or ill proportioned. In comparison to specimens of different gender, due allowance should be produced in favor of the female dogs, which do not bear the features of the strain to exactly the same marked amount as do the dogs that were male. Various shades of brindle, fawn, tan or white with brindle patches (known as “pied”), are the acceptable colors under the breed standard. The most frequent colors are brindle, fawn, and pieds being more unusual than the other colors. This dogs head should be large and square, and the top of the skull should be flat but slightly rounded. Its eyes should be wide apart, and set low within the skull, dark in color and neither sunken in or bulging. The nose should be extremely short.

Temperament

This breed, as with many other companion dog breeds, demands close contact with individuals. They require fairly minimal exercise, but do require at least day-to-day brief walks. The French Bulldog may also be called ‘Frog dog’ or a ‘Clown dog.’ Frog dog is to the unique manner they sit with hind legs. As do their practical attitude towards barking their calm nature makes them a great choice for apartment dwellers. This breed is not impatient and is affectionate with its family. They are especially good with children, who are especially protected by the females of the breed. As long as the Frenchie has been properly introduced, it can easily live with other breeds.

Health

Due to the breeds short nose and compacted airway, they are unable to effectively regulate their body temperature. Other health concerns within the breed include, patellar luxation, various back and spinal issues, allergies, and various eye issues.

French Bull Dog