History: The French Bulldog originated in England and was bred as a companion dog. They were developed as a toy-sized version of the Bulldog and was very popular among lace workers who emigrated to France. In the 1896 Westminster Kennel Club show, the United States was introduced to the French Bulldog. They became very popular and have been nicknamed “Frenchie”.
Temperament: The French Bulldog is an intelligent, loving, and stable dog. They are affectionate with their family but can be stubborn minded. They typically get along well with everyone, including children and other animals. They adapt well to apartment living and have become popular “city dogs”. The French Bulldog has low energy and does not require a lot of exercise, although a daily walk with your dog is always recommended. Proper socialization and obedience training, starting at a young age, is recommended for your French Bulldog to be a well-mannered companion.
Health/Grooming: The French Bulldog has a short and smooth coat that sheds minimally. They need occasional brushing to keep their coat looking its best. To keep your French Bulldogs’ face healthy, make sure to keep the facial wrinkles clean and dry to prevent infections or irritation. Wipe their facial folds daily and when bathing, make sure to take the extra time to dry the skin between the folds. Make sure to be cautions of the temperature in which your French Bulldog is encountering. They overheat easily and are more prone to breathing difficulties and heat strokes. Limit time in hot temperatures and make sure they have water accessible during warm weather. This breed may be more prone to diseases such as brachycephalic syndrome, allergies, elongated soft palate, hemivertebrae. It is recommended that you make sure to have Hip and Patella evaluation, Ophthalmologist evaluation and Cardiac exam results from your breeder.