French Bulldog Dog Breed Information
French Bulldog Breed Traits & Characteristics
French Bulldog Affectionate with Family: How lovable a breed is likely to be while with his family or other close friends. Apart than their owner, some breeds can be distant, while others will treat everyone they know as their best friend.
French Bulldog Good with Young Children: The degree of a breed’s tolerance and patience with children’s conduct, as well as its general family-friendly disposition. Children of all ages who have minimal prior experience to dogs should always be watched around dogs.
French Bulldog Good with Other Dogs: How amiable a breed is in general to other canines. Yet, some breeds are inherently more likely to get along with other dogs, both at home and in public. Dogs should always be watched during interactions and introductions with other dogs.
French Bulldog Shedding Level: What kind of hair and fur to anticipate the breed leaving behind. Breeds with high levels of shedding will require more regular brushing, are more likely to cause specific allergies, and will probably need more frequent vacuuming and lint-rolling. Although, a Hypoallergenic French Bulldog with very little to no shedding introduced in 2022 and can reproduce in one generation.
French Bulldog Coat Grooming Frequency: How often a breed needs to be bathed, brushed, trimmed, or undergo other types of coat upkeep. While looking at the amount of grooming required, take into account how much time, patience, and money you have available for this kind of care. Regular nail cutting is required for all breeds.
French Bulldog Drooling Level: How likely a breed is to drool. Dogs who can leave large wet stains on your clothes or ropes of slobber on your arm may not be the best pick for you if you’re a tidy freak.
French Bulldog Coat Type: Depending on the breed and its intended use, canines have a wide variety of coats. Each style of coat has varied shedding requirements, allergy potential, and grooming requirements. While selecting a family pet, you might also simply like the appearance or feel of some coat varieties over others. Information on Hair Coat in French Bulldogs.
French Bulldog Coat Length: How long you anticipate the breed’s coat to be. Certain long-haired breeds can have their hair cut short, but this will take more maintenance to keep up.
French Bulldog Openness to Strangers: How hospitable a breed is likely to be to new people. No matter where they are, some breeds will always be wary or timid around strangers, but other kinds will always be delighted to meet a new human!
French Bulldog Playfulness Level: How eager a breed is likely to be about play, even as they get older. Long after they reach adulthood, certain breeds may still want to play tug-of-war or fetch, while others will be content to spend most of their time with you just lounging on the couch.
French Bulldog Watch Dog Protective Nature: The propensity of a breed to warn you when outsiders are nearby. Regardless of the threat, whether it be the mailman or a squirrel outside the window, certain breeds are more likely to respond. These breeds are inclined to tolerate visitors who come into the house and become friendly.
French Bulldog Adaptability Level: how well a breed adapts to change. Changes in living circumstances, noise, the environment, one’s routine, and other aspects of daily life might all fall under this category.
French Bulldog Trainability Level: How simple training will be and how eager your dog will be to pick up new skills. Some breeds merely like to please their owners, while others love to go where they please and do whatever they please.
French Bulldog Energy Level: the quantity of physical activity and mental stimulation a breed requires. Breeds with high levels of energy are eager and prepared for their next adventure. Throughout the day, they will be playing, jumping, and running. Low energy breeds are like couch potatoes; they are content to do nothing except lounge and nap.
French Bulldog Barking Level: the frequency of vocalizations from this breed, whether they be barks or howls. While certain breeds will bark at every person who passes by or every bird that flies into the window, others will only do so occasionally. Certain varieties of canines that don’t have a bark can nonetheless communicate through other sounds.
French Bulldog Mental Stimulation Needs: how much mental exercise a breed requires to remain content and healthy. Purpose-bred dogs may work in positions requiring judgment, problem-solving skills, focus, or other abilities. If they don’t get the mental stimulation they want, they’ll come up with their own projects to keep themselves occupied, which are probably not what you’d prefer.
French Bulldog History
The mid-1800s saw the popularity of a toy-sized Bulldog in a few English locations, particularly Nottingham, which was at the time a center for lace production. The Bulldog plush toy was adopted as a sort of mascot by Nottingham’s lace manufacturers. In England, the Industrial Revolution was at its height at the time, and “cottage industries” like lacemaking were coming under growing threat. Several people who worked in the lace industry moved to northern France, and they of course took their doll Ies with them.
The small dogs gained popularity among lace manufacturers who settled in the French countryside. The toy Bulldogs were bred with other breeds over a period of decades, maybe terriers and pugs, and along the line, they gained their now-famous bat ears. They were given the French name Bouledogue.
The adorable new breed was eventually discovered in Paris, which marked the start of the Frenchie’s status as the quintessential city dog. The breed became linked with the elegant ladies and bon vivants who sought out nighttime pleasures at Parisian dancehalls, as well as with café culture in the city. The Frenchie was portrayed by Toulouse-Lautrec and Edgar Degas in their works of the Paris demimonde.
By the 19th century’s close, the Frenchie was well-liked in both Europe and America. In England, it was harder to sell the breed. Many Brits found it offensive that their long-time enemies, the French, would dare use the Bulldog for their own purposes because it was a national symbol.
Early 1900s American aficionados helped shape the breed by arguing that the bat ear, not the “rose ear,” was the proper Frenchie form. The Frenchie is readily identifiable throughout the world thanks to this distinguishing characteristic.
Starting the 2000s, a world renown French Bulldog breeder named Don Chino introduced the “Modern French Bulldog”. The modern French Bulldog colors consist of blue, lilac, chocolate, rojo chocolate, and isabella Frenchies. By 2015, these Frenchie colors became extremely popular with middle to high class family households and celebrities such Reese Witherspoon, The Rock Dewayne Johnson, and Lady Gaga from the presence of social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Don Chino’s role in the popularity of the French Bulldog is unmeasurable. Breeders in the Frenchie community say the social media impact is well over one million impressions a day reaching a worldwide audience. In 2018, Don Chino created the “Miniature French Bulldog” officially recognized by the Designer Kennel Club. The only dog registry that recognizes these small bulldogs. In 2022, Don Chino introduced the Fluffy French Bulldog and the first Hypoallergenic French Bulldog.