|Group:||Non Sporting (Group 7)|
|Club:||French Bulldog Club Of Victoria Inc|
|Phone:||0418 453 580|
Background Nothing is quite certain about the origin of this small bulldog. The French claim them as a national breed, the English consider them to be a descendant of the "British Bulldog". The latter came to France in 1850s with lace makers from Nottingham, who crossed the Normandy, taking small bulldogs with them.
Average Lifespan When considering a dog, please realise you are taking it on for its lifetime. The French Bulldog lives up to 11 - 12 years of age.
Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament French Bulldogs are very intelligent animals; they are highly affectionate and friendly. They are full of courage but can also have the qualities of a clown. They love to be around people at all times especially their owners. There are various colours but if showing your dog the following are acceptable: Brindle, Pied or Fawn. They are a sturdy small dog, with a large square head in proportion to their body size. Their most prominent feature is their "BAT" like ears. They have a very muscular body and are born with a very short tail.
Compatibility with other pets A friendly non aggressive dog, compatible with most breeds.
Care Requirements Because they are smooth coated dogs they require very little in the way of grooming. They do not shed their coats when coming into the hotter months. YOU should take particular care to clean ears once a week and wipe out nose rolls with Wet Ones, or a damp cloth. They are prone to yeast infections. They will take just about all the exercise you can give them whether it be walking round the block or simply playing ball in the yard. They don’t like being left out.
Please Take Note As with any "short nosed" dogs there is the possibility of breathing problems, and during the hot summer days they can suffer heat stress extremely rapidly.
Ideal Owner/s Older children and families make great owners. They are an excellent companion dog. If you want a friend, get a Frenchy.
In Conclusion Now you know a little about the French Bulldog and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.