The French Bulldog is believed to have originated in England where the people were trying to make smaller Bulldogs. When the craftsmen moved to France, they took their dogs with them and this is where the dogs were finally named - French Bulldog. This breed was recognized by the AKC in 1898 and grouped as Non-Sporting.
- Country of Origin: England
- Weight: 20 - 28 lbs
- Height: 10 - 13 inches
- Color: The French Bulldog colors can be brindle, white, fawn and pied (which is two or more colors in blotches).
French Bulldogs are gentle, loving and quite affectionate. They do great in family environments as they love the companionship and attention. This breed is alert, friendly and playful.
The average life span is between 10 – 12 years. Two common health concerns in the French Bulldog are respiratory problems & eye problems. Other health issues are:
• Luxating Patella
• Weight Problems
• Elongated Soft Palate
The coat of a French Bulldog is short, smooth & finely textured. Their hair lies flat and close to their body.
The short coat of the French Bulldog is very easy to maintain. Twice a week brushing is sufficient. They are average shedders and only need bathed when required. It is very important to clean between their wrinkles to help avoid skin irritation and/or infection.