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Breed Name: Free Lance Bulldog


History

The Free Lance Bulldog is a fairly new breed of "designer dog". This breed is a cross between the English Bulldog and the French Bulldog. When interested in a hybrid breed, such as the Free Lance Bulldog, it is important to note that not all breeders breed 50%-50%. Some breeders may choose to breed a Free Lance Bulldog with an English Bulldog, creating a liter of puppies that are not first generation type Free Lance Bulldogs. If this is something that is important to you, be sure to speak to your breeder about this.

Appearance

The Free Lance Bulldog is a small to medium sized breed with males and females measuring 12-16 inches in height and weighing 25-45 pounds in weight. This breed can vary from each other in appearance dues to being a hybrid. Their general body build is typically short to the ground, broad and stocky. Their head is generally square in appearance, broad between the ears and rounded at the edges. Their two small ears may be tall and erect, or folded alongside of their face. Some appear to take on the French Bulldog appearance while other puppies appear more similar to an English Bulldog. This breed always demonstrates a single layer, short haired coat that is tight to the skin and smooth to the touch. They are available in all colors and color combinations. Their tail is generally cropped and kept tight to their body.

Temperament

The Free Lance Bulldog is a sweet natured, exspressive dog breed who enjoys affection and wants to feel as though they are true family members. This breed is not as lazy as one would think! The Free Lance Bulldog does enjoy a fair amount of playtime indoors with their family. A daily walk is required for this breed. The Free Lance Bulldog requires and firm and confident owner who uses positive reinforcement training methods and can set rules and boundaries within the home early on. This breed is generally excellent with other dogs, pets and children that he or she is able to grow up around. Early socialization and obedience classes are recommended. This breed can be on the stubborn side and prefer to do what "they" want to do.

Grooming

This breed does shed daily. Daily brushing and bathing when needed; pay close attention to ears and any wrinkles. This breed can drool.

Special Notes

PLEASE NOTE: this breed is EXTREMELY temperature sensitive. Hot or cold temperatures can be fatal to this breed. Do not stress your Free Lance Bulldog out in the summer or winter months while outdoors; at these times, playtime inside is best for their health and well being. This breed can have skin issues and allergies, breathing issues, back problems and eye issues. Please fully educate yourself about the health and charater of the English Bulldog and French Bulldog prior to adding a Free Lance Bulldog to your family to ensure that this hybrid breed is a breed you are able to make a life long physical and financial commitment to. A properly fenced in yard or properly fitting harness and leash is required while outdoors at all times. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their

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