American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: French Bulldog


History

It may come to no surprise to many that this breed received its name from France, where they became extremely popular "lap dogs" to own back in the early 1800's. This breed is believed to of been bread down in size and appearance from the original English Bulldog and later crossed with local rat hunting dogs, which created the unique breed that is the French Bulldog we know today.

Appearance

This breed is a small breed. In general, both males and females typically measure 10-12 inches in height and weigh an average of 20-25 pounds in weight. This breed is built small and stocky. Their square shaped head has rounded edges, creating an adorably framed face, with two small, triangular ears standing firmly on the top of their head. Their two large, round eyes are generally hazel to black in color. Their tail can be either straight when relaxed or curled upwards towards their back. This breed has a single layer, short hair coat that should always demonstrate a natural shine. Their coat is available in brindle, fawn, white, cream in all solids, color combinations and pie bald.

Temperament

The French Bulldog has an incredible personality and giant fan club! Known for being "The Boss" in most house holds they live in, it is very important to set rules and boundaries within your living space for your Frenchie to learn to follow, to avoid any behavioral issues associated with "small dog syndrome". This breed is known for their human-like personalities, and 'dry sense of humor' glares they can give; they truly make magnificent family additions to the right families. This breed can be difficult at times to potty train, so they require a confident and consistent owner who only uses positive reinforcement training methods. This breed only requires a short daily walk and playtime indoors, which is what makes them suitable for apartment and country living environments. In general this breed is fun, loving, affectionate, calm and a true treasure to own.

Grooming

This breed requires daily brushing and bathing when needed. This breed does shed.

Special Notes

** NOTE: We cannot stress enough that this breed is VERY heat and cold sensitive. Temperatures too hot/humid, or too cold are FATAL to the French Bulldog. Each year, owners are losing their beloved companions to lack of knowledge of this. Please fully educate yourself about this breed before considering owning one, to ensure that you can meet their requirements. Please note that this breed may require special vet care due to their physical features. A proper fitting harness and leash while outside at all times is recommended; or a properly installed fence to ensure safety of your dog while free roaming outdoors. Do not add a new dog to your home unless you are able to care physically and financially for the life of your new pet. 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 bree

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