French Bulldogs are one of the most popular breeds in the country.
.Lifespan- 11-14 years
.Exercise needs- Up to 1 hour each day
French Bulldogs tend to be relaxed and easy-going dogs. They love to play and have fun but are equally content lounging on the sofa. Their relaxed attitude and love of play can be a big factor when training a Frenchie. They are highly intelligent dogs and to keep them invested and involved in training it helps to make it fun and seem like a game for them.
These dogs make extremely loving companions who enjoy human contact and interaction. French bulldogs like to pour out affection just as much as they like receiving it and cuddles with owners are a must. This does however mean that they can be possessive of their humans and get territorial over them in the presence of other dogs.
Due to their sometimes territorial nature it is important to socialise French Bulldogs with other dogs. They are companion dogs by nature, if you work at home don’t be surprised if your Frenchie lies at your feet or follows you from room to room.
With a mischievous but very humorous nature and a face that is hard not to love, Frenchies are a great addition to the family.
Origin Of Breed
Originating in England the French Bulldog was bred with the intention of being a toy-sized Bulldog. The breed was extremely popular among Nottingham based lace workers who took their furry best friends with them when they emigrated to France for work.
The Frenchie was well received in France and all around Europe. Eventually the charm and cuteness was discovered by the Americans where it is now one of the mots
Exercise And Nutrition
French Bulldogs don’t require huge amounts of exercise being a fairly low energy dog. Two short walks of 15-30 minutes a day should be ample. However it is important to be fastidious with walking them as this breed is prone to weight gain.
It is also important to note that Frenchies can be prone to heat exhaustion so avoiding hot temperatures is a must. Try to walk at cooler times like the mornings and evenings.
In terms of diet Frenchies require high quality animal proteins from poultry, meat and fish. As previously mentioned this breed can become overweight fairly easily so portion control is essential.
Grooming French Bulldogs
This breed have a short, smooth and fine coat which can be a variety of colours. Their skin is wrinkly and loose.
They are fairly easy to groom and only need occasional brushing to keep their coat healthy. They do not shed an overly large amount. When grooming take time to check for scabs, lesions, spots and flaky skin. These may be signs that your dog needs to see a vet.
Due to the Frenchie being such an affectionate dog, grooming routines can be a bonding experience between them and their owners.
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