Monday, August 17, 2009

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog, often called "The Frenchie," is certainly the king of companions. Cute, funny, and loving, this dog is no underdog. It's so amazing to see how far this dog has come ever since his history began.
In England, lace makers wanted a companion dog to comfort them during their jobs. By crossing the terrier, bulldog, and maybe the pug together, the lace makers created the first Frenchies. All of that breeding was worth it. As lace makers immigrated to France, the French Bulldog went with. He soon flourished in Paris. France was very obsessed with the breed. In fact, France was the place where the first French Bulldog breed standard was written.
Today, these dogs are wildly popular. The Frenchies come in many colors, like brindle, fawn, black, white, apricot, and more. A cute trait in the breed is the flat face. Although it is cute, the flat face is responsible for respiratory issues, one of the most common health problems in the breed. Unless the wrinkles on the face are cleaned daily, moisture forms in the wrinkles, and skin irritations may occur. This dog has a short coat, so bathe him every so often.
If you want a Frenchie, expect to spend a lot of money for it. Breeding this dog is very hard. This is because the canal to bring the puppies out of the body is too small, and help from a vet is required.
This dog needs very little space, and requires minimal exercise. In heat, this will need to be cooled off after being outside. Overheating is another common health issue in the breed, so hot climates are a Frenchie drawback. Anyone can have fun with this dog, for they love their owners.
Overall, this dog will certainly become your best friend for life!

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