The French Bulldog has enjoyed a long history as a companion dog. Created in England to be a miniature Bulldog, he accompanied English lacemakers to France, where he acquired his Frenchie moniker.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about French Bulldog.
French bulldogs’ origins are murky, but most sources trace their roots to English bulldogs. Lace makers in England were drawn to the toy version of the dog and would use the smaller pups as lap warmers while they worked. When the lace industry moved to France, they took their dogs with them. There, the English bulldogs probably bred with terriers to create bouledogues français, or French bulldogs.
2) Whole Package
Good Looks, Intelligence and Loving: French bulldogs are famous for their doggone odd looks, it’s true, but they also have some other amazing qualities. They each have a unique personality, are independent thinkers and very curious making them just a bit mischievous. They play well with others and make excellent companion dogs.
3) Talkative Breed
French bulldogs might not bark much, but they do like to “talk.” Using a complex system of yawns, yips, and gargles, the dogs can convey the illusion of their own language. Sometimes they will even sing along with you in the car.
4) Celebrity Dog
Frenchies make plenty of appearances in the tabloids. Celebrities like Hilary Duff, Lady Gaga, and Zach Braff have all been seen frolicking with their French bulldogs. Even Leonardo DiCaprio has one—aptly named Django. Hugh Jackman’s Frenchie is named Dali, after the way the dog’s mouth curls like the famous artist’s moustache.
5) They can not Swim
Thanks to a squat frame and a bulbous head, French bulldogs can’t swim, so pool owners should keep a watchful eye on their pups. Keep in mind that if you plan a beach vacation, your furry friend might feel a little left out.
6) Affectionate Companions
Frenchies are affectionate, friendly dogs that were bred to be companions. Although they’re somewhat slow to be housebroken, they get along well with other dogs and aren’t big barkers. The dogs don’t need much exercise, so they are fine in small areas and enjoy the safety of a crate.
Most frenchies are well-behaved and if you can get through their stubborn nature, easy to train. Trainers claim that if you can convince them it is in their best interest to learn a new task they will learn it quickly. That means rewarding them with a treat and affection.
French Bulldogs come in a rainbow of colors including brindle, fawn, brindle and white, white. Some other colors that the AKC standard does not recognize are black, mouse, black and tan, liver and black and white. AKC standard or not, every French Bulldog is the perfect pooch in our eyes.
9) Over Heating
These short nosed darlings can’t exercise very long or they will over heat. High temperatures and French Bulldogs don’t mix well so keep them in air conditioned homes so they stay Joe Cool, calm and collected.
Due to their unusual proportions, the dogs have a little trouble copulating. Males have a hard time reaching the females, and they often get overheated and exhausted when trying to get things going. As a result, a large majority of French bulldogs are created through artificial insemination. While this measure makes each litter of pups more expensive, it also allows breeders to check for potential problems during the process.