The Frenchie Dog is a small dog that is exclusively a companion dog. Even if this canine belongs to the family of mastiffs, it stands out for its great joie de vivre and its very gentle nature. He appreciates his master, ranging from the youngest to the oldest. To provide well-being to this type of dog and make him feel that he is really at home, you will need to know his particular traits: lifestyle, maintenance, diet.
The French bulldog is a canine of the molosse family like the American bulldog. This relatively small dog turns out to be a descendant of the English bulldog which is a canine breed imported to France around the 1850s, especially after the prohibition of bullfights in the United Kingdom. This English bulldog was then crossed with a ratter from the suburbs of Paris to give birth to a new breed of dog: the French bulldog.
At the end of the 19th century, it was used to hunt unwanted rodents that lurked near butchers in the Villette and Halles districts of Paris. At the same time, this canine also served as a companion dog. During this time, these cheeky and fun little dogs enjoyed a lot of popularity with all walks of life. However, the breed lost this notoriety during the World Wars, a time at which almost all breeders abandoned their dog for several reasons. It was not until 1980 that the breeding of this canine breed regained ground. Around the 2000s, having one even became very fashionable.
This small-sized dog breed has:
Body: short, stocky and short to the ground. It has a broad and muscular carp back, a sloping croup, a fairly cylindrical chest.
Coat: fairly short.
Color: fawn with a dark charcoal. We can find other shades ranging from red to coffee with milk or even white and brindle.
Head: broad, square and very strong, and accentuated by folds and wrinkles as well as drooping lips.
Ears: set high and carried straight.
Eyes: round and large and dark in color.
Tail: short and pointed. It is often twisted or cut naturally.
Behavior and character
This canine breed is distinguished by its loyal and friendly character as well as its very cheerful temperament like the Cotton Tulear. Affectionate, she greatly appreciates the company of her master, on whom she is moreover always dependent. With its gentleness and great potential to play, this dog can be a great playmate for a child. He may even be a good friend of the elderly. This companion French Bulldog is not very suspicious of strangers. It can also cohabit perfectly with its congeners. You should know that with age, this canine likes to play “clown”. He can also, however, turn into a quiet and reserved dog.