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15 Interesting Facts about French Bulldog

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French Bulldog

French Bulldog

In the last few years, the popularity and demand of French Bulldogs have grown very fast all over the world, and for the good reason. They are being well-liked in America, UK, Europe and many other countries, they prove to be an excellent family pet and companion.

In the year 2009, the ranking of their popularity in America was 24th. Which became 4th in 2017, and in 2021-22 it is the second most popular dog in America. For the past several years, French Bulldogs have been on the list of the 10 most loved dogs in UK, France, Italy and many other countries of Europe. You know about the interesting facts of French Bulldogs, which make them such a popular and demanded dog,

French BullDog (Left) and English Toy BullDog (Right)

French BullDog (Left) and English Toy BullDog (Right)

1. Origin of French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a breed of companion dog of toy dog group that was created in France by mixing between the English Toy Bulldog with and local Parisian ratters. As its name suggests, it is a French dog, but some people believe that it is mainly a modified version of the Miniature English Bulldog, which is basically native to England.

French Bulldog Look like a Frog

French Bulldog Look like a Frog

2. They Are Also Known As Frog Dog

French Bulldogs are also known as nick name "Frenchie" and "Frog Dog".

They have bat ears, button shaped oval eyes, round face, compact and smooth body underneath, and short leg in comparison to their body. So when they sit, they have to spread their front leg, and stretch behind their chest. That gives them a look of a frog, and they are also called "Frog Dogs".

French Bulldog Separation Anxiety

French Bulldog Separation Anxiety

4. They Suffer From Separation Anxiety

They adore human companionship, and offer unconditional love, and they are known to suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for too long. If they are left alone for a long time, they become neurotic, and start ruining household due to anxiety.

Funny French Bulldogs

Funny French Bulldogs

3. French Bulldogs Make a Good Therapy Dog

French Bulldogs are active, playful, lively and happy to go dogs, their innocent and Cute face, silly behavior, making people around them laugh and feel much better about themselves in their company. And there are scientific evidences that they make great therapy dogs.

French Bulldog

French Bulldog

5. French Bulldog Can’t Swim?

All dogs are born swimmers and French Bulldogs can swim as well.

Some people think that French Bulldogs cannot swim that's a misconception. French Bulldogs can also swim like other dogs, but they are not a good swimmer compared to other dogs. They have short legs, bulky body structure, heavy bones, and flat snouts, which is not helpful for them to swim in water for a long time.

White French Bulldog

White French Bulldog

6. White French Bulldogs are not accepted purebred French Bulldog in Europe

The White French Bulldogs are recognized by American and Canadian Kennel Club, but they are not accepted by, European Kennel Clubs. The United Kennel Club and UK Kennel Club doesn't recognize them as a pure breed French Bulldog.

Hairless French Bulldoh

Hairless French Bulldoh

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7. The Hairless French Bulldog is not a purebred French Bulldog

Hairless French Bulldogs have been bred in Scotland, by mixing between French bulldogs, Pugs and Chinese crested dogs. They are not recognized by any High profile kennel club, and not accepted as a pure breed by any breeders association.

Hairy French Bulldog

Hairy French Bulldog

8. Fluffy French Bulldog is not accepted in Europe as a Pure Breed French Bulldog

A Fluffy French Bulldog is a long-haired, pure breed French Bulldog that got its fluffiness from a mutation in the FGF5 gene. But they are not accepted as a pure breed French Bulldog, by any Major Kennel Club.

The Blue French Bulldog

The Blue French Bulldog

9. The Blue French Bulldog is not accepted as a purebred French Bulldog

The Blue French bulldog is the most popular and rare color, which is actually silver-grey color, caused by a recessive gene. Blue French Bulldogs are pure breed French Bulldogs, but not recognized as pure breed Frenchie by French Bulldog breeders association or any High profile kennel club.

Training A French Bulldog

Training A French Bulldog

10. They are Stubborn but Easy To Train

Though they have a reputation to be stubborn, they are gentle, playful and easy going dogs that can be easily trained. Female French Bulldogs are easier to train as compared to male dogs, as they are comparatively less stubborn and tend to reach mental maturity quicker than male dogs.

French Bulldog working as a Watchdog

French Bulldog working as a Watchdog

11. Make a Good Watchdog

French Bulldogs were primarily bred to be a companion dog. It's an active, alert and devoted dog, who looks lethargic and innocent. But they are courageous and protective dogs and make a good watchdog.

French Bulldog Facts

French Bulldog Facts

12. Good For Single Living Person

French Bulldogs are an active, intelligent, muscular and compactly built dog that is a lively and devoted companion that make an excellent lap dog and family pet. They are one of the most suitable dogs for single living men.

French Bulldog Facts

French Bulldog Facts

13. They Bark Less Rather Growl

French Bulldogs are known to bark and howl less than other dogs, they do not bark without reason and doesn't need bark behave training. But they do growl, and make gargling sounds.

French Bulldog Facts

French Bulldog Facts

14. French Bulldog is a Stubborn Dog That Can be Aggressive Towards Other Pets

French bulldogs are, are generally friendly, social, and very affectionate towards their owners. They usually get along with strangers, other pets and dogs, but by nature, they are a stubborn breed and if not trained and socialized, they can be aggressive towards other pets. Separation anxiety is also higher in these than other dogs, and if left alone for a long time, they can become destructive and aggressive. So, they must be trained at early stage and well socialized, otherwise they can be aggressive towards other pets.

French Bulldog Facts

French Bulldog Facts

15. French Bulldogs are Prone to Chronic Allergies?

Like all short-faced and dwarf dog breeds, allergies are all too common in French bulldog, they usually suffer from food, environmental and dust allergies. They can be allergic to environmental allergens such as mold, flea, and mites. They need to have frequent flea treatments, and daily brushing and cleaning, and need to have a vet visit once a year.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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