18 Essentials about French Bulldogs!
The Significant Frenchie:
- Frenchies have been unreal by a few very famous individuals during history with King Edward VII, Toulouse-Lautrec, the family of Tsar Nicholas Romanov and Empress Aleksandra, and the author Colette.
- An unlucky French Bulldog was a traveler on the Titanic. It is said that the dog was insured for $750! A huge amount at that time (1912)!
- French Bulldogs were in the top 5 most accepted dog breeds among 1909-1914.
- Initially Frenchies had both “bat” (the upright, round ears we are used to) and “tulip” ears (folded over ears). It was American fanciers of the breed who maintain that the “bat” ears were actually the correct verification, which carried over into the breed standard.
- French Bulldogs come in a mass of colors. According to the AKC standard, familiar colors include brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white, and any color except those which result in ineligibility. Colors that effect in ineligibility are solid black, mouse, liver, black and tan, black and white, and white with black.
- Because of their Bull and Terrier roots, some Frenchies can be level to dog attack. Often this comes in the form of dislike of the same gender (but not always). Socializing young French bulldog puppies with other dogs is always a fine idea. Spaying and Neutering can also aid in curbing hormone based power.
- French Bulldogs can be inflexible during training, but they respond well to positive support. Make preparation into a game and you’ll have more success!
- Frenchies are companion dogs and thus make great companions for residence dwellers. They do need a few short walks a day and will be happy playing in the house. They will be happier calming with you on the couch!
- French Bulldogs are usually good with children, but because of their compact, muscular nature they can knock unsteady youngsters over. Any dog should be monitored with young children.
- Most French Bulldogs snore due to their flat looks.
- French Bulldogs can NOT live outdoors! Since of their brachiocephalic (short nosed) build they are unable to control their body temperature and can simply overheat. Care must be taken to keep them cool in the hotter months. They are improved off walked in the cool hours of the day then left at home to fall out in the comfort of the A/C or a fan.
- Care must be taken to keep your Frenchie safe if you have a pool. Because the breed is quite top heavy, they have a very hard time swimming and will often go under. Pools need to be held and devices to alert that your pet has fallen in can be placed on the collar. Pet life vests are also a safe way to guard your pet from drowning. Pets should never be left unattended poolside.
- French Bulldogs have earned the pet name “Frog Dogs” due to the way they lay with their back legs splayed out behind them.
- French Bulldogs are flat to hip dysplasia, luxating patellas,Von Willebrand’s disease (a clotting disorder), allergies and eye disorders. Honest breeders will often CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) screen potential breeding dogs to keep from passing optical issues on to puppies.
- French Bulldogs can be aware to anaesthesia. Make sure you discuss this with your Veterinarian before any process that would require your Frenchie to “go under”.
- Since Frenchies are prone to allergies, they should be fed high worth diets with no artificial colors or preservatives. Fillers and low quality ingredients should be avoided as well.
- You can spot Frenchies in a ton of Hollywood movies! (Those faces are meant to be on camera!) Some of these titles include: “From Hell” (Johnny Depp), “Secondhand Lions” (Michael Caine and Robert Duvall) and “Bringing Down The House” (Steve Martin and Queen Latifa). Also there is a shot of a French Bulldog in the movie “Titanic” – the dog is portraying the Frenchie that actually did tour on the doomed ship.
- While most people image “Toto” from The Wizard of Oz, to be a Cairn Terrier, in literature the dog was sometimes show as a Frenchie! R.A. Neill who drew the pictures for the books “The Road to Oz”, and “The Emerald City”, pictured Toto as a French Bulldog
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