The essentials to know about the French Bulldog

The origins of the French Bulldog

This breed of dog is the result of crosses between Terriers and English Bulldogs, effects in the popular neighborhoods of Paris in the late 19th century. The goal was to get a petite dog. Originally, the French Bulldog had two main functions: a rat hunter and a watchdog. This is why it was especially popular with traders and other merchants to oversee warehouses. As early as the 20th century, it was adopted by the people of high society because of its keen intelligence and its particularly endearing character.

The physique of the French Bulldog

  • height: 24 to 32 cm (female) and 27 to 35 cm (male);
  • weight: 8 to 13 kg (female) and 9 to 14 kg (male);
  • hair: flat and shiny;
  • hair colors: fawn, fawn and white, bringé, bringé and white;
  • head shape: square with a very short museum;
  • eye shape and color: round and dark in color (mostly brown);
  • ear shape: wide at the base with rounded tips, they are always erect;
  • other peculiarities: its tail is short and often twisted.

The character of the French Bulldog

With a cheerful and playful temperament, the French Bulldog is also a hypersensitive and very affectionate dog, which adapts to the personality of its masters. Intelligent and lively, he can be patient and calm when needed, making him the perfect companion for children, and also for the elderly. He is also a very brave dog who will not hesitate to put himself in danger to protect his masters.

The health of the French Bulldog

Due to its very short snout (which also explains its frequent snoring), the French Bulldog may be prone to respiratory problems. So you should avoid leaving it in full sun. It is also susceptible to certain pathologies of the two, such as herniated disc, which reaches the name of Bouledogues français.

Her eyes are also quite fragile and require frequent washing with a suitable lotion. Vulnerable health du Bouledogue français is the weak point of the race, to demonstrate the British study VetCompass published in the journal Canine Medicine and Genetics. Le Bouledogue français a une espérance de vie is between 9 and 11 years old.

The price of the French Bulldog

The price of a male French Bulldog varies from 800 to 3200 euros. The price of a female ranges from 750 to 3200 euros. These differences are explained, in particular, by the pedigree of the parents and the conformity of the animal to the standards of the breed. In the vast majority of cases, the purchase price of a French Bulldog is between 1000 and 1500 euros. Its annual maintenance cost is about 1000 euros.

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