Non-sporting Breeds

French Bulldog

French Bulldog
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 12 in (30cm)
Weight: Dog:28 lb (12.5kg) Bitch: 24 lb (11kg)
Coat: Short, smooth, close, and finely textured
Color: brindle, piebald or fawn

The French Bulldog is obviously a descendant of small bulldogs, but it is not known whether these were English dogs taken to France by Nottingham laceworkers in the 19th century or dogs imported to France from Spain. Small English Bulldog ancestry is generally accepted, despite the discovery of an ancient bronze plaque of a dog bearing an unmistakable likeness to the French Bulldog and inscribed: "Dogue de Burgos, Espana 1625." This breed is a popular and easy dog to show. It is good natured, affectionate, and courageous, and usually gets on well with children and other pets. Owners must become accustomed to its gentle snuffling, and be aware that this flat-nosed breed should not be exercised in hot weather. The "Frenchie" is easy to groom, requiring just a daily brush and a rub-down with a silk handkerchief, or piece of toweling, to make its coat shine. The facial creases should be lubricated to prevent soreness.
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