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.