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French Bulldog

 


Therefore to this dog will I,
Tenderly not scornfully,
Render praise and favor.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning


French Bulldog puppy]

"Coco Bean", a five week old Frenchie pup

French Bulldog adult
Ch Amber
"Amber"

Although a close relative of the Bulldog, the French Bulldog's unusual "bat" ears give him a unique and distinctive look. During the 1800s, the larger English Bulldog was bred down in size, and these smaller Bulldogs became popular family pets especially in the midlands of England. 

British lacemakers from this area took the small dogs to France, where they bred with local dogs resulting in the Bouldogue Francais or French Bulldog.  

The French Bulldog is compact and muscular and weighs no more than 28 pounds. His easily-groomed coat is short and smooth and comes in white, cream, fawn, brindle, brindle and white, or brindle pied. The loose skin forms wrinkles in the head and neck area. Originally both the Bulldog's "rose" ear and the French Bulldog's "bat" ear were considered correct. However, the "bat" ear has become the standard for the French Bulldog today. The Frenchie is susceptible to temperature and should be protected from excessive heat and cold.

A quiet, well-mannered dog, the Frenchie is an ideal pet for the less active owner. Alert, active, and playful, he is a lovable soul who is good with children. Originally bred as a companion, the French Bulldog is happiest as a house dog, part of a loving family, and is not the dog to be left alone for long periods. Although generally not given to barking, he can make a good watchdog. He requires a patient, consistent master who is willing to persist when the Frenchie's stubborn streak asserts itself!

If you can't live with snuffling, snorting, and even snoring common among the short-nosed breeds, then this isn't the dog for you. As a less active breed, the Frenchie is suited to many types of accommodation but he should receive regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight.

 
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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Karin Daehn, Bel Ami
Alberta




British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Mark and Karen Byrnes
Cloverdale, BC  
(604) 576-8870
Email:
kruzinhaus@telus.net

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Alberta 

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Renee S. King
Box 101
Drumheller, AB  T0J 0Y0
(403) 677-2485

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Lorrie Langston
Site 1, RR#2, Box 4
Leduc, AB  T9E 2X2
(780) 986-6297
Email:
langston@airsurfer.ca

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Robin Petitt
25415 TWP Rd 554
Sturgeon County, AB   T8R 2G7
(780) 939-6857

Email:
pettittrk@aol.com

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Ontario 

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Murray Ross
Toronto, ON  M3J 2V5
Email:
info@royalfrenchies.ca 

Royal Frenchies

 
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French Bulldog Fanciers of Canada
Deborah Alce
(519) 229-6546

Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club Rescue

French Bulldog Rescue Network

Alberta Bulldog Rescue

 

Did you know?


French Bulldogs were once favourites of the Parisian "Belles De Nuit" - the street walkers. The aura of notoriety that ownership of these dogs conveyed made them a fashionable way for the upper classes to show off how daring they could be, and they soon became favorites of the "artistic" set across Europe.

 

 
 

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