The French Bulldog is a breed that has sunk into the hearts of many dog breeders. There are many rumors about the origin of these dogs: some confidently claim that they are descendants of the ancient Greek Burgos Bulldog breed, others say that the French Bulldog comes from English.
Temperament and character
The temperament of an adult French Bulldog is quite moderate, calm, balanced. As puppies, these little balls are agile and fun. They are so lively and playful that, if not looked after, these bullies will turn the house upside down. But with age, the “French” calm down, become more passive. They want outdoor games, but outbursts of playfulness are rare.
Such a pet can become a great friend even with children, even lonely people, because he has a calm and balanced character, although on the street without proper education he can show aggression towards other dogs.
French Bulldog owners easily develop a very close and affectionate relationship with them. They are loyal companions who love to spend as much time as possible with their owners.
The breed’s small size, sociable nature, and minimal exercise requirements make these dogs an ideal breed for seniors and small apartment owners.
French Bulldogs are the best true friends, affectionate pets, and playful companions.
French Bulldogs need minimal grooming. Brush the bulldogs once a week to remove dead hairs. The bulldog should be bathed no more than once a month. Bathing too often can cause excessive dryness, itching, and dandruff.
Paw care includes clipping the nails and checking the paw pads for cracks.
It is necessary to constantly look after the crease on the bulldog’s face. It collects moisture and dirt, which can lead to infection. Gently wipe the crease with a cotton pad.
Cleaning your ears is also an important routine. Monitor the condition of the French Bulldog’s ears. They should always be kept clean, if you notice suspicious discharge, redness, swelling, or a bad odor, it is best to seek help from your veterinarian. Rub the French Bulldog’s eyes regularly. Monitor their condition. This breed does not require long walks, but it does need the proper amount of attention. French Bulldogs love to eat, so you need to keep an eye on their diet.
The breed has a lot of advantages that are associated with the ease of caring for it and the light disposition of the animal.
- First of all, the compactness of the dog is noted, which is a big plus for the conditions of the limited space of the apartment. Animals quickly and easily adapt to any habitat. They sleep with pleasure in the hands of their owners or are content with a special bed.
- Despite its small size, the dog has fully preserved its guardian qualities. At the same time, bulldogs are not prone to idle talk and bark loudly only if necessary (suspicious noise, strangers).
- At the same time, the animal has a benevolent attitude towards others – adults and children. The “French” is tolerant of other animals, they can happily get along with cats. Energetic mobile dogs often become participants in children’s games.
- Intelligence and intelligence allow Bulldogs to quickly memorize the necessary commands.
- The main thing during training is not to forget to praise and fulfill the pupil.
A significant advantage of grooming is the absence of thick long hair. The Frenchies are easy to comb. Dogs do not emit an unpleasant odor, and their coat is not hypoallergenic.
Most of the disadvantages of the French Bulldog breed are the physiological characteristics of the animals.
- The short coat makes dogs susceptible to temperature conditions. In summer, they should not be allowed to overheat in the sun, and in winter, warm clothing is required.
- The specific structure of the skull makes it difficult to breathe normally, so the pet often makes grunting sounds, and snores loudly during sleep.
- Also for the “French” is characterized by profuse salivation, emission of gases.
- Owners should carefully monitor the condition of the dog’s skin. Bulldogs have an allergic reaction to a number of foods, the appearance of fungal diseases.
- Dogs have a tendency to be stubborn and lazy, so owners should be patient when training them.
The French Bulldog is good for those who are constantly in business and care and cannot devote much time to the dog. It is not for lovers of an active lifestyle: it is difficult to imagine a French Bulldog on a hike or running after its owner on a bicycle.