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French Bulldogs - Fun to Have and Fun to Have Around
By: Tippy & Alfred



The French Bulldog is an affectionate, alert, bright,
clownish, comical, curious, easy going, easy to care for,
hilarious, playful, pleasant dog. They get along well with
strangers and other animals. They often will bond strongly
to one person and they get along fine with other dogs.

The French Bulldog is a clean, companionable, enthusiastic
dog that isn't loud or yappy. This breed does well around
older children that have been taught how to properly handle
little dogs. They make great show dogs because of their
easygoing nature.


History of the French Bulldog

Originally, the French Bulldog was developed in England as a
miniature of the English Bulldog. In the late eighteen
hundreds the Miniature English Bulldog was taken to France
and bred to the French Terrier. The French admired the
little dog and renamed the breed to the French Bulldog.

Eventually the breed made its way back to England and there
was great controversy over the name change. The English
found it insulting that a breed that was originally theirs
and a traditional symbol of English culture had been
renamed.

The little French Bulldog is a sturdily built dog with "bat
ears" that are rounded and erect. They have a flat powerful
muzzle and a pug nose. The French Bulldog has a flat, square
head that isn't as massive as the head of the English
Bulldog. The eyes are dark colored and prominent and the
bite is undershot.

As long as the dog is well-balanced the height doesn't
matter for this dog breed. The height from the withers
should be almost the same as the length from withers to
tail. The dog should be shaped like a pear with shoulders
that are wider than the hips. The tail can be cork-screw or
straight.

The coat is easy to care for, short and soft. It comes in
colors of fawn, white and combinations of brindle or fawn
with white. The skin is fairly loose and soft. This breed
makes a very pleasant companion.


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