The French Bulldog
The French bulldog is a small breed dog and part of the non-sporting group. “Frenchies” have a great temperament and are known for their loyalty. They do make excellent pets for people living in small homes or apartments and have a somewhat low exercise level.
French bulldogs are also very affectionate and playful which makes them perfect for persons living alone as well as families with young children. Franchies can be sometimes stubborn by nature but really smart as well so training with discipline and consistancy is key.
French Bulldog Colors
French bulldog puppies come in a variety of both standard and exotic/Non-Standard colors. Among the standard colors for French bulldogs we can can distinguish Brindle, Brindle and White, Cream, Fawn, Fawn and White, Fawn and Brindle, White, White and Brindle, White and Fawn. Some of the exotic/Non-Standard colors are Black, Black and Fawn, Black and White, Cream, and White, Fawn and Black, Gray and White, blues, and chocolates.
The French bulldog breed can be also found with markings such as a Black mask, Brindle Markings, Piebald, and Spotted.
French Bulldog History
There is a difference of opinion as to the origin of the French Bulldog, but one ancestor must have been the English Bulldog – probably one of the toy variety, of which there were a great number in England around 1860.
These toy Bulldogs were sent in large numbers into France, where they were crossed with various other breeds and were given the name Boule-Dog Francais.
One found dogs with rose ears, while others had bat ears which is now an outstanding feature of the French Bulldog.
Another distinctive feature of the French Bulldog is the skull.
The correctly formed skull should be level, or flat, between the ears, while directly above the eyes, extending almost across the forehead, it should be slightly curve, giving a domed appearance.
In the early days of breeding in Europe, the tendency was toward the rose ear.
This movement was opposed by Americans and the breed would eventually lost the feature that strongly accentuates its individuality, and the result would have been practically a miniature English Bulldog.
This controversy over type was responsible for the formation of the French Bulldog Club of America, the first organization in the world devoted to the breed.