Sunday, 03 March, 2024

Health and curiosity related aspects of a French bulldog


The French bulldog emerged in England in the 19th century as a descendant of the English bulldog. With the Industrial Revolution, the artisans of Nottingham were replaced by machines and eventually moved to France. These professionals had smaller bulldogs at home that followed along in the change of country. The French bulldog soon became very popular with artists and French high society.

At the time, they became popular in France. French bulldogs were divided into two main types. The first of them had ears similar to those of the English bulldog and the other had the famous “bat ears”, now recognized as one of the most striking characteristics of the breed. 

Health related issues

The breed requires some care. Especially for the flattened snout and the folds on the face, it takes care to take care of a French bulldog. 

Flat muzzle makes it difficult for the French bulldog to breathe, which makes him less tolerant of things like heat, exercise, and even stress.

Dog breeds with folds on the face require constant cleaning of the area with saline solution. Cleaning well and not leaving the curves damp prevents bad smell and infections.

Like other small dog breeds, the French bulldog can suffer premature degeneration of the vertebrae of the spine, which can lead to disease.

The Isabella French bulldogs puppies require a low level of physical activity, which can make him gain weight easily — and can worsen back problems.

The French bulldog is more prone to have dental and oral diseases. It is important to brush the teeth of dogs of the breed at least three times a week and visit the vet.

Dog exercise level

Frenchie requires little exercise, but they love going out on the street. The breed loves daily walks, but, as it suffers from breathing problems, activities should be light and of a maximum of 30 minutes, so that the dog does not get too tired. Ideally, he should walk approximately 10 km per week, about 1.5 km per day. In addition, because of the flattened snout, physical activities on the street should be avoided on very hot and humid days

Curiosities

One of the ancestors of the French bulldog is the English bulldog. The breed reached a sales peak in 1913, because of a presentation of French bulldogs made by a breeders club in New York. Frenchie appeared in Vogue magazine and became famous. One of the most striking features of the French bulldog, the “bat ears” might not exist today. They were the result of crosses carried out by Americans. Most common names are Lola and Boris

The French bulldog can be brindle, fawn and piebald

The colors of French Bulldogs are divided into three categories – brindle, fawn and piebald. They may have some white fur as well. Fawn French Bulldogs will be entirely fawn, with the exception of the face, which may be black. You can also find black, white and black, black and brown, and even blue French Bulldogs, in a variety of patterns.