What a French Bulldog is!
The Federation Cynologique Internationale(FCI), the world governing body of dog breeds recognizes about 340 breeds in existence today. The American Kennel Club, on the other hand, accept only 167.
So choosing the right pet for you can be extremely hard, to say the least. You have so many aspects that you need to take into consideration beforehand, that it gets extremely hard to actually make the final choice.
This is where we come in. In this short article we will be showcasing one of the most popular breeds out there, aka the French Bulldog. If you find this dog appealing, then we highly recommend adding one to your family. But first let us clarify What a French Bulldog is?
The French Bulldog is a small breed that is known for just how devoted it gets to its owner. It’s been declared an official breed back in the 1800s in England, and ever since its popularity has increased tremendously with time, so much so that it’s actually quite difficult to find one for a reasonable price anymore.
It makes for a great house pet. Not only is it extremely playful, but it’s also very gentle with children. Thanks to its loving personality and its small size, it’s one of the few dog breeds out there that can be entrusted around your baby at all times. Although it does love chasing after cats every now and then, it usually prefers the comfort of a couch next to its owners.
Things get a bit annoying though when it comes to the drooling part. Any French Bulldog owner out there will tell you that this breed is notorious for just how much it drools all over the place. Because of this we suggest that you change your dog’s blankets every day, because you wouldn’t want it to drown in its own drool over the course of a couple of days, would you?
As is the case with most of these miniature breeds, its health is very easily threatened by most any virus out there. Its stubby little legs grow tired after running for a short period of time, and if the weather isn’t perfect, your French Bulldog might end up getting sick immediately. Because of this we suggest that you keep an eye out for any sort of possible danger when it comes to their health.
Keep them inside at all times when the weather is below average, but don’t forget to make sure that it moves around enough on a daily basis. Sure, it might sound like a chore at first, but believe us, this dog breed is definitely worth the time and effort.
Training wise, since this dog breed is a result of it’s bulldog ancestors and the local ratters from Paris, it’s no surprise that French Bulldog training is a relatively easy exercise. Just make sure that you have a bunch of dog treats as rewards and your dog will jump to the moon and back in order to please you.
One aspect of this breed’s life that might be quite disconcerting for the owner is its tendency to bark and howl every now and then. This can’t really be helped, but French Bulldogs tend to bark at anything that moves during the night, which might annoy a lot of owners, but if you can handle a couple of barks every now and then, you’ll eventually forget about this tick that it has.
We know that it may sound cruel at first, but make sure that your French Bulldog gets to do its daily exercises, otherwise it may get fat and unhealthy in no time. As mentioned previously, this dog breed is extremely prone to diseases and such, and because of this it is also more likely to become a couch potato overnight if you don’t take good care of it. The good thing about it is that French Bulldogs are extremely playful too, so as long as you make it seem like a game, the dog will eventually end up sweating while having fun alongside you.
Grooming the French Bulldog is another positive aspect regarding the breed. It’s incredibly easy to maintain, just make sure that the bath is warm enough so your dog doesn’t accidentally end up catching a cold. Usually you’d have to spend a lot of money on different products, but with the French Bulldog all you need is a warm bath every now and then and they’ll pretty much be handling the rest of the job on their own.
If you do plan on getting a French Bulldog sooner than later, then we have to warn you that this breed gets extremely territorial from the moment you bring it home. Although it’s not prone to starting fights with other dogs at the drop of a coin, it can become jealous enough that it can end up barking all day and night at any intruders. On one hand, it makes for a great watchdog, but on the other hand, it does get extremely annoying with time.
If you wish to keep your house clean, this might not be the best breed for you, but overall it’s not the worst either. Thanks to its health sensitivity, we can’t really recommend this dog breed to first timers that work full time jobs, but if you have the time and patience to deal with them on a daily basis, then you’ll soon learn just how lovable this breed can really be.
All in all, is the French Bulldog worth getting? The short answer is yes. It makes for a great house pet and although it’s not the easiest to maintain, the amount of love and affection that it surrounds you with will more than make up for it. We also recommend that you only get one of them at a time, because as we mentioned previously, they get extremely territorial, and if you don’t pay attention to them every time you lay your eyes on them, they might get quite anxious and they can even end up breaking stuff just to attract your attention.
If you think that the positives outweigh the negatives, then definitely give this dog breed a try, it won’t disappoint you in the least if you know what to expect from it and how to treat it.
I hope you have enjoyed this little introduction to what a French Bulldog is and ask that you forward it to someone else who you think would also enjoy it.
Also please leave a comment and your email address so that you can be among the first to get my latest post on “Another Cuddly Family Member”.
If you would like some more French Bulldog information facts on The Blue French Bulldog just click the link…