French Bulldogs are fascinating canine creatures. From their bat like ears, to their flat little faces to their loving personality, they have become the favorites of many American family homes.
- French Bulldogs Are An American Favorite Of Families and Celebs Alike
- Beauty Is In The Bulging Eyes of the Beholder
- Frenchies Have the Whole Package
- French Bulldogs Are Trainable When It Benefits Them
- Celebrities Love their French Bulldogs
- Frenchies are Fashionistas
- As Colorful As a Doggie Rainbow
- Frenchies Play Well With Other Pooches
- Frenchies Can Be Very High Maintenance
- French Bulldogs Get Hot Under The Collar
- Frenchies In The Hollywood Spotlight
- Little Dog, Big Protector
- Not Much Grooming Needed
- Pool Owners Beware
- French Bulldogs Live A Long, Happy LIfe
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“Frenchies” are small domestic dogs that came onto the doggie scene during the 19th century when traditional bulldogs were mated with pugs and terriors to create this adorable mini version.
The french bulldog may be mini in size but they have huge personalities that not only steal the hearts of their owners but can also empty their wallets too.
Some of these little cutie pies go for big bucks. A french bulldog puppy can range anywhere between $1,400 and $8,000 dollars. Wow! Now that’s a barkin” expensive pooch.
But those who adopt a frenchie into their family will tell you the cost is well worth the love and affection they give in return. There is so much more to the french bulldog than meets their bulging little eyes.
Check out these 15 fascinating facts that will have your saying, “Oui, oui” to this adoring breed.
French Bulldogs Are An American Favorite Of Families and Celebs Alike
This canine cutie is an All American favorite! Last year, the American Kennel Club reported nearly 7,000 new registrations for French Bulldogs. That is a 49 percent hike from the previous year and more than a 1,000 percent increase from 10 years ago.
Beauty Is In The Bulging Eyes of the Beholder
French bulldogs are so ugly they are cute, but for their owners it is their comical appearance including their bulging eyes and flat faces that charms them the most. Frenchies are known as the “clowns of the canines” due to their one of a kind looks and over the top personality.
Frenchies Have the Whole Package
Good Looks, Intelligence and Loving: French bulldogs are famous for their doggone odd looks, it’s true, but they also have some other amazing qualities. They each have a unique personality, are independent thinkers and very curious making them just a bit mischievous. They play well with others and make excellent companion dogs.
French Bulldogs Are Trainable When It Benefits Them
Most frenchies are well-behaved and if you can get through their stubborn nature, easy to train. Trainers claim that if you can convince them it is in their best interest to learn a new task they will learn it quickly. That means rewarding them with a treat and affection.
Celebrities Love their French Bulldogs
Celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Victoria Beckman, Reese Witherspoon among others are frequently seen walking their beloved frenchies. Other Hollywood stars and residents love them because they easily fit into their handbags, a high fashion trend.
RT NickiSwiftCeleb: I’m pretty sure if Hugh Jackman held me like that, I’d feel the same way as that adorable dog pic.twitter.com/BeszY4JQky
— WORDS (@OhRealFeelings) May 30, 2016
Frenchies are Fashionistas
Everyday is the perfect day to play dress up. Owners love to adorn their frenchie pups in the latest styles and costumes and strut them around the town and the little lovers don’t seem to mind and usually love all the attention.
As Colorful As a Doggie Rainbow
French Bulldogs come in a rainbow of colors including brindle, fawn, brindle and white, white. Some other colors that the AKC standard does not recognize are black, mouse, black and tan, liver and black and white. AKC standard or not, every French Bulldog is the perfect pooch in our eyes.
Frenchies Play Well With Other Pooches
French Bulldogs make friends with other dogs, but aren’t crazy about cats. They are active, playful and should have daily exercise due to their energy level. After a burst of fun and games, they like to sleep it off for awhile, usually in their owner’s chair or better yet, lap!
Frenchies Can Be Very High Maintenance
There’s no if, buts or bones about it. Frenchies are high maintenance and can suffer from medical issues like knee pain, eye problems, teeth issues and even hip displasia. This breed also has food allergies that sometimes gives them gas, but is part of their adoring charm.
French Bulldogs Get Hot Under The Collar
These short nosed darlings can’t exercise very long or they will over heat. High temperatures and French Bulldogs don’t mix well so keep them in air conditioned homes so they stay Joe Cool, calm and collected.
Frenchies In The Hollywood Spotlight
French Bulldogs are Hollywood’s sweethearts and are paw-tastic on the big screen. Some movies to watch for these darling doggies will steal the show are “From Hell,” “Secondhand Lions”, Bringing Down The House,” and “Titanic.” Did you know a French Bulldog was traveling with his owner and died on the actual Titanic?
Little Dog, Big Protector
Not only are French Bulldogs cuter than can be, they are territorial and protective. Their quirky behavior will sometime alert their owners of intruders, but not all the time. They are a quiet breed, so they make an ideal apartment or house dog. Too bad they snore, drool, slobber and pass gas.
Not Much Grooming Needed
French Bulldogs have a short, sleek, easy to care for coat. Daily brushing is recommended to keep them from shedding on the furniture because it is very difficult to keep these couch potatoes off the couch!
Pool Owners Beware
Frenchies Cannot Swim! French Bulldogs have many talents but swimming is not one of them. They just cannot swim or even doggie paddle. Their squatty body and heavy head prevents them from keeping above the water! Your sweet pup should never be left unattended by any pool.
French Bulldogs Live A Long, Happy LIfe
Frenchies can live a happy, loving life and stay with us between 8 and 12 years, some have been known to live up to 16 years. Just as any breed, lifestyle, blood line and other factors determine the lifespan of these cuties. Experts recommend regular visits to the vet to keep your pup happy and healthy for a lifetime.
I have lived in big cities my entire life. Having grown up on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, my early life was an exciting one, filled to the brim with interesting encounters and opportunities popping up at every street corner. Like many city people, my passion for dogs first started when my parents decided to bring a puppy into the household. For them, it was a way of getting me to spend less time at his computer or wandering aimlessly around the city with my friends. Little did they know that bringing a Labrador Retriever into their apartment would determine not only the course of their son’s professional career but also my love life.
Having obtained a Computer Science Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, I went on to pursue an IT career in the Big Apple. After a few years of doing basic cybersecurity and tech support work in various offices around Manhattan, I decided to leave New York and look for my calling in Boston, Massachusetts. There, I got a Master’s degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Web Development. As a means of supporting myself through college, he found a salesman job at a local paper company, where he met Mary, the love of my life and the person I’d end up creating My Sweet Puppy with.