Bat-eared but oddly beautiful, the French Bulldog has a unique appeal.
Aesthetically, other breeds undeniably are more glamorous and showy, but
beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what many behold in the French Bulldog
are the attributes that make this breed one of the best companion dogs in the
world today. The French Bulldog is small but substantial in build with a powerful
muscular body. He sports a short easy-care coat to accompany his easygoing
personality. The Frenchie likes to play, but he also enjoys spending his days
relaxing on the sofa. That love of play and relaxed attitude carry over into their
training sessions. French Bulldogs are intelligent, and training them is easy as
long as you make it seem like a game and keep it fun. They are free thinkers and
are not an ideal breed for competing in obedience or agility although some have
risen to the challenge. This freethinking approach can also lead to a stubborn
nature, and if they decide to dig in their heels there is no budging them.
Frenchies are loving companions who thrive on human contact. If you want an
outdoor dog who can be left alone for long periods, the Frenchie is not the breed
for you. This is a dog who enjoys lavishing love on his human companions as
much as he loves the same treatment in return. They generally get along well
with everyone, including children. They can, however, be territorial and
possessive of their people, especially in the presence of other dogs.
Socialization is a must for this breed, but with their easy companionship this is an
enjoyable task. With a nature that is both humorous and mischievous, the
French Bulldog needs to live with someone who is consistent, firm, and patient
with all the antics and idiosyncrasies that make him both frustrating and
delightful. French Bulldogs make excellent watchdogs and will alert their people
to approaching strangers, but it's not their style to bark without cause. They can
be protective of their home and family and some will try to defend both with their
life. French Bulldogs do not need a lot of room and do very well in apartments or
small dwellings. A couple of 15-minute walks per day should keep them from
becoming overweight. Keep the Frenchie in cool, comfortable surroundings. He's
susceptible to heat exhaustion and needs an air-conditioned environment. This
is not a dog who can stay outside on a hot day. French Bulldogs are wonderful
companion dogs with a gentle nature. If you work at home, the Frenchie is happy
to lie at your feet all day or follow you from room to room. People who love them
describe them as mischievous goof balls and can't imagine life without them.
They are a constant presence, and they'll love you with all the strength in their
small bodies, proving time and again that beauty is on the inside.
French Bulldogs do not need a lot of
exercise, but they do need daily walks
to keep them at a healthy weight.
French Bulldogs do not handle heat
very well and need to be monitored on
hot days to ensure that they don't
French Bulldogs can be easy to train,
but they can also be stubborn. Be firm
and patient when training this breed.
If you value cleanliness the French
Bulldog may not be the dog for you,
since he is prone to drooling,
flatulence and some shedding. He can
also be difficult to housetrain.
French Bulldogs can be a quiet breed
and are not known as a breed that
barks frequently although there are
exceptions to every rule.
Because they don't tend to be
excessive barkers, French Bulldogs
make exceptional apartment dogs.
Although it is important to always
supervise young children and dogs
when they are together, the French
Bulldog does very well with children.
French Bulldogs make wonderful
watchdogs, but they can become
territorial. They also like being the
center of attention, which can lead to
behavioral problems if they are
French Bulldogs are companion dogs
and thrive when they have human
contact. They are not a breed that can
be left alone for long periods or left
outside to live.
To get a healthy dog, never buy a
puppy from an irresponsible breeder,
puppy mill, or pet store.
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