The Bon Vivant: How the French Bulldog Became the No. 2 Most Popular Dog | When dog experts come together, you’ll always hear talk about form and function and purpose-bred dogs, those who have been molded over decades, even centuries, for a particular job. Frenchies were created to comfort stressed souls and stroll along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, says Jim Grebe, historian for the French Bull Dog Club of America. Click to learn more!
This affectionate and playful breed—known for its wrinkly, smushy face and bat-like ears—is a great companion for single pet-owners as well as families with young children. They need little exercise and grooming and are incredibly loyal to their people. Because of their somewhat stubborn nature, they require a bit of patience during training but are incredibly intelligent and eager to please.
How to Keep Frenchies and Other Flat-Faced Breeds From Overheating | As with all “brachycephalic” breeds, precautions must be taken to ensure flat-faced dogs don’t become overheated. Flat-faced breeds can be especially prone to overheating. Heat-related canine conditions are serious if left untreated, and can lead to organ failure and even death from cardiac arrhythmias. Click to learn more
Are you searching for a world-class lap dog with irresistible looks? The French Bulldog is for you! Those distinctive bat ears, wrinkly face, and sturdy little body are guaranteed to bring smiles to the faces of passersby. But what really wins hearts is the Frenchie’s entertaining and affectionate nature. This is a dog that’s born to be your companion. He’s smart and playful and thinks your lap is the best place on earth. But wait, there’s more. Click to learn more!
From Brothels to Royals: The Complicated Past of The French Bulldog | For a closeup of the Frenchie’s rather wanton roots, we’ll head to the famous Montmarre neighborhood of Paris, on any given night in the 1890s. Smack in the middle of the Belle Époche, when economic prosperity led to a boom in technology and the arts, persistently medieval Paris was being transformed into the chic, modern city that it is today. Click to learn more!