The French Bulldog is a small bulldog with bat ears. This little bulldog was developed from the larger British bulldogs during the 1800’s. The French fell in love with the little bulldogs and soon they became all the rage and are seen in the paintings of Degas and Toulouse Lautrec. They became increasingly popular and the demand for “toy” bulldogs was great. Wealthy Americans visiting France also fell in love with these little clowns and returned to the United States with the “French Bulldogs”.

Todays Frenchies are of heavy bone, are compact and muscular, broad chested and narrower hips, a short face with upturned jaw, and the head is large and square. Their coat is short and can be fawn, brindle, white, cream and pied (white with patches of any of the accepted colors) . Colors that are not accepted include solid black (no trace of brindle) blue, grey, mouse, Black and Tan, chocolate or liver. These are not rare colors! These are “fad colors” and are unacceptable colors that constitute a disqualification! Please go to http://frenchbulldogclub.org/nofadcolors/ for more information on fad colors.

French Bulldogs are more lively and agile than their larger bulldog ancestors. They love children, are fun, loving, entertaining,can be stubborn but also want to please their owners, make fantastic companions, and do not require a lot of exercise. In fact sitting on your lap is their favorite pastime! French Bulldogs are extremely sensitive to heat and must be protected from the outside elements including the cold. They are an indoor dog. Please refer to the French Bulldog Club of America at www.frenchbulldogclub.org or https://www.facebook.com/groups/SoCalFrenchies/permalink/10153757664855776/ for more information.