French Bulldogs are lovely companion dogs who just love to spend time with their human beings. Also, they have an entertaining personality that will keep you joyful all throughout the day.
French Bulldog is a wonderful breed who gets along well humans as well as fellow pets. They were original descended from the English Bulldog in the 1800’s when it was trans located to France. The breed has flourished as a wonderful companion to ever since. Today, French Bulldogs are considered among the cutest dogs you will ever find. Also, they are known for being excellent with children that makes them ideal for people looking for family dogs.
The French Bulldog's coat is short, smooth, soft and shiny. They generally come in colors like brindle black, gold and bicolor (black and white), but other variations are also highly sought after by breeders and lovers of the breed. These dogs are fairly easy to groom and need occasional grooming to keep their coat healthy. When it comes to shedding, they are average shedders and will shed 2-3 times a year. With regular grooming, you can reduce the shedding in these breed significantly and will also be able to clean their hair healthy. While you are grooming the French Bulldog, you need to check for scabs, skin lesions, and signs of infections. Also, clean their ears regularly with a damp cloth and run a cotton swab in their ear canal. If the edges of their ears are dry, consider applying mineral or baby oil sparingly.
A French Bulldog's diet should primarily include top-quality animal protein from natural sources like poultry, meat and fish. Protein is essential for these dogs to build lean muscle mass and also to maintain a healthy body weight. These dogs also need fats, as they act as a concentrated source of energy in the form of calories and Omega fatty acids to maintain excellent skin health. Also as a smaller dog breed, French Bulldog has a naturally fast metabolism. This essentially means they need more calories per pound body weight than an average large breed dog. Owners should also not overfeed their Frenchies owing to the risk of obesity. Also while feeding your French Bulldogs, make sure the diet doesn't include elements like byproducts, fillers or artificial additives. Lastly if you think your French Bulldog is a picky eater, feed them a diet consisting of chicken as it is a food that is delicious for them to resist.
The French Bulldog has a smooth and short hair which does shed occasionally, albeit not in huge amounts. With a proper brushing routine, you can reduce the problem of shedding in these dogs to a greater extent. For brushing these dogs, it is suggested that you use a rubber grooming mitt or hand glove to help remove the hair gently. Even though it might seem counter intuitive, it is a fact that brushing helps in promoting new hair growth as you tend to stimulate the oil glands in the skin while brushing them. By combing their hair weekly, you will be able to remove the dead hair which keeps their coat neat and clean. When it comes to bathing, French Bulldogs are fine with one bathe per month unless they are dealing with some kind of environmental allergies. For allergic dogs. consider using an natural dog shampoo that will disinfect your dog's skin apart from keeping their coat healthy and shiny.
It is essential to be very careful with the temperatures to which a French Bulldog is exposed. Being a short-nosed dog, he has a hard time adapting to high temperatures, so he always needs to be in cool and airy environments. The folds of his face always need to be clean and dry, because when wet, they can attract fungi and bacteria. Standing ears also cause a considerable number of ear infections during the year. Be aware if your pet shakes his head too much or scratches his ears more than usual.
Also known as “Frenchie”, the French Bulldog is believed to have originated in three countries: England, France and the United States. Although many breeders claim that England is responsible for the origin of the ancient Bulldog. France is said to have helped to separate the French Bulldogs from the English Bulldogs and the USA was responsible for bringing the little ears up, a very well-known characteristic of these pets.