Dogs 101: French Bulldogs – Animal Facts

Playful, smart, adaptable, and completely
irresistible, just a few choice words that accurately describe the French Bulldog. The Frenchie will make you laugh. He’s a charming, clever dog with a sense of
humor and a stubborn streak. Bred for centuries as a companion, he’s gained
so much popularity that he’s fast becoming the city-dwellers’ dog of choice. Hi, welcome to Animal Facts. Today, we look at the Bat-eared but oddly
beautiful, French Bulldog. Let’s get started. But, before we start, take a moment to like
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below. 10. The “bouldogge Francais,” as he is known
in his adopted home country of France, actually originated in England, in the city of Nottingham. Small bulldogs were popular pets with the
local laceworkers, keeping them company and ridding their workrooms of rats. After the industrial revolution, lacemaking
became mechanized and many of the laceworkers lost their jobs. Some of them moved to France, where their
skills were in demand, and of course, they took their beloved dogs with them. The dogs were equally popular with French
shopkeepers and eventually took on the name of their new country. 9. The French Bulldog is known for his “bat”
ears. Early in the breed’s history, though, one
could find many Frenchies with “rose” ears, folded over like an English bulldog’s. American breeders decided early on that bat
ears should be considered the standard, because they are more distinctive. Since then, rose ears on a French bulldog
have been a disqualifying characteristic according to the American Kennel Club’s breed standard. 8. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries,
the French Bulldog became popular with members of the Paris bohemian class: ladies of the
night, artists, writers such as the novelist Colette, and wealthy Americans doing the Grand
Tour. Impressionist artist Toulouse Lautrec even
put a Frenchie in one of his paintings, “Le Marchand des Marrons.” The Frenchie has gained rapidly in popularity
in more recently. Today, the breed ranks 6th among the breeds
registered by the American Kennel Club, up from 71st in 2000, a testament to his qualities
as a companion. 7. He didn’t always have it so easy though. The Great Depression was rather tough on purebred
dogs in general and Frenchies in particular. The breed dwindled to just a handful of registered
dogs by 1940 and it was another forty years before they recovered fully. After World War I the decline of the breed
was swift, partly due to the rise of a hardier breed less susceptible to heat and that had
similar looks and charm: the Boston terrier. By the 1980s new breeders came to the forefront,
energizing the show world and registrations rose exponentially. 6. A French bulldog is able to be happy in any
housing. This breed is suitable for city life because
no large yard is required. He is not meant to be a jogging companion,
but he is always willing to go for a brisk walk. The French bulldog does not require a lot
of food, and his short coat is easy to keep clean. The Frenchie snorts and snores, but somehow
it’s part of his appeal. 5. Hollywood seems to be cashing in on the irresistible
appeal of French bulldogs. The breed can be found in lots of movies and
TV shows from the past decade or so. The list includes “From Hell” (2001), “Bringing
Down the House” (2003), “Secondhand Lions” (2003) and “Due Date” (2010). A French Bulldog even portrayed Gamin de Pycombe
in James Cameron’s mega-popular “Titanic” film. Gamin de Pycombe was a champion show dog that
unfortunately perished with the sinking of the real RMS Titanic. 4. Frenchies find themselves on the no-fly list. French Bulldogs are a brachycephalic breed,
like English Bulldogs and Boston Terriers, meaning they have shorter snouts than other
dogs. These pushed-in faces can lead to a variety
of breathing and overheating problems. This facial structure, coupled with high stress
and uncomfortably warm temperatures, can lead to fatal situations for dogs with smaller
snouts. Many breeds like bulldogs and pugs have perished
while flying, so as a result, many airlines have banned them. 3. His love of play and relaxed attitude carry
over into his training sessions. The French Bulldog is intelligent, and training
him is easy as long as you make it seem like a game and keep it fun. He is a free thinker and is 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 he decides to dig in his heels there is no budging him. 2. The French Bulldogs makes a wonderful watchdog,
but he can become territorial. He also likes being the center of attention,
which can lead to behavioral problems if he is overindulged. 1. When a baby orangutan named Malone was abandoned
by his mother, the Twycross Zoo in England didn’t know if he would make it. Luckily, a 9-year-old French bulldog named
Bugsy stepped in and took care of the little guy. The pair became fast friends and would even
fall asleep together. When Malone was big enough, he joined the
other orangutans at the zoo. Well, there ya have it. Wow, what an incredible breed with such an
interesting past. We love hearing about your pooches, so tell
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26 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    Let us know about YOUR Frenchie!

  2. Owen Video says:

    Got this from Messenger! Love it. Im watching with Barkley right now. (He's a Chi-Weenie)

  3. Ruben Abrego says:

    When I got my Boston terrier I thought it was a French bulldog ? they look so alike..but boston terriers are definitely more hyper!

  4. Ruben Abrego says:

    Maybe you can do a video on Frenchton..which is a Boston terrier and french bulldog the future!

  5. Tough Toy Tryouts says:

    This is likely the next dog we're getting. My fiance loves them!

  6. Neleke01 says:

    Mij Frenchie has just been born! I can't wait!!! He's one week old now! 8 more weeks untill he can come home! 🙂

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  8. pault1964 says:

    Got one snoring next to me hence the headphones

  9. pault1964 says:

    That’s why I watch YouTube with headphones or tv with surround sound

  10. Thesecondhander says:

    We are deciding on rescuing one of these cuties from a shelter. We have a cat named pokey, We might name him a German name unless they don't like it (my parents). I will most likley give German commands so he can't be abducted.

  11. vitaminlbj says:

    Got me all hyped then the part that they perish during flights was deal breaker. Still considering though.

  12. Danny Nguyen says:

    How much do they shed?

  13. Katie Sweeney says:

    My little clarke is snoring away ❤️

  14. French Bulldog Wellness says:

    Check out @FrenchBulldogWellness on Instagram!

  15. Kristine Knowles says:

    This is the first "French Bulldog Facts" That actually has some facts. Thank you for that as so many give false info and most of which keep that price tag out of reach

  16. Mia Kay says:

    Some airlines banned them, true, but a those that didn't let you bring them to the cabin with you. they stay in their transport crate under your seat.

  17. Armi Kuninkainen says:

    I have a french bulldog named bruno

  18. Marthell Johnson says:

    Can a French bulldog be a good first time for dog owner.

  19. Tripple A+ says:

    Five years ago, I got my 1st French Bulldog. Now, I have three. They make me so happy and make me laugh everyday.

  20. stark says:

    the best dog u can ever have i wouldent b without my little pig face

  21. denise chung says:

    My Frenchie Pablo snores so loud but it really doesn’t bother me! He loves to sleep and he’s super lazy

  22. Lilly3344 says:

    Im picking up my black and white baby on boxing day!

  23. Bad Mom says:

    We LOVE our Frenchie!!!!! She’s 6 months old now, and is the best invest in our family that we’ve made in years. So funny, cuddly, protective and loving!

  24. AndrŽs Ochoa Torres says:

    my frenchie doesen't stay still but hes still cuteness overload

  25. Lily Quevedo says:

    I have three dogs, I have a Pomeranian, and a boxer, And a French bulldog? I must say the French bulldog is the sweetest and the funniest dog ever????

  26. Arthur Moore says:


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