Who can resist those smushed up faces, and a personality that absolutely oozes appeal – when we see a French Bulldog puppy, we just want to buy one, and of course it stays cute right into adulthood, ranking as the fourth most popular dog breed in the US. That’s according to the American Kennel Club dog ranking. People ask if the French bulldog and the Pug are related but the Frenchie originated in France way back in the 1850s, from English ancestry, whilst the Pug comes from Chinese origins. Initially, the French bulldog was produced from crossing toy English bulldogs with the local ratting terriers – that’s the breed we recognize today.
They Have Some Lovely Characteristics.
Around 1860, the lace workers from Nottingham were forced out by the Industrial Revolution. They moved to France, taking along one such dog, the miniature bulldog. The French grew to love the miniatures, and soon they were called Bouledogue Français.
Americans also started importing French Bulldogs for a breeding program in 1885. At a dog show, Mr. George Raper chose winners who had "rose ears". Rose ears were folded at the tip, as with the standard type Bulldogs. All the controversy around the ears sparked off the French Bulldog Club of America.
The Frenchie doesn’t bark a whole lot. This can be a huge relief for some dog owners, who don’t have to sacrifice too much quietness when bringing a little pup home. But as he gets bigger, he is not afraid to alert his owners to danger.
They are spunky too, cute the way they communicate with yips, gargles, howls, and yawning to get your attention. This all means that the Frenchie loves to be affectionate and playful.
He doesn’t like yelling and loud people around; he enjoys harmony in the home and positive environments. So don’t shout at him when you are training him or when he makes mistakes – treat him kindly and with patience and you will get your rewards from this intelligent little dog.