Breed Profile

French Bulldog

French Bulldog
French Bulldog
French Bulldog
Nothing is quite certain about the origin of this small bulldog. The French claim them as a national breed, the English consider them to be a descendant of the British Bulldog. The latter landed in France in 1850s with Lace makers from Nottingham, who crossed the Normandy, taking small bulldogs with them.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

This friendly animal normally lives to 10 years of age, but with plenty of care and attention to feeding the right diet the French Bulldog can live up to 12 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

French Bulldogs are very intelligent animals, highly affectionate and friendly. They are full of courage, but can also have the qualities of a clown. They love to be around people at all times especially their owners. It is a sturdy small dog, with a large square head in proportion to their body size. Their most prominent feature is their bat-like ears. They have a very muscular body and are born with a very short tail.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

A friendly non-aggressive dog, compatible with most breeds.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Because they are smooth-coated dogs they require very little in the way of grooming. They do shed their coats when coming into the hotter months. They will take just about all the exercise you can give them whether it be walking around the block or simply playing ball in the yard. They don't like being left out.

Please take note:
As with any short-nosed dogs there is the possibility of breathing problems, and during the hot summer days they can suffer from heat stress.

IDEAL OWNERS

Older children and are an excellent companion dog. If you want a friend, get a "Frenchy".

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the French Bulldog is the dog for you and you are aware that during the hot summer days you need to keep it free of heat stress, then contact one of the groups listed below:





Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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