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French Bulldog: origin, size and character

2021-09-17T16:07:22.439Z

The French Bulldog, once nicknamed "the Molosser", is a dog with a cheerful and affectionate temperament.



The

French Bulldog

is a small dog known for its snoring and cheerful character.

He is an ideal life companion for children and the elderly, thanks to his gentle and calm temperament.

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Origin

The French Bulldog is also nicknamed "

the Molosser

".

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The

French bulldog,

nicknamed "

the Molosser

", is the result of a cross between an English bulldog and a terrier.

The purpose of this cross was to reduce the size of this dog.

The French bulldog belongs to

group 9

, pleasure and companion dogs.

Initially, the French Bulldog had a double use.

He was used as a guard dog in stables and as a rat hunter.

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The standard of this breed was set around 1898 by the Central Canine Society.

Character

The French Bulldog is a dog with a happy temperament.

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The French Bulldog is a

very happy

, gentle and playful

dog

.

He is considered an ideal playmate for children.

Calm, patient, gentle ... this small dog also adapts very well to life in the company of the elderly.

This breed is made to live in an apartment, in fact it does not bark often.

However, this small dog will know how to be heard at the slightest danger.

In addition, even if the bulldog is a dog with strong muscles, running is prohibited because of its

breathing problem

.

Swimming is also difficult for him, because of his physique.

Physical

This little dog has a strong character.

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This little dog with a strong character will charm you with his physique that is both small and thick.

A female weighs on average 7 kg to 12 kg and measures 29 cm to 34 cm.

A male weighs 8 kg to 14 kg and measures 30 cm to 35 cm.

This breed is characterized by its small square head with wrinkles and its very short muzzle.

His erect, movable ears make him look alert and active.

All colors and shades of the French Bulldog are admitted to the

LOF

(Book of French Origins).

This dog with a tight and shiny coat can therefore be of color: fawn, brindle (coloring characterized by stripes of different colors) with black spots and different shades ranging from red to coffee with milk or even white.

Price

The

purchase

price

of a French Bulldog varies according to the breedings and the pedigree of the line.

Male and female will not cost you the same price.

In general, it takes an average of

1000 €

for a dog registered in the LOF (French Book of Origins).

The highest bloodlines can be sold for up to

€ 1,500.

Health

The French Bulldog is a small dog with

rather fragile health.

With its very short muzzle, this dog is more prone to respiratory problems.

In addition, it is predisposed to other diseases:

  • Herniated discs

     : locomotor difficulties up to total paralysis of all 4 limbs.

  • Soft palate syndrome

    : obstruction of the upper respiratory tract.

  • Nostril stenosis

     : severe narrowing of the nostrils that obstructs the airways.

  • Hemivertebra

     : congenital vertebral malformation that can cause vertebral instabilities.

  • Glioma

     : primary tumor of the central nervous system.

Adopting an animal commits you, it's a decision that you will have to think carefully.

Do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian or the shelter closest to you before starting.

They can give you advice on which breed of dog is right for you.

Source: lefigaro

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