About French Bulldogs (Frenchies)
The breed is small and muscular with heavy bone structure, a smooth coat, a short face and trademark "bat" ears. Prized for their affectionate nature and even disposition, they are generally active and alert, but not unduly boisterous.
A look back, the Lacemakers in 19th Century Nottingham, England selectively bred the early bulldog for a downsized or "toy" bulldog, for use as a lap pet. When the Industrial Revolution displaced some lacemakers to France, they took the dogs with them, and soon the "toy" bulldogs became popular in France, where wealthy Americans doing the Grand Tour saw and fell in love with them. In the late 1800s these "toy bulldogs" became known as French Bulldogs.
Is this the Right Breed for You?
Frenchies are indoor dogs. They are good at alerting their owners to danger, but a Frenchies' main role is lap warmer. Frenchies have difficulty regulating their temperature so if it is too cold or too hot it is not good for the dog. The Frenchie requires minimal exercise and grooming. - Credit: AKC website