It has been said over and over again, that the dog is mans best friend. This statement has frayed edges, torn creases, and bite marks from being used over and over again. Nothing is more cliche, nor is truer, especially to dog aficionados and tens of millions of households all over the world. And why not? Dogs are very affectionate, playful and loyal, and nothing fits the bill more than French bulldogs.
But before you get bombarded with the pros of owning a French bulldog, its best to understand first the basics of this very playful and affectionate dog breed, this way, you can have better information on what kind of dog breed it is.
French bulldogs are popularly known to be descendants of British Bulldogs. British royalty which transferred to France later on took their bulldogs with them. French dog lovers then took notice of the breed and took a fancy on them. Soon they were raising them and developed their own breed. This breed was then dubbed as the French bulldog, or as some dog breeders today call as ìFrenchies.î
As Americans have come to France and more French people have travelled to America, the French bulldog then became known in American soil, which led to its acceptance and inclusion in the roster of many dog breeding associations in the country. And up to this day, the French bulldog has been the breed of choice for many American households.
Now to the best part. The main reason why French bulldogs are the best choice for a house pet is due to many characteristics, reasons that are more or less when combined are unique to a French bulldog.
First off is their size. Even if you have a small home, the French bulldog would fit perfectly as they’re diminutive but large enough to act as a watch dog scare off would be intruders. Usually, a French bulldog would grow up to 12 inches to their wither, or to the top of their shoulder. Given enough space to run and play, they can have sufficient exercise already. One thing though, you have to make sure that you can house train them immediately. The French bulldog is more comfortable in cooler environments, so they tend to stay indoors.
Another great factor about the French bulldog is their temperament and personality. French bulldogs are very affectionate, they love to be cuddled and require human attention. They prefer to be treated as a member of the family and is very playful and safe with kids. It is also easy to befriend them but still remain n effective watchdog, this is because they are highly intelligent. And because they can easily adapt to new surroundings, they can be very outgoing as long as the weather is not too hot. This means you can take them most anywhere.
This and more are the reasons why the French bulldog is a great choice as a pet.
Here is something else which I have found on petwave.com, and which will give you a better Idea about the Temperamnet&Personality of a French Bulldog.
French Bulldogs make one of the best companion dogs in the world. They are small, easy to handle and are generally well behaved around new people and other animals. Frenchies have a reputation for being mischievous and clownish, stealing attention whenever and wherever possible. This little dog adores people and craves constant attention and companionship. They don’t need a lot of exercise, but love to chase balls and play (indoors or out) during the day, and at night are more than happy to curl up and relax on the sofa. This breed makes an excellent companion for the elderly, but they can fit in well with families of all sizes and ages. French Bulldogs may have faces only a mother could love, but to know a French Bulldog is to love a French Bulldog.
French Bulldogs need a couple of 15 minutes walks every day to maintain their physique, and a few sessions of playing ball to keep them entertained. Their size and activity requirements make them good apartment dogs, but they are just as happy in a big home or on a farm with lots of wide open space. Frenchies don’t care so much about the size of their home, as they do the size of their owners heart.
French Bulldogs should not be exercised too hard in the summer months, as they are prone to heatstroke. Swimming pool owners should be alert – this breed can not swim and falling into a pool could be life-threatening to a Frenchie.
French Bulldogs can be a training challenge. They are stubborn and quickly lose interest in repetitive activities. Training should be conducted in short sessions, and the routine should be mixed up to keep the Frenchie’s interest.”
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