The French Pug, also known as Frenchie, won over legions of fans for its crumpled face. This breed is very loyal to the owners and, therefore, is a great company for those who live alone or live with small children at home. The French bulldog is affectionate, loves to play and needs few physical exercises and care. It may be a little stubborn at first and demand a firm pulse at the time of training, but, with the right dose of patience to understand the routine of the house, learn how to behave: the breed is very intelligent and loves to please!
- Origin: England
- Weight: 9-13 kg
- Height: 30-35 cm
- Life expectancy: 12-14 years
The Frenchie Dog emerged in England in the 19th century as a descendant of the English bulldog, a breed very common in the country at that time. With the Industrial Revolution, Nottingham artisans, specialists in sewing lace, were replaced by machines and ended up moving to France. These professionals had smaller bulldogs at home the descendants of English bulldogs and pugs! Who followed along with the change of country? The French bulldog soon became very popular with artists and French high society.
At the time when French bulldogs became popular in France, they were divided into two main types. The first of them had ears similar to those of the English bulldog and the other had the famous “bat ears”, now recognized as one of the most striking characteristics of the breed. The second group is the Frenchie we know today.
Features: Breed Colors
The main color of the French bulldog’s coat is fawn (a shade close to caramel, which varies from reddish to darker, close to coffee with milk). Despite this, there are several other color variations for the breed. Some of them are the fawn with spots (also called brindle); white with spots or brindle; black with spots or brindle; or totally black.
Not all French Bulldog colors are recognized by the Club du Bouledogue Français, which is the institution responsible for determining the breed’s standard internationally. According to him, the breed’s original colors are fawn (may have white spots) and brindle (both light and dark).
The original function of the French bulldog is that of a companion dog. They were created to be good companions, and that influences their temper even today. That is why the breed requires a lot of attention, interactions and contact with its tutor. They are very dependent and, if they do not receive the necessary dedication, they can develop disorders such as separation anxiety.