Bulldogs from England are considered to be the ancestors of French bulldogs. They could have been brought to France by the Normandy-based English lace workers. Although bulldogs in England are tall and well-built, French counterparts are lighter and have similar characteristics to English bulldogs. They are also known as “Frenchies.”
The French Bulldogs’ Colors and Markings
A French bulldog’s short, smooth coat covers a compact, muscular body. Although they can have many different colors, only a few combinations of them are accepted in most shows. Masks are only allowed for red and fawn-colored dogs. It is prohibited to use masks of any other color in most shows and kennel groups. These dogs also have common markings such as pied and rindle. The main colors can be shaded with cream, butterscotch or dark chocolate. Shows are not open to colors such as solid black, liver, black and brown, and black and white.
A few issues relating to the health and temperament of the French Bulldog
The French bulldog is generally healthy. However, this breed is susceptible to certain health conditions, such as those involving the thyroid gland or dog hemophilia. Brachycephalic syndrome is another common condition in French bulldogs. This is a condition where the face is too flat. A cleft or soft palate often accompanies this condition. Cleft palate dogs should be put down. Dogs with a soft palate condition are more likely to pass out after moderate exercise or even if they have difficulty breathing. This condition can cause serious health problems for dogs and owners if not treated early.
French bulldog dogs can develop eye conditions and back problems. French bulldog mothers must be supervised by a veterinarian and have a cesarean section. They have large heads and may have difficulty passing through the mother’s birth canal. There is also the possibility of stocking. Larger heads are prized by many bulldog breeds. This may explain why more Cesarean sections are performed today.
French bulldogs are great companions for humans because of their temperament. They are very attached to their owners to a great extent. They also tend to be happy, content, and happy dogs. They can sometimes be excited and exuberant, so it is important to keep them under control when they play with children. Flat-faced dogs like the French bulldog and other flat-faced breeds have difficulty breathing. They cannot be expected to stay outdoors or in hot or warm places.
Their tendency to be overweight is another reason for their flat faces. They can walk just one time per day and don’t need to exercise for long periods. It is important to keep an eye on your Frenchie while you are exercising or going for walks. They can get tired easily and have difficulty breathing if they do too much. Their bodies are not designed to travel through water channels and springs. Swimming is another unsuitable sport for these dogs.
The French bulldog’s terrier heritage can make them aggressive. This is why you need to be cautious when approaching a French Bulldog who does not know you.
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