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The French Bulldog
- Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs
- Use: Companion
- Average weights: 18 - 28 lbs.
*These numbers are not exact, they reflect the average prices that we have paid over the years in the area that we live. Although numbers may vary from breeder to breeder, overall raising French Bulldog puppies can be a lot of work and quite costly.
The French Bulldog, also known as the "Frenchy", is a small breed of domestic dog that has enjoyed a long history as a companion pet. Originally the result, in the 1860's, of a cross between Bulldog ancestors imported from England and local Ratters in Paris, France. [where they acquired the "Frenchie" moniker]. Besides being a companion, they once served as an excellent ratter, but today their job focuses on being a fabulous family friend and show dog. The Breed is considered a "Rare Breed" and is highly sought after so most breeders have lengthy wait lists to get one.
In 2016, they were the fourth most popular registered dog in the United Kingdom and in the U.S. the sixth most popular AKC registered dog breed. The Breed's average life span is 10 - 14 years, their average litter size is 3 - 5 pups, and they range is size from 16 to 28 pounds. They are pleasant, easy-care companion's who are playful, alert and affectionate. They tend to be enthusiastic and lively, without being yappy and loud. Absolutely hilarious, they have a very comical personality and love to clown around. The Frenchie gets along fairly well with strangers and other animals and enjoys being with its owner.
This affectionate and playful breed is a great companion for single pet-owners as well as families with young children. They need little exercise and grooming and are incredibly loyal to their people. They can require a bit of patience during training, due to their somewhat stubborn nature but are incredibly intelligent and eager to please. A crate trained puppy is easier to housebreak and a dog regards its crate as its den; a safe haven and home. If you travel, the dog is safest in his crate in your vehicle and also when you stay in hotels or visit other people. Although cute and cuddly-looking, a French Bulldog has a big personality and needs an adequate amount of training to make it a civilized companion.
- Average Height: 12" at shoulder
- Average life span: 10 - 14 years
- Average litter size: 3 - 5 pups
French bulldogs almost always require artificial insemination, and c-section's to give birth, with over 80% of litters delivered this way. As well, many French bulldog stud dogs are incapable of breeding naturally. Because of their unusual proportions and anatomy Males have a hard time reaching the Females, they often get overheated and exhausted when trying to copulate; making the male unable to mount the female to reproduce naturally. As a result, a large majority of French bulldogs are created through artificial insemination. While this measure makes each litter of pups more expensive, it also allows breeders to check for potential problems during the process. (Such as sperm validit
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- Coat: short, smooth and fine
- Average weights: 16 - 28 lbs.