10 Facts about French Bulldogs you should know
The French Bulldog was originally created in England to be a miniature Bulldog, not the modern bulldog but the ancestral type bulldog of 150-200 years ago: a strong, athletic dog, high on the leg, and capable of being used in that barbarous activity called “bull-baiting.”. He accompanied English workers who migrated to France, where he acquired his Frenchie moniker. The French people developed a more uniform breed—a dog with a compact body, straight legs, but without the extreme under jaw of the English Bulldog.
2. Birth and reproductionFrench bulldogs frequently require artificial insemination, and cesarean section to give birth, with over 80% of litters delivered this way. As well, many French Bulldog stud dogs are incapable of natural breeding. This is because French Bulldogs have very slim hips, making the male unable to mount the female to reproduce naturally. Therefore, breeders must undertake artificial insemination of female dogs. Female French bulldogs can also have erratic or 'silent' heats, which may be a side effect of thyroid disease or impaired thyroid function.
3. Cherry eye
French Bulldogs have a tendency towards eye issues. Cherry eye or an everted third eyelid contains a gland that produces a significant portion of the tear film.
Glaucoma, retinal fold dysplasia, corneal ulcers, and juvenile cataracts are also conditions which have been known to afflict French Bulldogs.
*Tip: The skin folds under the eyes of the French bulldog should be cleaned regularly and kept dry. Tear stains are common on lighter-colored dogs.
Frenchies can develop allergies during their life, as flat-faced breeds like Shih Tzu and Pug have a higher risk of acquiring allergies than non-brachycephalic breeds. The most common symptoms to an allergic reaction may be: Itchy, red, moist or scabbed skin, Increased scratching, itchy, runny eyes, Itchy back or base of tail, Itchy ears and ear infections, Sneezing, Vomiting, Diarrhea
Snoring caused by an inflamed throat, Paw chewing/swollen paws, Constant licking. And the most common causes for these reaction may be:
Tree, grass and weed pollens, Mold Spores, Dust and house dust mites, Dander, Feathers, Cigarette smoke, Food ingredients, Prescription drugs, Fleas and flea-control products, Perfumes, Cleaning products, Fabrics, Insecticidal shampoo, Rubber and plastic materials.
5. Separation Anxiety
If you’re looking for a dog to hang around, stay at home with you and then go outside for a walk, Frenchies is perfect for you, but also they are very clingy and suffer from separation anxiety. When left alone, they can make a real mess.
Train them to associate the moment you leave the house with something that makes them happy. In the case of Frenchies, toys, and treats spread around the house works really well.
He stands out when it comes to associating cause and effect of events. It's the kind that knows when the owners are just leaving to see them getting ready and who recognizes the time of the ride because someone picked up the leash. They also solve some problems on their own. The Bulldog is the 58th in the intelligence ranking.
7. Can not get too tired.
Who has Bulldog knows the concern that is when they get too tired. Some even faint and there are several cases of death from exhaustion. They have no muzzle to do the heat exchange and are very heavy dogs for their height. All this is troublesome to the heart and they may have a cardiac arrest.
8. Can not tolerate heat
Above 25 ° C is already hot for a Bulldog. They easily suffer from hyperthermia and it is not difficult to see a bulldog going bad in clinics on hot days. The recommended is to walk in the morning very early or at night, never in the hottest hour.
The French Bulldog is moderately active. He likes to play with people, with other dogs and even alone. The flattened muzzle, however, that interferes with breathing, prevents it from having great resistance. There have been reports of individuals that, because they were too agitated, ended up with severe cardiorespiratory complications (including death). The quiet side of the race also manifests itself frequently. The Bulldog is one of those who spends hours watching the TV next to the family.
10. ObedienceThey are not one of the most obedient, but the stubbornness of the breed does not usually turn into problems of conviviality. Frenchies tend to repeat the same training exercise for more than 25 times until they demonstrate their understanding. The disobedient style requires only an extra dose of patience from family members to repeat two or three times some of the calls and orders that the Bulldog insists on ignoring. It's not really that the Bulldog is "dumb", but he is stubborn and dominant. He challenges the owners and tries to do things the way he always does.
So if you want a big buddy to be always loyal by your side and one of the most playful, loving, and hilarious dog breeds, Frenchies are a perfect match and will love you more than anything in life!