The French Bulldog is a breed of dogs not distinguished by a special desire for activity, but they are much more mobile than their English counterparts. Especially the restless puppies of the French bulldog, able to turn your home into a radiantly shining monastery. True, playful puppy nature, without proper control, is able to turn your house into the ruins of Carthage. With age, bulldogs calm down, become more sedate and behave proudly. Formerly active, French bulldogs with time increasingly prefer horizontal position to any physical loads, but this does not mean that the breed can do without walking at all.
With guests, the dogs are friendly, and they are unlikely to be met by threatening barking, and even more so the breed is not created for protection, contrary to the widespread misconception on the Internet. But it is ideal for busy people, lazy people, and as a gift for the child.
Breed standard (short).
10-15 кг. The weight of the dog is 10-15 kg.
9-12 кг. Weight female: 9-12 kg.
30-38 см. Growth of a male: 30-38 cm.
28-35 см. Height female: 28-35 cm.
белый, бело-палевый, бело-тигровый, тигровый, кремовый. Color: white, white-fawn, white-brindle, brindle, cream.
Care and maintenance.
лёгкая. Complexity of care: easy.
легко. Care of the coat: easy.
до 4 раз в год. How many times to bathe: up to 4 times a year.
только в доме. Preferred living conditions: only in the house.
да. Can they live in an apartment: yes.
10-12 лет. Life expectancy: 10-12 years.
Германия. Country: Germany.
около XVII века. The date of the birth of the breed: about the XVII century.
Группа 9: Декоративные собаки и собаки-компаньоны. Group FCI: Group 9: Decorative dogs and companion dogs.
Секция 11: Малые собаки типа молоссов. Section FCI: Section 11: Small Molossian Dogs.
101. FCI standard number: 101.
How much does a French bulldog cost?
до 120$. Hand: up to $ 120.
от 120$ до 350$. PET-class: from $ 120 to $ 350.
от 400$ до 1200$. BRID-class: from $ 400 to $ 1200.
от 1000$ - 1500$. SHOW-class: from 1000 $ - 1500 $.
Education and training:
ниже среднего. The complexity of education: below average.
средняя. Complexity of training: medium.
6-8 лет. You can engage the child with: 6-8 years.
Purpose of the breed.
собака-компаньон. Primary appointment: companion dog.
французский бульдог выступает исключительно в роли члена семьи. Where it is used now: the French bulldog acts exclusively as a member of the family.
Attitude towards living beings.
дружелюбное. Strangers: friendly.
хорошее. Children living in the family: good.
хорошее. Animals: good.
Level of activity and paddock:
ниже среднего. Need for activity: below average.
не особо игривы. Playfulness: not particularly playful.
до 1 часа в день. Duration of walking: up to 1 hour per day.
прогулки, игры. Intensity of walking: walks, games.
One appearance can uplift the mood to the limit.
Almost does not barks in the house, which is relevant for residents of apartments with grumpy neighbors.
Easy to care for the coat.
Calmly refers to other animals.
Poorly tolerate the cold, and then in winter you need to dress in warm clothes.
Can strongly snore in sleep.
Bulldogs, especially young ones, are more prone to allergies.
Ideal companions for:
Laziness, or just busy people.
Bad choice for:
Active people, athletes who are looking for a running mate. But the breed loves moderate activity.
The character of the French bulldog, his amazing inner world and the appearance of the fairy-tale hero of the Disney cartoon made the breed a favorite of millions of families around the world. Their temperament is attractive, but very contradictory. On the one hand, these are a few lazy, calm and confident creatures that are proud to hold in any situation. On the other hand, very playful creatures, ready to agree to any activity offered by the owner. In general, we can say that the breed of dogs French Bulldog, although not very active, but will never give up a walk or a short game.
Bulldogs will feel good together with a single person, will perfectly live in a family of several people, or they will bathe in the attention of a large family consisting of both adults and young children. In addition, the breed can be trusted even by a child of 6-8 years of age. However, always help the kid in raising the pet. The child can not be fully responsible for the dog at that age, and therefore it is necessary to help the young educator in finding the right information and solving specific problems / problems of behavior. They will be in any breed, and they should not be afraid. Just resolve the issues at the right time.
There are several theories about the origin of the breed. The most likely is the version according to which the history of the French bulldog begins from small English bulldogs, which were bred in the middle of the XIX century in England. After the Industrial Revolution in England, skilled workers migrated massively to the continent. It was with them that the first French bulldogs got to France. In difference from the homeland, in France the breed was accepted with a bang. Over time, the cross-breeding of imported bulldogs from England with the Burgos dane, perhaps even with pugs and terriers, was the beginning of the birth of modern breed.
The first community of rock lovers was organized in France in 1870, and only 33 years later the first exhibition will take place. The cost of a puppy at that time was up to $ 750, for which you could buy a Ford Model X car. In Russia, a French bulldog hit the beginning of the 20th century, where it immediately became popular among the people of "high society". After the revolution and two wars, the breed practically disappeared from the country, but by the efforts of enthusiasts (among whom such celebrities as SN Sklifosovskaya) gradually began their revival. In our time, these cute animals are extremely popular, and the cost of the puppy is much more accessible than before. Although there are individuals of the breed for which the breeders ask for the amount of money equal to the cost of a good budget car.
It is not difficult to look after a bulldog. To keep the pet's hair in good condition, it is enough to comb it out with a special brush from time to time, and after a walk, if necessary, wipe the dog with a wet terry towel. To bathe a French bulldog often makes no sense, it is better to use the towel mentioned above - it is enough in most cases. Bath days can be arranged not more than 4 times a year, using for bathing a special shampoo for dogs. In addition, care requires ears, claws and wrinkles on the muzzle, which should be wiped to avoid the development of infection.
Bulldogs do not tolerate heat, so do not walk the dog if it's too hot outside. Better walk your pet early in the morning or in the evening, when the heat drops.
Food French bulldog should consist only of quality dry food for premium dogs, or only from natural. Argue about what is best - we will not. If it is more convenient for you to feed the dog by drying, then buy a quality dry food. Nutrition of a dog with natural products can do even more profitable than feeding dry, but it's true for residents of small towns. In any case, it's up to you. The main thing is do not interfere with dry food with natural.
Even a child of 6-8 years old will be able to train a French bulldog. These are simple and the most necessary commands. "Next," "sit," "lie," "to me," "place," "give," "fu" - every dog should know them, and it's very easy to teach them. They will be used by you throughout the life of the dog, therefore it is better to train for training from the moment the puppy appears in the house. Have you taken an adult dog? An animal of any age can be trained to teams of any complexity, so do not be discouraged, but just take the training without delay.
Education of the French bulldog, too, does not require the owner of special training. Of course, it is better to prepare for a puppy or an adult dog in advance, extracting information from books or articles on the Internet, but it's impossible to learn everything at once. The main thing is just to solve the problems in behavior that will be necessary in dogs of any breeds. Bulldogs, if the owner is persistent enough, quickly realize where their toilet is, they are disaccustomed to picking food from the floor, taking delicacies from strangers, gnawing things, biting their hands and getting up other pranks. Parents can trust bringing up a bulldog to a child from the age of 6-8, but they should be ready to always come to the aid of the child.
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