Why French Bulldogs Make the Best Pets
When looking for a new pet to add to the family, you want to find one whose personality and temperament blend seamlessly in with the needs of you and your family, so that you can create the perfect loving relationship with your furry family member(s). French Bulldogs, or Frenchies as they are affectionately known, can be the perfect breed to suit all of your pet needs, being great companion dogs, friendly, easy to train and keep, and, most importantly, very cute, especially as puppies.
Why French Bulldogs have such good personalities
French bulldogs were originally bred in England to be miniature bulldogs, before they were imported to France in the mid-eighteen hundreds where they became great ratters, and where they got their nickname as “Frenchies”. Today French bulldogs serve mostly as excellent family and companion dogs, as well as show dogs. They have a very relaxed attitude and thrive on human contact, being good with children and other dogs alike. Great for first-time pet owners, Frenchies are easy to handle and make delightful company. They are good at remembering their training, and while they can prove to be stubborn at times, if you remember to use patience, persistence and food motivation, they become wonderfully attentive.
Are Frenchies good indoor dogs?
Just as comfortable in an apartment as they are on a farm, French bulldogs are suited perfectly to be indoor dogs, as they do not require a lot of space. While they love to play and can be more lively than you might think, older dogs can turn into couch potatoes, and spend most of their days relaxing on the couch, or else sleeping at your feet. While they do not need a huge amount of exercise, they should be taken on a few short walks a day to keep them from becoming overweight. French bulldogs are not suited to a hot climate and are susceptible to heat exhaustion, but thrive in an airconditioned or cool home. For the most part, they are quiet dogs and don’t bark a lot, making them perfect for apartment living, although they are good watchdogs and will bark to alert their people of approaching strangers.
What colours do French Bulldogs come in?
These stocky dogs come in a range of beautiful colours:
The blue coloration is a sought after black through to light grey with a distinct blue shine and beautiful blue eyes. Merle is usually a cream, white, or fawn coat with hundreds of markings in dark brown or black, and also having blue eyes. Fawn Frenchies have a lovely gradation from dark to cream, light, reddish, or golden tan. Brindle is characterised by a dark base coat and lighter hair ends, and is one of the oldest French bulldog colours, also known as ‘tiger-stripes’. Similar to a blue, a lilac dog lightens in colour as they mature, distinguished by a lilac sheen and grey eyes. An Isabella colouring is a pale greyish blue or pale silver, often with white or cream chests, pink skin around their eyes, nose, and mouth, and light yellow, green, blue, or grey eyes.