French Bulldog Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
The origins of the sturdy, bat-eared French Bulldog is very likely the Toy Bulldog which was bred in Britain in the 19th century; some were exported to France and others were taken by English lacemakers from the Midlands when they went to work in France. the early French Bulldog was probably bred with other short-faced dogs and returned to England around 1900 as a new breed when it first appeared in the showring. The French Bulldog Club was formed in 1902 to promote and protect the breed.
The French Bulldog is an outgoing and intelligent dog, deeply affectionate but not boisterous. He will quite happily adapt town life if he has his family around him, and is a dog who loves his home comforts. He is a smallish dog at around 12″ in height and up to 12.7kg, so solidly built. Looking at the Frenchie you see a compact and solid dog with good bone and a square, cobby appearance really covering the ground. Colours are brindle, pied or fawn and the sort fine coat is lustrous and simplicity to keep though as with other breeds with wrinkle this needs to be kept clean and dry.
A happy and affectionate dog, the French Bulldog has lots of good qualities and makes a good family pet.
Rescue and Rehoming
If you need to rehome your own dog, first contact the breeder to see what support she can offer. If that doesn’t resolve your problem then contact a designated Rescue organisation (if one exists) or a Breed Club.