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Getting to know the French Bulldog

If your idea of the perfect pet is a pint-sized comedian with a special gift for napping, meet the French bulldog. These charming pups love to play just as much as they love to snuggle up on their owner's lap to take a snooze. They won't get taller than 13 inches at the shoulder, making them a great option for city dwellers. It doesn't take much space to keep a Frenchie happy. This breed has an easygoing personality, and they make wonderful companions for families, children, or seniors. They're easy to groom and easy to please, and they thrive on human contact. 

HEIGHT:

11-13 inches

WEIGHT:

under 28 pounds

LIFE EXPECTANCY:

10-12 years

ENERGY LEVEL:

Calm

Two French Bulldog Puppies sitting next to each other in a wool basket. One Black and Whit

History

As its name suggests, the French Bulldog has its roots in France. The breed dates back to the 19th century—when toy bulldogs came to France alongside English workers. And when these dogs bred with the local French terriers, the French Bulldog resulted. Fast-forward to 1905, and the English Kennel Club recognized the breed.

Frenchies tend to be expensive, partly because most must be artificially inseminated to conceive, and the pups are often delivered via cesarean section. Litters are consequently small. So, the breed can be hard to find. That being said, they are quite popular, and their petite size makes them ideal for apartment living.

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