French Bulldog: The Adorable Goofball
Next on my list of rescue dogs victoria
is the French Bulldog. I figured I would do with something smaller this time and picked one of the top 10 in Canada. The French Bulldog falls at number six as the most popular dogs in Canada.
The French Bulldog originated in England as the smaller toy sized version of the bulldog. They are better known today as the Frenchie. They are usually around 11 to 12 inches tall and weight anywhere from 16 to 28 pounds. They live to be around 10 to 12 years old.
Unlike the Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever they do not need as much exercise. A 15 minute walk a few times a day should tire them out enough. They are a great dog for first time owners and do well in apartment living as they do not need as much room. They tend not to bark very much which is a plus as well if you are living in a smaller area. They have an easygoing personality and have been described as mischievous and goofballs.
They thrive with human contact and can make great companion rescue dogs bc
. They tend to get along well with humans and other animals, but socialization is a must at an early age as they have the tendency to be protective of their humans. They don’t tend to eat a lot which is another plus if you are looking to keep the costs low. Saying this they do have a fairly long list of health problems which can make the vet bills higher than some other breeds.
The French Bulldog can be quite stubborn and a bit harder to train as they have a mind of their own. They do not have that long of hair so they don’t tend to shed much, but they do have a tendency to drool a fair bit. Oh and from what I have read they can be a bit harder to house train because of their stubbornness.
If you are looking for a smaller dog who has a bit of muscle to them, aka not a complete lap dog then the French Bulldog might be for you. Always look for a reputable breeder, with their increased popularity in Canada some organizations have been over breeding them. This has led to people selling them for a discount online with many health issues. If you are committing to this breed make sure they come from a healthy bloodline and do your research on potential issues. As I have said before there are some health problems associated with this breed, with improper breeding these issues occur more.
So if the adorable French Bulldog sounds like the right dog for you then by all means do your research and get one of these adorable goofballs for yourself. You will have a loyal companion for a long time.