Although these dogs bear the French name, they actually originated in England in the mid-eighteen hundreds and were toy-sized bulldogs. Throughout the years they were crossbred with other breeds, which is how they developed the look they have today. These dogs were mostly found in the areas of England that were known for lace making. During the English Industrial Revolution lace making became threatened in England so these Englishman began to move to northern France and taking their dogs with them. The French began to fall in love with the breed...especially in Paris, and this popularity spread across the country. This is ultimately how they became known as French Bulldogs.
French Bulldogs look similar to Bulldogs but have large, erect, "bat ears" which is a trademark of the breed. Frenchies are very adaptable and get along well with children and other pets. They are very lovable and affectionate and will always want to be by your side. Most Frenchies rarely bark, but are very alert and intelligent which makes them great watchdogs. This breed loves to be outside to run and play, but is very susceptible to heat and does not require a lot of exercise to maintain there health. For more information on this beautiful breed please visit the following AKC website: